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Tony Gonzalez To Appear In New FitStar iPad App; What You Need To Know

By Jason Van Hoven, Posted: 01/23/13 01:54PM EST
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After 16 years in the NFL, Gonzalez has the most catches of any tight end in NFL history with 1,242 and is second in all-time receptions behind only Jerry Rice, who caught 1,549.(Photo : Reuters)

Whether or not future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez does indeed retire from the NFL, then it should come as no surprise that he will still wow and keep fans occupied by helping them get into as best of shape as he has notoriously been in.

The "FitStar: Tony Gonzalez" app, a video-based fitness app which is currently still in development and will be released for the iPad this spring, brings Gonzalez into your living room as your personal fitness trainer and offers more than 60 exercises that you can do without the burden of much equipment. Users can also set their own fitness goals with customizable workouts tailored to busy lifestyles, general conditioning and weight loss. And, if users feel competitive, the app, which is cloud-enabled, allows for social interaction to connect with friends, share achievements and track progress.

Gonzalez, author of "The All-Pro Diet: Lose Fat, Build Muscle, and Live Like a Champion," immersed himself with FitStar with the goal of "providing immersive and personalized fitness curriculum in order to help a wide range of users achieve their fitness goals and support an overall healthy lifestyle," according to a FitStar Labs, Inc. press release.

"I'm extremely proud to be working with such an awesome group of folks who are passionate about improving the health of individuals with engaging and entertaining apps," said Tony Gonzalez. "FitStar truly is a dynamic, immersive and inspirational way to help people reach their health and fitness goals. I'm really excited about the promise 'FitStar: Tony Gonzalez' holds in making a positive impact on the wellness of the country as a whole."

The interactive and adaptive nature of FitStar means that people just beginning to get fit or those already in shape looking to progress the next level can use it. "FitStar: Tony Gonzalez" is built on a platform that enables new content, fitness tracking devices and media services to be added in the future.

USA Today reports that Gonzalez, who shot the workout videos last summer before the NFL season began, demonstrates the gamut from push-ups to squats to jumping rope. Collectively, the exercises emphasize core strength.

"I just wanted to make sure it is convenient for anybody who is traveling or for a beginner, but also challenging for that expert out there who has been working out for a while," he said. "I was sore as heck when I we shot these videos. It's what I incorporate into my own routine."

"FitStar: Tony Gonzalez" is FitStar Labs, Inc.'s first product in their mission to blend the power of mobile technology and immersive fitness content. The company, based in San Francisco, is backed by a list of renowned technology, entertainment and sports figures including Google Ventures, Advancit Capital (the venture capital firm launched by Viacom Inc. and CBS Corporation vice chairman Shari Redstone) and FLOODGATE Fund (a leading business and technology investment firm managed by tech pioneer Mike Maples, Jr.)

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