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HELIX LATERAL TRAINER TESTIMONIALS Club Owners/Managers

ONE OF OUR SELLING POINTS


Daryl Coston Anytime Fitness, Brandywine, MD I actually love the Helix, and my members love it too. I wish I had more of them. The members just love the machine because its so different from anything else we have - its just a great machine. I would say that more women seem to gravitate to it bec ause it works the inner and outer legs and they tend to work on that more than men, but men like it too. When we show the club to prospective members, the Helix is definitely one of our selling points. Its different than anythin g else in terms of how it looks and what it does with the different muscle groups so its very persuasive when were talking about the features of our club.

EVERYONE LIKES IT & HAS FUN WITH IT


Desiree Patapanian Super Fitness, Canton, OH Weve only had the Helix in the club for about a month but our experience so far has been great - everyone likes it and has fun with it. Were a totally female club and I d say about 60% of the members are using the machine regularly. Because were all ladies, were constantly hitting on our thighs and glutes and this is pretty much what the Helix is designed to do much more so than a tread mill or some of our other machines. With the Helix you feel the impact on your inner and outer thighs, whereas with other machine you dont feel that type of targeted effect. We have the Helix at the front of the club so we include it in our tours with prospective members because it s so different and unique.

EVERYONE HAS A SMILE ON THEIR FACE


Dick Snyder LifeSport Fitness, Philadelphia, PA It really tours well with prospective clients because its so divergently differentIt also conditions the body nicely, and it says a lot about the Helix that almost everyone has a smile on their face when theyre using it, so theres a playfulness to it thats pretty unique.

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT


Grace Fiorilla Summit Fitness, Chester Springs, PA I go out of my way to show the Helix to prospective members when theyre touring the club because its such a different piece of equipment and I think it really helps keep the club fresh and on the leading edge. Its very popular with our members - once people have been introduced to it and gotten over their initial hesitation to try a new type of machine, they start using it and they love it. I think people like using the Helix because its such a different motion thats working on muscles you never get to with othe r machines. And it can really provide an intense cardio workout, so you can get a great workout quickly and its just such a different feel than you can get with any of our other machines. I love it, love it, love it!

I WOULDNT HAVE A CLUB WITHOUT ONE


Craig Ehleider Future Fitness, 5 locations in South Jersey/Philadelphia area The Helix is popular with the members, but I wouldnt fill a club with anything. Ive got a huge amount of equipment diversi ty, so while I wouldnt say Ill fill a club with Helixes, Id also say that I wouldnt have a club without one. The Helix provides diversity & options on cardio. With cardio, its helpful psychologically for members to have different ch oices, and the Helix provides options that just arent out there with other machines . The different look and focus of the Helix also helps attract new members - especially if youre a good salesman and can talk up the options it provides - but its the quality of a machine that helps in retaining members over time and Helix has that too. Its also not real high priced - its well priced for what it offers. I do like the Helix, I think its a good variation, and Im glad you invented it .

IT POPS OUT WHEN WE SHOW THE CLUB


Nick Elifano Miracle Fitness, Rio Grande, NJ The Helix fits in well in our club and it gives us something different from most other clubs in our area. Its a popular mac hine with all our members, but seems to really attract members that are more focused on a challenging cardio workout - more endurance and stamina stuff. We explain the Helix as a compliment to the traditional elliptical and treadmill, and we emphasize that the more ways you can train your body the better. When we do an intro to the Helix, the members begin to understand the uniqueness - that theyre hitting a whole different range of muscles and are really doing something different for their bodies when theyre working out on the Helix. When were touring the club with prospective members, we point out the more unique things that we have and the Helix is pretty prominent on our back wall, so if someones on it when we walk past it pops out more than anything else and theyll ask. Whats that? and we go from there.

SEPARATES US FROM THE COMPETITION


Craig Durso ROK Health & Fitness, E. Rockaway, NJ The Helix is always being used, so the members really do like it. From the clubs perspective, I like it because it gives us another piece of cardio equipment, its different, and a lot of the other clubs in the area dont have one. So its nice to switch it up and also its nice to see the surprised look in peoples faces when they do see something thats so different. Men and women both use it - I think a lot of people like to use it for a warm-up, it takes less time on the Helix than on a treadmill, and for the women it just feels good to be doing a different movement - they get a different feel in their legs because theyre using different muscle groups, and maybe they get a little sore so theyre happy to use it. We definitely show the Helix off to prospective members because its something that separates us from the competition. People like to use it, theyre comfortable using it, so yes, I think the Helix is a positive factor in retaining members.

BOTH CARDIO WORKOUT & RESISTANCE TRAINER


Amanda McFerren Lancaster YMCA, Lancaster, PA Weve had the Helix for about 3 years and our overall experience has been very good. From the maintenance side, it doesnt b reak and from the functional side it really accesses the muscles that you cant get to on any of the other cardio machines. Id say its used mostly by women that are already in athletic shape. I think that the members using the Helix regularly already have a good understanding of their bodies and realize that this is a motion that you cant get on any other machine because of the planes you are moving in. When I train people on it I actually tell them you can do two different things: you can go fast and get a nice cardio workout or you can use it as more of a resistance trainer where youre able to train and tone the muscles it ta rgets. The Helix has proven to be a good selling point with potential members - Ive worked in several facilities and I tell people that we are the only one Ive seen with a Helix, and that really does kind of draw them into the advantages of our club.

AWESOME OVERALL EXPERIENCE


Betty Linko Indian Valley YMCA, Harleysville, PA Our overall experience with the Helix has been awesome, the members love it! A lot of members used to use the elliptical but they like the different motion and the work it does on the lower body. As far as what the gym is offering, the Helix helps give us variety by being one more piece that helps members from getting bored with their workouts. We show prospective members the Helix and it helps show the range of things we offer , so its a plus in attracting new members. Once they join people love it and I think the Helix definitely helps in satisfying & retaining members.

FRONTAL PLANE MOVEMENT


Mike Boyle Boston Red Sox, BU Hockey, USA Hockey I've had the opportunity to use the Helix and think it has great application. It is difficult to move cardiovascular training out of the sagittal plane and the Helix does just that. I have had my clients slideboard for years to take advantage of frontal plane movement, but until Helix, there has never been a machine that could provide that. I highly recommend the Helix Lateral Trainer.

UNIQUE MACHINE, UNLIKE ANY OTHER


Dan 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.

GREAT FOR SPORTS TRAINING


Suzanne Porticello Darien YMCA, Darien, CT Our overall experience with the Helix has been great. A wide variety of our members are using it and everyones been pleased. We train a lot of athletes, and weve been using it in sports-specific training - field hockey, lacrosse, ice hockey, football. These sports require a lot of lateral movement and typical cardio equipment just doesnt help, so the Helix is certainly unique. Id say its helpful in attracting & retaining members - a lot of people walk in and have never seen it before, so that in-and-of itself is a positive since we have a lot of competition in the area and the Helix is definitely a unique piece for us to have.

UNMATCHED REHAB BENEFITS


Julien 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. Its 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 Ive been active & in-shape my whole life, Im 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 cant match with conventional equipment - Im working on the abductors and adductors which you just cant do on anything else, so its really a great piece of equipment.

AFTER 50 YEARS, SOMEONE GOT IT RIGHT! Mike DAngelo Bostons Best Trainer Allure Magazine
The Helix is the perfect way for the athlete to cross train to avoid long term over-use injuries. Stimulating the joints from lateral motion will aid in joint integrity, allowing them to last longer. The Helix with its Doctor approved lateral motion, is a workout youll want to add to your arsenal of body sculpting and heal th sustaining moves. After 50 years cardio machines, finally someone got it right! Its a woman dream come true, probably the closest thing they are going to get to a magic pill for those trouble areas! From major muscle groups to minor ones, the Helix Lateral Trainer addresses them all.

5 MINUTES A DAY TO IMPROVE LOWER BACK


Brian Barkwell Physical Therapist, Boston, Ma Helix benefits: Effectively adjuncts physical therapy rehabilitation of low back, hip, knee, and ankle injuries Strengthens and promotes stability in low back, hips, knees, and ankles, especially in medial and lateral directions Targets gluteus medius and gluteus maximus muscles more than other exercise machines, which is essential while rehabilitating most lower extremity injuries Allows for more comprehensive neutral spine rehabilitation for those recovering from low back injury Would only take 5 minutes a day to improve low back strength, thereby improving lower and upper back posture Useful tool in post-operative rehabilitation of lower extremity joints.

PROVIDES A SERIOUS CARDIO WORKOUT


Ron Oswald th Gym @ 10 Street, Wildwood, NJ People like it because its different everything else goes forward & backward and the Helix goes side-to-side. Folks that are interested in a serious cardio workout like it the ones that try it like it and the concept of working different muscles. For example, people who are going skiing like it because it helps work on the areas that theyll be using.

VERY BENEFICIAL IN REHAB/POST-REHAB


Michael C. Walsh MS, CSCS Bodyscapes Fitness, Brookline, MA The use of the Helix as a group exercise machine or a machine for sports performance enhancement was very clear. I now find it very beneficial for individuals in a rehabilitative/post-rehabilitative stage or with individuals most in need of balance and equilibrium training.

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF WORKOUT


Dr. Joseph Galletti Ultimate Gym, Farmingville, NY The Helix is a popular machine with our members, and Id say that women in particular tend to gravitate towards it. Based on feedback, Id say the primary reason people are using it relates to the different type of workout it gives you, and we try to pique members interest in using the machine for this reason. We point out to members that the important benefits Helix provides relate to its focus on effectively working a range of different lower body muscle groups - abductors, adductors, hams and glutes - that other machines dont impact. Id also agree that the Helix is an intense workout compared to other cardio machine, and I think people find the Helix to be a challenge in that regard. We are definitely happy with the machine.

CHANGES THING UP ON THE CARDIO SIDE


Eric Gleason Anytime Fitness, Norfolk, VA As a club owner I like the Helix because its popular with members, its affordable, easy to move around, and doesnt take a big footprint on the floor. The Helix is really different because its lateral, and I think it really changes things up on the cardio side and ends up complementing our other machines. And this is borne out by all the members that are using it.

GREATER BENEFITS IN SHORTER TIME


Charles Wartz Anytime Fitness, Charlottesville, VA Weve only had the Helix for a couple of months, but it works great and is easy to maintain. Members seem to really like the intensity of the workout they get with the Helix. Its not a piece of cardio that you are trying to routinely work through for 30 minutes. Instead, its a more intensive work-out that gives you greater benefits in a shorter period of time.

AN IMPACT PIECE IN THE CARDIO AREA


Alan Rosenberg Powerhouse Gym, Center Moriches, NY Our overall experience with the Helix has been very good - the members really like it and it gets lots of use. When were showing the club to prospective members we try to promote everything and in the cardio area Id describe the Helix as an impact piece - its not a typical machine and its different in ways that provide benefits that you cant get with other equipment, all of which is ver y attractive to prospective members.

AS POPULAR AS ELLIPTICALS
Jackie Zwicker Elite Fitness, Stoughton, MA Our overall experience with the Helix has been very good. Its a popular machine with our members - its our only lateral machine and its probably runs about as popular as our elliptical trainers. Our personal training staff has integrated the helix into th eir programs, so they are always encouraging members to work on the lateral plane in addition to the forward plane work they get with everything else. We have a lot of equipment variety and Helix adds to the options we offer our members.

ITS DIFFERENT, ITS UNIQUE


Brett Mayer Reading YMCA, Sinking Spring, PA People are using it because its different, its unique. It gives people a different motion than other equipment, especially other cardio equipment. Our experience has been that its getting used the most by younger females in their 20s and 3 0s who are more athletic.

WORKS ON THE RIGHT AREAS FOR WOMEN


Rick Doucette Golds Gym, Miami Lakes, FL Its new for us and just now getting integrated but its definitely a good addition to the equipment we already have people are already coming in and using it religiously every day. People like to use it because theyre working different muscles than theyre u sed to on cardio equipment, and by working on the hips and gluts thats a big addition that seems to get women to use it more often its working on the right areas for them.

CHALLENGES USERS IN A DIFFERENT WAY


Sue-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 its 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.

GREAT PRODUCT, IT WONT 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 theyre 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.

HITS MUSCLES OTHER MACHINES DONT


Cyndee Goodinson YMCA of Attleboro, Attleboro, MA Our overall experience has been very positive. Its a hard workout, the members like it. Its challenging because its a di fferent workout due to the movement of the machine, so they like the experience because theyre hitting muscles that they dont nor mally work on with cardio machines. It gets them to a cardio-vascular level that the other machines really dont hit. Its definitely a compliment to what we offer - we have two.

HELIX LATERAL TRAINER TESTIMONIALS BY REGION - CENTRAL STATES


CORNERS THE MARKET IN LATERAL TRAINING
Natalie Joslin VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa, The Woodlands, TX Weve only had the Helix for around 4 months - we originally started off with one unit on a 1-2 week trial basis, but we got such positive reviews from members that we bought the first one and have now added a second one. At the very beginning things were pretty quiet - people seemed a bit unsure about the machine but as theyve watched other folks try it, its become increasingly popular. Most of the members seem to be using the Helix for warm-up and cool-down, and Ive seen as many men as women using it, maybe even more. Several of our athletes and the guys who were using our Cybex machines seem to have migrated to the Helix when they can get on them, which can be a challenge because theyre pretty popular. The Helix falls right in line with our functional trai ning - we train in three dimensions, not just the frontal plane - and it definitely corners the market in terms of lateral training. I love that we have two of them and eventually would like to have five in our club if we can find the space.

HELIX IS THE SPAWN OF SATAN - BUT IN A GOOD WAY


Andrew Williams Athletic Sports Medicine, St. Charles, MO Were a non-surgical doctors office specializing in sports medicine, and our patients are athletes ranging from amateur on up to college athletes. Weve had the Helix for about 2 years and our overall experience has been great. The patients swear the Helix is the Spawn of Satan himself because of how it tortures them during their rehab & recovery - in a good way, of course. What we try to do is turn on peoples glutes because the glutes are kind of the key to the whole human body in terms of injuries, especially back and knee and hip injuries. So your whole body is connected and the glutes are the biggest muscles so they play a key role in treating injuries. All our patients use the Helix and weve found it to be extremely effective in activating a nd developing someones glutes.

MEMBERS APPRECIATE ITS VARIETY & EFFICIENCY


Tony Cruz XTC Fitness & Sports, Tyler, TX Over the two years we ve had the Helix our experience has been excellent. It offers variety not only for our club members but for our trainers as well. By variety I mean how it offers the lateral movement and also, for most members, thats not a machine that they see every day. Its a popular machine particularly with women and athletes. We show all our members how to use the Helix, and the ones who gravitate to it use it pretty frequently. I think members also appreciate the efficiency of the machine, both in terms of proving a challenging workout in minimal time and also saving their body because of its low impact. When were touring the club with prospective members, the Helix is definitely one of the items we show primarily because of its uniqueness.

WORKS ABDUCTORS/ADDUCTORS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER MACHINE


Ron Hemelgarn International Club Owner for Over 40 Years NFTJ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient The Helix is a great workout. Its lateral movement works the abductor/adductor muscles better than any other machine on the market. Women love the Helix because of its focus on the inner and outer thighs. After one workout they feel the soreness and they continue using it in their daily workout regimen which, of course, creates a high demand for Helix in the clubs.

EVERYONE WHO USES IT LOVES IT


Wendy Holland Mattoon YMCA, Mattoon, IL Weve only had the Helix for about three months but we love it - everyone who uses it loves it. People like the left-and-right motion rather than front & back, so working on those different muscles is a factor in attracting users. Members have commented that it doesnt bother their knees and I know they like being able to adjust it to the fitness level that they want, so I think theres going to be a lot of reasons that people like it.

LOWER-BODY TONING & CARDIO IN ONE MACHINE


Deborah Franckowiak Genoa Fitness Center, Genoa, IL Our members really use the Helix a lot. I think they really like the fact that they can work on their saddlebags and get a strong cardio workout in at the same time. Rather than having to go to multiple machines, the Helix lets members focus on toning muscle groups theyre concerned with plus gives them the cardio so in that regard they are able to save time. The Helix is considered one of our specialty machines, which means that it helps make us different & unique from other clubs - which, of course, can be an important factor in attracting and retaining members. Our trainers like to utilize a variety of equipment and our members like to do a lot of cross-training, so the Helix fits right in and helps us create a unique environment in both those areas.

NOT YOUR EVERYDAY STANDARD EQUIPMENT


Julie Abraham Aquus Lifestyle Studio, Grand Rapids, MI Ive used just about all the standard equipment and one of my objectives for Aquus was to bring in equipment that that would set us apart from the normal gyms. When I saw the Helix it fell right into what I was looking for, and this is also why my clients like it, because its not your everyday standard equipment.

GREAT FOR ALL TYPES OF ATHLETES


Willie Bolvin Body Performance, San Antonio, TX We have a mixture of both personal training clients and athletic clients and the Helix is popular across the board: for athle tic clients its really great because it helps with the lateral movement, and with the personal training clients - women in particular - they love it because theyre looking to tone the outer and inner thighs and the Helix really targets those areas. Clients also like the Helix because they feel it quickly - once they get into the correct position, they feel a burn and the intensity of the workout goes from there, so they love it. All types of different athletes - from basketball to soccer to football to tennis - like the Helix because they all move laterally in their sport, and the Helix works directly on all those muscle groups. When talking to prospective members we do mention the Helix because its a unique piece of equipment and were one of the few clubs in the area that has it - in that regard the uniqueness is also a positive factor in retaining clients.

HELPS ATTRACT NEW MEMBERS


Mike Weaver Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH The Helix is popular with our members because its something different from the normal treadmill or stepper, so it gets used a lot. We have a varied membership - not just students but also the public - and Ive seen a broad range of folks using it - everything from older members to our personal trainers to basketball players - both male & female, too. I like it because it doesnt necessarily feel like a cardio workout - it feels like youre actually doing something functional like working on your leg strength. It offers something new & exciting to our members as opposed to the standard cardio machines. For perspective members who come in and take a tour, the Helix helps show that we offer a range of equipment that you generally dont find, s o as far as getting people in the door it definitely helps.

HELIX FITS IN WELL WITH US


Lisa Schuetz University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Our experience has been that its really popular. People like working the lower body muscles with the Helix side -to-side range of motion, and also folks interested in an overall-body workout really appreciate it. Plus I think people like the cardio intensity because theyre not used to working those muscles. We pride ourselves on having different equipment in here that members might not see in other places, so it fits in well with us. Its part of the total package that we offer thats unique, and its the only thing we have that works that muscle group so its defini tely something we show people.

ONE OF OUR TOP MACHINES


Austin Scisciani Licking County YMCA, Newark, OH Weve had the Helix for about six months and Id say its one of our top machines in terms of popularity with the members. People are wary at first because theyve never seen anything like it, but once theyve tried it they really enjoy it because it does som ething so different - even though it tires them out a lot quicker. The Helix is popular with all types of members - every age group and every level of athleticism - so its not just the younger athletes who are using it. And its a machine that people arent used to seeing in other gyms, so it has that exotic appeal that helps attract potential new members.

ONLY MACHINE THAT SIMULATES FULL RANGE OF ATHLETIC MOTION


John Lanzotti Landmark Health Club, Peoria, IL Its a popular machine that seems to become more popular with members over time as they learn how to use it properly and get the full range of benefits it offers. In particular, the Helix is a popular machine with our athletes b ecause its the only machine that simulates the full range of athletic motion rather than just the forward and backward plane. Also, of course, women like it because it works on the adductors, abductors, quads and glutes. Well also use the Helix with members coming back from knee-related problems. While its important to make sure they are using it correctly, the Helix really helps in getting those folks back to full functioning more rapidly.

ITS UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE


Dan Whitley Vetta Sports, St. Louis, MO It is great. Our personal trainers keep referring to it as the "ultimate warm-up" for their work outs. It is unlike anything else, so it always has great utility during training sessions. It is quite nice... everyone who has used it, loves it!

ON A SCALE OF 10, HELIX RATES 9-10


Dr. Eric Goodwin, RPT Eagle Pass Physical Therapy, Eagle Pass, TX Weve had the Helix for about a year and I think its great. Its a unique machine - it exercises the hip abductors and adductors and in a nutshell I really like it. Its used a whole lot in our fitness center - there is always someone using it, and people really seem to enjoy it. The Helix can be challenging for our therapy patients because of issues they might have with balance and co-ordination. For example, with patients rehabbing from knee issues the Helix would be employed during the more advanced stage of the protocols say, 6 months out after an ACL or something like that. As far as the users experience goes, the Helix is a really popular machine and they use it. The Helix seems to catch the ey e of individuals who are more oriented and motivated to doing aerobic exercise - probably our more fit individuals. On a scale of 10, Id rate the Helix as a 9 or 10.

HELIX PROVIDES VARIETY FOR OUR MEMBERS


Laura Kiesling Anytime Fitness, Nevada, IA Our overall experience with the Helix has been really good, and our members like it a lot. Theres a group of faithful users who like to cross-train with the ellipticals and treadmills, and it seems like some of the more dedicated users are women and some of our more athletic folks in the 20-30 age range. Its attraction is the lateral motion that hits different muscles than our other machines, plus I think members like the intensity of the workout it gives you too. From my perspective, I like to provide more variety than other gyms and Helix is part of that variety.

WE REALLY ENJOY THE HELIX


Kati Dexter Anytime Fitness, Waynesville, MO Both trainers & individual members find it a great warm-up tool at the beginning of a workout. Its rare to see someone use it for more than 15-20 minutes because its so intensive, but its great for multiple 5-10 minute hits during a workout. Because of the muscle groups the Helix targets, a lot of users seem to be women, but men are using it also. We really enjoy the Helix.

MY MEMBERS LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE HELIX


Sonya Price Anytime Fitness, Smithville, MO My members LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Helix. Matter of fact, I should post something on our AF roundtables to let other owners know how much our members are loving the Helix. Guys are even using it, although, the women use it more than the guys. Some of the comments I hear: Its nice to have an option of doing lateral and not just using an ordinary elliptical. This really kicks your butt. I could only do this 5 minutes the first time. This really works your inner and outer thighs..much more than the elliptical. I love this machine. Im thrilled we purchased the Helix, especially while it is so new on the market.

THE HELIX REALLY KICKS THEIR BOOTAY


Jennifer Craig Snap Fitness, Spring Lake, MI The overall experience of the members with the Helix has been good, people love it. People seem to like it because its a di fferent form of cardio workout that really kicks their bootay. Women seem to use the machine a lot because of the muscle groups that it works on but I think its the intense cardio workout that really attracts people because thats what they are looking for.

EVERY CLUB SHOULD HAVE IT


Kathi Deresinski Triton University, River, IL I think the Helix is a great machine, and I think every club should have one or two. The biggest challenge is getting people accustomed to it because its so different from what theyre used to. But I really do like the Helix because it challenges users from a different point of motion. I think once an individual tries it they have a tendency to go back to it, and Id say the regular users of the Helix tend to be people who are fairly consistent in t heir physical exercise and are comfortable having a regular fitness regimen.

MEMBERS NATURALLY GRAVITATE TO IT


Tony Gray The Rush Fitness Complex, Knoxville, TN The way I like to test a new piece of equipment is to install it then watch to see how intuitive it is for the members to use - how much the members gravitate towards it naturally - and with the Helix this really worked well. We have done the same thing with other equipment and sometimes you have to really push people to get on and try them out, but not the Helix - by the end of the first day it was already getting a lot of use. Our members like it because its a different type of workout which is just what th ey are looking for - we have a younger crowd, our average age range is 25-45, and our challenge is to offer them new ways to keep engaged & enjoy their workout, so the Helix fits right in with that.

STILL NEW BUT ALL POSITIVE SO FAR


Kenneth Ewertz Wichita State University, Wichita, KS Weve only had it for about a month, but were keeping track of the usage and were pleased that its being used quite a bit. We put it in the front row which normally isnt the best spot - nobody likes to be in the front row - but because of that, members are seeing the Helix being used and are curious about it because its such a different motion and workout than our other machines. Members have also told me that its pretty intense and their workouts dont need to last as long as with other aerobic e quipment. Overall, the comments and feedback Ive heard from members so far has all been positive.

BUNS OF STEEL - THE MEMBERS LOVE IT


Michael Gonzales McCook YMCA, McCook, NE The members love it - it makes them sore but they love it. People like it because its a challenge for them, and it definitely hits a muscle group that they cant work on with other equipment. Its definitely a positive in maintaining our membership - takes a while for them to get familiar with it but once they get going they really like it. We have quite a few guys who use it but most of the users are women. I tell them theyll have trouble going through airports because theyll have Buns of Steel. Once they hear that they jump on because I think thats an important area theyre trying to target.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE IS A 10
Julio Romero CFO (retired), IDEA Health & Fitness Association, San Diego, CA I bought a Helix for my personal use at the IDEA Convention last year. Ive been working with a personal trainer to address a lower back condition I have, so after my wife mentioned that she really liked the machine I asked the trainer to check it out for my situation. His response was that it not only wouldnt cause me problems but, in fact, could really help me out. My overall experience with the Helix has been a 10. Its keeping me strong & gives me a tremendous cardio workout. Id say that its preventative for people that dont have any injury issues and its really beneficial for folks who have some damage like myself . I just retired so Im real interested in return on investment, and Ive gotten more ROI from the Helix than anything else. I would absolutely recommend the Helix.

THE WORKOUT YOU GET IS AMAZING


Chastity Ciaramitaro Kellys Gym & Wellness Center, Rio Vista, CA The workout you get with the Helix is amazing, its one of my favorite machines. I really like using it myself and, as a trainer, I incorporate it into the training I do with clients. Its very popular with women in particular who are working on their inne r & outer thighs. I think its a great machine, I really lov e it!

CHALLENGING NO-IMPACT CARDIO


Rob Gunderson Goosetown Health Club, Anaconda, MT Weve had the Helix for about a year now and weve had a really good experience - it doesnt break down and our members really seem to like it. There really isnt a particular group that gravitates to it - from what Ive seen its a popular machine with pretty much everyone. I think the primary thing that appeals to members is that the Helix provides a challenging no-impact cardio workout in a relatively short period of time, so this is particularly great for members that have knee or back issues because they can get their cardio work in without risking additional aggravation. We definitely show the Helix off to prospective customers because its new and different from what they might be used to seeing.

IT LETS MEMBERS SWITCH THINGS UP


Dena Gunnoe Bishop Fitness Center, Bishop, CA Weve had the Helix for a couple of years and our overall experience has been great - we have two of them, our clients love them and they get used all the time. Helix is popular with all types of our members, ranging from girls to boys, men and women, older and younger. I think members really like it because they can get their heart rate up faster with the Helix - they may only spend ten-minutes on it but it can really be challenging and they like this versus other machines like the ellipticals. They also like the fact that they can work their quads and glutes by sitting and standing and switching things up. With an elliptical they are just standing in the same position whereas the Helix offers a variety of ways to move around and work on different things, and the members seem to really like that. When were showing the club to prospective members Ive heard them say they ve never seen anything like the Helix, so it nice to have something thats different and that a lot of other clubs don t have.

MY MEMBERS ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT


Angel Banos Gold's Gym LA My members absolutely love it. I can tell you that at my Thousand Oaks club, people are waiting in line to use it... I will definitely need to get at least two more for that location.

A BREATH OF FRESH AIR


Gunner Peterson, CSCS, CPT Trainer to celebrities & professional athletes The Helix is a terrific tool.its working laterally, its changing your position in space from high to low, its working inn er thigh, outer thigh, (and) its also challenging you from a balance standpoint, Adding a unique product like the Helix to my gym at this s tage of the game is a breath of fresh air.

MEMBERS WAITING TO USE IT


Ace Baldwin Anytime Fitness, Santa Rosa, CA 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.

AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC BENEFITS


Neil Wolkodoff, PhD Rose Center for Health & Sport Science, Denver, CO. One of the long standing challenges in conditioning has been to find an exercise mode that would provide aerobic and anaerobic benefit to the lateral leg muscles. The Helix Lateral Trainer is the first device that I feel provides this unique blend not only for fitness, but for sports like golf, tennis and skiing as well.

HUGE CALORIC-BURN THATS FUN, FUN, FUN


Tony Little Americas Personal Trainer Amazing technology with a huge caloric-burn thats fun, fun, fun! Every woman in the club is going to run to this!

TRAINERS USING IT IN THEIR OWN WORKOUTS


Brenda Kashuba 4EverFit Personal Training Studio, Saratoga, CA Weve only had the Helix for a couple of months, but Im 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 setsIve also seen the Helix being used in particular by our more athletic and sports oriented clients and interestingly enough, Ive noti ced the trainers themselves using the Helix in their own workouts.

MUCH BETTER WORKOUT IN LESS TIME


Bonnie L. McMinn Certified Trainer, Golf Fitness Instructor, & Bone Health Specialist I am a certified Pilates instructor and work with clients to improve balance, strength and movement integration on a functional level. I recently integrated the Helix into my practice for myself and my clients because finding strengthening activities that target the lateral hip rotators and inner and outer thighs is difficult, but essential for balance and general leg and gluteal strength. The Helix is a work out! I have found that a 30 minute session allows me to sweat, get my heart rate up AND strengthen and tone the laterals. A much better workout than the "traditional" elliptical in less time!

WOMEN ESPECIALLY LOVE IT


Lawrence 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 - its 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 - its 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, theyre on there to fire their qua ds. If I had more room Id bring in 2-3 more machines because its so functional, theres so much you can do with it. Weve 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.

ABSOLUTELY HELPS IN RETAINING MEMBERS


Rob Myers Anytime Fitness, Salt Lake City, UT Its a very popular item we have two Helix Trainers and theyre 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 its easy to use and the uniqueness of the lateral moveme nt 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.

PERFECT COMPLIMENT TO OTHER EQUIPMENT


Debra 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!

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!

GOOD CARDIO WORKOUT IN LESS TIME


Eric Aschim University of Montana, Missoula, MT People like the Helix because its a different type of machine from our other equipment with its lateral movement that works on different muscles. Plus they dont 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.

OUR MOST POPULAR PIECE OF CARDIO EQUIPMENT


Dick 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.