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Balanced Body® Introduces New EXO® Chair

Pilates Manufacturer Designs Most Durable and Compact Chair Available

Sacramento, Calif. - March 29, 2007

Balanced Body®, the world's largest Pilates company, is introducing the EXO® Chair (patents pending, US Patent No. 6,916,279) at IHRSA 2007, Moscone Center, San Francisco CA. The most compact, durable Pilates chair on the market, the EXO Chair includes proper resistance to accommodate users at all ability levels, while affording a 40-percent smaller footprint (per six chairs) than competitive products. The new Chair offers:

  • The heaviest spring resistance and widest range of resistance choices (with eight settings).
  • Comfortable padded, non-slip pedal with adjustable range of motion .
  • Springs attachments are located on the back of the Chair, making adjustment easier for the instructor.
  • Easily stacked. No needed adjustments. Lightweight, easily carried and stacked by one person

"With its small footprint and economical cost, the EXO Chair is ideal for commercial fitness facilities looking to start equipment-based Pilates group exercise programs, and serves as the equipment solution for facilities with limited space," said Ken Endelman, founder and chief executive officer for Balanced Body. "What's more, the EXO delivers a challenging full-body workout that's great for strength training, and benefits athletes like skiers and runners."

Balanced Body also offers EXO Chair-specific, on-site instructor training as part of a new package. The package features flexible modular training and programming updates that enable clubs to start Chair programs effectively and inexpensively. For just $965 per person, the package includes six Chairs, plus training for six instructors.

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Balanced Body's durable EXO Chair is made from premium stratified maple and contains fewer moving parts (resulting in less maintenance). The EXO Chair features a deeper, wider sitting area and supportive padding from durable upholstery. In addition, the Chair is easy to store, move and stack without any necessary adjustments. Workout demonstrations of the EXO Chair will be featured at the Balanced Body booth (#2217 in the South Hall) at IHRSA 2007. The EXO Chair will available for purchase in September.

With simple set up and no assembly required, the EXO Chair retails for $745 and includes a 5 -year limited warranty. For purchasing information or to learn more about Balanced Body, call 1-800-PILATES, or visit

About Balanced Body

Balanced Body is the leading resource for Pilates equipment, information and education for fitness centers, studios, 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 17 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 or call 1-800-PILATES.

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