Nation’s #1 Running Shop Chooses ALINE

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Dallas, TX – Shortly after accepting the award for Best Running Store in America for 2008, Bob Roncker of Bob Roncker’s Running Spot met with ALINE Systems to become one of the first running shops in the U.S. to carry ALINE – the world’s most advanced insole.

The alliance was formed at the Running Event in Dallas, TX, where Mr. Roncker took top honors among America’s running retailers. The next day, after reviewing ALINE’s state of the art fit system and suspension insoles, he made the decision to begin carrying the system at his three Cincinnati-area retail locations.

Both organizations are dedicated to enhancing health and athletic performance. Bob Roncker’s Running spot focuses on peak-quality products and fit services for runners, along with state-of-the art conditioning and training programs. ALINE Systems is the designer and producer of the “BFAST” foot suspension insole system, which allows natural lower leg alignment and a more balanced stride.

“Bob’s mission is to improve the performance and enjoyment of every runner that comes through his doors,” says Derek Carroll, president of ALINE, “And ALINE products allow the body to achieve optimal health and performance. It makes perfect sense that we work together on behalf of Bob’s customers.”

Bob Roncker’s Running Spot stores are based on providing unforgettable service by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, our mandate is to meet your needs. This means providing the latest, best, and widest selection of products and services. For more information on Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, visit http://www.runningspot.com or call 800-490-6602.

The ALINE insole system benefits athletes of all abilities by optimizing their foot and lower leg alignment to stop excessive pronation and other misalignments. The laser-assisted “ALINER” device quickly and easily measures foot size and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the athlete can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And the ALINE suspension insoles allow this optimization to occur naturally. For more on ALINE, visit http://www.aline.com or call 800-736-9005.

Media Contact

Derek Carroll
ALINE Systems, Inc.
30 Doaks Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
800-736-9005 ext. 111
derek@aline.com

Trahan Wins Again On ALINE

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Marblehead, MA – ALINE, the company committed to redefining athletic performance “from the ground up” congratulates D.J. Trahan for his dramatic win at the 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Wearing ALINE suspension insoles, Trahan made eight final-round birdies to shoot 7-under-par 65 at the Classic Club, creating a seven-shot swing to defeat fourth-round leader Justin Leonard. His winning score of 334 (26 under par) earned him the $918,000 first prize.

Trahan switched to the ALINE system in 2006 after being introduced by his father, respected golf teach Don “Swing Surgeon” Trahan (www.swingsurgeon.com). Within two months, he earned his first tour win at the 2006 Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

“What ALINE has done is provide golfers with a necessary piece of golf equipment,” says D.J., “Immediately I was blown away with the change ALINE produced and the way it ‘molded’ my shoes to my feet. There is no doubt in my mind that with my ALINE equipment I have improved my golf swing because of the perfecting of my alignment.”

ALINE is the maker of a system that allows athletes to easily understand and optimize their lower leg and foot alignment. This is done with a highly-engineered footbed that allows the foot and leg to align naturally, resulting in dramatic improvements in athletic performance.

“I will always be amazed at the amount of money golfers spend on equipment such as clubs and balls but when it comes to alignment, we often know more about our cars than our own bodies, says Derek Carroll, president of ALINE, “The feet are the basis of performance—a small misalignment can lead to a huge loss of performance and a whole range of biomechanical problems. This should be a priority to athletes in all sports.”

The ALINE insole system benefits athletes of all abilities by optimizing their foot and lower leg alignment to stop excessive pronation and other misalignments. The laser-assisted “ALINER” device quickly and easily measures foot size and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the athlete can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And the ALINE suspension insoles allow this optimization to occur naturally. For more on ALINE, visit http://www.aline.com or call 800-736-9005.

Media Contact

Derek Carroll
ALINE Systems, Inc.
30 Doaks Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
800-736-9005 ext. 111
derek@aline.com

ALINE Announces Alliance with Body Balance for Performance

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Marblehead, MA – ALINE Systems, Inc. and Body Balance for Performance, The Golf Fitness Experts™ have formed an alliance to dramatically improve golfing performance through leading-edge biomechanics technology. Starting in May 2008, the ALINE custom insole system will be available at all 31 Body Balance for Performance centers nationwide.

Both companies are dedicated to enhancing health and performance—Body Balance for Performance through state-of-the art conditioning and training programs, and ALINE through an innovative foot suspension system that allows natural foot alignment and a more balanced golf swing.

“Body Balance’s mission is to improve athletic performance through the science of motion efficiency,” says Derek Carroll, president of ALINE, “And ALINE products allow the body to achieve optimal power and alignment. It makes perfect sense that we work together on behalf of golfers everywhere.

The ALINE insole system benefits players of all abilities by optimizing their foot and lower leg alignment to stop pronation and other misalignments. The laser-assisted “ALINER” device quickly and easily measures foot size and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the golfer can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And good alignment means core stability and maximum power transfer.

Body Balance for Performance is a 31-location enterprise dedicated to reviewing the golf swing from a unique angle—the golfer’s body. Based on the idea that a body limitation contributes to every swing flaw, Body Balance for Performance offers the most comprehensive set of training and assessment tools to help you play better, more consistent golf with fewer aches and pains.

“Both companies believe that athletic performance begins with alignment. Everything starts at the ground level—power, health, and balance,” says Carroll, “Together, Body Balance and ALINE can take strokes off a golfer’s game and help them feel years better.”

David Ostrow, CEO of Body Balance for Performance and the leading physical therapist for golfers at every level, is excited about the new relationship.

“We have looked at several insert systems and the ALINE System is the most efficient way to improve function of the foot and ankle all the way up to the pelvis. The Aline system allows us to easily and effectively provide golfers with a solution that will improve the biomechanics of the body. It fits perfectly with our approach to improving athletic performance and daily function.”

More information on ALINE Systems and Body Balance for Performance can be found at www.aline.com andwww.fitgolf.com.

The ALINE insole system benefits athletes of all abilities by optimizing their foot and lower leg alignment to stop excessive pronation and other misalignments. The laser-assisted “ALINER” device quickly and easily measures foot size and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the athlete can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And the ALINE suspension insoles allow this optimization to occur naturally. For more on ALINE, visit http://www.aline.com or call 800-736-9005.

Media Contact

Derek Carroll
ALINE Systems, Inc.
30 Doaks Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
800-736-9005 ext. 111
derek@aline.com

ALINE Teams with New England PGA

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Marblehead, MA – ALINE Systems, Inc. and the New England Professional Golfers Association are pleased to announce a partnership to benefit the health and performance of area golfers. The two Massachusetts-based organizations are dedicated to enhancing golfers’ enjoyment of the game.

ALINE benefits players of all abilities by checking—and optimizing—their foot and lower leg alignment. The laser-assisted “ALINER” devices quickly and easily measures foot size and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the golfer can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And good alignment means stability, balance and maximum power transfer.

Once you “know your line,” ALINE has developed suspension insoles that align and stabilize your foot while still allowing its parts to move as nature intended. So more lower leg energy goes directly into the swing, instead of wearing out the foot and ankle structures.

“ALINE has shown their product to be a very effective tool in helping golfers create the right foundation to play,” says Nathan Robbins, Executive Director of the New England PGA, “The system is easy to understand—-before you try the insole you can see how out of whack your frame is…and once you step on the ALINE insole and the feed back is immediate!”

The New England Professional Golfers’ Association (New England PGA) is a non-profit association that has been making the game of golf better for over 80 years. The New England section consists of over 750 PGA class A golf professionals and at over 450 golf facilities in five states—Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts & Maine. These facilities include public, private and resort golf courses, teaching centers, and driving ranges.

Since opening its doors in early 2006, ALINE has been quickly adopted by golfers at the highest levels, and has won a “Best in Show” award from the 2007 PGA Merchandise show. PGA players D.J. Trahan and Rory Sabbatini have won Tour events on ALINE, and numerous NCAA Division 1 golf teams have purchased the product for their players.

“We’re thrilled to be working with the New England PGA,” says Derek Carroll, president of ALINE, “Both of our organizations are dedicated to creating a solid foundation for the game of golf. I can’t imagine a more natural partnerhip.”

The ALINE insole system benefits athletes of all abilities by optimizing their foot and lower leg alignment to stop excessive pronation and other misalignments. The laser-assisted “ALINER” device quickly and easily measures foot sze and ankle/knee position. In just minutes, the athlete can see exactly where his or her alignment should be. And the ALINE suspension insoles allow this optimization to occur naturally. For more on ALINE, visit http://www.aline.com or call 800-736-9005.

Media Contact

Derek Carroll
ALINE Systems, Inc.
30 Doaks Lane
Marblehead, MA 01945
800-736-9005 ext. 111
derek@aline.com

Golfing Magazine

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Authors: Tom Landers & Barry Lotz

ALINE was awarded “Best in Show” for the Accessories category in Golfing Magazine’s 2007 PGA Merchandising Expo product review.

Fairways and Greens

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Author: Hack Alexander, Golf Stuff that’s Worth Digging For

The ALINE BFAST System

Feet First: OK, you’ve gone out and spent at least a C-note on that new set of spikes, and they fit like a dream, but your golf game still sucks, and your back still aches. Could be a congenital problem with your move–consult a professional–but then again, the problem could rest right there on the soles of your feet. Most people don’t have the scratch to wear custom-made shoes, so we slog around with fallen arches and horrible ankle-to-knee alignment, which leads to all kinds of balance issues and restricted or sloppy motion during the golf swing. That’s where the good folks at ALINE come in. They’ve developed an orthotic device that will instantly put your feet in line with the rest of your skeletal structure, and trust us, you’ll feel the difference right away when you take your stance over the ball and take a few swings. After a 10-minute in-store fitting session using a laser-equipped device that looks like a shoe store’s measuring guage, ALINE’s technicians will dial in the amount of offset between the middle of your ankle and knee (I was found to be slightly collapsed in the arches). They’ll then fit you with the properly adjusted, suspension orthotic device that slips into any pair of rigid-sole shoes after you remove the flimsy, worn-out foam or leather liner that came with it (which you should immediately chuck in the garbage). They’re a revelation for any athlete–ALINE has developed models for mountain climbers and Olympians–but for golfers they’re amazingly comfortable and stabilizing. I now feel so steady over the ball and have experienced such an improvement in every department–straighter irons and drives, better balance through the bag–that I’m consistently shooting in the low 80s after struggling in the upper 80s to low 90s. This is a simple biomechanical juggernaut that will change you life. If golf is a game of inches, the ALINE system also proves that its a question of millimeters, and when it comes to lower body alignment, every one counts.

Men’s Journal

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Author: Dr. Bob Arnot, The Rx Pad

Why You Need Insoles

Custom insoles aren’t just for comfort; they’re essential for protecting your joints and boosting athletic performance

I have what’s best called a “clawfoot”: high arches and toes that point down. This “claw” offers enormous advantages in alpine skiing because it provides leverage on the ski in a turn. But it’s a terrible flaw for running, tennis, hiking or mountain climbing because it places destructive forces on the hip. For people like me, good insoles (orthotics) provide vital protection from long-term joint and ligament damage. They also improve everyday comfort and athletic performance. When I cycle, for example, orthotics help smooth the wobble in my right knee. Because I’ve destroyed my right hip with too many marathons, triathlons and alpine assaults, I wear orthotics in my everyday shoes so I can walk or run farther without pain. The best, most affordable ones I’ve found come from a company called ALINE. I first tried them after meeting the inventor, Gordon Hay. When you go to a store that carries ALINEs (there are 300 of them around the country), the staff will take 3D measurements of your foot and the alignment of your ankle and knee with a device the company created. Based on your measurements, they’ll pick an insole for you on the spot. Hay’s insoles not only make your feet comfortable, they also improve your alignment and reduce knee and ankle pain. I used these all last season in my ski boots (as well as my running and cycling shoes). I’ve never skied better.