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Balanced Body’s EXO® Chair Now Available With Split Pedal

Pilates Manufacturer Reengineers Chair for Increased Exercise Potential

Sacramento, Calif. - June 1, 2009

Balanced Body®, the world’s largest Pilates company, introduces the EXO Chair with a split pedal option. The most versatile, durable and portable Pilates chair on the market, the EXO Chair with split pedal adds the dimension of rotational and reciprocal movement of the extremities for expanded performance and a more robust exercise repertoire.

“We originally designed the single pedal EXO in 2007 to meet the needs of home users and Pilates professionals who needed a versatile piece of equipment with a small footprint,® said Ken Endelman, founder and chief executive officer for Balanced Body. “Since then, we’ve improved the chair’s functionality and design so its exercises stretch and strengthen muscle groups not typically reached by more traditional techniques and equipment.”

The only Chair that offers a true Reformer-based workout (with the addition of Functional Resistance Kits), the EXO Chair with split pedal allows for rotational and reciprocal exercises that cannot be performed on a single pedal. Some of these total-body movements include: scapular mobility, reciprocal exercises for the legs, and stability challenges for the shoulders and pelvis. Single pedal EXO exercises may still be performed via the included dowel accessory that converts the dual pedals to a single pedal.

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With up to eight resistance settings, Balanced Body’s EXO Chair with split pedal is ideal for enthusiasts of all fitness levels. The springs are safe and simple to change, and the chair’s premium stratified maple construction contains fewer moving parts for overall less maintenance. The EXO Chair also features a deeper, wider sitting area. With no assembly required, the chair is lightweight and easy for one person to set up, store, move and stack.

The EXO Chair with split pedal retails for $895; the original EXO retails for $745. Functional Resistance Kits retail for $145. Both EXO Chair versions carry a five-year limited warranty. For purchasing information or to learn more about Balanced Body, call 1-800-PILATES, or visit www.Pilates.com.

About Balanced Body

Balanced Body is the leading resource for Pilates equipment, information and education for fitness centers, studios, rehabilitation facilities and home users. As the world’s largest manufacturer of Pilates exercise equipment, Balanced Body leads the industry with its innovative designs. Founded in 1976, the company was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates' equipment with state-of-the-art engineering, materials and technology. Ken Endelman, the company®s founder and president, has been awarded 24 U.S. patents for his inventions.

Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., the company is the number one choice of clubs, spas and rehabilitation facilities worldwide, with an extensive line of equipment, training programs, accessories, books, and videos that meets the Pilates needs of any professional or home user. For more information, visit Balanced Body’s Web site at www.Pilates.com or call 1-800-PILATES.

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