Something Different

Vario brings unprecedented freedom and quality of movement to Technogym's Excite+ line. Vario is a cardiovascular cross-training machine that seamlessly adapts to the user's stride length and preferred movement type. Users can enjoy a total-body workout by holding the moving handles, or grip the center handles for lower-body conditioning. The low step-up height, rear entry, fixed handrails and non-impact design provide a safe and accessible workout.

Technogym: 800-804-0952

Weight Plates

Foreman Products introduces its new line of ergonomically designed free-weight plates. The patent-pending features of the plate grip greatly improve ease of use and safety. As free-weight and plate-loaded equipment gains popularity among women and novice users, Foreman's design encourages this trend by allowing the plate to be picked up from the floor or separated on a rack easily and handled with greater comfort and security. The contoured and webbed grip ensures a secure hold on the plate by even small or wet hands during a heavy workout.

Foreman Products: 202-375-0434

Good Grip

The Iron Grip Functional Training Set is an easy and cost-effective way for fitness facilities to create their own dedicated functional strength training area. The set contains a pre-selected dumbbell assortment (nine pairs, ranging from 5 to 35 pounds) and a compact, space-saving rack. Iron Grip's urethane dumbbells offer welded handles, permanently engraved weight markings, and a hard-wearing American-made urethane exterior, making them heavy-duty and maintenance-free. The dumbbell rack is scaled down to make the most of limited space.

Iron Grip Barbell Company: 800-664-4766

Disease Free

Athletix Disinfectant wipes are a quick and convenient way for your employees to disinfect surfaces in your health club, fitness facility or spa. Most effective when used on hard non-porous surfaces, Athletix Disinfectant Wipes are premoistened, ready to use and ideal for disinfecting athletic and gym equipment, cycling equipment, weights, yoga mats, fitness balls, benches, lockers and more. The orthophenylphenol-free wipes contain no ammonia, bleach or alcohol and are safe for most surfaces found in fitness facilities and gyms.

Athletix Products by Contec Inc.: 800-289-5762