SPIN Pilates Introduces VPS Reformer

Facility-focused reformer boasts innovative features to enhance reformer-based group ex classes.

SPIN Pilatesâ„¢, a division of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., announced today that its SPIN Pilates VPS reformer will be available in early 2008. The reformer will be unveiled at the Club Industry show in Chicago at the McCormick Center on October 11-13, 2007.

Built to withstand the demands of the facility environment, the VPS features an innovative pop-pin pulley system and a large inner tower to enhance the user's experience. Non-slip coating on footbar, push-through bar and roll-down bar offer enhanced security for beginners by providing stable surfaces for hands and feet and a unique rope adjustment system ensures more balanced adjustments.

Additional standard features include modifiable leveler legs for enhanced stability on uneven surfaces, adjustable shoulder rests that provide the perfect fit for individuals of various heights and widths and a unique variable pulley system for quick resistance changes and varying lines of pull.

"Our goal was to develop a piece of equipment that is conducive to the group exercise environment," states Marci Clark, Education Director for SPIN Pilates. "By incorporating features like a movable spring gear bar, the VPS makes tension adjustments quick and easy. And with this reformer's unique small inner tower and variable pulley system, participants get unmatched variety."

Optional features include a foldable full tower, a crack-resistant jumpboard for unparalleled stability and longer leveler legs that elevate carriage up to 18 inches off the ground for easier student access.

About SPIN Pilatesâ„¢
Developed by Spinning® Program creator Mad Dogg Athletics and industry veteran Marci Clark, SPIN Pilates™ offers two-day mat and reformer certifications and a host of continuing education workshops to fitness professionals. SPIN Pilates goes beyond certifications by empowering instructors and trainers with the knowledge base and teaching skills they need to craft innovative, client-focused sessions that work in the multi-level fitness facility environment. The company will launch its innovative SPIN Pilates VPS reformer in early 2008.

About Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.
Venice California-based Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creator of the Spinning brand of indoor cycling, is the worldwide leader in indoor group cycling bikes, education and products. The company works closely with Star Trac on its patented line of Spinner bikes and develops and markets Spinning instructor orientations, continuing education programs and offers a complete line of Spinning-branded apparel and accessories. With its team of over 150 Master Instructors, MDA has trained over 165,000 Spinning instructors in 80 countries worldwide. For more information about Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. visit www.spinning.com.