Erik AschimEric Aschim 
University of Montana, Missoula, MT

People like the Helix because it’s a different type of machine from our other equipment with its lateral movement that works on different muscles.  Plus they don’t have to use it as long as other machines – they get as good a cardio workout in a shorter amount of time.  It seems to be more popular with women and our athletic cross-fit folks – plus the skiers who are focused on exactly the muscles and range of motion worked on by the Helix.