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FitDeck Inc. introduced FitDeck, a deck of playing cards containing illustrations and instructions describing 50 different upper, middle, lower and full-body exercises. The exercises are basic body movements that require no equipment or machines. Each card allows users to chose from beginner, intermediate or advanced fitness levels. Decks retail at $18.95. Contact: FitDeck Inc., 7081 Weller St., San Diego, CA 92122; phone: 858-453-6644; email:;


Labrada Nutrition introduced its Super Charge! Nitric Oxide Pre-Workout Explosion Drink Mix. The formula focuses on energy, strength and endurance, and muscle recovery. The drink comes in grape, fruit punch and orange flavors and is available at health retail outlets. Contact: Labrada Nutrition, 403 Century Plaza, Suite 440, Houston, TX 77073; phone: 1-800-832-9948; fax: 281-209-2135;


MembersFirst Inc. introduced its first suite of Web site management and member communication services. The company will provide “virtual” Web site management and membership marketing services through its Communication Management Services. Available in the Preferred and Signature Series, the new offering provides greater accountability, performance and measurable return from their investment in interactive Web sites. Contact: MembersFirst Inc., 321 Commonwealth Rd., Wayland, MA 01778; phone: 866-636-3477; fax: 508-653-7444; email:;


Fruits & Passion announced their newest fragrance HUMAN that is for men, women and one for both. Watermelon, hibiscus, pink grapefruit, sandalwood, lily of the valley, American cedar and white amber are a few of the notes in the scent. The collection launches in spring 2005 and will retail for $8 to $40 at specialty, gift, beauty, gourmet and home stores nationwide. The collection includes mist, gel, moisturizer and gift sets. Contact: Fruits & Passion, 21 Paul Gauguin St., Candiac, Quebec, Canada, J5R 3X8; phone:1-800-276-9952; fax: 450-638-2430;

Fitness Equipment

Magnum Fitness Systems has introduced several new pieces of equipment. The Retro Series is a new line of selectorized machines. The 2044 Functional Trainer allows for free form movements. The 2043 Abductor/Adductor Combination machine has a patent-pending design for both movements. The 2042 Bicep/Tricep Combination machine allows high and low pulley movements that can be performed from the same side. The M300 Ab Crunch Bench has an angled pad design that opens up the abdominals and supports the lower back. Magnum also introduced the UBE100 Upper Body Ergometer that features an isokinetic program for sports-specific training, rehab or self-controlled interval training. Contact: Magnum Fitness Systems, 2201 12th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172; phone: 1-800-372-0554; fax: 414-768-7047; email:;


Riecken's Orthotic Laboratories offers their athletic replacement insoles that combine protection against shock and shear forces along with a silver lining that reduces odor-causing bacteria and the fungus responsible for athlete's foot. Insoles are available for men or women and retail at $39.95. Contact: Riecken's Orthotic Laboratories, 5115 Oak Grove Rd., Evansville, IN 47715; phone: 812-476-8006; fax: 812-476-4271;


Clien Trak! Salon & Spa Software announced their integrated product, the Payroll Module. Compatible with its existing management software program, the module computes taxes, wages and commissions, and prints tax forms and payroll checks. It is available via subscription. Contact: Clien Trak! P.O. Box 41149, Pittsburgh, PA 15202; phone: 1-800-397-4582;


Er'go introduced a new addition to its SPECTRUM line, the 4 Leaf Clover. The candle combines lemongrass, coriander, orange oil, oak moss and vetiver into an all-natural, vegetable soy wax with 100 percent cotton wicks. The wax is tinted green by the fragrance oils and is clean-burning for approximately 40 to 50 hours. Each seven-ounce candle has a suggested retail price of $20. Contact: Er'go, 9200 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247; phone: 214-905-9050; fax: 214-905-9075; email:;

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