Body Bar Systems, a premier fitness company specializing in products and educational tools for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, today announced its sponsorship of The Trish Saunders Womens Wrestling Technique Tour at the 2007 Sunkist Kids International Open.


World Champion, Olympic Team Coach and Hall of Fame wrestler Trish Saunders will conduct a free series of womens wrestling technique clinics sponsored by Body Bar Systems, a USA Wrestlings Womens National Team sponsor. The first clinic will take place on Saturday, October 27, at 6:00 PM at the Rawhide Pavilion (5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler, Arizona), where the 2007 Sunkist Kids International Open is being held. Two more clinics will follow on November 17 at the New York Athletic Club and May 17, 2008, during the Body Bar Womens National Championship at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorade.


The upcoming 2008 Olympics is generating long-overdue interest in womens wrestling, and I am pleased that the attendance and interest in these clinics continues to grow, commented Larry Nugent, director of development, USA Wrestling. Body Bar Systems has been a tremendous support to the wrestling community, and we are grateful for their sponsorship.


Body Bar Systems is a leading fitness equipment manufacturer with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. Best known for its original Body Bar, which serves as the foundation product for the company, Body Bar Systems also has a strong focus on fitness education. Before The Body Bar, there was no weighted bar for use in group exercise and personal training. Launched in 1987, it can now be found in over 20,000 clubs, personal training studios, physical therapy centers, spas, military bases, high schools, colleges and homes worldwide. The Body Bar is a well-established brand name in the US and an essential tool in the health industry. Body Bar Systems has sponsored USA Womens Wrestling for three years.


Arno Niemand, founder and chairman of Body Bar Systems, was a varsity starter for Cornell University in the mid-1950s and is long-time supporter of amateur wrestling and proponent of womens wrestling. I am sure the girls participating in this event are eagerly anticipating their opportunity to meet and learn from the distinguished Ms. Saunders, who has set such a strong example and is a true pioneer in the sport, said Mr. Niemand.


"It is gratifying to see how women's wrestling has evolved, and I am pleased to have made a contribution to this important sport," commented Ms. Saunders. "I look forward to meeting the girls who are the future of women's wrestling during these clinics, and I applaud and thank Body Bar Systems for their support and sponsorship.


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 almost 20 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. Body Bar Systems is a member of the IHRSA network. For more information, visit or call toll-free 1.800.500.2030.