A review of the latest products from industry suppliers.
Body Composition Analyzer
Futrex Inc.’s new body composition analyzer directly measures both body fat and lean body mass, and it provides a printout of the person’s fitness analysis and physical activity rating. According to the company, the analyzer measures body fat by placing a light wand on the biceps of the person’s dominant arm, and it retains the analysis internally for future updates. Printouts can include promotional and motivational messages. Contact Futrex Inc., 6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 620, Gaithersburg, MD 20879; (800) 255-4206; (301) 670-1106; fax: (301) 670-1103; [email protected]
The SupraBar and the SupraBar Cable System utilize the biomechanical process of supination to improve strength-training benefits. By utilizing movable and rotating grips, all of the SupraBar products isolate exertion to the targeted muscle group while relieving stress on tendons and joints. SupraBar is a free-weight bar designed to work with Olympic weights. The SupraBar Cable attachments hook onto standard cable systems. Contact Troy Barbell & Fitness, 6600 Long Point Road, Suite 100, Houston TX 77055-2647; (800) 872-7767; (713) 957-2882; fax: (713) 957-3577; [email protected]
The American SPL plastic locker is virtually indestructible, according to the manufacturer. With U.S. patents pending on the locker, the company says it is flame resistant and unaffected by water, chlorine, salt, solvents, heat or cold. Contact American Locker Security Systems, 608 Allen St., Jamestown, NY; (800) 828-9118; (716) 664-9600; fax: (716) 664-2949; www.americanlocker.com; [email protected]
RenoSys PVC pool shell is a reinforced, 60-mil thick commercial pool membrane system that lines a pool making it watertight, the company says. This system, RenoSys adds, lowers pool maintenance and never requires plaster or paint. The company also offers a slip-resistant, watertight pool decking system that can be used in locker rooms and aerobic rooms. Contact RenoSys Corp., 2825 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220; (800) 783-7005; (317) 251-0207; fax: (317) 251-0360; www.renosys.com; [email protected]
Huffy Sports’ new Twilight series of sports balls allows participants to play sports after dark. Both the lighted basketball and football are lit by a single light emitting diode (LED), according to the company, and they are impervious to vibration, pounding and varying weather conditions. The LED unit is powered by three batteries similar to those that are commonly found in watches. Contact Huffy Sports Co., N53 W24700 S. Corporate Circle, Sussex, WI 53089; (414) 820-3440; fax: (414) 820-1395; www.huffysports.com.
LonWood Natural flooring line has a real-wood look without the cost of its upkeep, the company states. It comes in nine colors and is impervious to water, spills and most household and industrial chemicals. It comes in a standard 6-by-60-foot roll and it can be welded for sanitary and seamless installation. Contact Lonseal Inc., 928 E. 238th St., Carson, CA 90745; (800) 832-7111; (310) 830-7111; fax: (310) 830-9986.
Linray Enterprises has introduced it Panther Yoga mat line in royal blue due to high consumer demands, according to the manufacturer. The mats come individually packaged in a carton of 18, says the company. The mats are sold directly to clubs at wholesale prices for resale to participating members. Contact Linray Enterprises Inc., 167 Corporation Road, Hyannis, MA 02601-2204; (800) 537-9752; (508) 778-1667; fax: (508) 778-4643; www.linray.com.
Digital Training Assistant
Schwinn’s fitness advisor system will integrate the Physical Genius Digital Training Assistant into its fitness advisor system, the companies say. The new Schwinn option will allow the training program to be downloaded to the hand-held DTA and will instruct users on how to proceed with training and record their workout performance. Contact Physical Genius, 1105 Tyalorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977; (215) 369-9830; fax: (215) 369-9832; www.physicalgenius.com.