Pilates

Power Systems' Pilates Versa-Tube allows the user to have reformer-like resistance workouts without heavy, complicated and expensive equipment. The products' set of four connected resistance tubes targets core muscles and are connected to a center nylon strap with two tubes that have padded handles and two other tubes that have adjustable foot/ankle cuffs. The three resistance levels (light, medium and heavy) help increase flexibility, improve postural alignment and strengthen and lengthen muscles. Contact: Power Systems, Inc., 2527 Westcott Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37931; phone: 800-321-6975; www.power-systems.com.

Strength Equipment

Life Fitness expanded its Hammer Strength Olympic Heavy-Duty product line with the OHD Combo Rack. The new rack boasts durability, functionality and ease of use, enabling facilities to provide optimal team training for enhanced sports performance. The OHD Combo Rack has training stations on each side, so two athletes can train simultaneously. The unit also has two Dock ‘N Lock stations that allow users to secure optional adjustable benches in the proper position. The Hammer Strength Olympic Heavy-Duty series also includes a 6-foot-by-8-foot Olympic lifting platform and four oak inserts. The platform can be used to define a specific area for completing a variety of Olympic lifts and training exercises, either as a stand-alone unit or in conjunction with a wood insert and rack. Contact: Life Fitness, 5100 River Rd., Schiller Park, IL 60176; phone: 847-288-3300; www.lifefitness.com.

Gloves

The new Training Grip has been updated for increased flexibility and breath-ability. The top of the glove features neoprene with a suede top cover that gives the glove a flexible, comfortable and velvety feel. In between the fingers, the glove features a Lycra Mesh material. The glove's palm features TechGel Comfort Pads that mold to the hands, protecting them from the stress of active training. A curved finger design offers a natural and flexible fit, and the extended finger length helps maximize hand protection. The Training Grip is available in three designs. The WristWrap Training Grip comes in a charcoal/black color combination and retails for $30. The manufacturer's patented WristWrap technology helps stabilize the wrist with adjustable but gentle pressure, keeping the wrist in the proper position while training. The Men's Training Grip comes in a blue/black color combination and retails for $25. The Women's Training Grip is specifically designed for a woman's hand and comes in a charcoal/black color combination. It retails for $25. Contact: Harbinger, 35 Executive Ct., Napa, CA 94558; phone: 1-800-729-5954; fax: 707-257-5843; www.harbingerfitness.com.

Catalog

The 2006 180-page general catalog from Lyon Workspace Products features safe, secure storage solutions involving nine major product categories, including safety and ergonomic products, lockers, workspace furniture, storage cabinets, shelving, storage rack, modular drawer cabinets, tool storage and more. The catalog is headlined by a wide selection of all-welded, heavy-duty products to meet the market demand for increased safety, security, durability and convenience. New products include a new line of heavy-duty storage racks. Contact: Lyon Workspace Products, P.O. Box 671, Aurora, IL 60507; phone: 800-323-0096; fax: 630-892-5747; e-mail: leads@tmemail.com; www.lyonworkspace.com.

Flooring

Taraflex® Sports Flooring introduces four new sports flooring products. Taraflex® Sport Performance Plus and Taraflex® Sport M Plus offer fitness centers, gymnasiums and sports facilities enhanced shock absorption rates that exceed those of thicker floors made from other materials. Sport Performance Plus has a 41 percent shock absorption rating and Sport M Plus has a 35 percent shock absorption rating. Sport M Plus with 7 millimeters of thickness works for permanent and portable uses such as indoor running, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, team handball, badminton, table tennis and child care centers. Install 9-millimeter-thick Sport Performance Plus for energy return for fitness and aerobics, indoor running, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and team handball. Taraflex® Multi-Use 5.0 and Multi-Use 3.0 meet the demands of multipurpose applications. These synthetic floors feature comfort, shock absorption, no vibration and indentation resistence. Both floors are durable and economical to purchase, install and maintain for activities including basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and child care. Contact: G2I, Inc., 3715 Northcrest Rd., Suite 23, Atlanta, GA 30340-2830; phone: 800-727-7505; fax: 770-455-4577; e-mail: info@g2ii.com; www.gerflortaraflex.com.

Pool and Spa Test Strips

The AquaChek® test strip measures high-range free chlorine for a wide range of applications including sanitization and disinfectant in and around pool and spa facilities. This test measures free chlorine in the range of 0 to 600 ppm (mg/L). The product is packaged for professional use with 100 test strips per bottle providing a low cost per test. Contact: AquaChek, PO Box 4659, Elkhart, IN; phone: 1-888-278-2243; www.aquachek.com.