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Ideal for athletes striving to maximize explosive potential, the S-Drive Performance Trainer combines a self-powered treadmill, a weighted sled, a resistance parachute and a harness system in one space-saving footprint. Forward, lateral and reverse movements improve agility, and a unique design makes critiquing form and adjusting resistance easy. Training protocols are included.
Made in the USA, the RMT® Club is a first-of-its-kind functional training tool designed to integrate and strengthen the body from head to toe. It improves rotational power, mobility, coordination, core strength, conditioning and balance. The RMT Club's unique design opens up new avenues for functional training and exercise progressions. Unlike a kettlebell or dumbbell, the club features a flexible, durable head that absorbs maximum impact and reduces injury risk, while its strong handle allows for swings in multiple directions. It also incorporates an internal shifting weight to create dynamic resistance, adding both intensity and fluidity during exercises.
Master Lock Company
Bluetooth Smart padlocks from Master Lock replace traditional keys or combinations with a user's smartphone. The user can share and control temporary or permanent access to the lock, available in indoor and outdoor padlock models, allowing 24/7 accessibility or limiting it to days or nights only. When Bluetooth is enabled, the lock will unlock upon touch. When Bluetooth is not available, a directional code on the lock keypad can be used as an alternative. Setup is straightforward — download the free Master Lock Vault eLocks app and when prompted, enter the activation code that comes with the lock. Bluetooth users can take advantage of many conveniences on their smartphones, such as monitoring lock activity, accessing its history and receiving updates when the battery needs to be replaced.
Pentair Commercial Aquatics
Installing the Acu Drive™ XS variable-frequency drive on pumps significantly reduces aquatic facility operating costs by drastically reducing energy consumption. Facilities can save 60 percent or more on the pump's electricity usage. The drive adjusts input voltage for 98 percent efficiency and includes a built-in display showing the time remaining until the drive pays for itself.
The Zero Runner reinvents walking, jogging, hill work or all-out running by eliminating repetitive, stressful impact on the body — unlike a treadmill. Plus, without a belt, deck or motor, the Zero Runner also eliminates the high costs of treadmill operation, maintenance and service. Independent hip and knee joints on the Zero Runner facilitate natural motion, with a stride length up to 58 inches. Zero Runner exercisers can replicate the same strides they use outdoors, focusing more on their glutes and hamstrings than they can on a treadmill's moving belt. Available stride-tracing technology enables users to monitor their stride throughout for stronger form, and contoured handles support proper upright posture.
The innovative Mondoturf FTS3 synthetic turf system sets the standard for football, lacrosse and rugby systems worldwide. The synergy provided by the three elements comprising the Mondoturf FTS3 system grants exceptional biomechanical conditions on the field for practicing or competing. Its patented Ecofill infill has a proven performance history as a safe alternate to crumb rubber infill.
The AirVolution-D fan is the only high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fan available with a gearless motor that has the power to move a 24-foot HVLS fan. Unlike a traditional DC motor, the gearless motor coil is made up of a simple copper ring with ultra-low resistance, delivering a 40 percent improvement in efficiency and allowing the fan to generate 50 percent more air movement than conventional gearbox-motor designs. AirVolution-D is the lightest, quietest, smoothest and most reliable HVLS fan line on the market today.