The equipments extreme versatility is able to safely accommodate the needs of an 80 year old woman with arthritis one minute and then challenge a world-class power lifter the next with just a few simple clicks of a dial. The Signature Line, the newest and most advanced line offered by Fit Express, offers a safer, quicker, easier, cost-effective, space-saving, and more natural alternative to conventional weight-based commercial fitness equipment.
Known as a pioneer in the fitness industry for their innovative design style, Fit Express has stepped up yet once again and created their most stunning and advanced series ever. They’ve now perfected their frame design by building the frame out of laser-cut sheet metal panels in parallel to ‘hide’ the mechanics inside, for both safety and appearance, in addition to enabling the equipment to have tremendous racking strength. The equipment is ensured for longevity and built with industrial grade bearings in the high stress areas and tailored with high-quality double stitched vinyl zippered for quick change out. The frame and upholstery colors are completely customizable and they even allow you to brand the equipment with your own logo and custom color combinations.
While the style of the Signature line alone is setting the bar high for other exercise equipment manufacturers, the real foundation behind their equipment is the driving force of the resistance—what they call their ‘Fluid Dynamics Resistance Technology.’ Built with highly engineered hydraulic pistons, resistance is created by how (hard or fast) you either (push or pull) the exercise arms which controls oil flow through dual fluid cylinders. The company is currently working on creating a video for users to illustrate how this works, but Founder and President David Chapman is quoted saying “You really just have to try it out to get an understanding of how it works and how it feels—but I’ll tell you one thing, people love it once they’ve tried it!”
The Signature Series comes with
VARIABLE SPEED AND RESISTANCE CONTROLS giving you a
Truly UNIQUE and CUSTOMIZED combination
CARDIO and STRENGTH Workout!
HOW DOES HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT WORK AND FEEL? To get an understanding of how this works, picture a standard chest press machine. The first part of the movement would be pressing the resistance away from you. This is similar to what people are used to. But unlike conventional weight-bearing machines, the second part of the movement would not be lowering the already-lifted weight, but rather it would be an entirely new movement that consists of pulling the weight back towards you! But since there is no weight-bearing pulley system pushing against you, you can just stop the arm at any point within either direction of the movement and resistance goes to zero! You can even change the speed or resistance for either direction independently! This will change every preconceived notion users’ have about resistance exercise and offer a new, unique, and limitless potential that both current exercisers can add to their program while also enabling populations with previous limitations to be able to utilize resistance training where they were once unable or hesitant to.
Since there is resistance on both the push and pull side of each exercise, each piece of exercise equipment is therefor two different opposing muscle groups working almost simultaneously. This is good for the user because you get a well-balanced workout, increase the cardiovascular component of your workout, and cut your time in the gym in half. It’s good for the gym owner since they have to buy half as many machines, or they can now accommodate twice as many users for the same price. Since you’re able to control not only the resistance but also the speed with which you go through the movements in either direction, you can quickly, easily, and simultaneously customize your strength, power, speed, and cardiovascular workouts.
Many additional benefits to users exist because there isn’t a weight-based lever pulley system. The resistance is only concentric, as opposed to having an eccentric portion (i.e. lowering the weight) so you’re able to stop at any point within the movement in either direction—greatly reducing any risk of injury. Because the arm has no set levers for pulleys, range of motion is also no longer an issue for use for people with poor flexibility.
Seniors and people with conditions such as arthritis or other joint and muscle injuries can use the equipment with ease because movement is smooth and never requires you to exceed a weight or range of motion than you are safely and comfortably capable of. This allows you to strengthen your muscles without putting any undue stress on your joints. In addition, the absence of an eccentric load nearly eliminates DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Harry Layne, an 81 year old diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, attributes Fit Express’ fluid machines with greatly reducing his symptoms by increasing both his balance and his strength.
Top Reasons People Don't Do Resistance Exercise include: the risk of injury, inability to properly use the equipment, intimidation, muscle soreness, and joint pain commonly associated with resistance exercise. Fit Express seeks to change this by using their hydraulic fitness equipment to make a significant advancement towards obesity and health towards the world's population.