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Balanced Body’s® CoreAlign™ Promotes Healthy Lifestyle Through Cardio, Strength and Rehab

Pilates Manufacturer’s newest addition elevates functional training to new levels

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 17, 2010 — Balanced Body®, the world’s largest Pilates company, introduces its newest addition, the CoreAlign™. Developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman in collaboration with Balanced Body, the CoreAlign is designed to improve posture, balance and functional movement, while stimulating the core stability muscles. It allows users to perform challenging exercises, deep stretches and core-controlled aerobic training.

“The CoreAlign takes functional motion to a level not seen in the industry before,” said Ken Endelman, founder and CEO of Balanced Body. “This one-of-a-kind exercise experience emphasizes standing work and combines cardio training with elements of mind-body exercise found in Pilates. It also acts as an essential rehab tool helping to improve gait and core training, and balance and neuromuscular retraining. We are excited for studios, fitness centers, personal trainers and physical therapists to discover the capabilities of the CoreAlign, as it provides a fun and challenging workout with incredible results.”

Because the CoreAlign is so easy to use, clients at all fitness levels – from top level athletes to beginners - will feel the difference, even after one workout. It can be used for adduction, stretching, warm up, cool down or single-purpose exercises.

Priced at $2,495 (or $2,920 including ladder), the CoreAlign includes:

  • Two sets of tubing assemblies (24 total), including light, medium, and heavy resistances;
  • Two cart stopper blocks (to optionally limit the range of travel);
  • Two speed bumps (to provide an angled surface on the cart when pushing at low angles);
  • Two ropes with handles; and
  • Two foam pads (additional comfort for hands and knees)

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Optional accessories include:

  • Ladder with hardware for wall mounting (required for many of the exercises)
  • Rotator disks (pair)
  • Replacement tubing kits

Comprehensive CoreAlign training is also available from Balanced Body University®.

For additional information on the CoreAlign, call 1-800-PILATES or visit Balanced Body’s Web site at http://www.pilates.com/corealign.

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 26 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.

Editor’s Note: Photos of the CoreAlign are available if needed.

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