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With an average 10 million kids overweight in America, fitness and health professionals are looking for attractive exercise alternatives to get kids (and parents) excited about exercising regularly. “THE CHAMP” by Body Cycle, a manufacturer of indoor group cycles and group fitness programs, has been designed to tap into the needs of the youth fitness market. The cycle offers standard safety features, including a patented free-wheel system. Contact: Millennium Fitness International LLC, 63 Pointe Langlois, Laval, Quebec, Canada H7L 3J4; phone: 888-258-2496; fax: 450-625-9685;
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Iron Grip Barbell Company has released an updated version of the eWeight Planner program. The latest version, 2.0, features 14 participating fitness equipment manufacturers, as well as improved functionality and timesaving features. It has been streamlined to offer a cleaner interface with easier navigation. One-click on-screen commands can print, save and e-mail individual estimates in a condensed report format.Upgrading to the new version is easy. Iron Grip provides this tool to its customers and dealers at no charge. It is available for download at the company's web site. Contact: Iron Grip Barbell, 4012 Garry Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704-6300; phone: 800-664-4766; fax: 714-850-6910;
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“Kid's PE is designed for children ages 7 to 11 and is a non-intimidating, fun, safe circuit training program to introduce kids into a fitness lifestyle. Kid's PE will use the same accommodating hydraulic resistance as our adult PACE line so that the resistance will match the effort of the individual user and to eliminate peer pressure. Fitness must first be fun for kids otherwise they will not stick with it. Safety is also a primary concern, so our programs have been written by certified professionals and will include Certified Training with every package. Contact: Pro-Fit Enterprises, P.O. Box 852, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678; phone: 888-604-2244; fax: 949-888-1610;
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The ISO1000R and the ISO7000R Recumbent Bike is a must have in any club. SCIFIT's exclusive step-through seating makes getting on and off the machine quick and easy. Both bikes feature a comfortable, oversized recumbent seat, a resistance system three-phase combination generator, a user-friendly contact heart rate monitor and no minimum pedal RPM, ideal for rehabilitation and deconditioned users. Contact: SCIFIT Systems, Inc., 5151 S. 110th E. Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146; phone: 800-278-3933; fax: 918-254-4186;
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The patented technology behind SwimEx sports rehabilitation and conditioning pools continues to set new standards in the world of aquatic therapy and conditioning. That's why an increasing number of professional sports teams, college programs and Olympic training centers use SwimEx for training and conditioning. Only SwimEx sports rehabilitation and conditioning pools are capable of circulating 30,000 gallons of water flow per minute to create a wall of water that can be set at 40 different speeds — up to 6.5-miles per hour. Contact: SwimEx, 373 Market St., Warren, RI 02885; phone: 800-877-7946;
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Tri Power Handle is a simple, unique and complex piece of equipment that will complete any workout regimen. It is designed as an attachment piece for any cable exercise machine. The origin of the Tri Power Handle is for single arm isolation movements and exercises found in bodybuilding, weight training and rehab. Three major muscle groups are involved: the triceps, biceps and shoulders. Contact: Tri Power Handle, 24222 Undine St., Valencia, CA 91350; phone: 661-799-5840;
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