Lower Body

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Booty Obsession

Ever wonder why popular culture seems to have developed a Booty Obsession?  TMZ Hollywood Sports took on the subject and actually brought in the World’s #1 Celebrity Trainer, Harley Pasternak, to answer some questions about what’s going on.

As could be expected the TMZ commentators kept things pretty light, but this is serious business for Harley given the staggering list of celebrity booties he has helped create (e.g., Halle Berry, Jessica Simpson, Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Sanaa Lathan, Jordana Brewster, etc., etc.).  In fact, depending on your view of the matter Harley can be accused or credited with playing an important role in creating the Booty Obsession.

Discussing the most important factors in getting a movie star butt, Harley had tongue firmly in cheek when he emphasized the importance of choosing your parents carefully.  Turning serious, he recommended exercises such as variations on lunging – the skater lunge, reverse lunge, or step lunge – that use one leg to really get your glutes going.

And then he got to his core recommendation.  “There’s actually a piece of exercise equipment called the Helix Lateral Trainer that’s like an elliptical machine but goes side-to-side….I’ve used it with Kim, I used it with Megan, all kinds of my female clients, and they really LOVE it for their butts – it’s all about the butt with that machine.”

So if you’re a female and are looking to improve that lower body, you probably want to incorporate some lunges into your workout, and you definitely need to climb aboard a Helix Lateral Trainer (the good news is that it also will give you the best cardio workout you’ve ever had).

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PRODUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & start working that booty 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!

Working The Glutes

Working the glutes is often an exercise priority, particularly for women.  The problem becomes finding a quick & easy way to target these muscles.  In this clip, trainer & cyclist Lindsay comments on her first experience with the Helix Later Trainer.

“Amazing workout, tires you in about 20 minutes and hits the glute meds like you don’t with other static or movement exercises – like the elliptical – on the gym floor.  IT’S AMAZING, LOVE IT!”

The Helix Lateral Trainer 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 other words, IT GIVES YOU A SOLUTION TO WORKING THE GLUTES!  PLUS, you get an intense cardio workout that strengthens your core & burns calories like no other machine.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & start working the glutes 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!

User Spotlight: Rehabbing Athletes

Rehabbing AthletesCorporate world to entrepreneur to rehabbing athletes.  After spending her career in clinical oncology with a major pharma company and as the Chief Science Officer for a major diagnostic firm, Alane Koki retired four years ago and began to concentrate on her independent interests: forming her own company, BioFitRx, and becoming a fitness trainer specializing in pre/rehabilitation and functional training.

During the process of focusing her considerable skills & expertise on fitness training in general and athletic rehab in particular, Alane has become quite an advocate for the role the Helix Lateral Trainer can play as an integral part of any well rounded fitness program. Here are some of her comments when we had a chance to catch up with her for a brief interview.

Helix: How did you discover the Helix?

Koko:
In the summer of 2013 I attended the IDEA World Convention. My mission was to identiy and evaluate exercise equipment to recommend to the gym I train out of, AmeriFit in Pittsburgh PA.. It’s a pretty special gym – its full repertoire of equipment enables trainers to do everything from pre/rehabilitation to sport specific conditioning for both athletes and mature adults.

Anyway, I was looking for the next generation of equipment, and immediately became interested in the Helix trainer because it was the first piece of equipment I’d seen that trains on the lateral plane.

I was absolutely sold on it – I wanted to get it into the gym right away, and when I came back from IDEA I told the owner that “we need these machines!” They already had 60 pieces of equipment, and actually had to remove some of them to make room for the Helix.

Helix: How…and why…are you using the Helix?

Koki:
I’m a trainer and I’ve integrated the Helix into workouts with my clients. I do sport specific training with athletes from multiple sports, and I’ve found that the Helix effectively develops the strength and endurance of their stabilizing muscles.

In addition, it reinforces the “athletic position”, and teaches them to push through their hips instead of their quads. For all athletes, regardless of their sport, hip power is key. The Helix is perfect for this!

Also, many of my clients have injuries of the spine, knees, and hips, and the Helix has enabled me to teach clients to be more hip-centric vs quad-centric. For example, knee issues often stem from the hip, and other equipment – ellipticals, arc trainers, etc. – simply can’t teach spinal/pelvic control or positioning the way the Helix does.

Helix: Any other experiences with the Helix?

Koki:
I personally had a bilateral hip replacement last year and the Helix has played an integral part in my own rehabilitation. As it would happen, the owner of my gym also had a hip replacement, and without the Helix neither of us would be as far along as we are.

I use the Helix extensively with my clients, and I’m continuing to find new ways to use it – it’s unique and effective, and will continue to be an integral part of my client training & rehab.

Fun Cardio

For most folks the concept of “fun cardio” probably sounds a little suspicious.  But when a group fitness instructor like Melissa gave us her thoughts right after her first workout on the Helix Lateral Trainer, that’s pretty much how she described the experience.

“It was SO AWESOME!  I never thought I could do something that much fun for cardio.  Hips, legs, thighs, glutes…IT’S WAY GO!”  And check out the clip – when was the last time you clapped doing your cardio?

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!

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

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!

User Spotlight: Hockey Fitness Training

Hockey Fitness TrainingAs one of our first residential customers, Mike Betts is a veteran Helix user and a devoted Hockey Dad who has become a firm believer in the benefits of hockey fitness training for young players using the Helix.

We get a lot of positive feedback from athletes, trainers, and clubs involved with essentially all types of sports.  The unique requirement for athletes to constantly move laterally with speed and strength is a dead-on match with the benefits provided by the Helix Lateral Trainer.  Here’s what Mike had to say.

Helix:  What is your overall assessment of the Helix?

Betts:

The Helix Lateral Trainer is really PERFECT for hockey fitness training. 

First, it’s a solid, exercise machine that’s really well built – solid pedals, solid handles, heavy-duty machine.

Second, it gives you a great cardio workout.  And from a hockey fitness perspective, the motion on the Helix is similar to skating – which is what attracted me to it.  The push off the inner part of the foot is very similar to skating, and when you step-up the resistance the Helix becomes a great way to exercise all the lower body muscles used in hockey.

Helix:  What’s been your personal experience with the Helix?

Betts: 

My son is a youth hockey player, hence my interest in hockey fitness training. 

The Helix has really been good for him.  In particular, when he squats down to use the lower handles it really focuses in on strengthening his butt, thighs and lower hamstrings.  He uses it primarily in sprint mode for short bursts like you need in hockey, and whenever he uses it the benefits are pretty much immediate.

The Helix has definitely helped my son’s hockey fitness.  He started when he was pretty young, and as he moves into his upper teens the Helix will help him build strength for more advanced hockey.

Helix:  Anything you’d like to add?

Betts:

Just that my wife and I use it also, generally for about 15 minute sessions, which on the Helix gives you a good workout.

What I like best is that you really feel it right away.  The Helix is just more efficient than other equipment for getting a good workout.

Booty Workout

Lots of women show up at the gym for one reason…their booty workout.  After stepping off the Helix Lateral Trainer for the first time, fitness instructor Sarah focused on just this subject.  “I’m really big on a booty workout & that just kicked my booty!  I felt the burn in the quads and also the inner and outer thighs.  It was great, and I love the range of motion!  I LOVE THE BURN!!”

The Helix Lateral Trainer is designed to engage, tone, and shape the entire lower body – glutes, quads, thighs.  In other words, it attacks exactly those areas that traditionally have been the biggest trouble spots for women – IT’S THE PERFECT BOOTY WORKOUT!  PLUS, you get intense cardio that strengthens your core & burns calories like no other machine.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – take a test drive & start kicking some booty 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!

Range of Motion

The fundamental objective of exercise, whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds or ramping up for the Olympics, is to improve your muscle tone & strength, cardio endurance,  and range of motion.  In other words, you want to tighten things up.

Anna is a serious fitness aficionado who traveled from Mexico City to attend the IHRSA Convention in Los Angeles to check the Latest-and-Greatest fitness gear for herself.  After her first ride on the Helix Lateral Trainer, her reaction was simple: “It’s amazing!  The Helix automatically is building your lower body, your quads and glutes, and it definitely provides a wide range of motion.”

And because it engages everything, not only does the Helix tone and shape your legs & booty, it improves your range of motion laterally and provides an intense cardio workout that strengthens your core & burns calories like no other machine.

THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO PROUCT EVER BUILT – just like Anna, 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!

Athletic Strength and Conditioning

Athletes don’t just move forward & backward…they need the strength and conditioning to move at all angles, all the time, at a millisecond’s notice.  Just name a sport – tennis, baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, skiing. lacrosse – and lateral strength & conditioning is key to performance.  The problem athletes faced was a huge vacuum in lateral training equipment…until the Helix Lateral Trainer showed up.  How about a few words from someone who knows the problem & works with hockey players to address it?

“Great piece of equipment!” was the verdict on the Helix from this video’s hockey Strength and Conditioning Coach.  “The Helix gives you great lateral movement skills, great drive, and great hip mobility.  I recommend it for anyone training for any type of lateral movement.”  Helix provides a SERIOUS workout focused on the entire lower body – quads, glutes, inner & outer thighs – plus your core.

And by the way, IT’S THE MOST EFFECTIVE CARDIO MACHINE EVER BUILT!  Take Coach’s word for it, athletes need to take this thing for a spin!

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!

User Spotlight: IT’S CHALLENGING AND DIFFERENT – I LOVE IT!

Introducing the Epitome of a Satisfied Helix User

Dr. Serita Gardner is a 5’8”, about-to-be-50 bundle of energy who lives in the Houston area, works as an eye doctor, and exercises like an absolute fiend on her own Helix Lateral Trainer that she purchased two years ago.

It was obvious during our interview that Serita has an unquenchable thirst for meeting life’s key challenges – looking & feeling younger, keeping in great shape, staying healthy & avoiding injuries – and we’re delighted she’s using her Helix to help reach her objectives.

WHY HELIX?

Serita:

The two things I like best about my Helix are it’s challenging and different.

Previously, I had an elliptical trainer that I used 5 days a week, but I was just tired of it and didn’t feel challenged anymore.  Then I saw the Helix on a TV show about a trainer who prepared contestants for beauty pageants, and I had to give it a try.  And two years later I couldn’t be happier because the Helix offers me a challenge every time I get on it.

I also love the lateral motion because it’s so different and offers so many more exercise options.  I can stand, I can squat, I can bend over, I can go at different angles – and all of these different options use different muscles, so I can really get a thorough workout.

ZERO IMPACT

Serita:

I had to give up street running in college so that’s another reason why I love the Helix – there is zero impact. 

I used to work out at a gym and if I did the stair stepper, my knees would hurt.  If it did the treadmill, my hips would hurt afterwards.  The Helix is great because of zero impact – and I’m talking about long workouts!  My knees don’t hurt, my hips don’t hurt…I’d say it is good for anybody, even people with arthritis or joint problems.  It gets cardio going without any actual impact.

NO EXCUSES

Serita:

People look at me and think I’m 39 but actually I’m almost 50.  I even had a patient who asked me how I get my legs so toned.  When I told her about the Helix – and told her she couldn’t buy mine – she sat there in the examination chair Googling it! 

It’s never too late to exercise, but there are just too many people who make excuses about it!   I exercise on my Helix from 6:00 in the morning to 7:40, it’s right there in my house, and I have floor and ceiling fans on.  I do it Monday through Friday, watching Netflix…how can you beat that?

Workout Music and Movement

Matching workout music and movement can be really important to having a smooth & enjoyable workout. This user was surprised – and pleased – by the movement flow he experienced during his first workout on the Helix Lateral Trainer. “You have this movement flow within your body and you’re constantly pushing yourself with the beat…I liked it, very much.”

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, where you (or your music) determine pace & intensity, it targets the lower body and enables you to tone & shape your legs and booty.  As this user notes, “You’ll get a great (butt) in a week, I promise you this!”

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 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!