The Bravo Functional Trainer from Cybex is a total training system on which users can perform more than 300 exercises to enhance strength, movement, coordination and core integration. Users experience nearly twice the core muscle activation of traditional cable training while being able to lift the same weight as they would in a fully stabilized position. Cybex has made improvements to the trainer, which was first introduced in late 2008 as the FT-450. It features a progressive stabilization pad that lets users incrementally modify their stability to introduce specific challenges for different functional tasks. It also has cable width and height adjustment, so the resistance direction can be completely controlled. The trainer occupies a 6-foot-by-6-foot area.
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Created by primary care physician Dr. Matthew Kulka, TendoFlex is a new product that combines spinal range of motion exercises and abdominal core strengthening exercises. It was designed to enhance stretching techniques and improve flexibility to help alleviate back stiffness, muscle tightness and aching. TendoFlex can be used to do 16 original hamstring and core stretches, and abdominal core training workouts adopted from similar Pilates and yoga maneuvers. TendoFlex is lightweight and durable, weighing less than 2 pounds, so it is portable and easy to store.
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Bradley Corp.'s new line of Lenox Gear Lockers is designed to be wider and deeper than standard lockers, featuring more room for bulkier items, such as athletic gear. Each locker has a built-in seating area and open-faced closet area for equipment storage, plus two lockable storage areas, including a large foot locker and standard cubby locker. In addition, each locker's upper shelf contains a standard cubby locker with a full-length slide latch for security. The locker handles also are available with anti-microbial protective coating, which will not wash or wear away. The lockers are made from solid high-density polyethylene plastic that contains 30 percent pre-consumer content. They also are available in four 100 percent post-consumer recycled colors, including grey, beige, moss and toffee.
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PERSONAL TRAINER BOOK
Ben Greenfield, National Strength and Conditioning Association Personal Trainer of the Year, wrote a business guide for fitness professionals titled “Personal Trainers' Guide to Earning Top Dollar.” The book, published by Healthy Learning Publications, identifies multiple income streams that are key to success in the fitness business, such as face-to-face personal training; physician referral systems; online training; Web 2.0 technology marketing; outsourcing to local and overseas merchants; the dietary supplement industry; nutritional consulting; book, audio and DVD sales; corporate and home training; plus public appearances and marketing. Each chapter provides step-by-step instructions, forms, templates, phone numbers, Web sites, real-life examples, and insider tips and tricks.
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The Resistance Chair by VQ ActionCare LLC is specifically designed for mature adults to stay active and strong. The patented, low-impact resistance cable system offers a wide range of exercises from a safe, seated position to strengthen muscles and to improve flexibility and endurance. It also can help stave off the effects of common ailments, such as arthritis and diabetes, as well as assist with post-op rehabilitation. The Resistance Chair is made with steel tubing to be durable, while requiring no assembly to set up for portability and ease of use.
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BULK HAND SANITIZER
Zogics now offers an alcohol-based gel hand sanitizer that kills 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria, in addition to its alcohol-free hand sanitizer. Zogics' alcohol gel hand sanitizer contains a vegetable thickener instead of a synthetic polymer, making it all natural and biodegradable. It contains 62 percent alcohol and is enriched with skin-conditioning aloe vera, vitamin E and green tea extract. It is available in a one-gallon size that can be used to refill existing dispensers, or with Zogics' wall mounted and table top dispensers. Free dispenser promotions and volume discounts are available.
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LifelineUSA's fitness cables are built using progressive layering technology that creates up to 21 individual layers of high-density rubber. This translates to a durable fitness cable that provides consistent, smooth variable resistance. Lifeline also uses a patented plug-and-pocket design. The plug increases the wear surface where the cable connects to the handle, allowing cables to last up to 10 times longer than common grommet connections. The open pocket design allows users to easily interchange cables with the handles, maximizing the versatility of one's workout choices.
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The mPulse sauna series from Sunlighten (formerly Sunlight Saunas) can be used indoors or outdoors, plugs into a household outlet and is energy efficient. It uses infrared heating technology and includes a biofeedback monitor programmed to wirelessly send heart rate, calories burned and core body temperature data into a wellness Web site for personal use. The mPulse also features a Blaupunkt stereo system, an LCD touchscreen interface, a CD/DVD player and ergonomic floating benches.
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The SkiErg, made by Concept2, helps athletes build strength and endurance in a sport-specific motion. Its performance monitor gives users accurate, comparable feedback, which allows the user to assess output, monitor progress and compare scores with others. The SkiErg exercises the entire body. Each pull engages the legs, arms, shoulders and core in a downwards “crunch,” using body weight to help accelerate the handles. Each pull finishes by extending the arms down along the hips with knees partly bent. The motion on the SkiErg also can be adapted to athletes with lower leg injuries.
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The Hybri-Flex Series M floor system from Dur-A-Flex incorporates a base coat that offers bonding that can eliminate the need for a primer coat. The self-leveling formula also tolerates moisture vapor transmission up to 12 pounds and 92 percent relative humidity that can eliminate the need for separate moisture mitigation systems. Combined with topcoats of methyl methacrylate, these two features can reduce installation times to as few as two days from start to finish, thereby minimizing business disruption.
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The WaterWave is a water-based massage table by ProSun. The combined effects of heat and massage can help reduce muscle tension and soreness, improve sleep, increase circulation and pain reduction, and promote lymphatic drainage. The WaterWave conforms to the user's body and delivers pressure without bone and joint irritation. It uses Drywave technology to eliminate contact with chemicals and does not require users to disrobe. The heat can be adjusted with a hand-held control. The WaterWave Pro comes in a 220-volt unit for professional health and fitness clubs and occupies 21 square feet.
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