Howtobefit.com was created in January 1995 as a running site by Rich Dafter. Ten years earlier, he had a car accident that virtually ended his running career and the website was a way to stay connected to running. It soon also became a health and fitness site and he eventually added Polar heart rate monitors as a product because he had purchased the Polar Vantage XL and used it in his recovery. He is proud to have been representing the company and exclusively training with Polar Heart Rate monitors for 30 over years.
In January 2007, Rich Dafter became a Team Beachbody coach and Beachbody products were added to Howtobefit.com. He now offers the full line of Beachbody products as well the the Team Beachbody opportunity - Club membership, Beachbody Challenge, Beachbody On Demand, business discount, etc. - to all of his website visitors.
Polar Global combines expertise in sports, physiology and electronics and they have been leading the way in technological innovations and heart rate monitors for almost 40 years. The first wireless EKG heart rate monitor was invented in 1977 by Seppo Säynäjäkangas, founder of Polar Electro, as a training aid for the Finnish National Cross Country Ski team.
Team Beachbody is the coaching arm of Beachbody which was started in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Cogdon with a $500,000.00 loan. It is now a $1.6 billion privately owned company and the largest in home fitness company in the world.
Howtobefit.com has been a family owned and operated company since 1995. Below is Rich Dafter with his two daughters Carly and Grace.