[FONT=&]Those of you out there interested in health and fitness and all things athletic might like to hear about a new iPad magazine that has launched this week. American Athlete Magazine is a new interactive sports and fitness publication that focuses on the American athleteâ€™s mind, body, and spirit. The magazine has been designed exclusively for the iPad, and is scheduled to publish six editions per year. The first two issues will be free to download, and subscription and individual issue pricing will be decided by the time of the third issue. American Athlete Magazine says that it explores elements common across all sports and competitive events, such as improving strength and endurance, developing positive nutrition and conditioning habits, balancing public and private life, building mental toughness, preparing for â€œgo timeâ€ and learning to live with personal performance results, win, lose or place. [/FONT]
[FONT=&]The first edition of the app features Orlando Hudson, second baseman for the San Diego Padres, who has excelled both in his sport, and in his charity work. Hereâ€™s a list of other features in the first issue, courtesy of American Athlete Magazine:[/FONT]
- "Forever Young" â€“ A profile of teenage mountain climber Jordan Romero, who recently became the youngest person to successfully climb each of the World's Seven Summits, including video from his experience climbing Mt. Everest.
- A one-on-one interview with Rich Franklin from the MMA â€“ one of the fastest growing sports in America.
- "The Knee's The Thing" â€“ an in-depth look at the meniscus and what it does for your motion; how to prevent injury; how to rehab and a look at celebrity athlete's Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones and Gilbert Arenas' meniscus injuries.
- "Faster than Humanly Possible" â€“ A look at the technique of overspeed training, featuring video of American Athlete correspondent Mike Carlson taking part in an overspeed training session at Phase IV Scientific Health and Performance Center in Santa Monica, Calif.
- "You Won a Gold... Now What?" â€“ Former Olympians Kerri Strug (1996, gymnastics) and Mark Johnson (1980, ice hockey) discuss their strategies for getting on with the rest of their lives after the incomparable highs of their gold medal performances.
- "Game Gear" â€“ An interactive roundup of some of the best new sports and fitness products from top brands including Adidas, Pentax, and Oakley.
[FONT=&]American Athlete Magazine says it has a mission to â€œeducate, entertain, and inspire.â€[/FONT]
[FONT=&]Click here to download the first issue for free: American Athlete Magazine PREMIERE ISSUE for iPad on the iTunes App Store[/FONT]
[FONT=&]Source: [/FONT]American Athlete Magazine