A look in any fitness magazine — or any fitness facility group exercises schedule — and it is evident that mind-body-spirit (MBS) classes are booming; and we may just be at the forefront.
Balanced Body offers the Pilates Allegro Reformer. The Allegro Performer is the centerpiece of profitable Pilates group and personal training programs worldwide. This space-saving machine rolls into place, folds flat and stacks for storage. At just 102 pounds, the Allegro is easy to move and stack reducing the need for a separate Pilates studio. The equipment is fully adjustable to fit people of all heights safely. Includes a five-year warranty. Balanced Body, 8220 Ferguson Ave., Sacramento, CA 95828; 1-800-745-2837; fax: 916-379-9277; email@example.com; www.pilates.com.
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Maximize space and profit potential with the Peak PilateSystem™ — a complete package combining space-saving, multi-use Pilates equipment with unparalleled instructor training. Peak's innovative Total Workout System® combines three pieces of equipment: the Reformer, Cadillac and Mat in one compact footprint without sacrificing quality or performance. The Peak PilateSystem Instructor Training program is ideal for fitness professionals and provides a solid foundation for new instructors to teach small group classes and privates sessions. Package pricing available. Contact: Peak Pilates, 4865 Riverbend Rd., Ste. 200, Boulder, CO 80301; 800-925-3674; www.peakpilates.com.
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PowerHouse Pilates is a full-service provider of Pilates education and consultation for fitness and rehabilitation professionals. The education curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each fitness center by complementing the existing knowledge of the instructor. There are support materials available such as books and videos. They also offer consultation on the business of Pilates programming. Contact: PowerHouse Pilates, 442 West Main St., Monongahela, PA 15063; 877-716-4879; 412-480-4468; www.phpilates.com
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The Formostar Infrared Body Wrap is an effective method of body shaping, rapid targeted inch loss and pain management that gets dramatic results after just one session. The wrap requires 10 to 15 minutes of staff time for every hour of operation. No disrobing for your clients or messy solutions or gauze bandages. Each wrap is positioned around the parts of the body your client wants to target for body shaping or pain management. The body wrap uses infrared radiant energy to penetrate the body's tissues to a depth of more than 1.5 inches. This heat accelerates the enzymes in the body causing the metabolism to increase and burn 900 to 1,200 calories per 50-minute treatment. Contact: ShapeMaster USA, 7421 Northwest 83rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73132; 877-433-4720; International: 405-722-4720; www.shapemaster.usa.com.
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STOTT PILATES™ provides all-gain no-pain workouts, teacher training and superior quality equipment for both at-home and professional practitioners. Clients range from the Princess of Brunei to Xena, the Warrior Princess, to professional athletes such as tennis great Martina Navratilova and hockey star Eddie Belfour. STOTT PILATES™ 29 new videos offer the mind-body benefits of contemporary Pilates blended with modern exercise science. Contact: STOTT PILATES, 2200 Yonge St., Suite 1402; Toronto, Ontario M4S 2 C2 Canada; 800-910-0001; fax: 416-482-2742; www.stottpilates.com.
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Xercise features the IMX Pilates. The IMX (Integrated Movement Xercize), a new generation of Pilates programs, has been critically reviewed by publications including Self, Fitness Magazine, Shape and the New York Times. Currently taught in fitness clubs across the nation, “IM=X packs more of a strength-training punch than Pilates.” IMX incorporates rings and body bars for resistance and the Xercizer, an updated version of the Pilates reformer, for a more athletic workout. Contact: 177 Route 206 Chester, NJ 07930; 908-879-2212; 800-IMX-1336 for certification; 866-IMX-PROD for products, videos; www.xercise.com.
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YogaFit® Teacher Training level I is a two-day workshop that gives instructors the tools to create dynamic, user-friendly, fitness-oriented yoga classes. The program is internationally acclaimed, ACE, AFAA and IHRSA accredited. Included in the training are class format handouts, an illustrated manual and quality yoga mat. YogaFit® Seniors is a two-day teacher training that allows instructors to modify original YogaFit classes into variations designed to increase the fitness level of individuals 55+ in age. Senior YogaFit incorporates all the advantages of challenge and self-pacing for all levels and ages of this large population. Contact: YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, 1332 ermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 888-786-3111; 310-376-2702; fax: 310-376-1036 general; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.yogafit.com.
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