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After daily use, club towels can become coarse, abrasive and dirty. Golden Touch towels by Golden Mills are an exception. This new, long-lasting line of towels are made from a specially cleaned and combed cotton, and can withstand many institutional washings without getting coarse or losing their absorbency. They stay smooth and luxurious, and will fit into any budget. Contact: A-1 Textiles, 12386 Osborne St., Pacoima, CA 91331; phone: 800-351-1819; fax: 800-453-0952;
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Aquaproducts' new commercial pool cleaner, the Gemini, begins cleaning at the touch of a button after automatically calculating the size of the pool and programming itself to clean in four hours or less. It can climb 90-degree angles to scrub, power wash, vacuum and micro filter a pool from bottom to waterline. It can even do stairs automatically. The Gemini doesn't have any separate hoses or pumps, making it a great way to clean any pool. Contact: Aquaproducts Inc., 25 Rutgers Ave., Cedar Grove NJ 07009; phone: 800-845-4856; fax: 973-857-8981;
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Critical Motion has released the PhoneTree Fitness Messaging System, which is an affordable, technologically advanced communication system designed to deliver information automatically to any size group. The system has a variety of outbound and inbound calling and e-mailing features, and allows your organization to personalize your communications system. This system can work independently or in conjunction with your club management software. Contact: Critical Motion, 133 Erskine Ave., Suite 103, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1Y8; phone: 866-785-5515; fax: 416-489-5525;
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A logbook for fitness center customers, The Personal Trainer provides individuals with a way to keep track of daily nutrition and exercise. The book is dated and spiral bound, and has a monthly tab to set fitness goals, develop a plan and track progress. It also helps track daily nutritional information, caloric intake, cardio workouts and resistance training for an individual's fitness program. The books can be customized to include the club's logo and contact information. Contact: Dataworks, 4550 S. Windermere St., Englewood, CO 80110; phone: 800-526-9635, 303-761-6975; fax: 303-761-6985;
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Fitness Systems Inc. has released a commercial heavy bag rail system for cardiovascular training rooms. The overhead rail system spans the entire length of the training floor, and the bag can be rolled into place and locked into position for punching and kicking exercises. After use, it can be removed from the floor quickly and efficiently to utilize floor space. Contact: Fitness Systems Inc., 13924 W. 108th St., Lenexa, KS 66215; phone: 800-697-5553, 913-451-4484; [email protected];
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The Hide-a-Bench aluminum and stainless-steel benches are space savers. When open, the bench takes up only 39 inches of floor space, and each 9-foot long, 2-tiered bench seats up to 20 students or 12 adults. One person can fold up the benches in seconds, which store flat against the wall. The units are easy to install, and are available from nine to 21 feet in length. Contact: Hide-a-Bench, 3624 Highlands Ranch Pkwy No. 205-126, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126; phone: 303-471-1362; fax: 720-344-3688; [email protected];
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Created by artists who specialize in sculpting, airbrushing, painting, modeling and fiberglass and foam construction, KoalaPlay Group's Superior Foam play elements are great for children's play areas. The foam pieces can be sculpted into anything imaginable, and the company can help you create a play area to accommodate any theme. The company recently opened a Superior Foam facility in Denver, and is offering a 20 percent discount to any previous customer. Contact: KoalaPlay Group, 7881 South Wheeling Court, Englewood, CO 80112; phone: 303-539-8300; fax: 303-539-8399; [email protected];
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For those with a busy lifestyle, MF Athletics' Goaler One Slide Board is the thing for you. This slide board rolls up for easy travel, is lightweight, and it lies flat on every surface, from tile to carpet. Two models are available: the standard (3 feet to 8 feet) and the professional (3 feet to 10 feet). Both are 20 inches wide. The slide board includes two end stops, a training video and slide board booties. Contact: MF Athletic Co., P.O. Box 8090, Cranston, RI 02920; phone: 888-556-7464; fax: 800-682-6950; [email protected];
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SPRI has released a line of products made exclusively for a Pilates exercise program. SPRI offers the Pilates Power Ring, which is used for abdominal, thigh and buttock exercises, to the Pilates Anywhere…Anytime package, a total-body Pilates program that is portable. SPRI's rubber Pilates products replace the spring-loaded resistance of other Pilates equipment at a fraction of the cost. Plus, the equipment is portable. Contact: SPRI Products Inc., 1600 Northwind Blvd., Libertyville, IL 60048; phone: 800-222-7774, 847-680-7774; fax: 847-680-7550; [email protected];
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Inside Ride Inc. has developed the world's first bicycle treadmill. The Super Trainer allows cyclists to experience the open road indoors. Two onboard computer systems sense rider input, and adjust the speed of the belt accordingly. The belt can reach speeds up to 25mph and can rise to a grade of 16 percent. The Super Trainer is equipped with a monitor and software program that tracks the rider's vital signs and allows them to compete against other riders or ride any number of courses. Contact: Inside Ride Inc., P.O. Box 1207, North Plains, OR 97133; [email protected];
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