Weight Sets

TruForm Fitness' IsoBar Olympic-style weight set has a side-to-side balance and symmetrical loading and unloading so that the bars stay at the center of the bar's gravity. The IsoBars provide users with less stress on their joints, enabling them to target specific muscle areas. Both free-weight and cable attachments are available for the IsoBars. The weight set is also compatible with Olympic weight benches, plates and racks.

Contact: TruForm; phone: 866-537-8837; e-mail: info@truform.com; www.truform.com.

Cooling Cloths

The Cool Pouch helps individuals who get overheated while exercising. The pouch is 100 percent cotton and uses only one cup of ice to cool the carotid arteries in the neck and help the body relieve stress from overheating. The Cool Pouch retails for $19.99.

Contact: Cool Pouch; phone: 865-712-7300; e-mail: customerservice@coolpouch.com; www.coolpouch.com.

Kids' Fitness

The FitBall Kids DVD focuses on making exercise fun and entertaining for children so that children don't feel like they are working out. Master trainer Taralyn Jensen created the DVDs, which include three fast-paced, mini workouts for children to enjoy. Balance, flexibility, coordination, core strengthening and cardio conditioning are just a few of the benefits of the program.

Contact: FitBall; phone: 800-752-2255; e-mail: orders@balldynamics.com; www.balldynamics.com.

Financial Reports

ASF International provides trend reporting for its clients on how to better track their financial situation. The computer software's attrition and collections trend reports help club owners decipher reasons why membership numbers may be decreasing. Club owners and managers can then determine where to make improvements to better their facilities.

Contact: ASF International; phone: 800-527-6898; www.asfinternational.com.

Mats

Plastex Matting's Heronrib mats make floors in pools, spas and health clubs less slippery. The mats are made of durable PVC that provides years of wear and tear for indoor and outdoor use. The mats come in five colors: oxford blue, ocean blue, charcoal gray, forest green and mulberry red. Each shipment comes in 33-foot rolls that can be cut to fit the desired area length, and the mats have ancillary strips to join pieces together.

Contact: Plastex; phone: 256-845-7725; e-mail: sales@plastexmatting.com; www.heronrib.com.

Circuit Equipment

SCIFIT's Fit-Quik Pods program gives users a full strength and cardio workout with just three pieces of equipment. It gives the user a variety of exercises moving in different ways every 15 seconds. The program can hold the attention of less enthusiastic people who want to exercise, making the program ideal for a first-time member or deconditioned client.

Contact: SCIFIT; phone: 800-278-3933; www.scifit.com.

Publicity

The Ultimate Fitness Publicity Kit contains a CD set that focuses on how to promote fitness. The CDs teach facility managers how to piggyback on current events, how to handle themselves in an interview, how to write meaningful and eye-catching press releases, and how to develop a celebrity image in the fitness industry.

Contact: The Ultimate Publicity Kit for Fitness Professionals; phone: 813-469-1100; e-mail: info@JimLabadie.com; www.howtogetmorepublicity.com.

Training Program

The Trainer's Inner Circle program for personal trainers is a 12-month program designed to help personal trainers create business systems to increase net income and decrease the number of hours worked.

Contact: Trainer's Inner Circle; phone: 270-982-9400; e-mail: pat@fitnessconsultinggroup.com; www.trainersinnercircle.com.

Workout System

MobileFit offers a customized, individualized workout program for fitness enthusiasts. Users can employ the program at fitness facilities by logging in at a kiosk that prints workout sheets. Users can record their accomplishments by entering their data, and the system tracks their performance.

Contact: MobileFit; phone: 866-420-3348; e-mail: info@getmobilefit.com; www.getmobilefit.com.

Mats

Aerobic Club Steps perform double duty by serving as an exercise platform and a bench for strength training, core development and flexibility. In addition, the Mat for Step is designed to go on top of the Aerobic Club Step or a step to cushion users while performing exercises that involve kneeling, sitting or lying down. For safety, the mats are not intended to be used while users are standing on the step.

Contact: Power Systems; phone: 800-321-6975; www.power-systems.com.

Gloves

Harbinger's Women's Pro Wash&Dry gloves are designed to fit a woman's hand. The gloves are black with subtle hints of pink and are smaller and narrower in the palm. The gloves still feature the familiar aspects of Harbinger gloves, such as featuring stretch ventilator mesh that allow the fingers to breathe and bend easily, as well as technology that allows for many washes. The gloves retail for $15 and can be bought in most independent, specialty-fitness stores and gyms.

Contact: Harbinger; phone: 800-729-5954; e-mail: rangleo@harbingersports.com; www.harbingerfitness.com.

Bikes

Expresso Fitness' S2u bike combines fitness and computer systems to provide a customized program to motivate the user. A rider can even choose an off-road option to get a more challenging workout. The S2u features a 17-inch LCD screen, steering, shifting and more to fully engage the body and mind. Users can also track their results and scores on www.expresso.net.

Contact: Expresso Fitness; phone: 888-528-8589; e-mail: contact@expressofitness.com; www.expressofitness.com.

Alternative Exercises

RMAX International founder Scott Sonnon developed Circular Strength Training (CST) to allow fitness enthusiasts to protect their joints and muscles from being strained while working out. The CST program has three wings and can be done individually or as a group. The first wing is Intu-Flow Mobility Wellness. Wing two is Prasara Yoga, and wing three is Clubbell Athletics.

Contact: RMAX International; phone: 678-867-7629; e-mail: info@rmaxinternational.com; www.RMAXInternational.com.

Underwater Treadmill

Aquabilt's underwater incline treadmill gives the user a low-impact, high-intensity workout that improves strength and burns more calories in less time than workouts on dry land. The treadmill is safe and easy to use for all ages and fitness levels. The underwater treadmill can be used in an in-ground or above-ground pool and can be left in the pool year round or taken out to store in a closet.

Contact: Aquabilt; phone: 954-294-6467; e-mail: info@aquabilt.com; www.aquabilt.com.

Entertainment

Jiggerbug delivers audio books, CDs and MP3-CDs to consumers directly. Jiggerbug allows members to multi-task by exercising their body and mind at the same time. The company delivers directly to a user's computer or home office with free shipping. Users can then upload material to their MP3 players. While the files have a two-week expiration date, the costs stay low.

Contact: Three Girls Media; phone: 408-929-8068; e-mail: info@threegirlsmedia.com; www.threegirlsmedia.com.

Rehabilitation Exercises

Rehabco's Life Glider 3000 helps elderly adults and injured people exercise more effectively. Physical therapist Alan Reitz developed the product because he was frustrated with not having the right equipment for his patients to use between therapy sessions. The Life Glider benefits patients who are recovering from hip or knee surgery, who are in cardiac or stroke rehabilitation, or those who are in prevention programs for falls, arthritis or Alzheimer's. It can be used in hospitals, nursing homes, physical therapy practices, and health and fitness clubs.

Contact: Rehabco Inc.; phone: 877-556-3127; bthomasson@roacoxmail.com; www.lifeglider300.com.

Disinfectant Wipes

The Sani-Cloth Plus Germicidal Disposable Cloth Wipes come in individual packets and are an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant designed specifically for hard, non-porous surfaces found in health care settings. A wipe kills 13 different microorganisms in five minutes or less. Sani-Cloths have a low-alcohol formula and are latex free. They come 50 to a pack for individual packets and 160 to 165 for the big canisters.

Contact: Professional Disposables International Inc.; www.pdipdi.com.

Pilates

Balanced Body's Pilates Arc was designed to build users' core strength and enhance spinal, shoulder and hip mobility. The Arc features a spine corrector, which offers a gentler curve and more rounded step, an exercise arc, which is meant to accommodate many body types, and the reformer wedge for back and head support and stability.

Contact: Balanced Body; phone: 800-745-2837; e-mail: info@Pilates.com; www.pilates.com.

Mind/Body DVD

Budokon's DVD set “Strength and Balance,” “Power and Agility,” and “Flow and Flexibility” highlights creator Cameron Shayne's yoga, martial arts and meditation skills. “Strength and Balance” helps lengthen and sculpt muscles while bringing greater harmony and clarity of thinking. “Power and Agility” is for the more experienced athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The DVD takes many sports to the next level using advanced techniques. “Flow and Flexibility” combines yoga, martial arts and meditation, and teaches the user to focus on areas of weakness and limited range while cultivating chains of energy and seamless transitions.

Contact: Budokon; e-mail: info@budokon.com; www.budokon.com.

Belts

SETWEAR Fitness' BOA Series Lifting Belt gives weightlifters a new way to support their muscles and spine. The belt features automatic tightening technology and is wedge-shaped with an ergonomic-contoured design to better support the spine. The interior of the belt is lined with CoolMax to help it breathe and pull moisture away from the body.

Contact: SETWEAR Fitness; phone: 877-738-9927; e-mail: info@setwear.com; www.setwear.com.

Hula Hoops

The hula hoop has made a comeback with the Elevation exercise program. The idea was to create a core strength-training program for club members. The idea of hooping has come about in gyms and is a low- to moderate-impact workout that combines free-form and patterned dynamic movements to train the stomach muscles.

Contact: Elevation; phone: 415-568-0819; e-mail: rosie@hooliehoop.com; www.hooliehoop.com.

Ellipticals

Horizon Fitness's EX-76 incline elliptical allows users to target specific areas of the body by adjusting the settings up to 16 degrees. It comes equipped with 16 pre-set programs, an MP3 port, premium speakers, an audio jack and an 18-inch long stride length.

Contact: Horizon Fitness; phone: 800-244-4192; e-mail: comments@horizonfitness.com; www.horizonfitness.com.

Mat Storage

Power Systems' Mat Cart stores Pilates, yoga and fitness mats. The Mat Cart can hold up to 120 thin mats and more than 60 thicker ones. The cart is easy to move from one part of the studio or fitness center to the other. It is made out of steel tubing with locking caster, so it won't roll away.

Contact: Power Systems; phone: 800-321-6975; www.power-systems.com.

Tennis Courts

It took NGI Sports nine years to develop environmentally friendly tennis court surfaces. The materials for its courts are recycled and sustainable, and NGI uses a Nova ProBounce system. The system does not put out fossil fuels or hazardous gases, making the environment cleaner.

Contact: NGI Sports; phone: 800-835-0033; e-mail: info@ngisports.com; www.ngisports.com.

Weight Benches

The Flat Top is a heavy-duty, lightweight, multifunctional training-support bench. The bench allows lifters who use free weights such as standard, Olympic and specialty barbells, dumbbells and kettle bells to obtain health and fitness results or enhance their athletic performance while also being safe. The Flat Top prevents injuries, enhances training performance, and protects flooring and other equipment from improper use.

Contact: Invention Home; phone: 866-844-6512, ext. 19; e-mail: member@inventionhome.com; www.inventionhome.com.

Pedometers

Kenz Lifecorder's series of activity monitors measures steps and activity minutes, and calculates calories expended during the day. The monitors can be used by fitness professionals to monitor their clients' weight loss or as a motivational tool to sustain their clients' exercise program. Health professionals and researchers can also use the product.

Contact: Kenz Lifecorder; phone: 866-312-8144; www.DPShealth.com.

Exercise Balls

The NRG Ball System includes two detachable foam-covered handles that allows users to perform rotational, diagonal, traditional and sport-specific movements. The system is built to improve core strength and stability. The balls are available in five, seven and nine pounds and can be used by themselves or with one or both handles.

Contact: Power Systems; phone: 800-321-6975; www.power-systems.com.

Nutritional Supplements

Pomology has developed five pomegranate-based formulas for specific functions and conditions: heart health, prostate health, menopause, joint and antioxidant health. Each product has a blend of proven ingredients that consumers can use for immediate and long-term relief. Pomology products contain pomegranate, blueberry, cranberry, grapeseed, green tea and broccoli.

Contact: Bullwater Health & Fitness; phone: 877-766-2010; e-mail: info@pomology.net; www.pomology.net.

Microphone System

BV Entertainment's Alesis USB microphone system enables fitness facilities to record message spots on the Internet-based, BV music and messaging system. Clubs can use the system to record numerous kinds of messages to promote revenue streams and marketing initiatives and messages for personal training, membership promotions, the pro shop, the snack bar, classes, new exercise equipment or community news. Local vendors may also purchase a spot on the system.

Contact: BV Entertainment; phone: 800-770-9770; www.bventertainment.com.

HDTV Screen

BV Entertainment offers the Phillips 15-inch digital LCD HDTV screen with ATSC tuner. The AXS15HD screen displays a sharp picture with detailed color and contrast. The screens have the ability to unscramble digital signals that allow a person to watch HD without an extra box to go with the system.

Contact: BV Entertainment; phone: 800-770-9770; www.bventertainment.com.