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Helps Us Stay Unique & Creative

Darleen KeeganDarleen Keegan 
eBay Corporate Health Clubs, California, Utah, Arizona

We have the Helix in four different campuses – two in California serving about 6,000 employees, and campuses in Utah & Arizona serving about 2,000 employees each.  We initially decided to install the Helix in our Arizona location because we thought it would be great for our skiers there, but because we have employees that travel around all the time we decided to incorporate the Helix everywhere and we’re glad we did.

I think if our staff of trainers sells it right, we can get anybody onto the Helix, so there’s not one particular group of folks using the machine although, of course, there is a particular attraction among women looking to firm-up and work on their lower body.  I think it takes some time for people to learn to train using the Helix because everyone is accustomed to the typical back-and-forth motion of the ellipticals and treadmills, but as people get the hang of it they really, really like it.

From my perspective, I really like the Helix because it’s innovative and that’s what we’re always looking for – how do we stay ahead of the fitness center market and remain attractive to employees.  I try to keep our clubs unique & creative and Helix helps us achieve that objective.

Absolutely Helps In Retaining Members

Rob MyersRob Myers 
Anytime Fitness, Salt Lake City, UT

It’s a very popular item – we have two Helix Trainers and they’re both in use pretty much all the time – trainers use it in their programs and members use it on their own.

Members like it because it’s easy to use and the uniqueness of the lateral movement – rather than just front-to-back – effectively focuses on the whole lower body area, which is something women in particular like to work.  The Helix absolutely helps us in retaining members, without a doubt.

A Breath Of Fresh Air

Gunnar+PetersonGunner Peterson, CSCS, CPT 
Trainer to Celebrities & Professional Athletes

The Helix is a terrific tool….it’s working laterally, it’s changing your position in space from high to low, it’s working inner thigh, outer thigh, (and) it’s also challenging you from a balance standpoint,  Adding a unique product like the Helix to my gym at this stage of the game is a breath of fresh air.

The Helix Is Simply A Different Game

Kisar DhillonKishar Dhillon 
The Art of Personal Training, Portland, OR

We got the Helix late last year and have been integrating it into the workout routines with our members.

The members like it a lot.  We don’t have any ellipticals because, in my opinion, ellipticals are “played out” and the Helix gives us a chance to offer something different to our members.  Most of the people in Portland, Oregon are either runners or cyclists, so when you put them on the Helix Lateral Trainer it is simply a different game and much more challenging – they aren’t used to it.

We do a lot of interval training on the Helix, and when we put them on it and they start working laterally it’s a whole different direction and, at least at first, their body is in complete shock.  Working out on the Helix can definitely be challenging, which from the perspective of our members is a good thing.

From what I’ve seen there’s not many Helix trainers in Portland right now, so I think it’s pretty cool that we’re offering it to our members.

Really A Revolutionary Product

Lorry MooneyLorry Mooney 
Lockheed Martin, Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO

I just think the Helix is an awesome machine – it’s been great.  It’s gotten a lot of usage and has been pretty much trouble-free – a lot of our people have tried it out and stayed with it.

We’re in Colorado and have a lot of skiers and the Helix really lends itself to sports training, especially skiing.  Considering the fact that all sports go laterally at some point but all our other machines go in a straight-line, I was intrigued when I heard about the Helix.  I’ve been really pleased with the performance.

We’re more heavily populated with men in this facility, but it gets used by our women as well.  I think it’s a great cardio piece that targets the inner & outer thighs which are always a concern for women.  And for people that ski and snowboard – and I’ve got people that play soccer – when they ask me what type of cardio to try, I always suggest the Helix just because I think it targets muscles that we don’t hit on treadmills and bikes and ellipticals.  The Helix is really a revolutionary product.

Our Most Popular Piece Of Cardio Equipment

Dick WeberDick Weber 
B Real Fitness, Camarillo, CA

The Helix is by far our most popular piece of cardio equipment.  I have several units and plan on buying more.  If Helix was to franchise, I would be their first customer.

Expect Results Fast!

Cynthia Bowser, ISCA 
Equinox Fitness, Los Angeles

People that come to my class expect results fast! That’s what they get with the Helix. They are challenged cardiovascularly, feel the shaping in their legs and glutes immediately, and stay motivated with high energy music and great coaching!

Perfect Compliment To Other Equipment

DEBRA GOLDMANDebra Goldman 
Pilates Works, Inc.

The Helix is the perfect complement for the treadmill, elliptical and recumbent bike that I have for my clients.  The core and lower body training provided by the unique lateral movement is exceptional… The cost and small footprint are a bonus!

Women Especially Love It

lawrence phillipsLawrence Phillips 
Team LP Fitness, Santa Rosa, CA

The members love the Helix – one of the most popular toys in here.  For the women especially, they love it – it’s an outstanding machine.  It provides them with an amazing leg/glut workout and of course they get their cardio up, but the women are really focused on the legs and gluts – it’s amazing watching them on the machines, they invent their own workout variations – getting down low, standing on their tip-toes, deep squats, tuning their knees out, working their thighs, they’re on there to fire their quads.

If I had more room I’d bring in 2-3 more machines because it’s so functional, there’s so much you can do with it. We’ve created some exercises with it using little 3-4 pound medicine balls so that folks are getting some upper body movement with it too.  It definitely is very popular with both our members and trainers and a big plus for the club.

Trainers Using It In Their Own Workouts

Brenda KashubaBrenda Kashuba 
4EverFit Personal Training Studio, Saratoga, CA

We’ve only had the Helix for a couple of months, but I’m seeing the trainers starting to use it because of the muscle groups it incorporates, and because it can get the heart rate up quickly in intervals between sets…I’ve also seen the Helix being used in particular by our more athletic and sports oriented clients and interestingly enough, I’ve noticed the trainers themselves using the Helix in their own workouts.