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Body Bar Flex™ Earns’s "Great Gear of the Year" Award


Second Award this Year for Body Bar Flex

BOULDER, Colo. – October 9, 2007 - Body Bar Systems, Inc., a premier fitness company specializing in products and educational tools for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, announced today that its Body Bar Flex™ has earned a “Great Gear of the Year” award from’s first annual Sports, Health & Fitness Gear Awards™.

The large selection of health and fitness products out in the marketplace inspired to create the GearAwards. Industry professionals including trainers, nutritionists, health care practitioners and club and store owners judged the Gear Awards.

Myra Shinkman,’s project coordinator, managed the 2007 award program. “We want people to easily find the best that’s out there,“ said Ms. Shinkman. ”And if it has a GearAward seal, it’s much simpler for customers to find a great service or product, because we’ve done the footwork already" congratulates Body Bar on its award-winning product,“ added Ms. Shinkman. “As one of the judges said, the Body Bar Flex throws a new curve at the simplicity of fitness.”

The Great Gear award is the second this year for the Body Bar Flex. In May, the Body Bar Flex earned an ION® award in the category of Personal Training Aid of the Year.

“We are gratified that the Body Bar Flex was recognized for this important award,” said Arno Niemand, owner and chairman of Body Bar Systems. “Receiving two awards for the Body Bar Flex is an honor and testimony of its value to a very wide range of users. I congratulate the Body Bar Systems team and Gordon Brown, the developer of this award-winning product.”
Gordon Brown, a composites specialist, developed both the Body Bar Flex and the Body Bar Flex Power™. Brown was recently awarded United States Patent 7,112,166 for a “method of exercise” in which the Body Bar Flex flexible variable resistant composite exercise device is used in a completely new and novel way to strengthen and condition a person’s core and abdominal muscles. Brown has licensed this patented method (United States Patent 7,112,166) of exercise to Body Bar Systems for development and distribution.

“As the inventor of the Body Bar Flex, I am delighted that a tool created for all ages and fitness levels was recognized for the Great Gear of the Year award,” commented Mr. Brown. “Children, physically challenged or aging adults, and premier athletes have all benefited from using the Body Bar Flex. Myriad exercises have been developed to tone and condition all major muscle groups with varied levels of difficulty, and it is easy to quickly switch from one exercise to another so anyone can pack a solid workout into a short amount of time. This award confirms what users already know – once tried, anyone can efficiently and effectively achieve a conditioned body using the Body Bar Flex.”

In the last 20 years, Body Bar Systems has introduced many educational programs and tools, such as manuals, workshops, training tools and DVDs. The Body Bar Flex and Power Body Bar Flex are the newest additions to its product line.

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About the Body Bar Flex™
The original Body Bar Flex is a flexible fiberglass composite rod with easy-grip durable rubber casing and end caps that comes in two lengths, three and four feet, for total body training options. Weighing approximately one pound, The Body Bar Flex can be used for balance and stretching when straight, but offers resistance ranging from zero to 20 pounds when bent into an arc. It has an ergonomically tailored flexibility to allow full joint range of motion and works the entire body in simple or compound movements to develop strength, flexibility, coordination and balance. Body Bar Flex programs are accessible for all ages and fitness levels including:
• De-conditioned and Novice Exercisers
• Older Adults
• Those Recovering from Injuries
• Those Wishing to Improve Balance and Flexibility
• Martial Artists
• Ballet Strength Classes
• Pilates and Yoga Enthusiasts
• Those with Joint or Grip Problems
• Walkers
• Golfers

The Body Bar Flex Power looks and feels similar to the regular Body Bar Flex, weighs in at approximately two pounds and offers resistance ranging from zero to 40 pounds when bent into an arc. Body Bar Flex Power programs are accessible and great for:
• Athletes
• Extremely fit individuals
• Also available in a weighted version

About Body Bar Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Body Bar Systems provides the infinite workouts and solid educational tools that fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities still choose after twenty years - because they work. The company has created a strong presence through the original weighted fitness bar, The Body Bar®, and the extensive “Master Your Body” DVD series of workout programs. Body Bar Systems is committed to enhancing the fitness and well being of the world by providing quality products and education with passion, integrity, and fun. 1-800-500-2030.


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