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Fitness is a United States-based women’s magazine, focusing on health, exercise, and nutrition. It is owned and published by the Meredith Corporation. The editor-in-chief of Fitness is Betty Wong.[2]

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History[edit]

Fitness was launched in 1992,[3] and was acquired by the Meredith Corporation from Bertelsmann’s Gruner + Jahr in 2005.[4] In 2005, Fitness also launched its web presence, giving readers separate online resources for fitness and health tips alongside the magazine’s monthly editorial content.[5] Betty Wong became Editor-in-Chief in September 2008, incorporating several changes to the magazine, creating several new columns and features.[2][6] In 2009, Fitness posted significant ad page gains according to the Publishers Information Bureau, increasing by 18.4% when overall magazine publishers’ counts were down 27.9% industry-wide.[2][7] It was recognized for several awards, having been awarded “Most Improved Publication” and best “How-To/Instructional” feature in minOnline’s Editorial and Design Awards.[8]

On January 28, 2015, it was reported that Meredith Corp. would acquire Shape Magazine which would be merged with Fitness magazine in May 2015.[9] The Fitness website would continue to operate.[10][11]

Features[edit]

Fitness editorial content centers largely on exercise, nutrition, health, and beauty. Fitness also conducts several real-world fitness and health-themed events to promote its brand and raise money for charity, including the Mind, Body, Spirit Games and a half-marathon in conjunction with fellow Meredith publication More magazine.[2][12][13]

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