The following suppliers will converge in Chicago next month, bringing their products and services with them.

ABC Financial Services Inc.

Actfit.com

Adams Business Media

Advercise

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America

Affiliated Acceptance Corp.

3101 Mercier, Suite 407

Kansas City, MO 64111

Company statement: Affiliated Acceptance Corp. provides payment processing via checking/savings account, credit card, debit cards, coupon books and/or monthly statements. Added services include full collections, bureau reporting, skip tracing and ability to update the front desk system 24 hours a day. Clients may also manage their accounts from anywhere in the world via the company's interactive Web site account manager.

Agilent Technologies

Alliance Laundry Systems

Allied Van Lines

American Body Building Products

American College of Sports Medicine

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

5820 Oberlin Drive, Suite 102

San Diego, CA 92121-3787

Company statement: The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting active, healthy lifestyles and their positive effects on the mind, body and spirit. ACE accomplishes this mission by setting certification and education standards for fitness instructors and through ongoing public education about the importance of exercise.

American Service Finance International

12596 West Bayaud Ave., Suite 100

Lakewood, CO 80228-2018

Company statement: From fitness studios to large athletic clubs, ASF International is one of the premier business-support companies for growing clubs. Billing services include EFT, bank drafts and monthly coupon booklets. Computer systems and club management software include free upgrades and technical support. Other services include point of sale, collection services, Web site design and birthday cards.

Andrea Pugliese Insurance Services

Aphelion Inc.

1100 Nasa Road 1, Suite 606

Houston, TX 77058

Company statement: Aphelion's Fitness and Health Management software has everything you need to manage your clubs. It includes in-house billing, member and guest tracking, fitness testing, health risk assessment, point of sale, sales and marketing, scheduling, picture check-in and reports. Aphelion's software helps to reduce billing costs, improve retention, increase memberships, expand retail sales and maximize profits. Aphelion is the preferred software by most franchises and is recommended by numerous management and consulting firms.

Aqua Massage International

Aquatrend

ARC International

Aspen Information Systems

Association Insurance Group

Athletic Business

Audio Visual Now

Automated Payment Services

Back Systems Inc.

Balanced Body Pilates Equipment

7500 14th Ave., Suite 23

Sacramento, CA 95820

Company statement: Since 1976, Balanced Body has reportedly designed and manufactured the world's largest line of Pilates equipment for rehabilitation and fitness. The Pilates Club Program features the Allegro Reformer for group exercise and personal training, a unique design that folds flat and stacks for storage. Balanced Body is renowned for furniture-quality Pilates equipment in rock maple.

Biosig Instruments

Body Bar Systems

Body Cycle & Millennium Fitness International

Body Drench Systems

Body Masters Sports Industries

Booking Plus

Brewer's Ledge Inc.

Brickhouse Fitness Products

BroadcastVision Fitness Cinema

Cadex Systems

Cardio Coach

CardioTheater

24420-D N.W. Nicholas Court

Suite 12

Hillsboro, OR 97124

Company statement: Inspired by members' need for fun and motivation in fitness centers, the Cardio Theater Exercise Entertainment system was launched in 1993. Since then, Cardio Theater systems have been instrumental in creating fun, nonintimidating environments in fitness centers around the world. Cardio Theater is extremely user-friendly; with a pair of headphones and the simple push of a button, members tune in to the entertainment selection of their choice.

Centaur Floor Systems Inc.

CheckFree Corp.

Classic Woodworking

Club Industry Magazine

Club Marketing & Management Services

Club Resource Group

Club Systems

ClubCom

ClubMarket.com

ClubRunner

1080 East Indiantown Road, Suite 202

Jupiter, FL 33458

Company statement: ClubRunner club management system software is more than just an industry-specific system. ClubRunner was designed by health club management professionals to address the unique needs of health club operators. Since 1985, Club-Runner has made an ongoing commitment to product development and customer support, assuring you that the product you purchase today will not be outdated tomorrow.

Concept II

Connor Sports Flooring

Criterion by Mass Production Inc.

CRS Corp.

CSI Software

CSSI

Custom Design Systems

200 Daniels Way, Suite 210

Freehold, NJ 07728

Company statement: PowerManagement software is the powerful productivity tool designed exclusively for the fitness industry. PowerManagement uses the latest imaging technology to give clubs total control over front-desk check-in, getting them out of the membership card business.

Cybex International

10 Trotter Drive

Medway, MA 02053

Company statement: Cybex is a leader in the design and manufacture of premium quality strength and cardio equipment. The company offers biomechanically correct Cybex-branded strength training and human-movement products. The Trotter-branded cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, cycles, Hiker) is also available.

Cytech USA/Tomahawk

DAS International

Design-TEC Lockers/Young Fabricated Products

Dinoflex Manufacturing Ltd.

DirecTV

2230 E. Imperial Highway

El Segundo, CA 90245

Company statement: Launched in the summer of 1994, DirecTV reports that it has become America's top digital television service. The company offers access to more than 210 digital-quality channels, all with picture and sound so sharp and clear you'll find it hard to believe that you're watching the same TV set.

Dodge-Regupol Inc.

DRJ & Associates

E-Zone Networks Inc.

Eltron Card Printers Group

Extreme Blendz Juice Bar

EyesWatching.com

Fabiano Designs International

First Credit Services Inc.

Fitdigital.com

FitLinxx

860 Canal St.

Stamford, CT 06902-8924

Company statement: FitLinxx is the leader in and the endorsed standard for fitness networking, with compatibility endorsements from more than 30 manufacturers of fitness equipment. The FitLinxx Interactive Fitness Network has proved to help facilities attract a broader member base and retain members longer by providing the personalized attention and feedback needed to help ensure member success.

Fitness Management Magazine

Flex Equipment

Futrex Inc.

Future Fitness International

Gamebike

Gerstung Floor Systems

Ground Zero

Harbor Linen

Healthclub.com

9842 Hibert St., #242

San Diego, CA 92131

Company statement: Healthclub.com is an online global network providing business and marketing services to facilities and trainers, and information and locator services to consumers. Healthclub.com connects the world of fitness through a global directory of subscriber Web pages that includes facilities, trainers and organizations. Healthclub.com is developing the worldwide yellow pages of fitness providers, services, and products.

Heart Rate Inc.

Heart Set

Hoist Fitness Systems

Hollman Inc.

Hot Skins Body Wear

Icarian Fitness Equipment/Fitness Products International

Icon Health & Fitness

Ideal Products Inc.

Incliner Enterprises

Interactive Nutrition Network

International Fitness Professional Association

International Fitness Resources

International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)

International Sports Sciences Association

International Tanning Equipment

Iron Grip Barbell

1567 Sundland Lane

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Company statement: With the introduction of its unique Iron Grip Olympic weight plate in 1993, Iron Grip established itself as on innovator in the free weight industry. Since then, Iron Grip has strived to improve not only upon existing free weight designs, but also on their construction, to bring its customers the most cutting-edge products built using the most advanced materials and design technology. Iron Grip's signature plate design features a unique 12-sided anti-roll shape. The company also offers a Group Strength line and the competitively priced IGX Strength line.

Isignupnow.com

Ivanko Barbell Co.

P.O. Box 1470

San Pedro, CA 90733

Company statement: Ivanko manufactures a large selection of plates, bars, collars and dumbbells. The philosophy at Ivanko Barbell has remained the same since its beginning. The company will only design and produce quality products. There is no compromising. Although the product line over the years has become the focal point, Ivanko's commitment and dedication to servicing its clients with courtesy and reliability has to exceed the industry standards.

Jacob's Ladder Inc.

6662 Boston State Road

Hamburg, NY 14075

Company statement: Jacob's Ladder Inc. manufactures a patented climbing machine with ladder-type rungs on a non-motorized continuous treadmill. An innovative alternative to climbers, treadmills, and other aerobic devices, Jacob's Ladder places little stress on the back and eliminates the pounding that occurs in many forms of exercise. Jacob's Ladder provides high-intensity cardiovascular workouts in a relatively short amount of time.

Jam'n Fitness Corp.

Jewell Jorgensen Insurance Associates

K & K Insurance Group Inc.

Kamparts Inc.

Keiser Sports Health Equipment

Kidzfit International

Kidzpace

Kraiburg of America Inc.

Labrada Bodybuilding Nutrition

Landice Treadmills

Legend Information Systems

Life Fitness

10601 W. Belmont Ave.

Franklin Park, IL 60131

Company statement: Life Fitness, a Bruns-wick company, is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. Its cardiovascular and strength-training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used in health, fitness and wellness facilities, as well as in homes, worldwide.

Life Measurement Systems

Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

LPG USA Inc.

M-F Athletics Co.

Magnum Fitness Systems

2201 12th Ave.

South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Company statement: Since 1978, Mag-num's philosophy has been to listen to and address customers' needs. Today, the Magnum line consists of selectorized and plate-loaded units that feature Biangular technology, and free-weight and cardiovascular products that provide customers with a large selection of quality-engineered fitness systems.

Max Rack

Maytag Corp.

McArthur Towels Inc.

Medtronic Physio-Control

11811 Willows Road NE., P.O. Box 97023

Redmond, VA 98073

Company statement: Medtronic Physio-Control pioneered defibrillation more than 30 years ago. Today the company is reportedly the world's largest pioneer of external defibrillators to hospitals, emergency medical services, targeted responders, and other trained providers who rely on its LifePak products. Together with its parent, Medtronic Inc., the company offers an unbeatable line of defibrillation devices.

MedX Corp.

1401 N.E. 77th St.

Ocala, FL 34479

Company statement: Integrated into every MedX products are decades of experience and millions of dollars of independent, university-based research. Each machine is designed to achieve efficiency in training by offering resistance curves matched to tested and proven strength profiles. Biomechanical precision and low-friction operation make MedX state-of-the-art. Engineering excellence and high-grade components mean that MedX equipment requires virtually no maintenance other than cleaning, and is backed by a five-year warranty on moving parts and 10 years on the frame.

METAbeat Inc.

MicroFit Inc.

Multivision Frequen-Sees

National Council of Strength & Fitness

Nautilus International

709 Powerhouse Road

Independence, VA 24348-0708

Company statement: Celebrating more than 27 years of fitness industry leadership, Nautilus features complete lines of selectorized equipment (e.g., Nitro), plate-loaded ma-chines and free-weight accessories.

Netpulse

Nicros Inc.

NuStep Inc.

5111 Venture Drive, Suite 1

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Company statement: NuStep Inc. was founded in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1987 by Richard Sarns and a team of exercise physiologists to bring the benefits of exercise to people at all ages and stages of fitness. Today, the company's belief in prevention and wellness guides its research, development and testing to health and fitness equipment. The NuStep TRS 4000 is developing new markets for exercise products.

Nutrilab

Nutrition Clubstores

Omron Healthcare Inc.

Oreck Vacuum

Oscoda Plastics Inc.

Palos Sports

Paramount Fitness Equipment

6450 Bandini Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90040

Company statement: Paramount Fitness Corp. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and innovators of strength-training equipment. More than 95 products are included in the Paramount Performance Free Weight and Total Body line, Performance line variable resistance circuit, A.R.T. Advanced Rotary Technology and Direct Power systems, Paramount Lady, and FitnessLine single and multi-station systems.

Parrillo Performance

Pawling Corp.

Peak Performance

PentesPlay by GameTime

Personal Training on the Net

Polar Electro

370 Crossways Park Drive

Woodbury, NY 11797-2050

Company statement: Polar Electro invented the first EKG-accurate, wireless heart rate monitor in 1979. It was designed to allow the Finnish Nordic Ski Team to monitor workouts. This became known as intensity training and was adopted by athletes worldwide. Polar has been at the forefront of product design and training information. Its aim is to help people achieve their exercise or training goals and assist in rehabilitation.

Power Music

Power Systems Inc.

PR Nutrition

Precise Exercise Equipment

P.O. Box 676

Chester, NJ 07930

Company statement: Precise Exercise Equipment offers the Club Pro Bench. Any level of fitness can be accommodated by the bench's unique angle adjustment system, which ranges from a 20-degree incline to a 10-degree decline. The company also offers the BackFlex Pro, for massaging aching back muscles while providing therapeutic extension to the lower spine.

Precor

20001 N. Creek Parkway

Bothell, WA 98041

Company statement: Precor manufactures cardiovascular, strength and flexibility equipment that helps set the fitness industry standard for quality and innovation. By following strict design standards and by using only the highest-quality materials, Precor ensures that its products maximize exercise enjoyment and efficiency for exercisers throughout the world.

Premise Products

Promaxima

Q-Sport

4430 Hollister Ave.

Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Company statement: Q-Sport LLC is committed to truth, integrity and quality. To assist others achieve optimum health, Q-Sport offers state-of-the-art programs and products, such as the Qruzer indoor cycle, and shares a tried-and-true lifestyle philosophy. Understanding that total wellness includes a sound mind, Q-Sport supports the Mental Health Miracles Foundation.

Quantum Fitness Corp.

RB Rubber Products

Reebok International Ltd./CCS Fitness

1895 J.W., Foster Blvd.

Canton, MA 02021

Company statement: Reebok/CCS Fitness is a pioneer in elliptical technology and a leader in innovation. As a global provider of cardiovascular equipment, the company was the first to introduce a total-body elliptical climber and runner. Another first for the industry is a stationary bike that moves with the natural motion of the user's body.

Revgear Sports Co.

Riedman Insurance

Roma Steam Baths Inc.

Sales Makers

Schwinn

1690 38th St.

Boulder, CO 80301

Company statement: Over the last 30 years, Schwinn's fitness department has expanded into a full-service fitness company. Its comprehensive line of quality products includes weight systems, steppers, treadmills, rowers, upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, interactive fitness networks and much more. Its catalog is loaded with a diverse product lineup. From the time-tested Airdyne exercise bike to the Johnny G Spinner bikes, there's something for everyone's fitness level.

Science Foods

SciFit

5616A S. 122nd East Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74146

Company statement: SciFit produces high-performance treadmills, climbers, upright and recumbent bikes, elliptical exercisers, and upper-body and all-body rotary exercisers that meet the needs of a wide range of individuals served by the fitness and health care industry worldwide. SciFit has combined its Fit-Quik 30-minute workout with its patented Cardio-Key wireless exercise technology to form an attractive profit center.

Sebastian Custom Warm-Ups

Shapemaster USA

Solrac Design

Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp.

Sports Display

Sports Solutions

SportsArt America

15500 Woodinville-Redmond Road, Bldg. C, Suite 100

Woodinville, WA 98072

Company statement: SportsArt has been providing high-quality, high-value cardiovascular equipment since 1981. With distribution in more than 70 countries worldwide, SportsArt is one of the best-known names in international club fitness circles. SportsArt offers club products for every major cardio category: treadmills, ellipticals, climbers, bikes and rowers. With a corporate commitment to innovation, value and new product development, SportArt will be an appreciated addition to your facility.

SPRI Products Inc.

StageStep Inc.

2000 Hamilton St., Suite C200

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Company statement: With 30 years of experience providing specialty flooring to the health, fitness, dance and theatrical marketplace, StageStep introduces a new concept that reportedly makes your life a whole lot less complicated - Total Solutions. From your entranceway to your weight room, aerobics room, lobby, spa, running track, locker room, pool, basketball, multipurpose area and cafe, StageStep can provide materials, quotes, technical support, installation and maintenance products.

StairMaster Health & Fitness Products Inc.

12421 Willows Road, N.E., Suite 100

Kirkland, WA 98034

Company statement: StairMaster is a leading manufacturer of fitness equipment addressing the needs of diverse customers and is renowned for its quality products and exceptional commitment to service. StairMaster is committed to effective exercise. The company has a long history in sports medicine, offers a full family of fitness products, and is committed to helping people stay healthy, control weight, live longer, and have fun while exercising.

Star Trac By Unisen Inc.

14410 Myford Road

Irvine, CA 92606

Company statement: Best known for its commercial treadmill, Star Trac offers a complete line of high-quality fitness equipment, including the TR4500 treadmill, bikes, steppers and elliptical trainers. Star Trac also offers Precision Cycling and Trekking group programs.

Stayhealthy.com

Streamline Fitness Equipment

Strive Enterprises

Sun Berries

Susan K. Bailey Advertising

Tanita Corp. of America

2625 S. Clearbrook Drive

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Company statement: Throughout its 75-year history, Tanita Corp. has been recognized as the world's leading manufacturer of digital weighing and innovative health monitoring equipment. Its commitment to research and education about the effects of obesity has resulted in the development of a complete line of body composition analyzers. Already accepted in the medical field, Tanita's products are now widely used in the fitness market, providing trainers with fast, accurate information about their clients.

Task Industries

TimeTrade

Tools System Management

TouchFit (NewCom Technology)

Tri-Bar Gripping Systems

Troy Barbell & Fitness

True Fitness Technology

Universal Nutrition

Vita Mix

WinningHabits.com

Woodway USA

Worldpass4fitness.com

2901 Longbeach Road

Oceanside, NY 11572

Company statement: Developed by fitness professionals, World Pass For Fitness is an innovative new program offering business, corporate and vacationing travelers complete access to a worldwide network of affiliated health clubs. Each club in the network offers members and guests the World Pass For Fitness membership. The club network represents over 750,000 fitness-minded individuals.

Worldwide Sport Nutrition Supplies

10540 72nd St.

Largo, FL 33777

Company statement: Founded in Utica, N.Y., in 1992 by Dave McCabe, president and CEO, Worldwide Sport Nutritional Supplies is known primarily in the United States as the makers of the Pure Protein Bar. Worldwide continues to supply innovative and cutting-edge supplements to the marketplace with its full line of sports products, including protein powders, creatine, fat-loss aids, energy and endurance supplements, and sports drinks.

York Barbell

List is current as of 8/14/00