National Common Courtesy Day – Remember your Gym Etiquette

by on March 21st, 2017

National Common Courtesy Day - Gym Etiquette

Today is National Common Courtesy Day so here are some reminders about proper gym etiquette!
• Always wipe off gym equipment after you use it
• Put weights and other equipment away after use
• Refrain from talking loudly on the phone or having long conversations in the middle of the gym floor

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Matrix Rowing Machine – Review

by on March 15th, 2017

The Conclusion

The Matrix Rowing Machine performs at the highest level in the fitness equipment industry. Unlike the WaterRower and other machines that use water for resistance, this machine utilizes a brushed aluminum flywheel with 10 magnetic resistance settings. The resistance settings has a expansive range, from very easy to heavy resistance, to allow users to challenge themselves in different ways throughout their fitness journey.

The machine is very smooth and quiet, which is important for me as I will be using it within my home. The footprint is very small as you easily can tilt the machine up for movement and storage purposes.

The seat is a great size and is very comfortable, making users more likely to complete longer workouts. The handle is smooth and comfortable to grip. It’s very easy for me to get my feet in and secure in the claps. The only issue was removing my feet, at times the back heel cup would catch my shoe and get caught.

The console is intuitive and features different training programs to get the most out of your workout. It displays the basic aspects of your workout including time, distance, strokes per minute, heart rate, calories, and more. I was able to focus on my workout and see my progress at a glance.

I enjoy using this machine and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great rower that will stand the test of time, and continue to present a challenge with each workout!

Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine

Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine Rated & Reviewed

Life Fitness Home Gym – Make 2017 Your Year with Home Fitness

by on February 15th, 2017

Life Fitness G7 Home Gym

Life Fitness G7 Home Gym manufactured by Life Fitness, the #1 brand of fitness equipment in health clubs worldwide. So you know you’re getting a high-quality product designed by the same engineers and biomechanics experts that produce our industry-leading commercial strength equipment.

It Feels Right
Some things just “feel” right. Shifting through the gears of a fine sports car. Hitting a 200-yard drive down the middle of the fairway. That’s the feeling you get with every rep on a Life Fitness Home Gym. Smooth resistance, ergonomically-enhanced design, and the integrity of the components all add up to a strength workout that’s appealing, if not addictive. And because the transition between exercises is quick and easy, a Life Fitness Home Gym is a real time-saver as well.

The Perfect Fit in any Space
When it comes to home gyms, space is a premium. So you look for quality equipment that offers the most exercise variety in the least amount of space. That’s exactly what you get with Life Fitness Home Gyms —a compact footprint with all the variety of a full circuit, total-body workout. Plus, with all the optional features available, you can even add more exercise variety without having to sacrifice space for additional equipment. You get it all in one multi-functional strength machine.

Perfect Combination of Exercises
Of course, variety is one thing. But the right combination of exercises can make all the difference in the world. That’s the way Life Fitness Home Gyms were designed—to provide you with the perfect balance of exercises. With over 30 years of experience in developing fitness equipment, we know what it takes to keep people motivated with exercises that produce results. Think about it. The better the equipment, the more balanced the exercises, the better the results.

A Lifetime of Exercise
The durable design of Life Fitness Home Gyms mean they’re in it for the long haul. Cast iron weight stacks. Double seam-stitched vinyl upholstered pads. Heavy-gauge steel tubing pretreated against rust. Fiberglass-reinforced nylon pulleys. Each machine undergoes a state-of-the-art, robotic welding process to ensure a safe, strong structure that’s guaranteed for life. From there, each component is attached with precision and care for a finished product that stands up to years of use.

Customer Ratings & Reviews
5-Star Rating
“Functional Trainer – Best Buy”

by Chris Smith on 07/20/2010

Great machine I can do every exercise. I wish I could do seated rows a little better – but everything else perfect.

New Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine

by on January 31st, 2017

New Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH
At Matrix, they believe that good is the enemy of great. So when they looked at their rower in 2012 and found that it was merely good, they went to work with the goal to create an unparalleled rowing experience. They knew that rowing had evolved in nearly 20 years since the launch of our original stationary rower, moving into multi-modality circuits, health club cardio floors, specialized rowing classes and elite athletic training facilities.

It was up to our design team — a mix of industrial designers, engineers and product specialists — to create a rower that served all of these different activities without compromise.

KEY FEATURES

  • Extra-large Backlit LCD Display, 3.5″ x 2.5″ Screen
  • Readouts include Time, Distance, SPM (strokes per minute), Stroke, Watts, Heart Rate, Calories, 500 mtr/split
  • Programs include Manual, Interval, Challenge
  • Magnetic Resistance, 10 Resistance Levels
  • Extra-long Ergo Grip Handlebar
  • 87.6” x 21.5” x 22.7” Dimensions, 55 kg / 121 lbs. Weight
  • 350 lbs. Max User Weight

Commercial Warranty

  • Frame Front, Steel Support Piece, Frame Rear Stabilizer, Base Rea Stabilizer, Aluminum Rail Rear Stabilizer, Right Stationary Foot Support, Left Stationary Foot Support: 7 Years
  • Aluminum Rail, Left & Right Shroud, Rope Pulley, Rope Belt Pulley, Flywheel Belt Pulley: 5 Years
  • Console Mast, Base Rear Stabilizer End Cap & Adjustable Foot, Seat Slide, Large Flywheel, Generator Flywheel, Positioning Ring, Speed Sensor, Rower Console LCD, Generator, Handle Bar AQ10, Seat Rollers, Recoil Spring, Rubber Feet, Rope: 2 Years




New Life Fitness FS4 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

by on January 27th, 2017

New Life Fitness FS4 Elliptical Cross-Trainer

The Life Fitness FS4 Elliptical combines a small footprint with premium aesthetics and expert craftsmanship to create a cross-trainer that fits in any home. Innovative 3-in-1 design means the Life Fitness FS4 is more than a cross-trainer. Attachment points allow for the use of resistance bands, and platforms on each side allow for upper-body workouts.

Enhances the Home.

A small footprint and two premium finishes, Titanium and Dark Walnut, allow the FS4 Elliptical to complement nearly any home or decor. Side-Drive™ system ensures a smooth, natural feeling path of motion. Extended RangePedal™ design and QuickGrip™ ergonomic handles enhance comfort for all types of exercisers.

Life Fitness FS4 Interactive Console.

A club-quality console creates engaging workout experiences. The premium color touch screen is inviting and easy to use. The intuitive dial display reveals in-workout stats, plus Bluetooth and NFC connection let you share workout data with popular fitness apps.

KEY FEATURES

  • 7″ LCD color touch screen.
  • 10 Preset Workouts.
  • Side-DriveTM System with Split Link Design: Allows for a reduced footprint while providing a smooth and natural feeling stride.
  • Fixed Stride length of 22″ (56 cm)
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Contact heart rate sensors on moving QuickGrip handles, telemetry heart rate monitoring (wireless strap included, Bluetooth chest strap optional)
  • QuickGripTM Handles: Upper body moving arms with multigrip moving handles, stationary front bar
  • 20 Resistance Levels
  • Dimensions: 71″ L x 32″ W x 64.5″ H

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame and Weldments Lifetime
  • Electrical & Mechanical Parts 5 Years
  • Console 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year

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The Ultimate At-Home Treadmill HIIT Workout

by on January 16th, 2017

Treadmill Crossfit Workout
Written by Johnson Fitness | Matrix Fitness | Vision Fitness | Horizon Fitness

Adding a treadmill into your HIIT style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and to provide a lower impact alternative to outdoor runs for active recovery.

Here are a few ways to incorporate your treadmill for training and recovery, especially for doing HIIT style workouts at home.

Warm-ups and Cool Downs:

If you’re using an online app or pulling WOD’s from the HIIT website, you’ve probably noticed that most workouts are less than half an hour in duration. Since they are intense, it’s important to round them out with an appropriate warm-up and recovery, as well as some strength and mobility work most days.

Using a treadmill for your warm-up, provides a lower impact option that is often more convenient than running outside. Use your warm-up to concentrate on your form by engaging your core and releasing tension from your upper body … good practice to increase your efficiency and reduce your risk of injury later in the workout.

The treadmill also provides a convenient way to cool down with some light jogging or walking at the end of your workout. Because you can concentrate on your recovery rather than covering a set route or pace, you can pace your cool-down according to your needs on that day.

Treadmill Workouts:

Many HIIT style workouts incorporate runs for short distances of a mile or less. Without a properly measured running track and immediate access to your running route, you’ll lose time and accuracy in judging your performance in these workouts. The console of most treadmills provides immediate feedback on the distance covered and your pace, allowing you to accurately gauge your performance on your daily workout, as well as to respond to that feedback in increasing or decreasing your pace and effort level.

Active Recovery:

It’s easy to get excited about the strength training and skills involved in HIIT style workouts, often to the deficit of cardiovascular performance. You can use a treadmill on active recovery days to build cardiovascular and muscular endurance that will carry you through endurance workouts. The integrated heart rate feedback provides the option to maintain training in an aerobic training zone to ensure that you focus on recovery and avoid overtraining. The cushioned running track also allows you to reduce the risk of impact injuries compared to running on pavement and trails.

If you’re ready to get started, be sure to choose the right treadmill. For running workouts, you’ll want to choose a treadmill that can stand up to the task, especially if you’re a larger runner. The Horizon Fitness Elite T9 offers a powerful 2.75 CHP motor and a larger than average running surface. If space is at a premium in your home box, this treadmill also folds out of the way, giving you more room for burpees and kettlebell swings. The infinity belt provides a lower maintenance option that will keep your treadmill running smooth without the need for lube for 21,000 miles.

Here’s a sample workout that includes strength, cardio, and mobility. The fast pace of the circuits makes the treadmill an efficient tool to ensure that you don’t lose time between laps.

The Ultimate WOD with Treadmill

Warm-up:
Easy jog for 800 meters. Concentrate on relaxing the upper body, engaging the core, and working at a comfortable pace.

Mobility:

  • Foam roll calves, quads, and hamstrings.
  • Stretch in pigeon and down dog for 1 minute each (each side for pigeon).


Strength:

  • 25 medicine ball thrusters (you can substitute these for the wall-balls in the workout as well), choice of weight at 75% perceived effort.
  • Back Squats to below parallel depth. 3 rounds of ten at 60% of personal max. Using a Dynamax ball as a target to squat to, bring your butt lower than your knees for each repetition. If scaling, these can also be completed without weight or holding a kettle bell in front of your chest to allow you to concentrate on depth and maintaining an upright position.



The Workout:

Ten minutes, as many rounds as possible of the following…

  • 2 reps shoulder to overhead using dumbbells.
  • Run 400 meters.
  • 10 wall balls (may substitute Dynamax ball thrusters).
  • 20 calorie row.



Cool-down:

  • Walk at on the treadmill at a slow pace for five minutes.
  • Stretch quads, hamstrings, calves, and shoulders.

Make 2017 Your Year

by on January 1st, 2017

Make 2017 Your Year

Make 2017 Your Year. This is the year to get yourself focused, committed, and trim down and sculpt the body you have always wanted & can be proud of.

Eating Plan: Sit down and think about what foods you enjoy and are also healthy. Plan meals ahead of time so that lack of time in the moment does not force you to eat things outside of your eating plan.

Fitness Schedule: Plan your weekly and monthly fitness routine, so you have something to stick to and hold yourself accountable. If you enjoy diversifying your workouts; include cardiovascular-focused days, and strength training days, yoga/spin/hiit/barre or whatever other group classes you enjoy.

Motivation: Staying motivated is a key to long term success. Most people are motivated at the start, but plan for times of mental weakness and place triggers for you to use for yourself to re-engage your drive to stay healthy. Scheduling working in groups, or with a trainer, helps some people to push-on and stick to the plan due to the competitive nature of group training.

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Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XR Console – FitProf.net Award Winner

by on December 9th, 2016

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XR Console - Best Buy Elliptical

FitProf.net Award Winner – Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XR Console

Experience an amazingly smooth, exceptionally comfortable full-body workout thanks to Matrix-exclusive Suspension Elliptical Technology™ and PerfectStride™ Motion. The Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer includes our exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake ™, power incline and an expanded suite of integrated convenience features.

KEY FEATURES

  • 8.5″ Extra-wide blue LCD Display
  • Johnson Tech includes Exact Force, Passport Ready, Perfect Stride, Suspension Elliptical, ViaFit, Virtual Active, Sprint 8
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates & ViaFit Connectivity
  • Workout Tracking
  • 350 lbs Max User Weight
  • 190 x 75 x 165 cm / 74.8″ x 29.5″ x 65″

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 7 Years
  • Console: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XER Console – Fit Pro Best Buy Award Winner

by on December 8th, 2016

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer XER Console

The 2016-2017 Fitness Professor Best Elliptical Award Winner – Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XER Console

Experience an amazingly smooth, exceptionally comfortable full-body workout thanks to Matrix-exclusive Suspension Elliptical Technology™ and PerfectStride™ Motion. The Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer includes our exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake ™, power incline and an expanded suite of integrated convenience features.

KEY FEATURES

  • 10″ Class Touchscreen Display
  • Johnson Tech includes Exact Force, Passport Ready, Perfect Stride, Sprint 8, Suspension Elliptical, ViaFit, Virtual Active
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates, ViaFit Connectivity, & Entertainment Apps
  • Workout Tracking
  • 350 lbs Max User Weight
  • 190 x 75 x 165 cm / 74.8″ x 29.5″ x 65″

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 7 Years
  • Console: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XIR Console – Fitness Professor Best Buy

by on December 7th, 2016

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XIR Console - Best Buy Award

The 2017 Fitness Professor Best Buy Award Winner

Experience an amazingly smooth, exceptionally comfortable full-body workout thanks to Matrix-exclusive Suspension Elliptical Technology™ and PerfectStride™ Motion. The Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer includes our exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake ™, power incline and an expanded suite of integrated convenience features.

KEY FEATURES

  • 16″ Class HD Touchscreen Display
  • Johnson Tech includes Exact Force, Passport Ready, Perfect Stride, Sprint 8, Suspension Elliptical, ViaFit, Virtual Active
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates, ViaFit Connectivity, & Entertainment Apps
  • Workout Tracking
  • 350 lbs Max User Weight
  • 190 x 75 x 165 cm / 74.8″ x 29.5″ x 65″

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 7 Years
  • Console: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

New Landice L8 Treadmill with Cardio Trainer Control Panel

by on December 6th, 2016

Runners World Best Treadmill - Landice L8 CardioTrainer Control Panel

Runners World – Best New Treadmill Award Winner: Landice L8 with Cardio Control Panel

Designed for serious runners who really need to stretch out, the Landice L8 treadmill offers the most spacious running surface in the industry. With a 22-inch wide by 63-inch long running surface, the L8 is ideal for runners over 6 feet tall, marathoners, triathletes, and competitive runners who want the added space to simulate a true outdoor training experience.

Landice Treadmill History

Based in Randolph, NJ Landice is proud to be a second-generation family business. Since 1967, we have been engineering, assembling and testing the finest specialty fitness equipment on the market – and one of the only manufacturers to do so in the USA.

Every Landice product is built with commercial-grade quality and crafted to withstand the most demanding workout environments. While Landice is made for the needs of residential use, our training equipment is also used by commercial gyms, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, police and fire departments, colleges and universities, professional sports teams, and the United States Armed Forces.

Landice Cardio Trainer Console Features

  • Express Speed and Incline Keys
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Interactive contact heart rate and wireless-chest-strap heart-rate monitoring system
  • 5 Preset Programs includes variable time, speed and elevation
  • Fitness Test Programs includes Balke, Firefighter, Army

Landice Heart Rate Monitoring

  • Interactive contact heart rate and wireless-chest-strap heart-rate monitoring system.
  • 2 User defined Heart Rate Monitoring Programs: Heart Rate Control, Interval Heart Rate Control

L8 Treadmill 4 HP Motor

The L8 treadmill features a four-horsepower continuous-duty drive motor ranging in speed from 0.5 to 12.0 mph.

Landice Treadmill Frame

The rust-free aluminum frame contains a 1-inch thick, maintenance-free reversible deck, capable of reaching a 15% elevation.

VFX Shock Absorption System

Landice is the industry leader in treadmill shock absorption. Our VFX Shock Absorption System is based on medical research to provide optimum comfort, smoothness and reliability while reducing the risk of injury. Five-times softer than grass, it is designed for runners and walkers seeking significant impact reduction.

Matrix A30 Ascent Trainer with XER Console – Review

by on November 16th, 2016

The Conclusion

The Matrix A30 Ascent Trainer includes power incline and multiple integrated convenience features. The Matrix XER console includes a clear display and an intuitive home screen that offers easy access to entertainment.

I love the features that the A30 provides to the exerciser. To some exercising could be tedious, but it hard to be bored while working out on the A30. The A30 has programs divided into sections including training, goals, target heart rate resistance, and Sprint 8. My favorite program that the A30 offers is the Sprint 8. It is a science-based cardio workout program has been proven to boost energy, reduce body fat, promote lean muscle mass and improve cholesterol in just eight weeks. Exercisers will be able to track their workouts through the ViaFit app. One can also keep track of their calories via my fitness pal.

The other features added in the A30 are entertainment based. The virtual active Virtual Active is a first-person, forward-motion video experience designed to enhance one’s cardio workout by experiencing journeys through stunning worldwide destinations from the inside of one’s home. One will also be able to watch their favorite movies and television shows via Hulu and Netflix.

While on the A30, I experienced a great workout. With most elliptical, since one’s feet need to stay on foot pedals, they can feel like they have less control over their movements, and it’s less natural for someone who’s used to running. This elliptical is designed with Perfect Stride motion eliminates surges and dead spots so you move more smoothly, burn more calories and get better results.

Overall, I believe the A30 is an excellent piece of fitness equipment. I enjoyed myself exercising on it. It is not like most cardiovascular machines on the market. The console is large, clear and easy to use. Exercisers are able to change workout while working out, while other machines causes one to stop their original workout in order to start a new one. The A30 is the way of the future. Smart technology is in everything from phone to televisions, so why not incorporate them into fitness equipment. These features cause one to be completely immersed into the machine, which results in a better workout experience. I would highly recommend this product to all exercisers.

Matrix Fitness A30 Ascent Trainer with XER Console

Matrix Fitness A30 Ascent Trainer Rated & Reviewed

Introducing Matrix Ascent Trainers

by on November 15th, 2016

Matrix Fitness Ascent Trainers

Discover the all-new Matrix Ascent Trainers for a smooth, stable, natural exercise experience that’s just as comfortable as it is efficient.

Introducing Matrix Ascent Trainers – Learn More

Matrix Ascent Trainers

Count on our unique Ascent Trainer design for an exceptionally smooth, ultra-comfortable exercise experience. PerfectStride Technology combines an ideal stride motion and ergonomically correct foot positioning with a variable stride length for a more natural-feeling workout. Wheel-free Suspension Elliptical Technology reduces noise and friction for long-lasting quality while providing a smooth, consistent feel through the ellipse.

Matrix Ellipticals

Experience a harmony of design and natural movement on a comfortable, smooth-moving elliptical with a compact design that will fit your home like no other. Wheel-free Suspension Elliptical™ Technology reduces noise and friction for long-lasting quality while providing a smooth, consistent feel through the ellipse, and our exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake (E50 only) offers smooth, precise resistance changes at the touch of a button. Choose from three consoles for a variety of entertainment, program and connectivity options.

Sprint 8 HIIT Workout

All Matrix Ascent Trainers & Ellipticals include the Sprint 8 workout with every console option – the XR, XER, and XIR. Sprint 8 LOSE UP TO 27% OF BODY FAT IN 8 WEEKS.

Sprint 8 is an efficient, unique training program that allows you to get in a full workout, including warm-up and cool-down, within 20 minutes. You can’t beat Sprint 8 for a short and effective way to maximize your health and physique.

Console Options

Tap into industry-leading technolgoy to redefine the workout experience with stunning entertainment, exclusive programs, integrated connectivity and much more. Choose from three consoles for a variety of entertainment, program and connectivity options.

XIR Console: The Matrix XIR console includes a stunning HD display and an intuitive home screen that offers easy access to entertainment. Includes expanded Bluetooth connectivity to user devices.

XER Console: The Matrix XER console includes a clear display and an intuitive home screen that offers easy access to entertainment. Includes Bluetooth connectivity.

XR Console: The Matrix XR console features a clean, bright display that makes it easy for you to check your workout data at a glance, keeping you on track to reach and surpass your goals.

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer – Intro Video!

Matrix T70 Treadmill with XR Console

by on November 7th, 2016

Matrix T70 Treadmill with XR Console

The Matrix T70 Treadmill includes a heavy-duty welded frame, durable Ultimate Deck™, industrial-grade AC motor, maintenance-free belt, expanded running surface and convenient features to redefine the workout experience in amazing ways. The Matrix XR console features a clean, bright display that makes it easy for you to check your workout data at a glance, keeping you on track to reach and surpass your goals.

KEY FEATURES

  • 8.5″ Extra-wide blue LCD Display
  • Johnson Tech includes Exact Force, Passport Ready, Perfect Stride, Suspension Elliptical, ViaFit, Virtual Active, Sprint 8
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates & ViaFit Connectivity
  • Workout Tracking
  • 400 lbs Max User Weight
  • 79.1″ x 36″ x 60.2″

Matrix XR Console Information

  • 8.5″ Extra-wide blue LCD Display
  • ViaFit Connectivity & Passport Ready
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Workout Tracking
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates & ViaFit Connectivity

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame, Motor, & Cushioning: Lifetime
  • Parts: 7 Years
  • Console: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

Introducing the Matrix T70 Treadmill with XR Console

Matrix T70 Treadmill with XER Console

by on November 3rd, 2016

Matrix T70 Treadmill with XER Console

The Matrix T70 Treadmill includes a heavy-duty welded frame, durable Ultimate Deck™, industrial-grade AC motor, maintenance-free belt, expanded running surface and convenient features to redefine the workout experience in amazing ways. The Matrix XER console includes a clear display and an intuitive home screen that offers easy access to entertainment. Includes Bluetooth connectivity.

KEY FEATURES

  • 10″ Class Touchscreen Display
  • Johnson Tech includes Exact Force, Passport Ready, Perfect Stride, Suspension Elliptical, ViaFit, Sprint 8, Virtual Active
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates, ViaFit Connectivity, & Entertainment Apps
  • Workout Tracking
  • 400 lbs Max User Weight
  • 79.1″ x 36″ x 60.2″

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame, Motor, & Cushioning: Lifetime
  • Parts: 7 Years
  • Console: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

Introducing the Matrix T70 Treadmill Video

Vision Fitness S7100HRT Suspension Elliptical – Review

by on October 11th, 2016

The Conclusion

The first thing you notice when you see the Vision S7100 HRT Suspension Trainer is its compact design and minimal footprint. The product lives small, and due to the minimal active footprint of the machine it allows those users with limited workout space to easily fit this product into the home’s workout area.

The space-saving design of the S7100 is appealing, but the performance of the machine is the number one priority for me and with the small footprint I was concerned about the ellipse stride and length of stride. During my demo of the machine (I am not in the video, that is a fellow fitness enthusiast) I evaluated the stride and length and although I determined it was comfortable enough, I would prefer a longer stride than the 20-21” variable stride offered by the S7100. I am 5’10” and a runner, so I prefer to stretch my stride. Shorter users, or those with shorter running strides may have no issue with the stride and even prefer it to a longer stride…but as this is my review, I just want to give my fair evaluation and my opinion as the product relates to me and my fitness needs.

In the past, I would use the elliptical trainers without using the arms to try to mimic my running motion but recently I’ve found that the arms and my upper body allows me to really increase the resistance of the machine and get a different sort of muscular workout combined with the cardiovascular exercise on the elliptical. The resistance system of the Vision S7100 HRT was up to the challenge as I increased the resistance levels it continued to perform well and I was really challenged with smooth and consistent resistance in the ECB magnetic braking system.

The S7100HRT Elliptical console is easy to understand and use without a lot of time spent looking at the console. Getting started on the S7100HRT very quick and easy, you can select a custom program or select from a preconfigured exercise program. The Sprint8 program is an exclusive workout program to the Vision and Matrix Fitness products and it’s a highly challenging 20-minute workout with periods of intense sprinting and recovery periods. I would highly recommend Sprint8 workouts for anyone looking to burn calories and improve your fitness level and get a serotonin, endorphin, and dopamine lift. The feedback readouts are always visible and easy to understand throughout your workout, making it easy to analyze your performance during and after your workout.

The ability to add the Passport Player and attach to your TV is a great way to get fully immersed in your workout on the S7100HRT Elliptical. The Passport Player video syncs to the speed and intensity of your workout while displaying on the screen a first person view of you running through two preloaded courses; Northern Italy, and the American Southwest. The Vision Fitness Passport Player’s immersive experience of viewing as if you were running outdoors in a new environment helped me to focus on the scenery and
exercise longer and more intensely.

The Vision S7100HRT Suspension Trainer is a strong value option for its price. The minimal footprint of the machine and the performance it provides exceeds other elliptical trainer options in its price point and the Warranty (Frame – Lifetime, Parts & Brake – 5 Years, Labor – 2 Years) is unmatched by any in this price point.

Vision Fitness S7100 Elliptical, Vision S7100HRT Suspension Elliptical Review

Vision Fitness S7100HRT Elliptical Rated & Reviewed

Senior Fitness Info Session at Leisure Fitness

by on September 1st, 2016

University of Delaware & Leisure Fitness - Partners in Wellness
Article by UDaily staff Photo by Kathy F. Atkinson August 11, 2016
UD program focuses on fitness training for those over 55

With older adults more committed than ever to healthy aging, those over age 55 represent a fast-growing segment of the fitness population. The numbers increase even more when you factor in the many Americans of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

“Most health clubs and fitness trainers would love to welcome clients of every age, but many do not know how to handle the full range of potential clientele,” says fitness expert Jim Menz, faculty member and program director for the University of Delaware’s Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate.

“Young people may be intrigued by industry advertising and have a particular set of personal goals; whereas other busy Americans are trying to balance work and family with the need to exercise,” said Menz. “Lately we’ve also seen an influx of older Americans take up fitness programs. Each client has his or her unique motivation, needs and challenges.”

UD’s new Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate was designed to help respond to these trends, preparing personal fitness trainers to work with clients of all ages, with a special focus on those over age 55.

The Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate will be of interest to the growing field of exercise, fitness, and other health care professionals serving older adults seeking to increase their longevity and boost their quality of life. It will also appeal to fitness enthusiasts seeking a rewarding career change or side career helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.

“Program graduates will be prepared to work with a full spectrum of clients,” added Menz, “from dedicated athletes to the over 40 million baby boomers seeking to maintain and improve their quality of life throughout the aging process.”

The curriculum has been designed to align with the nationally recognized Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam administered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), making the program of particular interest to those seeking an entry-level personal trainer credential. ACSM is one of the few nationally accredited personal training certifications, opening opportunities throughout the fitness industry.

An information session for the fall Senior Fitness Specialist Certificate is planned for:
Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m., at Leisure Fitness in Newark, Delaware, where the course will also be held.

The information session is free, but reservations are requested. An in-person registration discount of 10 percent off the certificate cost will apply for attendees who register and pay in full at the Aug. 23 information session.

Prospective students attending the information session will have an opportunity to meet the program faculty, including lead instructor and program creator Menz, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and corrective exercise specialist with over 20 years’ experience. Other instructors include UD alumnus Mark Szaroleta, a graduate of UD’s doctoral program in physical therapy, and Ann Gioia, a nurse educator with over 20 years’ experience in nursing, health care, curriculum design and teaching.

The certificate program takes place at Leisure Fitness’ Newark location and combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Classes meet 6-9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings from Aug. 29-Dec. 14.

The 15-week curriculum includes a detailed foundation in exercise science; anatomy and physiology; and health, medical and exercise considerations for older adults. There are no academic prerequisites to enroll in this program.

This noncredit program is offered through the University’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

UD students and UD alumni are eligible for a discount when enrolling in this program. Other discounts and financial assistance options are available. For more information or to RSVP for the Aug. 23 information session, visit this website, write to continuing-ed@udel.edu or call 302-831-7600 or 1-866-820-0238.

LifeSpan TR7000i Treadmill

by on August 22nd, 2016

LifeSpan TR7000i Treadmill With its durable steel side rails and deck coupled with a powerful 3.5 HP AC motor, this treadmill will accommodate users up to 400 pounds. The Bluetooth-enabled TR7000i integrates completely with your iPad® through our free apps.

KEY FEATURES

  • Powerful 3.5 HP Commercial AC Motor
  • 22″ x 62″ Running Surface
  • Included LifeSpan Fitness Club Membership
  • iPad Integration with LifeSpan Apps
  • Intelli-Step™ Automatic Step Counting Feature
  • Bluetooth to support LifeSpan apps, which can be downloaded for use with the LifeSpan Club
  • Dual-purpose USB port charges your mobile devices and saves your exercise results for upload into your free Club account
  • Quickstart
  • Dimensions: 80.5″ L x 33.25″ W x 61″ H
  • Speed: 0.5 – 12 MPH
  • Max. User Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Step Up Height: 8″ (20cm)


Residential / Commercial Warranty

  • Frame: Lifetime / 10 Years
  • Drive Motor: Lifetime / 5 Years
  • Parts: 5 Years / 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Year / 1 Year


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SportsArt G875 Elliptical

by on August 21st, 2016

SportsArt G875 Elliptical

The SportsArt G875 ECO-POWR Elliptical is part of our green technology product line with integrated micro-inverters built in, and the first of its kind to harness the power of human energy and put it back into the grid. When plugged into a power outlet the human energy generated converts to utility-grade electricity, offsetting significant savings for the club owner.

KEY FEATURES

  • ECO-POWRTM Integrated Inverter
  • Industry-leading 17″-29″ electronically adjustable stride; conforms to the user for superior comfort and versatility
  • Shift-on-the-fly fingertip controls offer 40 levels of resistance and the most narrow range in the industry
  • MyflexTM pedal cushioning system provides a comfortable workout platform
  • Feedback includes Level, Time, Distance, Calories, Strides/Min, Total Strides, Stride Length, Human Watts & Actual HR, WT Loss HR as well as Cardio HR
  • Workout Programs include Manual, Random, Interval (x3), Plateau, Vari-Stride (x3), Fit Test, HRC (x3), Goal (x3)
  • Overall Weight: 395 LBS
  • Dimensions: 86.6″ x 27.9″ x 68.8″
  • Stride Length: 17″- 29″
  • Step Up Height: 12.5″
  • Max User Weight: 500 lbs


Light Commercial Warranty

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 5 Years
  • Labor: 3 Years
  • Wear Items: 2 Years
  • Labor: 90 Days, No Labor


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Spirit Fitness CR800 Recumbent Bike

by on August 20th, 2016

Spirit Fitness CR800 Recumbent Bike

The Spirit Fitness CR800 semi-recumbent fitness bike is durable, comfortable, and smooth .Comfort, convenience, familiarity, enjoyment, and medical conditions are a few reasons the recumbent bike appeals to a large segment of the population.

KEY FEATURES

  • Workout Programs: 9
  • Resistance Levels: 40
  • 30 lbs. Flywheel
  • LED Screen Displays for all pertinent workout information
  • Cooling Fans to extend your workouts
  • Heart Rate % Profile to measure your workout
  • Contact & Telemetric Heart Rate monitoring system
  • Dual Width Self Balancingpedals
  • Unit Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 57″ L x 30″ W x 51″ H


COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Use Profile: Light Commerical
  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Electronics & Parts: 5 Year
  • Labor: 2 Years


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