A Look Back at IHRSA
With IHRSA 2019 coming up next week, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane to 2017, the year Total Gym first debuted its brand new look. It was the perfect time to launch the re-imagined ELEVATE Circuit and so with new graphics around a yellow center stage and sleek new matte black range of products, Total Gym master trainers rocked attendees with some killer workouts! Watch the video above to see the highlights and if you are a winner of the brand new Elevate Circuit, or if you won a unit of your choice, or a Leg Trainer.
What is ELEVATE?
ELEVATE is the only adjustable functional bodyweight resistance circuit on the market that works against gravity on an incline.
Consisting of five single station units, each focusing on different muscle groups, ELEVATE is ideal as a self-serve circuit or for personal and small group training providing a full body workout in 30-minutes. Joining the Jump, Press and Pull-Up are the updated Core and Row Trainers which now provide seven adjustment levels to challenge any seasoned athlete and really work that core!
By using gravity on an adjustable incline members use a percentage of their own bodyweight as resistance. This means that someone who could not previously do a Pull-up on their own, for example, will be able to safely and successfully progress to complete one. All Total Gym products work in this way and so each machine can accommodate the most highly-spirited athlete and the de-conditioned person alike which ultimately provides driven results for all.
The circuit facilitates over 90 exercises, from basic to challenging, including plyometric exercises, so the member is fully engaged time after time and not only is it a fun workout that takes up only 220 square foot of floor space, it’s a challenging and innovative way to keep your members coming back.
And for the personal trainer? There is a huge advantage in being able to accommodate all fitness levels in the same session and take the guess-work out of complicated scheduling.
Did you say Group Rowing?
At IHRSA, people were almost lining up to take a Group Rowing workout on the new adjustable Row Trainer. Just take several Row Trainers and you have yourself a small group rowing class! Why might that benefit your facility? Group Rowing is fast trending. At the XYZ (Xtreme YMCA Zone) over 500 Y members have tried out the Row Trainer since its inception about a month ago. In such a short time, it has become the most popular program with an average of 22 participants per session.
Rowing on an incline is a fun workout that emulates a rowing pattern but with the added ability to incorporate multi-planar movement such as an alternating side-to-side row or a bicep curl. It provides a full body cardio workout and who doesn’t want to be burning at least 600 calories an hour?
More small group training options
GRAVITY is the program that partners with your GTS machine for small group training (soon to also be sold in matte black too). Designed to invigorate, motivate and get results, GRAVITY boasts a full body workout in 45-minutes allowing the member the opportunity for a studio-quality workout without the typical high studio membership fees.
GRAVITY introduces total body transformation through dynamic, high intensity training for mind and body. The entire culture of GRAVITY is different and dynamic. The movement variables on the GTS change regularly so that clients are always motivated, challenged and surprised as they achieve more agility, balance, confidence and strength.