Its Time To start the Helix Revolution!Yesterday I got to go to Revolution Gym and check out the Helix!! This crazy machine has the potential to be the next big thing in fitness!
side-to-side. Since basically every other piece of equipment in the gym works in a forward-backward motion it wasn't intuitive at first. Then it started to feel almost like gliding. By reversing directions of your gliding circles you switch between working your inner and outer thighs. These two "trouble spots" for women are actively engaged the entire time.You're also squatting the entire time, making it a killer for your quads and glutes. You also have to keep your abs engaged and heels down to stay in control. The machine was created by Physical Therapist for Knee and Hip Rehab. Because it is much easier on knees, making it a great form of cross training for runners. Due to the sideways nature of the machine I feel like it would also be great for skaters and hockey players.
After 30 min and I was sweat-city. I was afraid at first that one of my feet would fly off and I'd make a scene, but I kept my heels down and abs tight and I survived accident free. Cranking up the resistance gears really increased the burn!
Revolution Gym has 7 helix machines + one for the instructor. Each class is 30 minutes long and offered 3 times a week. The class is structured like a spin class-with sprint and increased resistance intervals. But get there early because the classes fill up quick!!
Thank you to Sarah for hooking me up with a pass to Revolution!
Oh and one more Fitness Freebie- Liberty Hotel is Having Equinox Instructors teach free classes at the hotel every Saturday (until Dec 12th) from 10-11 in Boston! So many ways to stay in shape this Holiday Season!
Have an excellent Wednesday!