The Fast Track to Great Abs

Give your members a lift. The Ab Coaster® is guaranteed to get your members off the floor and talking about the most incredible ab workout in years. Its unique design delivers an intense abdominal workout that is as effective as the hanging leg lift but easier and more comfortable than any other ab exercise. The Ab Coaster®:

  • Promotes core stabilization while exercising the abdominals through a full range of motion.
  • Targets the transverse abdominus, obliques and the rectus abdominus.
  • Has a curved track that mimics spinal flexion, virtually eliminating hip flexor involvement and low-back stress.

P.O. Box 9 • Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: 866-219-5335 •
www.abcoaster.com

The Ultimate Abdominal Machine

Abcore abdominal training machine (patent pending) isolates frontal abdominals and obliques with simple seat adjustment. With bio-mechanical movement, Abcore trains the entire abdominal region without stressing the lower back by maintaining the structural integrity of the spine during contractions of the abdominals. It prevents injury to the spine by emphasizing muscular stabilization of the abdominals, as well as the para-spinal musculature. Unique to Abcore is the ability to vary resistance; positioning the weight plate on the lower peg decreases resistance, and positioning the weight plate on the upper peg increases resistance. This gives Abcore the ability to accommodate beginners with weak abdominals as well as elite athletes with strong conditioned abs.

Phone: 800-748-8525 • www.abcoreinc.com

Affiliated Acceptance Corporation

Affiliated Acceptance Corporation was founded in 1989 on the principal that every facility, large or small, deserves the same professional quality services at the same great price. AAC has multiple levels of participation to fit your exact business model. With leading software options, Web services, customer care and industry-leading in-house collections including skip tracing and monthly credit bureau reporting, AAC has you covered. The resources and integrity of your billing company is a direct reflection of your business. That is why it is so important to choose a billing company that shares the same goal as you, including growing your business and providing outstanding customer service.

P.O. Box 790001 • Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
Phone: 800-233-8483 • E-mail:
m_plewa@affiliated.org
www.affiliated.org

Andrea Pugliese Insurance Services

Andrea Pugliese Insurance Services has been providing liability, property and workers' compensation insurance to the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Health clubs are their only business, thereby offering you the best quality, knowledge and unmatched customer service.

P.O. Box 720 • Warrington, PA 18976
Phone: 800-664-5489 • E-mail:
andrea.pugliese@comcast.net
www.apinsuranceservices.com

EXO Chair: The Latest in Pilates-Based Group Programming

The EXO Chair from Balanced Body provides a fun and challenging Pilates-based strength workout within a small storage footprint.

Our turn-key EXO Chair packages offer combined instructor training and equipment at a low cost per person — perfect for commercial fitness facilities ready to begin a Pilates program or train existing staff.

The EXO Chair package is also an ideal way for you to introduce Pilates to your members through group fitness classes. You can quickly turn a profit, with a minimal investment.

Chairs sold at $745; packages start at under $6,800, including training for six instructors and six chairs.

8220 Ferguson Ave., Sacramento, CA 95828
Phone: 800-745-2837 •
www.pilates.com

Club Management Software and Billing

As an enterprise-level suite of tools, Conexion is designed to help you run your club at maximum efficiency and position your club for expansion — in a single or multiple location(s). Conexion's strength is in its consulting team of industry professionals and unparalleled customer service. Our clients are our testament to our reputation for having a secure, one-of-a-kind intuitive design, with a scalable technical architecture that fully takes advantage of the benefits of automation.

Modules include membership front-desk management, point of sale, scheduling, sales and prospecting, and more. Fully integrated billing programs help club operators better manage their accounts receivable.

Visit the Conexion website at www.conexionllc.com or call us at 1-800-780-0115.

23 Fontana Lane, Suite 111, Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone: 800-780-0115 •
www.conexionllc.com

EVERLAST® Flooring Rolls and Tiles

Customers continually rate EVERLAST Performance Flooring No. 1 in fitness flooring for quality, durability, value and service. Available in custom-cut roll lengths and tile dimensions to fit any fitness area, our roll goods mean easy and fast installation and a virtually seamless appearance. Our 36-inch-by-36-inch tiles are suitable for smaller areas or for adding touches of color throughout your facility. Choose from a selection of 28 standard colors, or select from our palette of more than 30 color granules for a customized appearance.

New: We've introduced 22 brand new color combinations.

Visit www.everlastflooring.com for more information.

715 Fountain Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 888-383-7655 •
www.everlastflooring.com

New PowerTower® Wireless Handle

efi Sports Medicine® introduces a groundbreaking innovation in fitness: the new Wireless Handle with a remote control feature — the perfect partner for Total Gym® PowerTower®. PowerTower, a motorized version of efi's flagship Total Gym incline training machine, facilitates multi-plane, high performance functional sports training using body weight as resistance — allowing for unrestricted range of motion, core integration and proprioception. Now PowerTower includes a wireless control inside the unit's cable pulley handle, allowing users to incrementally change the incline resistance level anytime during an exercise in progress from the palm of their hand.

7755 Arjons Dr., San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 800-541-4900 •
www.efisportsmedicine.com

Hampton Fitness Products

Hampton's new urethane coated Gel-Bars are changing the landscape of group exercise once again. By strategically placing the urethane color coated grips, we have eliminated all of the guesswork of where to position your hands during your workout. Our various urethane translucent coatings add vibrance and life to your high-energy classes. Backed by a five-year warranty, the Gel-Bars carry the strongest group exercise warranty in the industry.

1913 Portola Rd., Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 877-339-9733 •
www.hamptonfit.com

The Most Efficient Way to Manage Group Laundry

Laundry Loops® — the time- and money- saving alternative to mesh bags or brass pins for managing daily laundry of teams and groups. Garments stay sorted while they wash and dry. Clothes get cleaner and dry in half the time required for mesh bags. Laundry Loops® eliminate snagged garments and dented dryer drums caused by brass pins. Laundry Loop® with Sock Snare (Pat. 6,038,748) is the original laundry strap — and it's still the most efficient way to manage group laundry. Voted “America's Best” group laundry time-saver.

P.O. Box 5167 • Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone: 888-246.5667 •
www.laundryloops.com

Paramount Acceptance

Built on the foundation of commitment and service to our clients, Paramount Acceptance provides an impressive array of Web-based applications to manage your business needs. Boasting our ASP.NET SQL Server technology, your clubs only need an Internet connection to achieve 24/7 access. Our comprehensive front-desk software suite also includes a maintenance log/task manager plus a corporate sales site. Our software features personal training session tracking and provides robust reporting capabilities to help you track and manage your programs. Incorporate the latest Microsoft fingerprint identification hardware into the secure PT check-in process to create the most innovative and reliable management tool. Contact business development at 1-800-316-4444.

4725 S. Holladay Blvd., Ste. 100, Holladay, Utah 84117
Phone: 800-316-4444 •
www.paramountacceptance.com

Give Your Members What They Need

Performance Food Centers was created with one goal in mind: to seek out and provide the highest quality natural and wholesome food products to people who care about their bodies.

With that in mind, we focus our efforts on creating a place within health clubs where members can acquire healthy products and sound nutritional advice. Our juice bars — rather, your juice bar — should function as both a value-added service for your members and a profit center for your bottom line. We are a one-stop shop. We offer design and layout packages, marketing, training, product supply and everything in between.

59 Airport Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (888) 732-9151 •
info@performancefoodcenters.com

Turnkey Fitness Solutions From Polar

Looking for that edge to draw in potential customers and retain membership? The answer is Polar's cardio coaching program. With cardio coaching, your club can utilize Polar's BodyAge System and heart rate monitors to assess member fitness and create a program for improvement. Cardio coaching opens new streams of revenue because it allows you to transition cardio-only members into personal training clients. This, in turn, increases member fitness and retention, which helps you increase your bottom line and build your business. So what are you waiting for? Tap into the gold mine from your low-involvement members with Polar's fitness technology.

1111 Marcus Ave, Ste. M15, Lake Success, NY 11042
Phone: 800-290-6330 •
www.polarusa.com/clubtechnology

Power Systems: Small Storage Rack for BOSU®

When every square inch of studio or training space is valuable, efficient equipment storage is vital. Power Systems introduces the Small Storage Rack for BOSU® to help you increase the safety of your facility and decrease the clutter by getting the BOSU®s off the floor. This welded steel rack holds up to six inflated BOSU®s and easily rolls through a standard doorway, so you can take your BOSU®s where they are needed.

Phone: 800-321-6975 • www.power-systems.com

What an Amazing Workout Glove

This new high-tech glove covers all the angles. Just check out some of its features: double stitching throughout for long-lasting durability, abrasion resistance and performance, and padded double-layered fingers and palm with special pressure-absorbing padding on inner thumbs for added comfort. The built-in fully adjustable dual Velcro closure with a 2-inch Neoprene wrist wrap offers full and complete support. The gloves feature a patent-pending easy removal feature with Pull-EEZE Finger Pockets, which remove your gloves in one easy pull.

Convenience, style and performance all rolled up into one workout product. What more can you ask for? There is also a limited lifetime guarantee that assures your gloves are defect-free and quality assured. Yes, it's true. You can pick up a pair at your local retailer or online.

18 Strathearn Ave., Unit #26, B-North
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, L6T 4Y1
Phone: 866-299-9969 •
www.progryp.com

ABC Wipes Kill TB & The Flu

Spa Partners, America's leading locker room amenities supplier, has just launched ABC Wipes, the world's toughest gym equipment wipe. ABC Wipes have by far the highest-tested germicidal effectiveness and are approved by the EPA.

Originally developed for medical equipment, ABC Wipes are alcohol- and bleach-free, which means they won't damage your precious equipment.

Your accountant will like them, too, since they are available for as little as $22.95 per 800 wipes, which equates to 6 cents per cleaning/disinfecting.

Remember, if your wipes only clean but are not antibacterial and lack EPA approval, switch to ABC… ASAP.

Phone: 800-243-6772 • www.spapartners.com

Strive to Make a Difference

Strive is recognized as the “Ultimate Fitness Circuit.” Revolutionize your circuit training with Strive's innovative machines.

Strive is the preferred choice of health clubs, celebrity trainers, members, professional athletes and anyone who wants the best results in the least amount of time. If your members have never experienced Strive — they have never experienced strength training.

Strive Smart Circuits — supported by our 90-day, money-back guarantee, including freight (certain restrictions apply) — provide a complete fitness solution in 30 minutes or less. When it comes to strength equipment, Strive, with its patented Smart Strength technology, is the preferred choice.

400 Southpointe Blvd., Plaza 1, Ste. 120
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Phone: 800-368-6448 •
www.strivefit.com

Twin Oaks Works Where You Work

Twin Oaks offers the most reliable, affordable and secure EFT billing — we are one of only a few providers in this industry that is certified as CISP compliant — and we've structured all data storage and processing to safeguard member information.

Free to our monthly billing clients, we supply robust, feature-rich, easy-to-use software. In addition to our desktop software, we now offer iSoftware — plug-ins that allow clubs and their members to manage information over the Internet from anywhere.

  • Powerful, full-featured, easy-to-use software
  • Integrated billing and collections
  • Unlimited, free technical support

Visit us online or call for more information and a demo.

1463 Berlin Tpke., Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 866-278-6750 •
www.tosd.com

Zebra Card Printer Solutions

The trusted name in card printing worldwide. Your members are your most important asset. Set your fitness center apart with membership cards created in-house and on-demand with Zebra's New P120i plastic card printer. Its advanced design delivers the world's first dual-sided, compact card printer at an unprecedented price. It enables you to print membership cards, employee IDs, loyalty cards and gift cards with ease, versatility and affordability. You can even encode magnetic stripes while printing to track memberships, activities or balances due. Trust Zebra card printers for their reliability, and you'll keep your customers and staff happy.

1001 Flynn Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 866-569-9076 • E-mail:
cards@zebra.com
www.zebracard.info/club1