Weight Rooms/Strength Equipment
Cybex International Inc.
The new 21-piece premium Prestige Strength line combines striking aesthetics, innovative design, extreme durability and advanced biomechanics. All pieces feature smooth and stable adjustments, a low-profile design, clear and concise placards and brightly colored adjustment indicators to ensure a comfortable, safe and effective workout experience. Advanced features on key upper-body pieces include independent arm motion to encourage training variety, and select lower-body pieces come with an optional Range Limiting Device.
Dynamic Fitness & Strength
Designed for group and resistance training, the M3ZONE unit allows for hundreds of workout variations, including the adaptability needed to keep up with the latest fitness trends. Its versatility allows users to incorporate CrossFit, circuit, suspension and Olympic training techniques in just minutes. The unit features durable 11-gauge tubular steel, and 3-by-3-inch post construction allows use from every angle. Laser-cut numbered posts provide for easy adjustment of more than 30 attachments. More than 100 colors are available, as are custom laser-cut logo ball targets.
Fitness Flooring's Flecks line of rubber flooring is a popular choice for weight rooms and other high-abuse areas. The flooring is available in rolls, interlocking or square-cut tiles in a range of thicknesses, as well as myriad colors and concentrations, including custom colors. Flecks is made of recycled compounds, is warrantied against defects for five years and is easy to install.
Iron Grip Barbell
Iron Grip builds its Competition Bars to exact International Weightlifting Federation specifications, making them perfectly suited for Olympic-style lifting. Available in 20-kilogram and 15-kilogram models, bars are constructed in the United States from premium, product-specific steel to provide a balance of flexibility and elasticity. For optimal spin, each sleeve houses a precise combination of slick needle bearings and hard-wearing roller bearings.
Hammer Strength Select features a 22-piece line of selectorized equipment built to strengthen movements for the whole body, focusing on function to help exercisers meet their goals. Solid, reliable machines are built to stand up to the most intense training environments, while the customizable work arm color allows facilities to create an eye-catching look in the strength layout.
Linear Rubber Products
Linear Rubber offers a variety of genuine rubber mats to protect and beautify floors. PowerPads are single pieces up to 6 feet wide by 16 feet long and come in a 5/8-inch thickness, ideal for absorbing the impact of free weights. Gymatts are 48 by 72 inches and align without unsightly seams and gaps. The Top Mat II Flooring System comes in 48-inch squares, interlocking tiles or 48-inch-wide rolls, in a choice of black or black with colored flecks.
Combining two racks and custom connecting elements, the Double MEGA Rack allows equipment to be tailored to fit a facility's needs and get the most out of available space. Made with 7-gauge steel uprights and heavy-duty frames, the Double MEGA Rack can withstand the toughest athletes and most rigorous workouts.
The professional Y-Balance Test Kit is a quick and easy way to assess a client's risk for injury and demonstrate functional symmetry. This high-end, self-contained test kit is made of bamboo with laser-engraved measurement numbers and a durable urethane coating. It can be broken down for easy storage and includes a travel bag.
Power Systems Inc.
Power Systems' no-bounce, no-roll Mega Slam Ball is specifically designed for high-impact throwing and slamming to the ground and is a great addition to any cross-training regimen. The ball can also be used in place of a standard medicine ball to perform traditional core exercises or be passed back and forth between partners. Available in weights ranging from 10 to 50 pounds in 5-pound increments, the ball's rugged, textured surface provides superior grip, handling and long life.
Star Trac's HumanSport line consists of six dual-function, cable-based machines that do the work of 12 workout stations. Dual weight stacks provide a wide range of total-body training options, and Star Trac also offers a variety of programming created by Master Trainers. Recent updates to the line include reconfiguring the seats to allow them to drop down or fold up, making it even easier to perform exercises from the standing position.
The Pure Strength line of plate-loaded equipment combines standard features of traditional plate-loaded equipment with innovations for a superior strength-training experience. Pure Strength replicates the feeling of using free weights while optimizing the performance of each routine through ergonomic and biomechanical design of the equipment. Innovative ergonomic features include Pure Grip technology, which creates a comfortable and natural grip design. The Body Print System molds the seat to a user's body shape for maximum support.
This article originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of Athletic Business with the title "Spotlight: Weight Rooms/Strength Equipment"