Treadmills have broad appeal to all ages and fitness levels and are the top-used equipment in health clubs. They need to be durable, reliable, comfortable, stable, easy to use and feature plenty of options from programmable control panels and workouts to varying incline levels. With summertime just around the corner, club members are hopping on treadmills to walk and run off winter weight. Check out the latest offerings from these manufacturers to see what is new and exciting.
Cybex International has introduced the Cybex Pro+ treadmill. It provides users with advanced functionality and workout data. It features a larger console enhanced with advanced technology and user-friendly functions and amenities. The quick start feature allows the user to enter a manual program with a single touch of the start key. The console features a split display and new heart rate technology, as well as dual water bottle holders and a CD player compartment. Contact: Cybex International, 10 Trotter Drive, Medway, MA 02053; phone: 508-533-4300; fax: 508-533-5500; www.cybexinternational.com.
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Since 1967, Landice has dedicated itself to producing the highest-quality treadmills and offers a five-year warranty. Landice treadmills can be found in thousands of commercial applications including health clubs, YMCAs, hospitals, firehouses, police stations, colleges, recreation centers and corporate facilities worldwide. Prices start at $2,995. Contact: Landice Treadmills, 111 Canfield Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869; phone: 800-526-3423; fax: 973-927-0630: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.landice.com.
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Life Fitness unveiled three new treadmills: the 97Ti, 95Ti and 93T. The units combine metallic silver and gray tones with a sleek industrial design to give them a contemporary look. For even more exercise variety and to make them easier to use, the treadmills' software programming has been enhanced. In addition, two integrated accessory trays, a CD/MP3 player holder, 4-horsepower AC motor, patented FlexDeck shock absorption system and Everwax automatic wax lubrication system are standard. Contact Life Fitness, 10601 W. Belmont Ave., Franklin Park, IL 60131; phone: 800-634-8637; fax: 847-288-3703; www.lifefitness.com.
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MAGNUM FITNESS SYSTEMS
Magnum Fitness Systems T111 treadmill is powered by a 6-horsepower brushless servo motor coupled with a unique servo drive. This MTD drive system produces ample torque for rehab patients to walk at 1/10th of a mile per hour and ramps up to 12 mph for competitive runners. Magnum's Dura-Deck requires no waxing, flipping or reversing. The Polymer suspension system cushions impact, which produces Magnum's trademark feel. Contact: Magnum Fitness Systems, 2201 12th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172; phone: 800-372-0554; fax: 414-768-7047; e-mail: email@example.com; www.magnumfitness.com.
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THE NAUTILUS HEALTH & FITNESS GROUP
Wayne Quinton built the first motorized treadmills for cardiac testing in 1953. In 1991, the first ClubTrack treadmills were manufactured for health clubs using Quinton's legendary and proven technology. Today, under the Nautilus Health & Fitness Group, our ClubTrack treadmills use the same equipment, procedures and dedication to quality. After 50 years of experience, our customers expect quality, with treadmills that lead the industry in dependability, longevity and value. Contact: The Nautilus Health & Fitness Group; 1886 Prairie Way, Louisville, CO 80027; phone: 800-688-9991; www.nautilushfg.com.
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Precor offers the C966 low impact treadmill. It is the ultimate running treadmill, with a 4-horsepower motor, 0.5 to 16 mph and -3 to +15 ramp, Ground Effects and Integrated Footplant responsiveness. It features 21 courses, pace, personal profile and segment. The treadmill also offers comprehensive diagnostics, efficient roller/drive, self-lubricated bed/belt, which adds life and maintenance ease. Touch heart rate, SmartRate and C-SAFE. Contact: Precor Inc., 20031 142nd Ave., NE, P.O. Box 7202, Woodinville, WA 98072-4002; phone: 800-786-840 or 425-486-9292; fax: 425-486-3856; www.precor.com.
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SCIFIT's 2003 model AC7000 treadmill features EAS, SCIFIT's Energy Absorption System. Users report enhanced comfort when walking or running due to this suspension system. The AC7000 also features a new drive system package designed to give smooth and efficient performance at speeds from 0.3 mph to 15 mph and an elevation range of 0 percent to 25 percent. The drive system includes a powerful 4-horsepower motor, an enhanced flywheel and carries a 4-year warranty. The heavy-duty AC7000 boasts a 500-pound user capacity. Other features include contact heart rate, easy to read control panel and a large walking surface. Contact: SCIFIT Systems Inc., 5151 S. 110th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74146; phone: 800-278-3933; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.scifit.com.
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SportsArt's new 6300 series treadmills offer the latest in innovation as well as industry-leading specs. The treadmill is powered by a new 4-horsepower motor with the proprietary FlowTec cooling system. These units also feature the revolutionary CardioAdvisor heart rate monitoring system. Contact: SportsArt America, 19510 144th Ave. NE, Ste. A-1, Woodinville, WA. 98072; phone: 800-709-1400; e-mail: email@example.com; www.sportsartamerica.com.
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Loaded with smart features, the new Star Trac Elite™ sports the IntelliTrac™ display with two personal fans, a weight scale that allows users to monitor their weight from the privacy of their treadmill and Star Trac's Pro Partner, which allows users to interact with their treadmill via their PDA. Contact: Star Trac, 14410 Myford Rd., Irvine, CA 92606; phone: 800-228-6635 or 714-669-1660; fax: 714-838-6286; www.startrac.com.
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For those who demand the very best, the ZTX 850 treadmill from True Fitness surpasses industry standards with its powerful 6-horsepower S-drive motor, 23-inch-wide running surface and the industry's best warranty at 5-year parts (motor/controller system) along with 3-year parts and labor. And, with its hydro-formed upright pedestals and brushed aluminum finish, it is a sleek-looking treadmill. Contact: True Fitness Technology Inc., 865 Hoff Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366; phone: 800-426-6570; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.truefitness.com.
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The correct e-mail address for Conexion that appeared in the Fitness Exchange on p. 65 in the April 2003 issue is email@example.com.
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June: Free weights
July: Selectorized equipment
August: Nutritional supplements
September: Plate-loaded equipment; day spa products
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