MSN, Rodale launch interactive fitness site

New site features pages on how to get fit, lose weight and eat right

American health and wellness magazine publisher Rodale partnered Microsoft's news and lifestyle website MSN to launch Fitbie.com, an interactive fitness site on MSN on Wednesday.

Some of the content from the site is culled from Rodale publications such as Women's Health, Prevention, Runner's World, Bicycling, and Men's Health.

The site features pages on how to get fit, lose weight and eat right, as well as personalised plan and goal setting tools.

It also advises readers on topics ranging from "how to find time to work out" to "how to look good" and on various other health and fitness issues.

Fitbie also features free two-week meal and fitness trial programmes including physical assessment and advice from diet and fitness experts.

MSN said it will sell advertising for the Rodale content published on the site.