et Fit With Alyson,' a new interactive web series starring teen star Alyson Stoner ('Cheaper by the Dozen' and the upcoming Disney Channel original move, 'Camp Rock') debuts in June on getfitwithalyson.net
. The series was created by Dennis Gelbaum, Managing Director of Tribe Pictures. Vern Oakley (Founder and CEO of Tribe Pictures, Chatham, NJ) and Dennis Gelbaum are the Executive Producers and the series is produced in association with Production Advisors, (productionadvisors.com). 'Get Fit With Alyson' is sponsored by NINTENDO and additional content, 'Get Wii Fit With Alyson' is being produced exclusively for the Nintendo Channel, nintendo.com/wii/channels/nintendochannel
m so excited to be part of this show,' commented Alyson. 'Getting fit is all about your mind, body and inner self. Being fit doesn't just mean looking fit – it means living a better, smarter, healthier lifestyle. It means helping kids be happy, dealing with stress, dealing with issues we all deal with. We need to make smart decisions about how we live. We have so much to learn and so much to share. This is a great place to start.'G
et Fit With Alyson is an interactive web series that will engage, motivate and inspire tweens and teens to regularly exercise and learn strategies to live and overall healthy lifestyle. 'Get Fit With Alyson' appeals to all kids, no matter how big or small, the 'in' kids, kids who feel like they just don’t 'fit in', those who are under fit/over weight, those who suffer from low self-esteem, poor focus and low achievement and kids who come from unsupervised and low socio-economic environments. The series will be available on getfitwithalyson.net
, (series start date - Wednesday, June 11th, 2008) as podcasts and as mobile content. Get Fit With Alyson will encourage visitors to submit their own stories of the things they are doing to change their lives.D
ennis Gelbaum comments: 'Get Fit With Alyson' is an interactive destination for kids where they can access cool content and network with others. Each three minute show focuses on exercise, (Alyson leads the kids through a fun exercise program and workout), presents an intimate and unscripted chat with our cast about the things kids worry and think about the most - real issues, real talk, real conversations - and ends with a segment we call, 'The World According to Alyson'. I think what we have done, from creating a unique concept to how we put all the pieces together and how we attracted and partnered with our sponsor is going to be the new model for how web content is created and produced in the future.' 'T
his project is very different from what an agency or production company traditionally produces. It represents Tribe Pictures’ expertise in developing original programming for branded entertainment opportunities,' commented Vern Oakley, Founder and CEO of Tribe Pictures. 'The marriage with Nintendo is appealing because we’ve created a unique show (Get Fit With Alyson) that has its own integrity, that tweens and teens will actually want to watch, while also showcasing Alyson and friends having fun with Wii Fit.' (Get Wii Fit With Alyson)O
n 'Get Wii Fit With Alyson,' the content produced exclusively for the Nintendo Channel, the teen celebrity uses the Wii console to help people get into better shape and improve their well-being. Wii Fit is a Nintendo product that comes packaged with the Wii Balance Board, a precisely engineered accessory that senses a person’s weight and their shifts in movement and balance. The Wiim Balance Board connects wirelessly to the Wii console and serves as the centerpiece for more than 40 fun activities that challenge users of all ages in areas from yoga and balance to strength training and aerobics.L
loyd Simon, Production Advisors’ President adds: 'We are excited to work closely with Dennis, Vern and Tribe Pictures and to introduce the talented Alyson Stoner in some very exciting new webisodes. The Internet is that 'brand new world' waiting to reveal its reach and benefits to advertisers ready to use it as a venue to acquaint all those with their product’s story. It’s an essential for Alyson’s generation. We were very thorough with our talent research for this project. Our key directive was finding someone who would instantly connect with our audience, and we were confident Alyson Stoner would be the perfect fit. Seeing Alyson in action on the set only reinforced our self-assurance. She truly is a gifted, intuitive young actress.'C
redits for the series include:C
reated by Dennis GelbaumP
roduced by Tribe Pictures, Chatham, NJ - In Association With Production Advisors, NYE
xecutive Producers - Dennis Gelbaum, Vern OakleyC
o-Producers - Lloyd Simon, Lexi BasenP
roduced by Arabella Hutter, Mimi AdamsA
ssociate Producer/Coordinator - Jessica SonnenbergP
ost Production Supervisor - Felicia JamiesonE
dited by - Juliano Klutz, Keith Reamer, Rodney WoosleyA
rt Director/Graphics - Michael MillspaughI
nternet Consultant – Steve MinorD
et Fit Segments - Dennis Gelbaum, Vern Oakley, Lila YomtoobW
ii Fit Segments - Thomas BarnesD
P - Fred MurphyT
alent Negotiations and Music Licensing - Production AdvisorsC
asting: Adam Joseph, House Production Casting
Video Transcript: Get Fit with Alyson
Get Fit with Alyson
Alyson is teaching a fitness class. As she talks about actions, she moves and the class moves with her.
So now we’re gonna do a little section we’re we get to find our own style. We’re just gonna step right together, and then left together. And we’re gonna add a clap when we step together.
Everyone moves to the left and right, clapping.
Alright. Now, when you add your own style, use every body part you want that’ll really express how you’re feeling. So sometimes I like to use my head. Or my shoulders. How we doing?
Alright, let’s see some individuals try it. You wanna try? Alright, give it a shot.
As class member shows his own personal style, the rest of the class claps and cheers him on.
Looking good. That’s good. Are we getting our hearts pumped?
Like we’re getting fit with Alyson, what do you think?
Just Alyson, as a talking head.
To me getting fit is all about taking care of my hair, my skin, my nails, my insides, and my outsides, cause when I feel good on the inside, I’m in my best shape.
Class (off screen):
I’m here because I wanna get fit, and now meeting Alyson she’s so much fun. (Everyone claps and cheers).
I’m here because I want to be healthy and have some fun. (Everyone claps and cheers).
I’m here because I want to get healthy. (Everyone claps and cheers).
Fitness is an attitude and anyone can have it.
Getting fit means whipping myself into shape. (Everyone claps and cheers).
Boy 2 dances while everyone else circles around him clapping and cheering.
I think the definition of respect is to show someone you care how you would show yourself.
I think forgiveness is a big part of it, cause like, say you hurt someone in any way or you maybe tell a lie and you have to forgive yourself, you can’t keep hurting yourself or punishing yourself.
Treat yourself like you like yourself.
It’s important to not focus on the past and keep an eye on the future and if you make mistakes you have to accept that and forgive yourself and just move on.
If you keep thinking about that one mistake you made it like builds and builds and builds. You could get really bad anxiety like you might not be able to sleep, bad grades, because it’s gonna be always on your mind and it’s not –
Sleeping in class.
Stay confident and that’s all you have to do.
Just go for it.
Welcome to the world according to Alyson. Lately it seems like I’ve been dealing with a lot more criticism, and I see that people are trying to make me feel crummy and tear me down, but that’s just their opinion and I’m not gonna validate that criticism. I can’t focus on the negative, I always have to overcome that and one-up that because it’s all about staying confident and staying true to who I am. So you guys can e-mail me, you can write me, you can send me your videos. I really wanna hear what you guys think about the show, and I really want to make this a getfitwithalyson.net