PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Life Fitness Forms New Cable Motion Series

Series Offers Fitness Facilities Advanced Strength-Training Options

Life Fitness recently introduced three units in the company's newly formed Cable Motion series of strength-training products — chest press, shoulder press and total leg. The series also includes the dual adjustable pulley, cable column, cable motion row and cable motion pulldown.

All the units in the Cable Motion series feature the simplicity of selectorized systems, as users only have to set the weight pins and start to lift. Unlike traditional selectorized machines that typically have fixed paths of motion, these pieces allow users to define their own paths of motion. This distinctive feature increases exercise variety and enables advanced strength training.

Upper-Body Training Options

The chest press and shoulder press are equipped with independent handles, enabling users to work one arm at a time to help correct muscle imbalances and promote muscle coordination. Dedicated weight stacks for each arm enhance the smooth feel of the exercise.

Lower-Body Training Unit

By attaching the ankle strap and setting the weight pin in the Total Leg piece, users can perform hip extension, flexion, abduction and adduction exercises. The unit features a 1:4 resistance ratio, which allows for a lower starting resistance for the user. This feature, coupled with the short travel design of the weight stack, permits exercisers to safely train high-speed movements., The Total Leg system has side rails for stabilization to ensure safety. A 190-pound weight stack is standard.

Life Fitness
10601 W. Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(800) 634-8637
Fax: (847) 288-3703

[email protected]
www.lifefitness.com

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

Life Fitness, a Brunswick company (NYSE: BC), is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. Its cardiovascular and strength-training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used in health, fitness and wellness facilities, as well as in homes worldwide.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:

Cable Motion Series Units

  • Cable Column
  • Cable Motion Chest Press
  • Cable Motion Pulldown
  • Cable Motion Row
  • Cable Motion Shoulder Press
  • Cable Motion Total Leg
  • Dual Adjustable Pulley
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    Life Fitness
    10601 W. Belmont Ave.
    Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (800) 634-8637
    Fax: (847) 288-3703

    [email protected]
    www.lifefitness.com

    COMPANY BACKGROUND:

    Life Fitness, a Brunswick company (NYSE: BC), is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. Its cardiovascular and strength-training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used in health, fitness and wellness facilities, as well as in homes worldwide.

    Life Fitness Unveils Lifecycle Recumbent Exercise Bikes

    New models complete revamped Lifecycle exercise bike offering.

    Continuing its 34-year Lifecycle exercise bike heritage, Life Fitness recently introduced the 9500RHR, 9100R and 8500R commercial Lifecycle recumbent exercise bikes. The new bikes are designed to be even easier to use and offer a wider variety of programming options than the previous models.

    Advanced Design

    The new models boast the same sleek, dynamic design found in all Life Fitness commercial cardiovascular products. In addition, they have a contoured back-supported seat that positions the user comfortably behind the pedals and 34 seat adjustment options to fit users of virtually any height. To accommodate a large segment of users, the bikes' “wide ride” pedals measure 5 inches across (25 percent wider than previous versions) and have 11 strap adjustment positions.

    Extending the know one, know all philosophy, the new bikes are equipped with Life Fitness' universal console. Standard on all Life Fitness commercial cardiovascular products, this console makes programming even easier and offers greater programming options. Its integrated reading ledge and lower console display enable exercisers to read while simultaneously viewing program profiles and making workout program changes.

    The Lifepulse heart rate sensors, a hallmark of Life Fitness' cardiovascular products, are conveniently located on the ErgoGrip handlebars of the 9500RHR so users can measure and monitor their heart rates through the company's patented digital heart rate monitoring technology.

    Programming and Durability Enhancements

    With the Autostart feature, the console automatically powers up immediately upon pedaling and will default to the manual program after 15 seconds, allowing for as few entries to be made by the user as possible. The new plug-in option, available on the 9500RHR unit, requires less effort to start the bike and is ideal for rehabilitation purposes, active older adults or beginning exercisers.

    On-the-fly programming allows users to switch from one workout to another at any point without restarting or losing accumulated time, distance and calorie measurements. To accommodate exercisers of different fitness levels, the 9500RHR offers 25 levels of resistance, and the 9100R and 8500R have 20 levels.

    Through the Lifepulse technology, riders can use the bikes' five interactive heart rate Zone Training workouts. Six Hill Plus workouts, an Aerobics Trainer program (builds speed variations up and down throughout) and the classic Hill, Random and Manual workouts are standard on all three models. In addition, the Personal Trainer program allows fitness professionals to customize up to six workouts for their clients.

    Self-powered, the bikes can be placed anywhere in a facility.

    Biangular: The Stimulation and Strengthening of Muscles Without Joint Stress

    When the human body exerts force through multiple planes, contrasting torque patterns are inherent. Magnum has created the least obstructive and safest pathway to generate torque from point “A” to point “B,” whether starting or finishing at the median plane, while passing through the sagittal and frontal planes. Less sophisticated designs force wrist, elbow and shoulder joints into unnatural circular paths, away from the body's core.

    The Biangular mechanism guides the human body through motion that comes naturally, rather than forcing the user to define their own path of motion. Magnum accomplishes this with multiple, ergonomically designed handles and Biangular technology based on the origins and insertions of muscles. Anyone can tap the potential of this advanced technology. There is no learning curve. With nothing more than a seat adjustment (in most cases) Magnum Biangular will deliver perfect form for every repetition for any user.

    2201 12th Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    (800) 372-0554, (414) 764-4068
    Fax: (414) 768-7047
    [email protected]
    www.magnumfitness.com

    MAGNUM'S COMMITMENT:

  • Talk less and listen more.
  • Counsel wisely and with objectivity.
  • Partner in our client's growth.
  • Be a proactive problem solver.
  • A trusted business resource.
  • Raise the bar each day.
  • Push the limits of the possible.
  • Create a culture of success.
  • Serve unselfishly.
  • Strengthen our industry.
  • Invest in our relationships.
  • MAGNUM FITNESS SYSTEMS MADE FOR THE WORLD
    Circle No. 108 or visit
    freeproductinfo.net/club

    2201 12th Ave.
    South Milwaukee, WI 53172
    (800) 372-0554, (414) 764-4068
    Fax: (414) 768-7047

    [email protected]
    www.magnumfitness.com

    MAGNUM'S COMMITMENT:

  • Talk less and listen more.
  • Counsel wisely and with objectivity.
  • Partner in our client's growth.
  • Be a proactive problem solver.
  • A trusted business resource.
  • Raise the bar each day.
  • Push the limits of the possible.
  • Create a culture of success.
  • Serve unselfishly.
  • Strengthen our industry.
  • Invest in our relationships.
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    Breaker Benches

    Magnum revolutionizes Olympic benches.

    Every facility is looking for new products that will motivate members, improve their workouts and make training safe.

    Free weight training has been on the rise for the past few years. Most manufacturers now offer complete lines of sophisticated plate load machines to help members make the transition from the circuit area to the free weight area. But little or nothing has been done to the main staple of every free weight area — Olympic benches. Magnum's patent pending Breaker Benches are about to change the free weight area — forever.

    In the mid-'80s most manufacturers started to angle the uprights or racks on Olympic units back away from the lifter rather than making them at a 90-degree angle to the floor. This design took the uprights out of the users' lifting path, making lifts safer by eliminating the chance of the lifter hitting them during their exercise. Unfortunately, this design puts undue stress on the lifters' shoulders (a common injury area) when breaking the bar from the bench. The only safe way to prevent this stress is to have a spotter help break the bar for the lifter.

    Magnum Breaker benches eliminate the need for a spotter to help break the bar. They also eliminate any undue stress to the lifters' shoulders, allowing them to break the bar effortlessly. Breaker Benches are truly the greatest advancement ever made in Olympic benches.

    Novice lifters to heavy trainers will appreciate the ease and safety of Breaker benches. Facility owners and managers will love the simplicity of Magnum Breaker benches.

    Breaker benches look like any other Olympic bench with uprights angled back. The difference is they are hinged on pillow block bearings. Lifters get into a normal lifting position reaches up and grips the bar. At this point lifters can break the bar as they always have or they can have the Breaker bench assist them by slowly pulling the bar forward rather than lifting it off the uprights. The bar will move into their position of power, eliminating the external rotation of their shoulders. Now they can lift the bar straight up. The uprights fall back into their normal position, out of the lifters' path. After completing their exercise set, the bar is re-racked as usual.

    Nautilus

    Nautilus is the world's preeminent manufacturer of selectorized, plate-loaded and free weight strength training equipment with distribution in more than 60 countries across the globe. Founded in 1970, Nautilus pioneered the concept of variable resistance training and for the first time brought strength training to the general population.

    XPLoad

    Nautilus introduced a new line of plate loaded equipment that is unsurpassed in the industry — XP-Load. The Nautilus XP-Load line features a patented four-bar linkage system that ensures correct movement during exercise. “Smart Arm” linkage technology allows for multiple movement paths coupled with accommodating strength profiles unavailable until now in plate-loaded units.

    Functionality, enhanced by comfort and convenience, is at the core of the Nautilus philosophy on every piece of equipment. Movement arms that travel within the machine's footprint area, and weight plate storage horns that are located within the frame of the machine, ensure safety and maximum use of floor space.

    Nitro

    In many facilities floor space is at a premium. Big machines can occupy too much space and limit the number of options you can offer to your customers. The competitively priced, single-station weight stack equipment with weight adjustments in 5-pound increments from Nautilus features a low height profile and compact footprint ideal for heavy-use facilities and designed for a wide range of fitness levels and body types. Nitro machines offer a challenging workout and superb fitness results, but use less valuable floor space. These compact units pack maximum power into a minimal package with the quality and biomechanics that only Nautilus can offer.

    Schwinn Fitness

    Schwinn has been supplying fun, fitness and a healthy lifestyle since 1895. Today, the comprehensive Schwinn Fitness line comprises more than 40 pieces of cardiovascular fitness and strength training equipment for the commercial and retail markets, including the innovative Schwinn Evolution and Evolution-SR indoor cycles, the RiPP (Resistance Performance Program) Pro strength training unit, and the 417p and 427p elliptical trainers.

    IC®Evolution

    Though the fitness industry is renowned for its fads, indoor cycling has established itself as a group exercise activity that is here to stay. The company that started the Indoor Cycling revolution has introduced the Schwinn Evolution and Evolution-SR bikes, the latest version of Schwinn's original group exercise cycles. The Evolution features the Schwinn Smart Release system and a one-piece design that provides a sleek, new look with smooth curves that reduces trapped moisture. This new frame represents the greatest leap forward in indoor cycling bike style since the category's inception. The Schwinn Evolution indoor cycles are further examples of the innovative and high-quality products the industry has come to expect from Schwinn Fitness.

    StairMaster

    StairMaster invented the original stairclimber fitness machine in 1983 and has expanded its product offering to deliver a family of fitness products that include ClubTrack® treadmills, Momentum® exercise bikes, Crossrobics® full body trainers, and the popular StepMill® and FreeClimber® steppers. With a long history in sports medicine, StairMaster is committed to delivering results — helping people get healthy, stay healthy, control weight, live longer and have fun while exercising.

    Freeclimber® 4600CL Stairclimber

    With a great feel and features like ergonomically designed side handrails and smaller easy-grip upper body handles with integrated contact heart rate, the cordless FreeClimber 4600CL is the newest in state-of-the-art climbing exercise. The 4600CL features the high technology of the C40 console with six workout programs, 20 levels of intensity, scrolling performance feedback and constant contact and telemetry heart rate monitoring. A built-in entertainment system provides volume and channel control for commercial entertainment systems.

    The Nautilus
    Health & Fitness Group
    1886 Prairie Way
    Louisville, CO 80027
    (800) 864-1270

    COMPANY BACKGROUND:

    The Nautilus Health & Fitness Group is the commercial/retail division of The Nautilus Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of branded health and fitness products with direct, retail and commercial sales channels worldwide. The Nautilus Health & Fitness Group owns some of the most recognized names in the industry with a portfolio that includes Nautilus®, Schwinn® Fitness, StairMaster® and Quinton®. Consumers worldwide know and trust our brand names more than any others in the fitness industry and actively seek them out in exercise facilities and retail outlets.

    Circle No. 110 or visit freeproductinfo.net/club

    The Nautilus
    Health & Fitness Group
    1886 Prairie Way
    Louisville, CO 80027
    (800) 864-1270

    COMPANY BACKGROUND:

    The Nautilus Health & Fitness Group is the commercial/retail division of The Nautilus Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of branded health and fitness products with direct, retail and commercial sales channels worldwide. The Nautilus Health & Fitness Group owns some of the most recognized names in the industry with a portfolio that includes Nautilus®, Schwinn® Fitness, StairMaster® and Quinton®. Consumers worldwide know and trust our brand names more than any others in the fitness industry and actively seek them out in exercise facilities and retail outlets.

    Circle No. 111 or visit freeproductinfo.net/club

    Spa Partners Launches Club Aroma New Steam Room Aroma Range

    Spa Partners, formerly known as ChemSpa, has rebranded its best-selling steam room aroma range under the Club Aroma name. Spa Partners now offers 11 aromas including its world-famous Club Aroma Eucalyptus (formerly Eucalyptus Inhalation concentrate). Other aromas include Alpine (formerly Sauna Scenta), Caribbean Breeze, Cherry, Citrus, Coconut, Lavender, Menthol, Mentholyptus, Mint and Oil of Wintergreen.

    All of the oils were personally selected by Jerome Rudy, a world-renowned aroma specialist and president of Spa Partners. Rudy earned his Ph.D. in chemistry at Columbia University, and has dozens of patents through his work at Merck & Co., Unilever and other blue-chip companies. His life-long commitment to products that ‘work with nature’ manifests in the aromatherapy quality of the products.

    The Club Aroma Steam Room Aromas are available in quantities ranging from one gallon to 55 gallons. Their amazingly low price ranges from $28 to $37 per gallon, depending on quantity purchased.

    “Unless properly fragranced, many steam rooms wind up smelling like a swamp. A 1-2 combination punch of superb aroma with regular cleaning is the key to successful steam room management,” says Rudy.

    Spa Partners also offers our Chem Spa Steam Room Cleaner for less than $10 per gallon.

    “Nothing will lose your customers quicker than a steam room that smells less than pleasant. Conversely, an aromatic steam room is a sure customer winner,” according to Rudy.

    Spa Partners also provides simple and reliable aroma dispensing systems. Our SteamAroma Micro (only $345 with rebate) is a fully automatic aroma pump, which is wired directly into the steam generator. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, it packs a mighty punch, and is able to fragrance even the largest steam room.

    For the ultimate in ‘keep it simple,’ our spray bottle with or without tether is the answer. Simply place the spray bottle on a shelf outside the steam room or sauna. The tether prevents theft and unauthorized spillage.

    For saunas, Spa Partners offers Club Aroma Sauna Aromas, dispensed by our SaunAroma Deluxe. For in-club massage or profitable resale to your members, Club Aroma Aromatherapy Oils in 1.69 oz. bottles are a marvelous addition.

    Here is what George Berheim of Gold's Gym in Santa Rosa, CA, had to say about Club Aroma. “With 3,000 members, keeping our steam room smelling fresh and beautiful is essential. Your Club Aroma Eucalyptus makes this happen. It's far better than anything we've tried.”

    Spa Partners
    (800) 243-6772
    Fax: (973) 386-9055

    [email protected]
    www.spapartners.com

    COMPANY BACKGROUND:

    Spa Partners is a manufacturer of health care and personal care products, and services health and fitness facilities, schools, hospitals and wellness centers. By purchasing directly from the manufacturer, substantial savings are available, along with “one-stop shopping” convenience.

    Spa Partners provides personal care amenities such as hair and body wash, shampoo, liquid soap, moisture lotion, deodorant, conditioner, antiperspirant, shaving crème, hair spray and aftershave lotion.

    Spa Partners can also make custom-blended batches in virtually any color and fragrance. Also, a deluxe array of dispensers, pumps and sprayers are supplied. In addition, we offer a complete line of maintenance, cleaning and whirlpool products.

    Circle No. 112 or visit freeproductinfo.net/club

    Sports Art
    19510 144th Ave NE
    Suite A-1
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (800) 709-1400
    Fax: (425) 488-8155

    www.sportsartamerica.com
    [email protected]

    COMPANY BACKGROUND:

    With more than 20 years of design and manufacturing excellence to the company's credit, it's no wonder that SportsArt is firmly established as one of the world's premier fitness brands. Its breakthrough innovations have established the company as a technical and performance leader in commercial cardio products.

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    Rethink, Reshape, Redefine

    SportsArt's multiple innovations provide a new generation of cardio products designed to deliver more effective and efficient workouts for the user, and superior value and longevity for the facility.

    Who says lightning doesn't strike twice? SportsArt has followed up its hugely successful 8300 Total Body Elliptical Trainer with its breakthrough 6300 series commercial treadmills.

    Featuring innovations such as the FlowTec system and CardioAdvisor, the 6300 series treadmills clearly break new ground. The FlowTec system is a multicomponent cooling, cleaning and filtration system that reduces maintenance and extends the life of motors and electronic components. Consisting of integrated side venting, a turbine fan on the motor and a 6-segment filter, the FlowTec system facilitates significant air exchange that cools all components while evacuating particulates too fine to be captured by the filter. The result is a substantially cooler and cleaner operating system.

    CardioAdvisor is the only heart rate training system currently on the market that shows the user, via large 0.8-inch LEDs, their high, low and mid-range target heart rates — as well as their actual heart rate during the workout. By providing all of this data, users are constantly aware of what their actual heart rate is relative to their training goals. Utilizing this information allows all users to derive maximum benefit from their heart rate training.

    SportsArt's 8300 Total Body Elliptical Trainer with patented electronically adjustable stride length was introduced in late 2001. It has been universally accepted as the most innovative dual-action elliptical on the market and has quickly become SportsArt's best selling commercial product. Facility owners and directors who appreciate creative solutions that deliver tangible, real-world benefits will look closely at these fine products.

    Quiet Iron: When silence reigns king.

    TROY® Barbell has extended its product line to include multiple Quiet Iron products. Quiet Iron products help to protect floors and equipment while reducing noise. The most recent addition to the Quiet Iron lineup is the TROY® Urethane EZ Grip plate with a patented interlocking design. The Polyurethane coating makes it virtually indestructible, odor-resistant and quiet. Special bushings help prolong the life of the plate and causes less wear on international bars. Another Quiet Iron option is the TROY® 2-inch rubber-encased EZ Grip patented interlocking plate that comes coated with a special-formula virgin rubber that helps prevent odor and eliminate damage to floors and machines. In 2003, the TROY® line will also incorporate a 12-sided rubber-encased dumbbell. This commercial dumbbell is second to none with duel pinned heads, and is available in sizes from 3 pounds to 120 pounds.

    Quiet Iron extends into the VTX® line with the solid steel rubber-encased Bumper Plates. Bumper Plates are one piece and fully encased with high quality rubber. The thin design allows for easier handling. The VTX® rubber-encased dual-side flange plate also exhibits the Quiet Iron characteristics. Another popular product is the VTX® rubber-encased octagonal dumbbell that is a solid cast dumbbell encased in rubber. It comes with all steel chrome contoured (ergo) handle, pinned heads for commercial use, and is available in 23 sizes ranging from 3 pounds to 100 pounds.

    TROY® Quiet Iron speaks many words without making a sound. TROY®: The brand of iron.

    TROY Barbell
    2516 Fairway Park Dr.
    Houston, TX 77092
    (800) 872-7767
    Fax: (713) 957-3577

    www.troybarbell.com
    [email protected]

    COMPANY BACKGROUND:

    Troy® Barbell was founded in 1985 and has since remained at the forefront for providing innovative, high-quality strength equipment. TROY® Barbell consist of three distinct product lines which include commercial products by TROY® Barbell, home products by USA Sports and the VTX® institutional line.

    With a corporate commitment to innovation, performance and customer relationships TROY® Barbell will be a welcome addition to your facility.

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