AXS TV ACQUIRES NEW LIFESTYLE REALITY SERIES ‘CELEBRITY SWEAT®’ PREMIERING SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 1 P.M. ET/10 A.M. PT
Host Eric Fleishman (aka Eric the Trainer) Explores How Celebrities,
Athletes and Entertainers Stay Fit
LOS ANGELES – Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 – Saturday’s on AXS TV get a fresh start in 2015 as the network premieres the celebrity-oriented fitness and nutrition series CELEBRITY SWEAT®. The series begins Saturday, January 10 and will air at 1:00 P.M. ET/10:00 A.M. PT. The series’ Host Eric Fleishman (aka Eric the Trainer), a fitness coach to some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, has a healthy living message for all who simply want to look and feel better. Each episode of CELEBRITY SWEAT will feature a different entertainer (actor, musician, athlete, etc.) showcasing the best of how they train, balancing fitness and nutrition, sharing their secret moves, and favorite workout tips – all promoting the best in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The 10-episode acquired season of CELEBRITY SWEAT features a wide variety of guests, ranging from film and TV stars, to professional athletes, and entertainers. Celebrities already slated for the first season include Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield, UFC Fighter Anderson Silva, American professional boxer, WBC Welterweight Champion and actor Victor Ortiz, a combination of the LA KISS Football team players with Paul Stanley from the band KISS, Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks and Hollywood actor/UFC Fighter Cung Le. There will be a special episode from the sidelines at the Celebrity Flag Football Game at the Super Bowl, as well as from the Big Apple at the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend, and CELEBRITY SWEAT takes over Las Vegas for an exclusive episode with many Las Vegas stars including entertainers Carrot Top, the Chippendales, and more.
“CELEBRITY SWEAT provides high energy entertainment with great personalities, while conveying the importance of fitness and nutrition,” said Todd Kline, SVP, Partnerships and Media, AEG Global Partnerships, who brought the project to the network. “With the support of so many influential figures in sports and entertainment, we’re excited to introduce this behind-the-scenes look at celebrity lifestyle to our viewers.”
CELEBRITY SWEAT is produced by Sports Profiles, with Lisa Levine, Paula Cohen and Eric the Trainer serving as the executive producers, and Alysia Kanemoto as associate producer of the series.
ABOUT CELEBRITY SWEAT
CELEBRITY SWEAT is the No. 1 celebrity fitness campaign, which uses music and sports to motivate and inspire people to make health and wellness a priority by going behind-the-scenes to showcase how popular athletes and celebrities train. A philanthropic organization, every episode and Celebrity Sweat event raises money to provide sports equipment and fitness gear for kids. For more information, workout challenges and training tips visit http://www.cweat.com and follow CELEBRITY SWEAT on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and YouTube
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