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Balanced Body® Demonstrates New Ideas for Space-Challenged Pilates Studios and Clubs

Sacramento, Calif. – April 23, 2008

Balanced Body®, the world’s largest Pilates company, will construct a space-saving studio at this year’s Body Mind Spirit Conference to demonstrate how studios and clubs can provide full-body Pilates workouts in as little as 200 square feet of space. The prototype studio will be constructed in a 10' x 20' exhibit and will showcase a variety of equipment and storage solutions for space-challenged facilities. The Body Mind Spirit Conference takes place in Santa Clara, Calif., April 23-27.

“Finding space to offer a complete Pilates program is one of the biggest problems studios and clubs face,” said Ken Endelman, Balanced Body’s founder and chief executive officer. “Our goal at Body Mind Spirit is to show that with the right combination of equipment and space-saving furniture, it’s easy to offer a robust program in a small space.”

Balanced Body’s space-saving studio showcases a wall-mounted Ellie Herman Pilates Springboard™, which provides an invigorating full-body workout. Next, a Studio Reformer® pushed up against the Springboard enables users to perform both Reformer and Tower work. The studio also includes a Reformer Trapeze Combination, which offers the opportunity for both Reformer and Cadillac exercises. Two EXO® Chairs complete the equipment and include attachments for resistance tubing in order to provide a full Pilates workout in a small footprint. Finally, Balanced Body will unveil prototypes of a variety of space-saving furniture, such as benches and storage bins that fit under the equipment, and which open up to hold shoes and props, and a “grid wall” for hanging extra springs.

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“The configuration we’ll demonstrate at Body Mind Spirit is just one example of the many ways studios and clubs can use our space-saving equipment,” said Endelman. “In addition to the products you’ll see in our prototype studio, we also offer a Wall Tower, which can be used with a Reformer or a mat, our Pilates Arc™, which offers three exercise tools in one. Combine EXO® chairs with Wall Towers or Springboards and you’ll have a great challenging, resistance-based workouts. ”

“Clubs and studios no longer have to worry about space when it comes to offering full-service Pilates programs to their clients.”

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 www.Pilates.com or call 1-800-PILATES.

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