July 5th, 2011, Fit Express, the leading manufacturer of commercial hydraulic fitness equipment and creator of the revolutionary Fluid Interval Training workout program is announcing the launch of the Newest Body Crunch Ab Machine.
Building upon the feedback of previous Body Crunch models, the newest Body Crunch Ab Machine purports to deliver the best isolation of any available ab machine with the best overall safety profile. With Body Crunch's patented dual-converging resistance system eliminating the need for weight plates entirely new populations like seniors and youths can benefit from abdominal training without the risk of injury to the lower back and neck.
The most unique functions of the Ab Machine come from it's "Core Isolator," which can actually reduce the user's body weight by up to 20% making it easier for beginners. The machine's "guided path of motion" also allows beginners to do partial sit-ups or crunches due to the "assisted" movement. For advanced users, the Variable Load Resistance can safely—and without big heavy plates taking up space—provide up to 50 lbs of resistance.
The guided path of motion and uniquely smooth hydraulic VLR technology help users to perform the abbreviated "crunch" in the proper way as recommended by top professionals including the American Council on Exercise (ACE). The unit's footrest and handles (patented) are also adjustable and able to accommodate body sizes from 4'10 to 6'8.
July 1st, 2011, For the entire month of July, for Retirement Homes and other types of Assisted Living Facilities, Fit Express is running a 10% OFF Special for their FIT for Boomers exercise program. The equipment and workout was specially designed for seniors and offers retirement facilities a safe, affordable, and exciting way to increase resident health and wellness, socializing, and quality-of-life.
Relieving stress, monitoring health, and preventing disease are areas of much concern for senior citizens. Seniors understand the importance of improving their lifestyle, but in many cases their options are limited. In a 2005 poll by USAToday/ABC aging adults said that losing their health was the top concern (73%). This was above losing the ability to take care of oneself at 70%, losing mental abilities at 69%, and running out of money at 60%.
Regular cardiovascular and resistance exercise are essential for improving health. However, the risk of injury, inability to properly use the equipment, intimidation, muscle soreness, and joint pain commonly associated with resistance exercise are among the top reasons senior citizens cite why they don’t do resistance exercise.
Fit Express' hydraulic exercise equipment is a new way to exercise. It is perfect for seniors because it is extremely safe and provides a smooth motion with absolutely no eccentric load to worry about slamming down. The machine arms literally conform to the users' capable range of motion, and their physical capability, so it's very easy on joints. Unlike other resistance equipment with heavy weight stacks, pulleys, and various adjustable settings—Fit Express equipment has only 2 small easy-to-reach levers, has no exposed moving parts, and no other controls or seat settings to be adjusted. Users just get on and go. The equipment is unbelievably easy to understand and use.
FIT for Boomers is a group exercise workout program. Workouts can be as simple as "Get on a machine for 2 minutes and then everybody switches to another machine." This type of exercising lends itself well since the equipment doubles as both a cardiovascular and a functional strength-building machine. The workouts are simple and easy to do groups of 8 or more at a time. 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. Residents in retirement homes look forward to their workout and getting to socialize with the other residents. Offer FIT for Boomers in your facility—Attract new residents and Invigorate your current residents.
January 18, 2010, Fit Express, the leading manufacturer of commercial hydraulic fitness equipment is announcing a complete inventory clearance sale from 50-75% OFF all discontinued models to make room for their New Signature Line.
Models on clearance include every discontinued model—from Fit Express’ Standard Line all the way through their Designer Line. Additional clearance models include the Amoeba Line, Victory Line, Inspire Line, and Liberty Line. Fit Express is looking to completely empty out their warehouse so if you’re looking to save on commercial fitness or circuit training equipment act now because these models are priced to sell!
Fit Express is known in the fitness industry for their innovative design and extreme versatility with an emphasis on developing age-friendly and user-friendly exercise equipment. Their hydraulic fitness equipment offers a wide variety of benefits above standard commercial exercise equipment including: cardio and strength in one package, it requires less space and maintenance, it is the safest exercise equipment available, easiest on joints, requires minimal supervision, accommodates any level of fitness, is more affordable, and comes with the best warranty in the industry.
While their hydraulic exercise equipment has been utilized in various gyms and facilities around the world, it has gained extreme popularity for its practical use in women’s gyms, senior’s gyms, kid’s gyms, retirement communities, wellness centers, and for use in physical therapy rehabilitation.
January 15, 2010, Fit Express has officially launched their new Signature Line. This revolutionary hydraulic exercise equipment is setting a precedent as a breakthrough new way to exercise.
Fit Express, Inc. has announced the release of their new Signature Series line, their most advanced line of hydraulic fitness equipment yet—a revolutionary new form of exercise that is sweeping the nation. The new line is positioned to become the next mainstream form of exercise equipment for women’s gyms, kid’s gyms, senior centers, wellness centers, and physical therapy rehabilitation because of the equipment’s unbeatable versatility, user and age friendliness, innovative design, and natural functionality.
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, along with their Heavy Duty Club Line, and their preteen-specific Kid’s Line offer 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!”
To get an understanding of how this works in action, 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.
The risk of injury, inability to properly use the equipment, intimidation, muscle soreness, and joint pain commonly associated with resistance exercise are among the top reasons senior citizens cite why they don’t do resistance exercise. Fit Express seeks to change this by using their hydraulic fitness equipment to make a significant advancement towards obesity and health among the rapidly growing Baby Boomer population, as well as those with joint, muscle, and other special conditions.
In order to make it easy for gyms, retirement communities and wellness center owners to start taking advantage of their equipment Fit Express developed the Fluid Interval Training system which consists of a variety of custom circuit training and group personal training programs. This type of exercising lends itself well since the equipment has the ability to quickly and safely accommodate any user regardless of their current fitness level or exercise goals.
Because hydraulic exercise equipment doesn’t have weight stacks and large lever and pulley systems associated with it, less space and lower maintenance is required than conventional commercial gym equipment. It also requires minimal supervision, and comes with Fit Express’ industry leading warranty.
Fit Express seeks to revolutionize the fitness industry with their Signature Series by providing an attractive, innovative, and effective commercial exercise equipment that accommodates both the needs of a wide variety of users, as well as addressing the needs and concerns of both commercial gym and wellness center owners.