Thursday, November 13, 2008

Body Bar Systems to Participate in ECA/THRIVE! 2008

International Fitness Consultant Sherry Catlin to Lead Body Bar Classes


BOULDER, Colo. -  November 13, 2008

Who:. Sherry Catlin is an international fitness consultant and director of program development for Body Bar Systems Inc.  She is a continuing education specialist for the American Council on Exercise and AFAA and is a five-star presenter for IDEA and the recipient of the 2004 IDEA program director of the year and the 2007 ECA lifetime achievement award. Body Bar Systems is a premier fitness company specializing in products and educational tools for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.


Certified Body Bar trainer Clay Grant has been successfully competing, performing, coaching and teaching in the aerobics and fitness industry for almost 20 years. Clay is a silver and bronze medalist in the U.S.National Aerobic Championships. Certifications include AFAA, ACE, Step Reebok and Pilates Allegro.


What:  Body Bar® and Body Bar Flex™ Training

Where/When: ECA/THRIVE! 2008, Fitness, Sports Training and Wellness Conference, Miami


  • November 14
    • 7 am – 9:30 am - Body Bar Behind Bars – Body Bar training - Clay Grant
    • 9:30 am – 11 pm - Body Bar-Even More XXX Hard Core - Body Bar and Body Bar Flex training - Sherry Catlin
  • November 15
    • 7:30 am - 9:00 am - Body Bar Industrial Strength- Body Bar and BOSU® training - Sherry Catlin and Clay Grant
  • November 16
    • 8 am – 9:15 - Body Bar Seriously Strong!- Body Bar training - Sherry Catlin
    • 9:30 am – 11 pm - Body Bar: Grace Under Pressure – Body Bar Flex training - Clay Grant


Note to editors: To arrange for an interview with Ms. Catlin, or to participate in a class, please contact Marilyn R. Kroner, Kroner Communications, 303-478-3044,

Monday, September 22, 2008

Body Bar Exchange Program Expanded

Now Includes Home Users and All Brands of Weighted Bars



BOULDER, Colo. –  September 22, 2008 -   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 Exchange program has been expanded to include home users and copy brands, reinforcing the company’s commitment to recycling its steel-based products.


Now extended to home users along with fitness club customers, the Body Bar Exchange program provides users with new Body Bar brand weighted bars at a fraction of the original cost, in exchange for any brand weighted bar, including competitor “knockoff” bars.


“Although Body Bars have been on the market for 21 years, they do not typically collect dust in a corner,” commented Timothy Riley, managing director, Body Bar Systems. “Our Body Bar community is very enthusiastic about using their bars, and after extended use, the comfortable rubber encasing the steel can get a bit worn.  Body Bar Exchange is a great opportunity to exchange bars for new ones at a significant discount. Plus, recycling the steel is environmentally responsible.”


The following users can participate in the Body Bar Exchange program:

-        Users owning bars from another manufacturer who would prefer to exchange for the superior quality of the Body Bar Classic or Body Bar Flex

-        Users owning Body Bar branded weighted bars or Body Bar Flex bars that are warn.

-        Users who would like to exchange their current weighted bar for a different weight.


Kris Freewoman, group exercise director at the Parkpoint Health Club in Santa Rosa, CA, recently participated in the Body Bar Exchange program.  “It was a breeze,” she commented. “The program is super easy. The new Body Bars were shipped very expediently and then we just re-used the boxes to ship back our old bars. I'm very glad to see recycling happening with fitness equipment.  I commend Body Bar Systems for being an earth-responsible company! “


Users interested in exchanging their bars can email for a quote or call 800-500-2030. 


Body Bar® is a registered trademark of Body Bar Systems. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Body Bar Systems Expands to Russia

MFitness is Exclusive Distributor; Training Sessions Planned


BOULDER, Colo. -  September 16, 2008  - Body Bar Systems, a premier fitness company specializing in products and educational tools for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, today announced its expansion to Russia.


Exclusively providing Body Bar® brand weighted bars is Russian distributor MFitness, located in Moscow.  MFitness provides all types of equipment for sports and fitness clubs from highly regarded American companies.


“We are pleased to partner with MFitness, a true leader in fitness equipment and education in Russia,” commented Timothy Riley, managing director, Body Bar Systems. “MFitness is the perfect company to profitably extend the Body Bar brand throughout Russia.”


Mr. Riley and Body Bar System’s director of program development and international fitness consultant Sherry Catlin plan to travel to Russia for the Moscow International Fitness Festival (MIOFF 2008), taking place September 17-19 in Moscow.  Ms. Catlin will lead two classes on September 17: (1)  Body Bar Dynamic Balance, Strength and Power, and (2)  Body Bar Graceful Strength-Dynamic Core Training.


Ms. Catlin is also planning an additional educational training session to take place at Planet Fitness in Moscow.


“We are very excited about sharing the myriad benefits of the Body Bar with Russia’s elite trainers at the MIOFF and Planet Fitness events,” added Mr. Riley.