SpectraSan 24 is a hard-surface, fast-acting disinfectant that is highly effective in killing the various types of Influenza A, including H1N1, a.k.a. the Swine Flu virus. It is 100 percent biodegradable, safe, and is the only registered disinfectant assigned the lowest toxicity rating (IV) by the EPA. SpectraSan 24 is strong enough for use in medical facilities and health clubs, and is safe enough for use in areas frequented by children, such as day care centers and schools. SpectraSan 24 is based on a new patented molecule called Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, or SDC. SDC is an electrolitically generated source of stabilized ionic silver that, when formulated as a disinfectant, is powerful yet safe, colorless, odorless and non-staining, according to the company.
Contact: BioTech Medical LLC; phone: 201-573-0300; www.spectrasan.com.
ASF International's new business support tool, Dashboard, was designed to give up-to-the-minute reports on a health club and its profit centers to allow club owners to easily pinpoint strengths and challenges, then quickly take action and correct issues that need to be addressed. Dashboard specifically assesses deposits, new sales statistics, tracks prospects and attendance, examines scheduling, and analyzes point-of-sale revenue. The new business assessment tool is now available to any client using ASF's billing services and software.
Contact: ASF International; phone: 800-227-3859; www.asfinternational.com.
Special Projects Audio released the new Evo True Wireless microphone that combines the input from hundreds of trainers and managers across the country to deliver a waterproof, sweatproof, lightweight, wireless, battery-free, recharging wireless system. Evo True eliminates the need for a bodypack and combines waterproof construction with a built-in rechargeable battery and an FCC-safe 16-channel transmitter in a lightweight, head-worn microphone. By miniaturizing the electronics and placing the transmitter comfortably behind the ear, the Evo remains stable and secure, even during the most rigorous activity.
Contact: Special Projects Audio; phone: 866-491-2677; www.specialprojectsaudio.com.
Having the technical skills to be a personal trainer does not guarantee success. It takes different kinds of skills and planning to cultivate profits. Thus, trainers need a good foundation in business practices and marketing. “Business Mastery” by Cherie Sohnen-Moe is used in more than 1,300 schools internationally and is required in more than 600. The fourth edition includes new information about how to effectively negotiate, keep up with research, deal with difficult clients, increase career longevity and attract clients. It also includes insights into how a strong brand image and Internet marketing can boost business growth.
Contact: Sohnen-Moe Associates; phone: 800-786-4774; www.sohnen-moe.com.
These eco-friendly yoga bolsters with side straps are made with a washable microfiber cover and feature airCORE Technology for a soft, convenient prop. The core of the bolsters is a proprietary construction comprised of recycled PET and 100 percent cotton. The ultra-soft microfiber cover is removable and machine washable with an invisible zipper. The bolsters, which weigh 4 pounds each, come in five colors: kale (green), glacier (light blue), sunset (pink), thunder (dark grey) and dune (tan).
Contact: Manduka; phone: 323-932-4105; www.manduka.com.
Fusion III solid state lighting offers a slim ceiling recessed profile and numerous finishes. Fusion III is designed to use high-output, long-lasting, energy-efficient, white LEDs with a custom reflector to allow for optimum light output. The housing is constructed of durable die-cast aluminum with a polycarbonate lens. Fusion III is UL damp location listed, and optional emergency platforms are available. It features a 120/277 dual voltage input with surge protection and Intelli-Charge for self-diagnostics to continuously monitor all critical functions of Fusion III. Plus, the optional self-testing feature satisfies the monthly periodic testing requirements in NFPA 101 and the IBC. A maintenance-free, sealed nickel metal hydride battery allows for 90 minutes of emergency power.
Contact: Chloride; phone: 910-259-1000; www.chloridesys.com.