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The Complete Helix Workout Guides

Complete GuidesIf you own a Helix Lateral Trainer or use one at your club, having a copy of the Complete Helix Workout Guides is a must. The Guides provide detailed directions for Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced users covering a range of fitness objectives.

Whether you’re new to the Helix or have been using one for years, there’s something for everyone. Just click on the image next to the workout you’d like to try and download it or, if you’d like to take a look at all 6 workouts, click and download the Complete Helix Workout Guides.

GOOD LUCK – we promise a cardio and lower body workout like no other!

01-Intro aIntro Workout On The Helix (11-25 minutes)
The Helix Intro Workout is designed to familiarize users with the motion & rhythm of the machine, introduce the range of base moves that can be utilized during a workout, and become aware of the muscles that can be engaged by alternating base moves, speed, resistance, directionality, and duration.

 

02-Endurance a

Endurance Workout On The Helix (14-30 minutes)
Endurance is the ability to maintain physical work over a sustained period of time. Endurance or volume training helps improve cardiovascular, muscular and ventilatory endurance during aerobic or anaerobic activity.

 

 

03-Strength aStrength Workout On The Helix (16-29 minutes)
Strength training is a type of physical activity that specializes in the use of bodyweight or external resistance to induce muscular contraction to build the strength, anaerobic endurance, efficiency, and size of skeletal muscles.

 

 

04-Speed aSpeed Workout on The Helix (19-34 minutes)
Speed is work/time. The ability to produce a maximal amount of work in minimal amounts of time requires speed or power. Speed can enhance reaction time, motor unit recruitment, strength, and muscular efficiency. The speed or power workout involves numerous short bursts of work with low intensity output between each burst. Developing true speed or power requires maximal effort and focus.

05-Tabata aTabata Workout On The Helix (8-10 minutes)
Developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata at Tokyo’s National Institute of Fitness and Sports to induce aerobic and anaerobic conditioning simultaneously, this workout has been widely adopted by the mixed martial arts community and fitness enthusiasts seeking to develop supreme fitness levels and physical development.

 

06-HIIT aHIIT Workout On The Helix (20-55 minutes)
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a system of organizing cardiorespiratory training which calls for repeated bouts of short duration, high-intensity exercise intervals intermingled with periods of lower intensity intervals of active recovery. On a 1-10 scale of perceived exertion, high intensity can be considered anything over an effort level of 7.

 


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

TABATA Workout On The Helix

Tabata2Tabata Conditioning

In addition to our guide for the HIIT Workout, we thought it appropriate to publish a companion guide for the Tabata Workout on the Helix.  Tabata is essentially HIIT on steroids – shorter and more compressed than HIIT, Tabata is designed to offer maximum fitness and weight loss benefits in a very brief (8-10 minutes) time.  An important caveat with this type of intensive training, of course, is to treat it with caution & respect based on your health and fitness level.

Developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata at Tokyo’s National Institute of Fitness and Sports to induce aerobic and anaerobic conditioning simultaneously, this workout has been widely adopted by the mixed martial arts community and fitness enthusiasts seeking to develop supreme fitness levels and physical development.

Specific benefits from Tabata include:

  • Increased fat loss (increased metabolic rate = increased potential for fat loss)
  • Increased conditioning and stamina
  • Time saving and super-efficient (10 minutes including warm up)
  • Increased ability to perform high intensity exercise
  • Increased mental toughness due to the exercise intensity involvedTabata3

Helpful tips:

  • All-out effort during Interval I in each round
  • Do nothing but breathe during Interval II, stick strictly to the 10 second rest period – NO LONGER
  • Have a clock plainly visible (Helix Monitor or Tabata timer available online)
  • During the rest period, stay put, and breathe
  • It’s 4 minutes, it’s not forever – although it will feel like it at the time
  • This training is incredibly demanding, and as such should be treated with respect and performed at most 2-3 times a week with a day of recovery in between.

Tabata Workout On The Helix (click to download)

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The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

 

HIIT Workout On The Helix

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

One of the most popular cardio workouts to emerge in recent times is called High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, and the Helix Lateral Trainer provides the perfect machine to capture the benefits of this intensive fitness technique.  Among the most appealing benefits attributed to HIIT are shorter, albeit much more intense, workouts, more effective fat-burn rates, and post-workout increases in metabolism.

HIIT on the Helix is a system of organizing cardio-respiratory training that calls for repeated bouts of short duration, high-intensity exercise intervals intermingled with periods of lower intensity intervals of active recovery.  In other words, alternating intervals of max-exertion and light exertion.

On a 1-10 scale of perceived exertion, high intensity can be considered anything over an effort level of 7. When using max heart rate (MHR) as a guide, high intensity can be considered exercising above 80% of MHR.  HIIT on the Helix calls for challenging work-rates such as sprints for short time frames lasting from thirty seconds to two minutes.

Specific benefits from HIIT include:HIIT !

  • Trains the body to become efficient at producing and using energy from the anaerobic energy system
  • Trains the body to effectively remove metabolic waste from the muscles between the work intervals
  • Provides an effective way to increase VO2 max without having to run for long distances or periods of time

Suggested Schedule:

  • Due to the high level of intensity and the amount of time necessary to appropriately recover from the exercise session, it is recommended to do no more than two days of HIIT on the Helix per week, allowing at least one full day of recovery between training sessions.

HIIT Workout On The Helix (click to download)

HIIT on the Helix


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Makes Cardio Enjoyable

Have you ever heard the phrase, “it’s fun, it makes cardio enjoyable”? Probably not, since most folks view cardio as boring and a bit unpleasant. But when group fitness instructor Carolyn finished her first workout on the Helix Lateral Trainer, that’s how she described the experience.

“It’s a fun new piece of equipment that I’d definitely use…Right away I could feel my heart-rate picking up and I could definitely feel it in my quads, but it was also a really easy experience…it’s fun, it makes cardio enjoyable, it’s a break from your usual treadmill or elliptical…You’re getting a workout but it doesn’t feel like you’re putting a ton of effort in..”

The Helix is a revolutionary fitness machine that employs a side-to-side lateral motion that engages all your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner & outer thighs – plus your core. In addition to being a smooth, no-impact ride, it provides a workout experience that’s different from anything you’ve ever tried. In other words, it’s FUN and MAKES CARDIO ENJOYABLE!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – give it a test drive and enjoy some FUN CARDIO!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

No Pain No Gain

Some truths about fitness – such as No Pain No Gain – are simply undeniable.  No matter how unappealing this mantra is (can’t you just picture a Drill Sergeant yelling it into the ear of a wimpy recruit?) it contains much greater value than all the latest Starvation Diets, Miracle-Grow pharmaceuticals, and Electro-Magnetic muscle builders masquerading as quick fixes for the self-delusional.  Fitness takes serious work, serious work takes strenuous effort, and strenuous effort can unquestionably be painful.

In this video clip a trade show attendee, Amy, hopped on the Helix Lateral Trainer for an intro workout and couldn’t say enough about the results.  “This is the best workout.  I can’t feel my legs because they’re burning…they burn so good it hurts!  Good job, love it, great workout!!!”  Amy obviously gets it – No Pain No Gain.

Unlike any other exercise machine on the market, the Helix Lateral Trainer employs a revolutionary side-to-side motion designed to engage your entire lower body – quads, glutes, inner & outer thighs.  And since nothing else ever works these muscles, guess what…a Helix workout is tough, strenuous, and filled with the pain that comes from activating and developing muscles.  Not to mention the huge cardio workout that accompanies this wake-up call to your lower body.

While there most assuredly is some pain in a tough Helix workout, the gains are unmatched.  From a woman’s perspective, it attacks EXACTLY those areas that traditionally have been the biggest trouble spots.  For men it provides the single best cardio workout available, plus develops the core & lower body much faster than weights.  And all athletes receive the benefits of enhanced lateral strength and agility unavailable with any other machine.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – give the Helix a test drive and you’ll be hooked!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Breathless, Sweaty & Smiling

If you’re thinking about getting in shape, you’re probably interested in user experience with the fitness equipment that’s out there.  The most effective way to find this out isn’t to check focus-group-tested company ads, it’s to get feedback from actual new users, i.e., real people reacting, talking about their personal impressions after using a product for the first time.

And that is what’s so great about this short video compilation.  No script, no paid actors…just a group of fitness buffs at a trade show trying out new gear like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And, man, are we glad we didn’t pay for a copy writer to come up with an ad, because we absolutely couldn’t have said it better than these folks.  Glutes, quads, inner & outer thighs, core, and huge cardio – the Helix will get you in shape faster than you can imagine…but don’t believe us, just listen to these sweaty folks!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & you’ll be hooked…and sweaty!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Fun Fitness Without Re-Injury

Anyone with a chronic knee problem understands the challenge of achieving fitness without re-injury.  The key to success involves getting an intense, total body workout that engages a broad range of muscles while avoiding damaging impact or stress.

In this video a fitness club manager, Amanda, reacts to her first test ride on the Helix Lateral Trainer.  “It went right to my glutes, I felt nothing on my knees…that’s really important, I want to target my glutes but I don’t want to work my knees…within 5 minutes my butt was burning & my heart was jumping out of my chest – it was FUN!”  And, of course, because of its intensity, it’s a real time-saver, “20 minutes is equivalent to an hour of weight training!”

The Helix Lateral Trainer is a revolutionary fitness machine that provides a smooth, no-impact ride that provides an absolute MONSTER CARDIO FITNESS WORKOUT.  Employing a side-to-side lateral motion, the Helix engages your core and all your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner & outer thighs – enabling you to achieve fitness without re-injury.  In addition, it provides a workout experience that’s different from anything you’ve ever tried…it really is FUN!

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – give it a test drive and have some FUN!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Full Body Workout

Wouldn’t it be great to get a concentrated full body workout – cardio, strength, core, upper & lower body – without spending all that time in the gym?  In other words, wouldn’t it be great if you could find a single machine that helped you reach a range of your fitness goals?

In this video clip, Lindsey reacts to her first test ride on a Helix Lateral Trainer with, “It was AWESOME!  I thought it would be similar to an elliptical but it’s way better…it’s really cool how you can engage all parts of your body.”  Lindsey’s initial ride only went for a few minutes, “but I could tell if I did it for 30 minutes it would probably kick my ass!”

Finding workout time can be a problem, so we all want to maximize results quickly.  And this is where the Helix stands out by providing the most intense and efficient workout available with any machine. All your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner & outer thighs – plus your core – are targeted by this unique machine.  And because it engages everything, not only does the Helix tone and shape your legs & booty, it provides an intense cardio workout that burns calories like no other machine.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – give the Helix a test drive and you’ll be hooked!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Butt Workout

In spite of the high priority women place on an effective ‘butt workout’ that tones & shapes the lower body, until the Helix Lateral Trainer there simply was no way to quickly & easily target these muscles – the glutes, the quads, and inner & outer thighs.

In this video clip, Donna, a long-time Personal Trainer & Fitness instructor, reacts to her first Helix workout and there is no doubt about her verdict, “This is the BEST workout for your butt!”   As a trainer, she also gives the Helix high marks for its versatility.  “You can get an entire body workout…cardio as well as working on strength, lower body as well as upper body, and you’re working the core…”

The Helix is designed to engage, tone and shape the entire lower body – including all the gluteus muscles in addition to the quads and thighs.  From a woman’s perspective, it attacks EXACTLY those areas that traditionally have been the biggest trouble spots.  In Donna’s words, “If you want your glutes looking Up-High & Tight, then you want to get on the Helix!”

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & try a REAL butt workout today!


The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of lower body training by providing both huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs, PLUS gives you an intense cardio workout.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!

Celebrity Trainer Danny Musico Talks Helix

From the floor of IDEA World Fitness, Danny Musico, Celebrity Trainer and, as former World Super Middle Weight Champ, Hollywood’s “Go-To” trainer for boxing flicks [Stallone (Rocky), Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Walberg (The Fighter)] gives a rapid fire summary of why and how he uses the Helix Lateral Trainer with his clients and, importantly, why his “clients are in love with it.”.

Obliques, core, glutes, legs, lower back – Danny covers them all in record time.  And we love his final advice, “GET IT DONE!”

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & you’ll be hooked!

The Helix Lateral Trainer blows away traditional concepts of cardio fitness training and weight loss by providing both an intense workout PLUS huge benefits to your core and all of your lower body muscles – glutes, quads, inner thighs & outer thighs.

FOR ALL WOMEN – the Helix directly addresses those areas that worry you most – hips, butt & thighs – plus gives you the cardio workout that keeps you going.

FOR ALL MEN – cardio, cardio, cardio!  NOTHING will work your cardio like the Helix Lateral Trainer.  And by-the-way, watch out…your core & lower body will NEVER be in better shape.

FOR ALL ATHLETES – the only machine designed to focus on your specific requirements – LATERAL STRENGTH & AGILITY.  And the cardio benefits are huge.

FOR  NEOPHYTES – fitness training can be intimidating, but the Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to be inviting for everyone.  Jump on – it’s intuitive & within 2 minutes you’ll get it…THIS is how to get in shape!