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STRENGTH TRAINING EQUIPMENT

Ground Zero's Free MotionTM strength training system works muscle groups and the entire body the way they are used in everyday life. For example, when a person swings a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racquet, it involves the foot, leg, hips, torso, shoulder and arms. The 15-piece Free Motion system hooks weight stacks to cables that turn on swiveling, heart-shaped pulleys creating three-dimensional movement. Contact: Ground Zero Design, 1096 Elkton Dr., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, CO 80907; (719) 955-1100; fax: (719) 955-1104; www.gzdesign.com.
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SOFTWARE

The MembersFirst software product allows club managers to provide members access to club information 24 hours a day from any Web browser. The MRM software is housed on its own servers, eliminating the need for clubs to purchase and install expensive software programs or additional hardware. The software also features a system of integrated applications allowing club personnel to create, tailor and maintain Web site content. Various marketing tools, including broadcast e-mails and online tours of the facility, allow club manager to market their clubs to new member prospects. Contact: MembersFirst; 325-1 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776; (877) 883-4653, (978) 443-7702; Fax (978) 443-9986; www.memfirst.com.
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TORSO EXERCISER

Pro*Fit Enterprises announces the PACE Rotary Torso No. RT0002. Designed to isolate and exercise the midsection muscles, the PACE Rotary Torso utilizes safe, effective hydraulic resistance, which adapts to the user. The faster and/or harder one pushes, the greater the resistance. The ergonomic design aligns the pivot point directly with the users spinal cord. The use of hydraulic resistance reduces the risk of injury. Contact: PACE, P.O. Box 852 Trabuco Canyon, CA; (949) 888-1610; (888) 604-2244; www.pacecircuittraining.com.
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BALANCE TRAINER

The Bosu is a stability ball with a fat bottom. Using the “bubble” side up, you can stand, lie, kneel or jump. By using the platform side up, you can use the Bosu for push-ups or you can stand on it for an advanced balance workout. This training device can be used also for core stability and proprioception training. The Bosu is made of latex-free, burst-resistant material and can hold persons up to 350 lb. The balance trainer comes with a hand pump, instructional manual and video. Contact: Perform Better, P.O. Box 8090, Cranston, RI 02920; www.performbetter.com.
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SEATED ROW

Fitness Products International announces the addition of the 310 Seated Row to the ICARIAN® line of strength training equipment. The 310 Seated Row features a slightly declined position for comfort and stability. The number and complexity of adjustments are minimal to make the product easy and intuitive to use. The weight stack is side-mounted and indexed in English and Metric. Handle lengths are slightly oversized and curved. This variation in hand position can create slight variances in muscle recruitment. A lifetime warranty covers the main structural elements, which use 2 in. × 4 in. formed steel tubing. Contact: Fitness Products International; 12660 Branford St., Sun Valley, CA 91352; (800) 883-2421; [email protected]; www.fpifit.com.
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STRENGTH EQUIPMENT

Impex Inc. debuted their Iron Grip Sport Fitness Equipment line at the 2002 Super Show in Las Vegas. Iron Grip Sports currently features 15 items, including, benches, plate-loaded and selectorized single-station exercise machines, dumbbell racks and cardio. Impex plans to expand the Iron Grip Sport line by adding six to 10 additional strength products. The strength equipment will be sold primarily to specialty fitness retailers and selected sporting goods stores. Contact: Impex; (626) 961-8686, (800) 664-IRON; www.irongrip.com.
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SELF-IMPROVEMENT SERIES

Karen Woodard, President of Premium Performance Training (PPT), introduces five new products to enhance the Power Tools for Success product offerings. The new offerings, available in March 2002, include 5-Weeks to Personal Training Success (manual), Etiquette and Social Skills for Your Service Staff (audio-tape) and four ACE-approved CEC videos for personal trainers. The 5-Weeks to Operations Success (manual) and 120 Ways to Streamline Your Operations (book) will be available June 2002. Contact: Premium Performance Training; 3619 Roundtree Court, Boulder, CO 80304; (303) 417-0653; www.karenwoodard.com.
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SUPPLEMENT MINTS

Warp Energy Mints launches a new cinnamon flavor to the alternative mint market. The mints combine the familiar boot of an energy drink with the effects of a strong peppermint or cinnamon mint. Each mint is infused with a formulation of herbal elements: ginseng for increased endurance; ginkgo for increased mental alertness and quickness; and guarana for a natural energy burst. Warp Energy Mints come in a pocket-sized, reusable, recyclable circular tin filled with 100 tablets. The mints are sold at retail outlets and convenience stores nationwide. Contact: Warp Energy Mints; (416) 599-5415, ext. 200; www.warpmints.com.
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WORKSTATION

TherapyZone Inc. introduces the Therapy Zone rehabilitation and exercise workstation. The Therapy Zone has a complete assortment of resistance handles, straps and belts to attach to the ball lock selector pins. The ball lock selector pins are rated at over 500 lb resistance. Each workstation includes a 6 ft main station with mounting brackets and mounting hardware, eight ball lock selector pins with universal web attachment straps, one overdoor pulley with attached selector pin, one thigh cuff, one sport belt and 10 four foot resistance tubes or five different resistances. Contact: TherapyZone Inc; 1001 W. Arizona Ave., Denver, CO 80223; (800) 822-2889; www.therapyzone.com.
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SPORT SUPPORT

Futuro Sport products feature Polartec Power Stretch-RX materials. The Polartec Power Stretch-RX has the ability to release moisture and breathe, which helps eliminate common user complaints like too much heat, smell and skin sensitivity. The Futuro Sport knee, ankle and elbow products will feature the design. Contact: Futuro Sport; 330 E. 59th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 610-3885.
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BICEPS AND TRICEPS MACHINE

Flex introduces a variable resistance biceps and triceps machine for complete arm training. The biceps and triceps machine both feature a center-mounted axis of rotation for equal distribution of resistance for each limb. The biceps machine offers rotated handles and adjustable seating. The triceps machine offers adjustable back support and adjustable seating. Contact: Flex Fitness; 41180 Raintree Ct., Murrieta, CA 92562; (909) 600-3800; Fax (909) 600-1706; www.flexfitness.com.
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FLOOR TILE

Everlast Surfacing ChildTile, manufactured by Dodge-Regupol, uses 100 percent recycled rubber. Available in two thicknesses of ¼ in. and 3/8 in., the tile is odorless, sound and shock resistant, and slip resistant even when wet. Applications for the tile include the weightroom, locker room, spinning area, juice bar, childcare areas, offices, corridors and lobbies. ChildTile is available in five interactive designs: ABC's, 1-2-3's, checkerboard, tic-tac-toe and hopscotch. The ChildTile designs accent any of the 27 EVERLAST color blends. Contact: Dodge-Regupol Inc; 888-383-7655; www.regupol.com.
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CARDIO INCLINE TRAINER

Ground Zero unveils a new piece of cardio equipment called the Incline Trainer. The Incline Trainer, which combines the benefits of a treadmill and a stepper in one machine, goes from a 5 percent decline to a 50 percent incline. The Trainer includes ten preprogrammed workouts and quick incline and speed settings allowing users to create their own workouts. Six of the workouts, designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced users, include three incline walking workouts and three incline running workouts. The design of three of the workouts automatically adjusts the machine's speed and incline to maintain the user's pulse rate at a specific level. The preprogrammed workouts also feature a fitness test. The Incline Trainer features the basic console, which can be upgraded to Workout TV (personal, private viewing of cable TV right on the machine) or iFIT.com (personal private viewing of cable TV, full Internet access and a direct link to iFIT.com. Ground Zero offers a lifetime warranty on frames and drive motors and four years on rollers. Contact: Ground Zero; 1096 Elkton Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80907; (719) 955-1100, (877) 363-8449; Fax (719) 955-1104; www.gzdesign.com.
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GROUP STRENGTH PROGRAM

The Group Free Motion workout from Ground Zero promotes muscular fitness (strength, endurance, power and flexibility) and cardiovascular and functional fitness (core conditioning, balance, coordination, agility and stability. The basis of Free Motion training is upon real life motions. The Trainer has applications in semi-private and small group personal training programs, as well as traditional group exercise. The Free Motion Trainer rolls easily, locks securely and stores conveniently. Group Free Motion programming includes a full body workout, an express workout and sports training programs. Onsite training for Group Free Motion coaches includes training on principles, sample classes and coaching tips. Contact: Ground Zero; 1096 Elkton Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80907; (719) 955-1100, (877) 363-8449; Fax (719) 955-1104; www.gzdesign.com.
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GROUP PILATES PROGRAM

Integrated Movement Exercise (IM=X) is a mixture of new choreography set to the Pilates method with a focus on strength training. Integrated Movement Exercise emphasizes core muscle power and endurance. Every exercise sequence comes from the abdominal wall elongating the spine. The exercise, created by Elyse McNergney, M.Ed., M.A., an ex-dancer who is certified in Pilates and the Alexander Technique. All IM=X turn-key packages come with a three-year Performance Assurance Agreement (PAA), which provides you with ongoing staff certifications, a complete marketing kit and continuing education in advance class formats. The three-year PAA also allows you to certify additional personal trainers or instructors as needed, in the event of staff turnover. Contact: IM=X Xercise Studio: 566 7th Ave., Suite 701, New York, NY 10018; (212) 997-5550, (800) IMX-1336; www.Xercise.com.
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SPORT FLOORING

Loncourt offers an alternative to wood floors with the Loncourt I sport flooring. Loncourt I is made of resilient sheet vinyl. Available in several realistic wood patterns like maple and buckwheat, the flooring meets all NCAA requirements for bounce. The flooring features sound-absorbing backing, seamless heat-welding flexibility and easy installation and maintenance. It's also possible to overlay the flooring with custom logos and lines. Loncourt II is a more thinly crafted version of Loncourt I. You can use the flooring for fitness & recreation centers, gymnasiums and athletic facilities. Contact: Lonseal Inc., 928 E. 238th St., Carson, CA 90745; [email protected]; (800) 832-7111.
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SPORT FLOORING

Lonwood Performa sport flooring contains an ergonomically designed, anti-fatigue foam-cell layer that's sound dampening and helps prevent injuries. The flooring features natural-wood aesthetics that's specially designed for high-traffic and high-impact sports and fitness activities like step aerobics, martial arts, racquetball, volleyball and basketball. The flooring meets NCAA-required bounce and sound absorption and it's available in solid and custom colors and wood patterns like maple and buckwheat. Contact: Lonseal Inc., 928 E. 238th St., Carson, CA 90745; [email protected]; (800) 832-7111.
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CORRIDOR LOCKERS

Penco's corridor lockers can be placed against walls, grouped back-to-back with other lockers or recessed into the wall. Penco offers lockers with flat tops or you can order a slope top construction as an accessory option. The slope tops help prevent accumulation of dust and debris and discourage the use of locker tops as a storage option. Three different slope top constructions are available: unit slop tops, slope hoods and slope top kits. Lockers feature a baked enamel finish in 20 standard colors. Body parts are finished the same color as the door. Multi-point latching allows easy opening and closing of the door. The patented die-cast Vanguard handle pulls out with a simple motion for opening. The recessed Classic III stainless steel handle is available as an option. Spring-loaded latch clips secure the door even while the door is locked. Box locker doors have a functional friction catch latch that permits the use of built-in locks or padlocks. Contact: Penco Products Inc, P.O. Box 378, Oaks, PA 19456; (800) 562-1000; Fax (610) 666-7561; www.pencoproducts.com.
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PILATES BOOK

The book Pilates Body Conditioning by Anna Selby and Alan Herdman takes individuals through the fundamentals of good posture, and includes warm-ups and Pilates exercises for all ages. Each exercise begins with a warm-up, followed by three progressive levels. The photo-illustrated book provides captioned step-by-step photos of the exercises designed to produce a toned, sleek and flexible body. The exercise sections show movement patterns for each muscle group. Contact: OPTP, 3700 Annapolis Lane, Suite 175, P.O. Box 47009, Minneapolis, MN 55447; (763) 553-0452, (800) 367-7393; Fax (763) 553-9355; www.optp.com.
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PILATES BOOK

Emily Kelly's Commonsense Pilates explains how and why the Pilates method works. The introduction examines the Pilates history, benefits and exercise environment. The key elements include breathing, concentration, control, flow relaxation and adherence. Special sections emphasize the importance of core strength, neutral spine and pelvic floor muscles. Exercises have step-by-step photographs divided into warming up, abdominal and back, upper and lower body and stretches. Contact: OPTP, 3700 Annapolis Lane, Suite 175, P.O. Box 47009, Minneapolis, MN 55447; (763) 553-0452, (800) 367-7393; Fax (763) 553-9355; www.optp.com.
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PILATES EXERCISE AID

The Pilates Magic Circle, created by Joseph Pilates, is an exercise aid to improve muscle tone and endurance. The soft rubber ring provides applied resistance in a geometric and functional format, which allow the muscles to work together correctly. The Magic Circle includes a comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructional video that demonstrates the core exercises as well as exercises for the upper and lower body. Contact: OPTP, 3700 Annapolis Lane, Suite 175, P.O. Box 47009, Minneapolis, MN 55447; (763) 553-0452, (800) 367-7393; Fax (763) 553-9355; www.optp.com.
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PILATES MAT WORKOUT VIDEO

The “Pilates Complete Mat Workout” featuring Marjolein Brugman and Master Pilates Instructor Romana Krysanowska has been revised and updated. The introduction provides a brief overview of Joseph Pilates' principles and benefits. The remainder of the video is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced part. Each section provides exercise instruction followed by a class section directed by Romana. Contact: OPTP, 3700 Annapolis Lane, Suite 175, P.O. Box 47009, Minneapolis, MN 55447; (763) 553-0452, (800) 367-7393; Fax (763) 553-9355; www.optp.com.
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ABDOMINAL EXERCISER

The Ab Dolly Plus strengthens abdominals, back, shoulders, hips and legs muscles. The dolly's design allows simultaneous stretching and strengthening of the four abdominal muscles while also training the upper and lower body. It's also possible to move the dolly in multiple planes. Use your forearms, hands or even feet to create a variety of exercises. The Ab Dolly Plus comes with kneeling pad, instructional booklet and video. Contact: Perform Better, P.O. Box 8090, Cranston, RI 02920; (800) 556-7464; www.performbetter.com.
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THERAPY BALL

The Therapy Ball has a raised pebble surface that aids in increasing blood circulation by producing a massaging effect while in motion. The ball allows movement in any plane, and is useful in rehabilitation and massage techniques. It's made of durable vinyl designed to support up to 300 lb. The Therapy Ball comes in 55 cm and 65 cm sizes. The shipped ball arrives deflated and requires a pump with air nozzle adapter to inflate. Contact: Power Systems Inc., P.O. Box 31709, Knoxville, TN 37930, (800) 321-6975; Fax: (800) 298-2057.
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POOL PAK/HEAT RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY INC. (206CLUB1804)

Pool Pak manufactures pool dehumidification equipment and environmental control systems. The PoolComPak dehumidification system controls humidity for patient comfort and protects the enclosure from the corrosive effects of condensation. Designed for energy-efficient operation, the ClimatePak 100% outside air system supplies year-round ventilation air to buildings at room-neutral conditions (72°F to 75°F/50% RH).

Pool Pak/Heat Recovery Technology Inc., P.O. Box 3452, York, PA 17402; (717) 757-2648; fax: (717) 757-5085; www.poolpak.com
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