Testimonials: Health & Fitness Club
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.
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.
One way I know the members like the Helix is because it really gets used all the time – popular enough to cause some congestion in waiting to use it. I also think they like it because it really provides an intensive work-out in a short period of time – 15-20 minutes on the Helix is like 45-60 minutes on something else.