Premium fitness equipment supplier Cybex has installed four new treadmills at the Thomas Guy Club, the sports and social club for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.
Cybex first installed a range of strength and cardio equipment in 2012, and as a result of the popularity of the facility, the gym’s existing treadmills were recently upgraded to Cybex’s premium model, the 790T.
Patrick Hourihan, Recreational Services Manager at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, commented on the install, saying, “We take staff health & wellbeing very seriously and the Thomas Guy Club remains a central part of this, so we wanted to upgrade our existing treadmills with a premium model to meet the growing popularity of the gym.
“We chose the 790T because of its higher maximum speed and incline to cater for our users that seek a more demanding workout, but also because of the product’s diverse range of features that suit all demographics, as the gym is used by members with a wide range of fitness levels and abilities.”
The 790T treadmill has a max speed of 15.6 miles per hour (25kph), and a max incline of 20%, meaning broader workout options are available, and enables users to train at a greater variety of paces and inclines - ideal for everything from running a mile to sprint training to hill walking.
Other features include patented ARMZ stabilizers to provide an added level of safety and a feeling of confidence, and the new IS3 Intelligent Suspension System. Developed by the Cybex Research Institute, the system allows the deck to be soft at landing, firm in the middle and rigid at toe-off to precisely match the body mechanics of running.
The gym is used by approximately 4000 members every month, comprising staff from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust and personnel from Kings Health Partners.
“We’ve had Cybex equipment in our facility for a number of years now, and we continue to be impressed by its quality and durability,” added Patrick.
“Feedback from our staff has been very positive regarding the new treadmills and we’re keen to see the difference they can make as part of our members’ fitness programmes.”
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