SCHILLER PARK, IL -- Life Fitness’ newest commercial exercise equipment will feature seamless iPod integration, the company announced. This connectivity makes it possible for iPod users to plug in and charge their iPods, watch video on the equipment’s large LCD screen and control the playing of their iPod music libraries from the console. The connection also powers and charges the iPod. Users can plug headphones directly into the equipment console or their iPod for audio while safely storing the music player in the iPod holding tray.

The first Life Fitness product featuring iPod integration will be demonstrated at the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association Convention March 28-31 in San Francisco and will be available in March, with the rest of the line to follow later in the year.