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Pilates stocking stuffers from Balanced Body®:

Holiday gift certificates and the new Ultra-Fit Circle®

Sacramento, Calif. - Sept. 1, 2003

Looking for the “latest and greatest” holiday gifts for the fitness buff on your list? Here are two great ideas for you. Balanced Body®, the world's largest manufacturer of Pilates equipment, now offers its Ultra-Fit Circles and gift certificates as gifts for both newcomers and devotees of Pilates - the fastest-growing fitness trend in the nation.

The Ultra-Fit Circle®

A lightweight, circular toning device, the Ultra-Fit Circle is an updated version of Joseph Pilates' original Magic Circle. The 14” Ultra-Fit Circle weighs just 10 oz. and is small enough to slip under the couch for storage or pack in a carry-on bag when traveling. Priced at $32.95, the Ultra-Fit Circle is a thoughtful gift for Pilates experts and novices alike. Those who have never tried Pilates will learn to use the Ultra-Fit with the included 15-minute training video from Pilates expert Shelly Power.

“The Ultra-Fit Circle is one of our most versatile and easy-to-use products,” said Ken Endelman, Balanced Body's founder and chief executive officer. “It is designed to deliver all of the strengthening and streamlining benefits of Pilates - improved muscle tone, endurance, coordination and balance - with a single, lightweight piece of equipment.”

The Balanced Body Gift Certificate

If you aren't sure which gift your friend or loved one would enjoy most, consider the gift that lets them decide: a Balanced Body gift certificate. Available in any denomination, a gift certificate allows the recipient to choose from a variety of Pilates videos, equipment and accessories. Gift certificates can be customized with the recipients' names, and are mailed free of charge within the United States.

You can order Balanced Body gift certificates and Ultra-Fit Circles through the company's Web site,, or call 1-800-PILATES.

About Balanced Body

Balanced Body, headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., is the world's largest manufacturer of Pilates equipment. 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 CEO, has been awarded 13 U.S. patents for his inventions, with more patents pending. For more information, or to find Pilates studios or instructors, visit Balanced Body's Web site at or call 1-800-PILATES.

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