Beautification covers from Jade fit tightly on your existing wall, shower or mirror Jade dispensers. For those customers already using Jade's patented dispensing system, there is no re-install needed. The acrylic covers can feature a club's full-color logo for free.
Contact: Jade Distribution Inc.; phone: 800-785-5233; www.jadedistribution.com.
BodyTogs are weighted “sleeves” worn under clothing on the calves or forearms to increase the weight load. BodyTogs add six to 10 pounds of weight, depending on size. These extra pounds automatically increase the calories users burn throughout the day and help to increase users' fitness level from walking the dog to cleaning the house or climbing stairs. BodyTogs feature a no-show design that fits snugly and comfortably under a user's clothing.
Contact: BodyTogs; phone: 727-507-8400; www.bodytogs.com.
Zogics' alcohol-free instant foam hand sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of harmful germs and bacteria and is non-irritating, non-toxic and fragrance free. Like most sanitizers, it does not require water to dissolve and won't cause dryness of the skin after repeated uses. The dispenser can be placed in a variety of places throughout a club. The sanitizer also comes with gallon refills for high-volume settings.
BV Entertainment's Fit For Sound Universal music player includes an iPod dock and was created for group fitness instructors. The device features video outputs, easy-to-read controls, RCA jacks and pro-grade XLR outputs.
Contact: BV Entertainment; phone: 800-770-9770; www.bventertainment.net.
The Dynamo mini lantern contains nine bright LED lights and features a charge indicator and circuit protector. The lantern is good to have during power outages and features an internal generator for a rechargeable battery that doesn't need to be replaced. One minute of winding it up provides 10 minutes of light or the ability to talk on the phone for one minute. The lantern comes with a 12V-DC car adaptor and can also be charged using an AC wall adaptor.
Contact: eGear; phone: 800-582-3861; www.essentialgear.com.
Octane Fitness' Pro4500 elliptical cross-trainer is made for heavy health club usage. It uses the concept of SmartStride, an interactive function that monitors the exerciser's pace and direction and adjusts the stride length. The product retails for $5,599 and can be purchased directly from Octane Fitness or specialty fitness retail stores.
Contact: Octane Fitness; www.octanefitness.com.
Horizon Fitness' E1200 elliptical is part of a four-piece equipment set. The E1200 is an incline trainer that allows an iPod to be connected to it and has eTRAK Performance Tracker technology that includes power incline and variable resistance. Other features include a 19-inch stride length and a heavy-duty 17.6-pound flywheel that offers a smooth workout. The E1200 also comes with 16 pre-programmed exercises.
Heat Trak's line of outdoor mats prevents health club members from falling and slipping on their way into the facility during the winter. The mats cover stairs and sidewalks, and they continuously help melt snow and ice. The mats also have a repeated chevron pattern to provide extra traction. Heat Trak mats are designed to lay on existing surfaces and can be removed for storage.
Jeanne “Bean” Murdock wrote the “Every Excuse in the Book” book, which gives less energetic people a reason to exercise. The book combines research, humor, wit and other means to answer 120 excuses why someone would not exercise. The book retails for $15.95 and can be purchased online.