International Indoor Race Series. Ready, Set, Race…

Join our friends at iFit and Outdoor Competitor for this indoor race series and your chance to win a car! Here’s how it works: course maps from around the world will be loaded on the iFIT FreeMotion treadmills and bikes. Racers will compete virtually with others from any of the participating race locations. Each month, there will be two courses to compete on. Awards will be mailed to a male and female winner in three age groups for each race course. At the end of 12 months, everyone that competed in 16 of the 24 races will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!

October iFIT

Races start October 6, 2014. Contact Roger Sargent for details: rsargent@outdoorcompetitor.com

Click HERE to learn more about the International Indoor Race Series!

Join FreeMotion at Canfitpro 2014 in Toronto Canada!

Come join FreeMotion Director of Education Natalie Vetica and FreeMotion Master Coach Tim Church as they present at Canfitpro in Toronto Canada from August 6-10, 2014! Don’t miss this amazing trade show!

Benefits of Live Axis

One of the great things about our Live Axis line is that it’s ADA compliant. There are no adjustments or pieces to move. ANYONE can use it and EVERYONE can benefit from it!

Here’s a class taught earlier this week in the United Kingdom by FreeMotion Master Coach Michael Yankey who has created a full wheelchair based Live Axis program for some of his clients! Nice job Michael! Keep up the good work!

Wallace Creek Fitness Center

Here’s some great shots of our EPIC Selectorized line and an overview picture of our strength line at the Wallace Creek Fitness Center at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. This is the largest Marine Corps facility in the USA and we’re pleased to have them training with FreeMotion!

Wallace Creek, Camp Lejeune, NC

Wallace Creek, Camp Lejeune, NC(2)

FreeMotion HIIT Training

Many people use the excuse of not having enough time in a day to exercise. With all the research and positive results found from HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) there is no excuse! All you need is less than 30 minutes a day to make a big difference in the way you look and feel.

What is HIIT Training?

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. Wikipedia defines HIIT as an “enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. Usual HIIT sessions may vary from 4–30 minutes. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning.”

Although there is not a specific time or regimen used, an effective formula is 2:1 work to recovery ratio. This is the ratio used for the FreeMotion Fitness LIVE AXIS 16 minute HIIT workout. The workout consists of 40 seconds of work with 20 seconds of rest. Each exercise utilizes the LIVE AXIS High and Low pull; incorporating compound movements which targets multiple muscle groups encouraging an increased calorie burn and greater cardiovascular gains.

Who would benefit the most from HIIT Training?

Almost anyone can benefit from improved fat burning, increased cardiovascular capacity, enhanced coordination, and improved glucose metabolism! There is no wonder why all the craze right now in the fitness industry surrounds this type of training. Results in less time appeals to everyone and HIIT can benefit an individual with the goal of muscle gain or weight loss.

What kind of results can you expect?

1. Accelerated FAT LOSS

2. Increased fitness in Less Time

3. Supercharged Metabolism because of a boosted resting metabolism

4. Improved Endurance

5. Better Sleep

6. Research suggests and increased sharpness of mind

7. Increased sports performance

The list goes on and on!

 

FreeMotion Fitness LIVE AXIS High and Low Pull HIIT Workout

Exercise 1. Reverse lunge with pull on High Pull

Exercise 2. Alternating Unilateral Press on Low Pull

Exercise 3. Alternating reverse lunge to Tricep Extension on High Pull

Exercise 4. Low to High Alternating Rotation on Low Pull 

Exercise 5. Rhomboid pull to Deep Squat on High Pull

Exercise 6. Alternating Lunge to Bicep Curl on Low Pull

Exercise 7. Warrior 3 to Straight arm Pull down on High Pull

Exercise 8. Split leg stance to Alternating push on Low Pull

Exercise 9. Left arm Pull to Left Internal hip Rotation on High Pull

Exercise 10. Lateral Squat Jump with Pull on Low Pull

Exercise 11. Right arm pull to Right Internal Hip rotation on High Pull

Exercise 12. Overhead Tricep Press with knee drive on Low Pull

Exercise 13. Alternating High to Low Rotation on High Pull

Exercise 14. Squat to Upright Row on Low Pull

Exercise 15. Unilateral pull (palms up) with alternating reverse lunge on High Pull

Exercise 16. Single Leg Balance Incline Chest Fly on Low Pull

 

40 Seconds of Work 20 Seconds Rest/Transition