Cybex Fitness Blog

From Fat To Fit On The Arc Trainer

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 7:00:00 AM

From time to time, we receive some truly inspirational messages and stories of success from users of Cybex equipment. It may be someone who used a Cybex product to help rehab an injury, meet a weight-loss goal, or finally found the product that kept them coming back to the gym after years of failed attempts. We love getting these stories and when we get the opportunity to share them with you, that makes them even better.

Recently, we received a very touching note from Billy Martin, who has dealt with physical issues for years and also suffered the loss of his son while serving in the Navy in 2011. When most people would use these ailments and loss as a reason to "let go," Billy uses them as motivation to change his life and be active. He uses the Arc Trainer at his local Snap Fitness, dropping over 140 pounds and relieving much of the pain that ailed his daily life. His story, in his words, is below. We hope you find it as inspiring as we have.

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Topics: Arc Trainer

Add Exercises To Your Core Routine

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 9:23:55 AM

Previously, we outlined the first workout in the Size & Shape series from our Cybex Workout Center. This workout, designed to show you how to begin a strength program, focused on gaining a confidence and understanding of how to make movements you will need in future workouts, including today's introduction of the second program in the group. 

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Topics: Workout Wednesday

The Core is More than You Think: Using the back extension machine

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 8:34:00 AM

Today we are going to refocus on core exercises, specifically ones that work the erector spinae muscles of the back, also referred to as back extensor muscles. These muscles play a key role in providing stability during many of the activities you love to do.

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Topics: Machine Monday

15 Songs To Keep You Moving This January

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 7:34:00 AM

By the 3rd week in January, many of the New Year's Resolution crowd has already stopped showing up at the gym. Why do so many people give up on this resolution and their fitness goals so quickly? Is it the overcrowding at the gym? If so, they're actually solving the problem for others by not showing up. Maybe it is motivation. Have you seen results yet? If not, or if they aren't the results you are hoping for, that can also contribute to the pause in your gym visits. Remember, progress happens at different rates for everyone, so don't give up too quickly!

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Begin a Strength Training Program

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 9:51:37 AM

When someone decides that they want to start strength training, one of their biggest hesitations is often that they don't know how to use the machine or make the proper movements. That is why we developed the first workout in our Size & Shape goal, focusing on gaining a confidence and understanding of how to make the movements.

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Topics: Workout Wednesday

5 Marketing Tips for Gym Owners: Tip #5 - Nurture Your Leads

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 7:52:00 AM

Tip 5 of 5 - Lead Nurturing

Last week we talked about improving your social media strategy. Social media, while it is fun, is also challenging because there is so much content being shared this way, but with these simple strategy adjustments, your audience will start to emerge. Today, we are going to build on that and talk about what you should do when you start to convert those prospects into leads.

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Topics: Fitness Club Management, Marketing for Fitness

Total Body, High Intensity Cardio Workout

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 8:31:00 AM

Regardless of skill level, the Cybex Workout Center currently provides programming designed to help you reach four common fitness goals. Over the last few weeks, we have shared weight loss workouts, and today we finish the series with the fourth installment and give you a challenging total body workout.

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Topics: Workout Wednesday

5 Marketing Tips for Gym Owners: Tip #4 - Social Media

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 8:47:00 AM

Tip 4 of 5 - Social Media Strategy

Last week we covered differentiating yourself with content. Did you like the exercises from last week? Did you find it easy or hard to define your tone of voice and pinpoint who your target audience was? Did you find that you knew a lot about your customer’s journey, or did you have to do some research? Whether you found these exercises difficult or not, the important thing is you are thinking about your brand and facility in a new way.Today, we are going to take that a step further and elaborate on how to put together a great social media strategy.

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Topics: Fitness Club Management, Marketing for Fitness

Lat Pulldowns and Upper Body Strength

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 8:28:19 AM

In October we talked a lot about cardio and endurance training on the Arc Trainer, so today we are going to focus on strength training again with pulldowns on the Eagle NX.

What activities use the lats?

The lat pulldown works the latissimus dorsi, the largest muscle in the back, as well as your biceps, rear delts, rhomboids and traps. This movement gives you the opportunity to train many muscles at the same time, and develop overall strength in your back and upper body.

These muscles play an important role in posture, as well as allowing you to develop pulling strength, and pull yourself up and over an object, like you would do in activities like rock climbing.

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Topics: Machine Monday

A Workout To Maximize Your Total Body

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 8:38:00 AM

The Cybex Workout Center provides programming for all skill levels and targets four of the major fitness goals that many of us have when entering the gym. Recently, we shared the second weight loss workout in the series of four, designed to help you master the movements. This workout uses the Arc Trainer and Bravo Functional Trainer to provide both a cardio and strength workout to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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Topics: Workout Wednesday

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