American Council on Exercise Reviews the Total Gym Jump Trainer
Club owners are always looking for the next trend to emerge on the gym floor. Whatever that trend is, it needs to be cost effective, with a good return on investment. It needs to have fast, effective results, take up a small floor footprint and the members must love it. Sounds like a tall order doesn’t it?
For those who haven’t jumped in years, or who have difficulty in jumping due to injury, the Total Gym® Jump Trainer™ is an intuitive and effective way to start again. Using one’s own bodyweight users can begin with gentle squats, progress to squat jumps and explode into Plyometric jumps providing a challenging cardio workout. Part of the 6-piece Total Gym® Elevate Circuit™, the Jump Trainer is perfect as a self-serve unit on the gym floor or ideal for personal trainers in a small group training setting.
Here’s what the American Council on Exercise had to say about the Jump Trainer in their online product review: https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/product-review/233/total-gym-jump-trainer/
“It’s easy to use, accommodates all fitness levels and you can work at your own pace. Add Plyometric squats to the mix and the explosive power is amplified increasing speed of recovery and improving muscular strength while adding a calorie-burning, cardio-component” said Total Gym President, Jesse Campanaro.
For those who are at a more advanced fitness level the Jump Trainer trains all the lower body muscles and tendons, increasing range of motion through eccentric and concentric loading and with the optional addition of variable band resistance, the exercises can really be challenging.
“The Jump Trainer is extremely popular here. All different ages and fitness levels are utilizing it and we have had very positive feedback. The trainers here especially like using it with their clients. It is a great piece. I would say it is equally, if not more popular than the Core Trainer,” Michael Marquez, Health and Fitness Director, Toby Wells YMCA, San Diego, CA, explained.
For Physical Therapists, the Jump Trainer has a different installation setting where the closed chain load is 30-65 percent of the user’s own bodyweight, compared to 50-80 per cent on the fitness setting. Clinicians can modify the load and introduce Plyometric training earlier on in the treatment phase as well as taking the patient to the next level easily through the seven incline level adjustments and the 10-70lbs of resistance in 10lb increments.
The specially designed ergonomic foot platform allows for proper biomechanics through the anatomic curve of the hip to foot ratio and the built in slide distance regulator regulates range of motion. The Jump Trainer has a wide glideboard and the angled backrest ensures comfort, support and safety, letting the Clinician focus on core stabilization response, as spinal alignment is improved.
“Patients love that they can do squats on the equipment when they can’t perform them on their own,” said a spokesperson from the Three Rivers Health Outpatient Therapy, MI.
The Jump Trainer is a versatile piece that will benefit your facility and your ROI, whether you are a Club Owner, a Physical Therapist, an Athletic Trainer or Strength & Conditioning Coach. It will deliver a faster return to sports, a quicker recovery for patients and it’s an impressive strength training piece for gym-goers. And one more thing… did we mention it is FUN?
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