Category Spotlight: Group Training

Category Spotlight: Group Training

The group fitness regulars are some of your most loyal and long-term members. Think about it. They come early or stay late. They show up two or three, sometimes five days a week to get in all their favorite formats. Rain or shine, sleet or snow, if the gym is open, they’re gonna go! Show them some love by adding specialized equipment just for GX.

What specialized equipment? Glad you asked! Did you know that Power Systems has several products that are designed with Group Fitness in mind? It’s true! These products were designed with a two-fold purpose; to provide specific benefits for group fitness enthusiasts while accommodating the physical differences between the studio and the gym floor.

Let’s take a look at a few of our Kettlebells for example:

kor Kettleball

kor Kettleball

  • Attractive, less intimidating alternative for beginners to exercise and/or to kettlebell training
  • Uniformly sized for consistent technique development
  • 1 ¼” durable, molded polypropylene handle for a solid grip and smooth rotation
  • Will not scuff hardwood floors
  • Color coded by Level: Yellow = Beginner, Orange = Intermediate, Blue = Advanced
  • Will fit standard kettlebell racks
  • Available in 5 lbs. – 35 lbs.

 

 

Premium Kettlebell

 

Premium Kettlebell

  • Traditional cast iron kettlebell encased in vinyl with a rubber plate on the bottom to help reduce noise and prevent damage to wooden floors if dropped
  • Smooth, solid steel handle for comfortable grip
  • Handle varies in circumference between 1” – 1 3/8 depending on the size/weight of the kettlebell
  • Vinyl is color coded by weight ranging from 5 lbs. – 50 lbs.

 

 

ultra kb

 

Ultra Kettlebell

  • Well received on the main workout floor as it provides the look and feel of the traditional cast iron kettlebell
  • Fitted with a rubber plate of the bottom to prevent damage to  the specialized floors of a group exercise studio
  • Available in a wide range of weights from 5 lbs. – 100 lbs.

 

 

 

 

Here are some items from a few other equipment categories in which Power Systems offers a “GX friendly-version”.

AppleVinyl

 

Apple Vinyl Dumbbell

  • Unique “apple” shape keeps the dumbbell from rolling away between sets or exercises
  • Indentations on the top & bottom allow provide an ergonomic grip when implemented with push-ups, plank and rows, and many other exercises.
  • Available in black only from 1 lb. – 15 lbs.
  • Can be purchased individually or in a full class set with storage

 

 

 


VersaBall-2

VersaBall PRO

  • Thick wall construction is great for pairing stability training with weight training
  • Professional-grade and durable design for home or high volume use
  • Available in 3 sizes: 55cm (5’1” – 5’7” individuals), 65cm (5’8” – 6’1” individuals)& 75cm (6’2” – 6’7” individuals)
  • Includes a tape measure to insure proper inflation size
  • Burst resistant up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Deflates slowly if punctured

 

 

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VersaTube for Step

  • 21” nylon strap in the center reduces wear and tear on the tube while in use with the step
  • Provides a fast, easy, and lightweight solution to adding resistance training to traditional step programming
  • Available in 5 different resistance levels to accommodate the variety of resistance training experience in your group training classes

 

 

 

 

 

Power Systems has developed brand partnerships within the fitness industry that also provide unique adaptations to traditional products to benefit the group exercise class setting. For example, BOSU created the Pro Balance Trainer from commercial grade materials for durability in high traffic use. The BOSU Pro Balance Trainer features a non-marking, non-skid base that is gentle on floors.

The STEP Company has been providing group exercise classes with The Original Health Club step since 1989. Step, boot camp, cardio, and strength training instructors can all benefit from the versatility of the FreeStyle Step. The name comes from its freestyle risers that allow for three positions: flat, horizontal, and vertical slant. Both steps feature a non-slip surface on both the surface of the bench as well as the bottom of the bench and risers.

Finally, maximize the space in your group fitness room with the appropriate storage. Our storage racks are among our top selling categories as we provide a storage solution for everything from mats and foam rollers to kettlebells and resistance bands.

Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth Fouts is Power Systems’ Education and Trade Show Coordinator and a 10 year veteran in the fitness industry. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, is certified in and actively teaches 4 Les Mills Group Fitness Programs, and serves as a PowerWave Senior Coach. When Elisabeth isn’t teaching group x classes, you can find her training for or participating in an Obstacle Course race or watching Tennessee Volunteers or Dallas Cowboys football… GO VOLS!