Panasonic's new Core Trainer maximizes the strength of the core body while minimizing joint stress, impact and aerobic demand. Much like horseback riding, the rocking motion of the Panasonic Core Trainer requires users to work various muscle groups to maintain balance. The new device not only builds core and thigh strength but also helps prevent knee and lower back pain as it burns calories and increases basal metabolism rate. The device's three program modes — forward, level and backward — allow users to focus on the development of different sets of muscles. It features a nine-stage speed adjustment with three movement programs, adjustable stirrups for comfort, a slow-speed start system for safety and a 15-minute program timer.
Contact: Panasonic Corporation of North America; www.panasonic.com/coretrainer.
A fusion of fashion and utility, Yoli-poli bags are made from genuine leather lined with high-quality cotton canvas with grommet detailing for ventilation, making sure that the user's mat is always able to air out, preventing it from deteriorating or retaining any unpleasant odor. The bags come in two styles: pink metallic and jet black. They retail for $250.
The Taraflex® Evolution System combines a wood substructure with DIN certification and a durable, multipurpose surface for a versatile sports floor. The flooring is ideal for facilities with college and professional sports and schedules that demand a safe, full-range, multipurpose floor for athletic, recreational educational and social activities. Depending on the surface selected for the top layer, the system will range from 30 millimeters to 37 millimeters thick, considerably thinner than wood floors. The low profile allows it to be installed for new construction or renovation projects over existing wood or synthetic floors.
Contact: Taraflex Sports Flooring by Gerflor; phone: 800-727-7505; www.gerflortaraflex.com.