a. NuStep® Recumbent Cross Trainer- For individuals with arthritis, chronic knee, hip, or back pain, and/or deconditioned, the NuStep® Recumbent Cross Trainer provides an excellent low-impact cardiovascular workout while regaining strength in weakened muscles. For more information, please call 800-322-2209 or visit www.nustep.
b. Accusplit Alliance 1590 Activity Pedometer-Getting more steps IN means more calories OUT! A pedometer is an inexpensive gadget that can provide a reality check to our sedentary lifestyles, motivation to get/keep moving, and a sense of success by tracking our progress (total steps, distance, and calories). For more information, please call 800- 965-2008 or visit www.accusplit.com.
c. Polar Heart Rate Monitor- Looking to step it up? A heart rate monitor is the item of choice. Tracking your heart rate throughout your exercise bout allows you to precisely target your intensity levels to ensure a safe but effective workout. For more information, please call 800-227-1314 or visit www.polarusa.com.
e. BodyMinder Workout & Exercise Journal - A great way to stay on track with your exercise program is daily and weekly recording of your process. This comprehensive journal offers guides to calorie expenditure, heart rate and blood pressure ratings and common food counts For more information, please call 800-888-3392 or visit www.memoryminder.com.
f. Health Journeys Resources for Mind, Body and Spirit - CD selection addressing a wide range of health topics
including weight loss, general wellness, relieving headaches and even smoking cessation. The messages contain guided imagery by psychotherapist Belleruth Naparstek, M.A., L.I.S.W., a nationally recognized innovator in the field of guided imagery and intuition. For more information or to hear an audio sample of the CD’s, please call 800-800-8661 or visit www.healthjourneys.com.
d. Pleasures of the Pritikin Table - CD containing 200 delicious new recipes for salads, soups, side dishes, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks all within the low calorie and nutritionally sound guidelines of the renewed Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa. For more information, please call 800-327-4914 or visit www.pritikin.com.
j. Resistance Tubes by Spri Products- These are easy to use and are great for strength training for the entire body. Since these come in different strengths, you can choose a level to start with and increase the difficulty level as you train. Simple, effective and portable - we love these! For more information, please call 800-222-7774 or visit
k. Pedometers by Accusplit- We like the Accusplit AE120 XL because of its large display and simple one- button reset. Clients use the pedometer daily to measure steps and aim for 10,000 steps per day. This one is just right. For more information, call 800-935-1996 or visit www.accusplit.com
l. NuStep Recumbant Stepper - This machine is one of our favorites, since it is easy on the joints and very comfortable for all clients. Home exercisers who are looking for a good, low maintenance aerobic machine will love the NuStep. Designed to provide a vigorous workout without aggravating knee or hip joints, it has a comfortable seat with back support. For more information, please call 800-322-2209 or visit www.nustep.com.
g. Spri Bands, Xertubes by Spri Products- For the business traveler, versatile Spri Xertubes are convenient and easy to pack – just the thing to keep your resistance training program on track. For more information, please call 800-222-7774 or visit www.spriproducts.com.
h. The Diet Survivor’s Handbook- 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care by Judith Matz, LCSW and Ellen Frankel, LCSW- For those ready to change their relationship with food and their body by giving up dieting and reclaiming their self-esteem and a healthier life. For more information, please call 630-961-3900 or visit www.sourcebooks.com.
i. zMusic by Sleep Garden- Many of us simply don’t sleep well; yet a restful sleep ranks at the top of the list of health essentials. This CD series helps you create the perfect nighttime ritual for blissful sleep. For more information, call 1-800-4-SLEEP-NOW or visit www.sleepgarden.com.