HOPSports, Inc. Adds Sandbells to Award-Winning Training System
Valencia, CA and Austin, TX – Hyper Wear, LLC, a fitness, health and wellness startup, and HOPSports, Inc., an award-winning company dedicated to promoting healthy, active living in schools and community based organizations around the world, are pleased to announce that Hyper Wear’s safe and effective SandBell® weights have been selected to be included in the HOPSports Training System®.
HOPSports® delivers 21st century physical education by merging media with digital technology and celebrity trainers as well as offering cutting-edge training concepts that are interspersed with health, career and other ancillary educational content. Hyper Wear’s innovative, sand-filled, neoprene, sandbag weight, the SandBell, has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to dumbbells and medicine balls in the classroom setting.
“The SandBell is a fantastic addition to our training system,” said Cindy Sisson Hensley, President of HOPSports. “There is a dire need to include strength training as part of our effective program to get kids active. This is the one tool we found that is very safe and effective in a school or after school setting.”
Hyper Wear President and founder Cosmo Raines explains: “The SandBell is the most promising new strength and fitness tool to come to market in a very long time. It’s uniquely suited to use in schools and youth serving agencies since it’s soft and safe for students in the classroom or on gymnasium floors. It’s exciting to have a product that’s such a useful tool in the fight against childhood obesity, and we are proud to be associated with the cutting-edge content that HOPSports produces.”
HOPSports and Hyper Wear have entered into a long-term supply contract giving HOPSports the ability to include the SandBell in the HOPSports Training System. SandBells are available from 2 lb to 50 lb, but primarily the smaller weights will be used for the HOPSports Solution.
About HOPSports: HOPSports, Inc.® is an award-winning educational media network, content library and production company. It has developed a novel solution for win-win partnerships within K-12 by developing a platform designed to restore and revitalize physical education and movement programs while delivering accelerated learning across all of the nation’s schools and after-school programs. The HOPSports Training Systems (HTS), which reflects HOPSports’ twenty years of leadership and experience in training elementary, middle and high school students, delivers 21st century physical education. HTS merges media with digital technology and celebrity trainers, offering cutting-edge training concepts that are interspersed with health, career and other ancillary educational content. In its first 36 months, HOPSports’ reach has gone from zero to approximately 1.5 million youth served on a weekly basis across the U.S. and beyond. Currently in 700 sites across 43 states, HOPSports projects to be in 1,000 sites by December 2010, thereupon anticipating an estimated 4 million youth served per week. For more information on HOPSports, www.hopsports.com or call toll free 866.762.4677
About Hyper Wear: Hyper Wear, LLC (Hyper Wear®), was founded to bring innovative products to market in the areas of fitness, health and wellness. Its innovative products include the Hyper Vest® Pro weight vest, Hyper Vest Cool™ ice vest for pre-cooling and recovery, SandBell® sandbag weights and SteelBell™ steel shot filled weights. In May 2009, Men’s Health Magazine described the Hyper Vest the best weight vest, and Hyper Wear’s products have also been featured in Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, the L.A. Times, and Chicago Tribune. Nationally recognized speed, strength, and agility coach and fitness expert, Jim Liston, M. Ed., CSCS, chairs the Hyper Wear Advisory Board, and is President and Co-Founder of CATZ (Competitive Athlete Training Zone – www.catzsports.com) and Advisor to Men’s Health Magazine and Children’s Health Magazine and the FitSchools Foundation mhfitschools.menshealth.com. For more information on Hyper Wear, www.hyperwear.com or call toll free 888-460-0628.