Infomercial girl Forbes Riley gets SpinGym twirling

May 28th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by John Le Fevre  

Forbes Riley Late night infomercial host Forbes Riley has gone from promoting other peoples products to now promoting her own, the SpinGym, to shop-at-home aficionados.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, the 49-year-old actress grew up in Long Island before going on to become became Miss Teenage New York at the age of 16.

Rile, who became well known to insomniacs and night-shift workers across America as the infomercial host for the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, the “MaxiGlide” hair straightener, Tony Horton’s “Power 90″ fitness program and the “QuietClean” air purifier is set to rise to fame again, this time promoting her own device, the SpinGym.

The device, which weighs less than one pound (less than 500g) recently appeared on Discovery Channels Pitchmen program and Fox 13s Lightning Round where it received wide acclaim.

According to Riley, her father was an inventor who could never get his products to market and after years of promoting other people’s products she felt he was now looking down her as she launched her first product.

The SpinGym uses the body’s muscles to create torque resistance as high as 20 pounds of resistance per pull to improve muscle tone in arms and chest.

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