Playworld Systems’ LifeTrail® Advanced and NEOS® to be featured in the 2010 AAHSA Idea House at Annual Meeting and Expo

The 2010 AAHSA Idea House showcases the latest innovations for senior living and incorporates a series of new cutting-edge products. Playworld Systems will have staff present at the Idea House to guide visitors through the exercises and discuss the functionality of the LifeTrail® Advanced Wellness System and NEOS®.

“We are thrilled to have been selected to participate in this year’s Idea House,” said Ian Proud, research manager for Playworld Systems. “LifeTrail® Advanced and NEOS® are innovative products that enable people to incorporate wellness, fitness and fun into their lives.”

LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System
Attendees at the 2010 AAHSA Expo will have the opportunity to experience the LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System, which is an enhanced version of the original LifeTrail product launched in 2003. The new outdoor system is based on the functional fitness principles patterned after the movements of everyday life. Functional fitness can be a key component in helping users maintain independence and rehabilitate after an injury. Designed specifically to maintain and improve the health of people over 50 years old, the advanced outdoor workout system now includes 21 activity panels and 159 exercises.

Using real-life body positioning and movements, the LifeTrail Advanced Wellness System focuses on building the strength and energy required to accomplish routine activities. Tests conducted in the fall of 2009 in partnership with a senior housing community showed that LifeTrail Advanced helped to increase strength and dynamic balance among adults and seniors. Within a five-week period, the test group increased their upper body strength by 49 percent, lower body strength by 31 percent and agility and dynamic balance by 14 percent.

NEOS:  The world’s first electronic system for multiple generations
A crossover between outdoor play and ever-popular video gaming, NEOS brings an entirely new experience to the community. The unique system combines the speed and action of video games with the explosive movement of aerobic exercise. With its flashing lights and engaging sounds, NEOS is a multi-sensory experience that draws crowds with competitive fun while it works the heart and lungs for an invigorating workout.

Samples of LifeTrail Advanced Systems will be onsite at the AAHSA expo in the Playworld Systems booth (#1629).

About Playworld Systems, Inc.
Playworld Systems, a third-generation family-owned company headquartered in Lewisburg, Pa., has been a leader in imaginatively designed and customized commercial recreation and playground equipment for more than 30 years. With the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld Systems creates equipment that brings the joy of play to people of every age through such innovative product lines as ENERGI®, LifeTrail® Advanced, Playworld™ PlayDesigns®, and NatureForms™. Playworld Systems has invested significant resources to measurably reduce its carbon footprint, from eliminating PVCs to enhancing its waste management and recycling programs. In fact, Playworld Systems is the first major U.S. playground manufacturer to remove 99.999 percent of PVC from its products.

The company has received numerous awards throughout the years, including two International Industrial Design Excellence Awards, a gold medal from International Design magazine, two News Directors’ Choice Awards on Early Childhood, and the Pennsylvania Governors’ Award for Safety Excellence. Along with these awards, Playworld Systems was a consultant to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). For more information, visit www.PlayworldSystems.com.

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