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Sept. 16 2008 12:00 AM

    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.
    Founded in 1987, Body Bar Systems ( provides workouts and educational tools to fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. The company sponsors several wrestling tournaments. Bar Systems is a member of the IHRSA network, is a sponsor of the USA Women’s Wrestling team and sponsors several wrestling tournaments throughout the US.