SPRI Products, a GAIAM company and a distributor of rubberized resistance products and fitness accessories, was named the top-selling brand of fitness accessories for the fifth consecutive year in the 2009 Specialty News (SNEWS) Fitness Retailer Survey.
As it has in past years, SPRI garnering more than double the votes of the second, third and fourth place companies in this highly competitive category that includes stability balls, resistance tubing, exercise mats, medicine balls and weight attachments. In all, respondents listed 48 brand names.
SNEWS, a weekly trade publication covering the fitness and outdoor industries, surveys retailers nationwide, ranging from small, single shops to large chains, to assess the overall state of the fitness industry from the perspective of salespeople. Results are released each year in conjunction with the start of the annual Health & Fitness Business Expo in Denver.
SPRI Gives Back
The day before the opening of the 2009 Health & Fitness Business show, three SPRI employees hurried to assemble the company’s exhibit booth so they could participate in a volunteer effort arranged by show organizers at a local Boys & Girls Club. There, a team of manufacturers, retailers, SNEWS staffers and show representatives spent hours cleaning and organizing the gym, art room, library, technology room and lounge to prepare the facility for fall programs.
SPRI, along with Colorado Home Fitness, also donated assorted accessories to the William E. Cope branch of the Boys & Girls Club to encourage kids to exercise.
For 25 years, SPRI Products, has been a distributor of rubberized resistance exercise products, fitness accessories and exercise education programs for the health and fitness industry. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, SPRI provides professional fitness solutions to health clubs, personal trainers and health-minded consumers via the SPRI website, catalog sales and thousands of retail outlets nationwide. For more information, visit www.spri.com.

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