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Unmatched Rehab Benefits

Julian SellesJulien Selles 
Anatomic Fitness, Bedford, NH

Our users’ experience with the Helix is fabulous – traditional equipment you find in most clubs is all linear, up-and-down, but the Helix provides lateral rotation which sets it apart and really changes the experience and benefits you get from it.

It’s a popular machine with the members, pretty much everyone uses it – our average members all the way through our athletes playing sports where lateral movement is important.  The reason we encourage members to use the Helix – and why they like it – is the belief that you should workout in all the ways that your body is meant to move and, unlike other equipment, Helix can provide that with its lateral rotation.

I personally just had hip-replacement surgery.  While this may be a pretty steep rehab curve because I’ve been active & in-shape my whole life, I’m working out on the Helix six weeks after that operation and it has been unbelievable for me to have access to that technology.  In a rehab setting, the Helix has benefits that you simply can’t match with conventional equipment – I’m  working on the abductors and adductors which you just can’t do on anything else, so it’s really a great piece of equipment.

I Wouldn’t Have A Club Without One

Craig Ehleider
Craig Ehleider 
Future Fitness, 5 locations in South Jersey/Philadelphia area

 

The Helix is popular with the members, but I wouldn’t fill a club with anything.  I’ve got a huge amount of equipment diversity, so while I wouldn’t say I’ll fill a club with Helixes, I’d also say that I wouldn’t have a club without one.

The Helix provides diversity & options on cardio.  With cardio, it’s helpful psychologically for members to have different choices, and the Helix provides options that just aren’t out there with other machines.  The different look and focus of the Helix also helps attract new members – especially if you’re a good salesman and can talk up the options it provides – but it’s the quality of a machine that helps in retaining members over time and Helix has that too.  It’s also not real high priced – it’s well priced for what it offers. I do like the Helix, I think it’s a good variation, and I’m glad you invented it.

People See It & Want To Try It

Kurt GottshallKurt Gottshall 
Work Zone Fitness, Manheim, PA

It’s a popular machine with the members, particularly the women.  Most of our equipment is pretty standard stuff and the Helix is definitely something that stands out because it’s so different – people see it and want to try it out.  One member who was using it told me that she regularly works the Helix into her workouts because it helps keep her workouts from getting old and boring.

When we show the club, the Helix is right along the main path and we make sure to point it out – it stands out & we point it out because not everybody has them.  It’s cool, it’s different, it’s not your typical motion.

Absolutely A Favorite With Our Members

bret emeryDr. Bret Emery 
Emery Fit, Alpharetta, GA

We’re a private personal training facility and we pick up where physical therapy leaves off.  Our overall experience with the Helix has been great, and the machine absolutely is a favorite with our members.  The main attraction that draws our members to the Helix is that it’s so different from everything else.  If we go down our line of equipment, and everything moves in the vertical direction …ellipticals – vertical, treadmills – vertical, Jacob’s Ladder – vertical, crank cycle – vertical, rower – vertical…and then you’ve got the Helix.  So it’s the only one out of our whole line that moves horizontally.

On tours with prospective members, the Helix is always one of the eye-candy pieces at the beginning.  You can always take somebody, put them on the Helix and they’ll go, “Oh wow, that feels so different.”

A Very Popular Machine With Our Members

janet rolleroJanet Pollero
Healthy U Fitness Studio, Whitehouse Station, NJ

I love it, it’s absolutely a great asset to my studio and it’s a very popular machine with our members.  Pretty much all our members gravitate to it because it empowers them to understand the benefits of lateral training, plus how the Helix targets their core in addition to inner & outer thighs so they can keep their workouts balanced that way.  They also reap additional cardio vascular benefits by working the lateral plane because otherwise they’re just working in the frontal plane and their bodies become accustomed to that.  It’s definitely an asset for the club and a good tool for our members.

Unique Machine, Unlike Any Other

dan boothbyDan Boothby 
Northeastern University Hockey, Boston, MA

I have used the Helix with my athletes and found it to be a unique machine unlike any other. We can provide extra conditioning and still target the muscles of the hip girdle with a tremendous amount of glute recruitment. More importantly it helps to correct muscle imbalances between the adductor and abductor muscle groups or adductor imbalances from the left and right leg. We have used the Helix for conditioning protocols to prepare athletes to return to the ice after injury.

It’s Different, It’s Unique

brett-mayerBrett Mayer 
Reading YMCA, Sinking Spring, PA

People are using it because it’s different, it’s unique.  It gives people a different motion than other equipment, especially other cardio equipment.  Our experience has been that it’s getting used the most by younger females in their 20s and 30s who are more athletic.

Hits Muscles Other Machines Don’t

Cyndee GoodinsonCyndee Goodinson 
YMCA of Attleboro, Attleboro, MA

Our overall experience has been very positive.  It’s a hard workout, the members like it.  It’s challenging because it’s a different workout due to the movement of the machine, so they like the experience because they’re hitting muscles that they don’t normally work on with cardio machines.  It gets them to a cardio-vascular level that the other machines really don’t hit.  It’s definitely a compliment to what we offer – we have two.

Great Product, It Won’t Disappoint

Rob Thompson 
Planet Fitness, Franklin MA

I’ve been a full time personal trainer for 10 years. Treadmills, arch-trainers, row machines, ellipticals and stair steppers… all burn calories and work well.

However, now that my clients have been using the Helix they are amazed by how sore their muscles get because they’re working them in a new way (laterally) which focuses more on inner and outer thighs as well as the butt. The workmanship and detail of the Helix rates an A+. It’s a great product, you won’t be disappointed.

Challenges Users In A Different Way

sue-l hamiltonSue-L Hamilton 
University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL

People are intrigued by it, just the look alone.  I think people like the break-up in monotony the lateral movement offers from the basic ellipticals and treadmills – it’s appealing to people who are used to running or riding a bike on a regular basis and want something different that challenges their body in a different way but still gives them that cardio workout.