We just returned from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) 2013 tradeshow in Las Vegas where we had our best show ever in the 10 years since we first began exhibiting at this amazing show.
With three NEW products launching at IHRSA, we had a lot to talk about. But by far, it was our new single station commercial fitness unit, the Total Gym Core Trainer™ that created the most buzz in our booth.
Designed to sit in the abdominal training area on the gym floor of commercial fitness facilities, the Core Trainer strengthens the abdominals while engaging the entire core musculature. Offering unparalleled versatility for an abdominal machine, the Core Trainer allows for two primary movements, the Dynamic Plank and the SCRUNCH®. Designed to be simple and intuitive, the Core Trainer accommodates all fitness levels to enhance basic core stability for beginners and provide advanced strengthening for conditioned fitness enthusiasts and athletes. Built on an incline, the Core Trainer is a plank facilitator that provides assistance for novice exercisers while allowing for multiple progression options which will challenge even the most fit individual by creating additional instability for increased core muscle recruitment.
It was fun to see how creative some of our fellow colleagues in the fitness industry could get while trying out the Core Trainer, proving to us (and to everyone else) just how versatile and effective this machine is for working out your core muscles. We were simply amazed by the positive response we got from everyone who, “got on board” and “planked OUR way,” and we’re certain you will all be seeing our new Core Trainer in a gym near you soon!
We were also excited to tell fitness professionals about our two new educational products, our new GRAVITY Workshops for small-group programming and our collaboration with the American Council on Exercise to deliver online training for personal trainers using Total Gym.