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BetterThanAir produces bottled-oxygen products for consumers. The company recently introduced its newest product, the portable PO24U Personal Oxygen System. The system features two 18-liter oxygen cylinders of 90 percent oxygen-enriched air, a regulator for adjusting airflow, a face mask and an instruction manual. The PO24U is compact enough to fit in a small pack — it's only seven inches tall, four inches in diameter and weighs only 15 ounces. As a non-prescription product, PO24U is an excellent source of oxygen-enriched air. Contact: BetterThanAir, 35715 U.S. Highway 40, Suite D-103, Evergreen, CO 80439; phone: 866-699-4363;
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Developed by kinesiologist Terry Hlaing, the Super Flex resistance band provides a workout for people of all fitness levels. The band comes in four different tensions and it tones, strengthens and conditions all muscle groups in the body. The Super Flex is different from other resistance bands in that it allows a person to exercise the buttocks, legs, quads and hamstrings and stretch the lower back, hamstrings and calves. The foam handles also allow one to exercise in bed, on a couch or in a chair. Contact: International Fitness Corporation, 9708 Veirs Dr., Rockville, MD 20850; phone: 301-340-9137;
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With indoor air pollution five times worse than outside air, fitness facilities are becoming more aware of the need for air-purifying systems. Blueair has developed a line of in-room air purifiers that use HEPASilent filter technology, as well as all four principles of mechanical filtration as well as an added ionization step to capture small airborne particles trapped by interception. As an added bonus, Blueair purifiers are energy efficient, using about the same energy as a lightbulb. According to Blueair, improving air quality helps enhance energy, alertness and comfort. Contact: Blueair Inc., 435 N. LaSalle St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60610; phone: 888-258-3247;
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Ideal for all who want to lead a healthy lifestyle, Natural Edge's Trans-Plex Natural Fat Burner Formula is an all-natural meal replacement powder with the fat-burning benefits of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and Chromium GTF. Trans-Plex Fat Burner appeals to those on a low-carb diet — it contains only three grams of net carbohydrates and 25 grams of pure-blend whey protein. Trans-Plex Fat Burner comes in three flavors (chocolate, vanilla and orange crème), and two sizes (one-pound jars and single-serving packets) and it can be mixed with either milk or water. Contact: Natural Edge, 2369 W. Orton Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84119; phone: 800-768-1883; fax: 801-975-8144;;
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If your club pool needs revamping, RenoSys offers PVC Pool Shells, DuraTech Gutters and Grating, RecDeck Recreational PVC flooring, modular public pools, SoftSide Safety padding, ToughDeck PVC flooring and a full range of pool and deck equipment. The RenoSys PVC Pool Shell is designed to make your new or existing pool watertight, slip resistant and low maintenance. DuraTech gutters are a proven recirculation system offering flexibility of design, and RecDeck PVC Flooring is a watertight, slip-resistant flooring used for pool decks, locker rooms, weight rooms, etc. Contact: RenoSys Corp., 2825 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220; phone: 800-783-7005, 317-251-0207; fax: 317-251-0360,
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Made exclusively for the fitness industry, PowerManagement is a flexible and simple-to-use software package that delivers an all-inclusive facility management system. With a simple touch of a key, PowerManagement can give a facility video-identification check-in, membership and guest tracking, point-of-sale and inventory control, commission tracking, income/sales analyses and other management reporting, an employee time clock, personal trainer tracking module, WAN capability for multisite facilities, full electronic funds transfer, credit card processing and class and appointment scheduling.

Contact: Custom Design Systems Inc., 200 Daniels Way, Suite 210, Freehold, NJ 07728; phone: 800-CDS-SALE, 732-294-0003; fax: 732-294-9397;
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Soy foods have always been an alternative protein source, and now, Revival Soy has developed Baked Pasta Soy Chips that have seven grams of soy protein, as well as no saturated fat, no hydrogenated oils, no cholesterol, only 105 calories and one gram of sugar per serving. Five new flavors have recently been added to the line: Honey Mustard Heaven, Sour Cream N' Onion Dream, Oh My! Apple Pie!, Sea Salt & Vinegar Voyage and Jalapeño & Cheddar Cha Cha, all with the same nutrients as the original flavors. Contact: Revival Soy, 1031 E. Mountain St., Building 302, Kernersville, NC 27284; phone: 336-722-2337; fax: 336-722-7712;
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OPTP introduces the FitBALL Roller, a multipurpose inflatable exercise roll that allows the user to inflate the ball to optimize exercises that strengthen and tone the abs, obliques and core muscle groups. The FitBALL is constructed of burst-resistant vinyl, and inflates and deflates quickly for on-the-go use. Included with the roll is an illustrated poster featuring different exercises and an instruction manual. Contact: OPTP, 3700 Annapolis Lane, Suite 175, Minneapolis, MN 55447; phone: 800-367-7393, 763-553-0452; fax: 763-553-9355;;
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Having trouble with the smells emanating from your gym? Worried about germs in your air? O.ZONELite is the solution to these problems. Killing all bacteria, germs, fungi, mold, mildew, smoke and odors, the O.ZONELite is coated with titanium dioxide, and as air passes through, it oxidizes, attacks and destroys microbes by disintegrating their DNA. And the bulb isn't only germ-killing, but it's also energy efficient, putting out only 23 watts, but illuminating like a 100-watt bulb. Contact: O.ZONE, 1333 SW 30th Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; phone: 800-841-4666, 954-360-7033; fax: 954-360-7449;;
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The Comphy Co.

Offering a line of luxurious bedding for massage tables, the Comphy Company has reinvented the spa experience for ultimate comfort. Used in upscale spas at the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons, these sheets, pillowcases, 2-in-1 client covers and bolster and cradle covers are guaranteed for 300 washings. The bedding also features an oil release finish, so that staining massage oils and lotions wash out in a regular laundry cycle. Contact: The Comphy Company, 4811 Seafair Dr., Blaine, WA 98230; phone: 360-201-6844;
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Inside Ride Inc.

Inside Ride has invented a new type of treadmill: but it's not for running or walking, it's for bicycles. A rider connects their bicycle a computer-controlled resistance unit. This unit determines the speed of the rider and adjusts the speed of the treadmill accordingly. The unit lets the rider self-regulate speed and power output by simulating the real-world forces that one encounters on the road or trail, such as wind, rolling resistance, acceleration and gravity. Contact: Inside Ride Inc., P.O. Box 1207, North Plains, OR 97133; phone: 503-647-5883;;
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Body Bar Systems Inc.

Body Bar Systems has added three new products to its lineup, including the MINI Bar (a two-foot-long bar that comes in two, four and six-pound increments), which can be used for yoga, Pilates and martial arts, the Light Body Bar (a three-foot-long bar in weights of three, six and nine pounds), which can be used for balance and alignment as well as strength gains. Also available is the new MINI Bar Storage System, which holds approximately 40 bars. Contact: Body Bar Systems, 1942 Broadway, Suite 314, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: 800-500-2030;
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