Life Fitness Introduces New ParaBody 220 Gym System; 220 Gym System provides a total-body workout in a space-efficient format.
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Life Fitness, the leading manufacturer of a full line of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, today under its ParaBody brand launched the ParaBody 220 Gym System. With its sleek new design, the gym fits conveniently into a six-foot by four-foot space yet offers numerous exercises for an effective total-body workout.
"The 220 Gym System, which provides a variety of intuitive total-body exercise options, is very space-efficient, simple-to-use and a great value," said Dave Gibbons Dave Gibbons (born April 14, 1949) is a British writer and artist of comics. IPC Comics
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The Variable Arc press station (patent pending) on the 220 Gym System presents users with more options to exercise chest, arm, shoulder and back muscles. In its standard position, the press arm provides a traditional fixed path of motion used on conventional home gyms. By simply releasing a pull-pin, each press handle rotates horizontally to change the movement to a natural converging chest press and pec fly. The extended arm pec fly adds chest exercise variety in a safe joint-neutral path of motion that more closely mimics a dumbbell Dumbbell
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The gym offers two unique seated rowing exercises as well - using an overhand o·ver·hand also o·ver·hand·ed
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The pressing and rowing movements are designed to optimally mimic the body's natural path of motion and strength profile, reducing stress on the joints and resulting in a more comfortable, biomechanically correct feel. The handles used for pushing exercises are larger to disperse force more evenly throughout the hand, while the handles used in pulling exercises are smaller for a more secure and comfortable grip.
The ergonomically designed lat bar, which can be used for lat pulldowns, triceps triceps, any muscle having three heads, or points of attachment, but especially the triceps brachii at the back of the upper arm. One head originates on the shoulder blade and two on the upper-arm bone, or humerus. pressdowns and biceps curls, promotes joint-neutral movements. In addition, ergonomic seat pads give maximum support and comfort without impeding movement.
The design of the new 160-pound weight stack features a more stable headplate, which translates to a more smooth, gliding feel. The weight stack pin can be adjusted from either side and features a commercial-quality `T'-handled tethered Attached to a data or power source by wire or fiber. Contrast with untethered. selector (programming) selector - 1. In Smalltalk or Objective C, the syntax of a message which selects a particular method in the target object.
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Each gym comes with a wall chart illustrating starting and finishing positions for all major exercises and provides proper form descriptions for each.
Currently available at authorized specialty fitness dealers worldwide, the 220 Gym System has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,099. It has a lifetime warranty on the frame, welds and parts, and three years on the pads and cables. For more information or to locate the nearest dealer, call toll-free 1-866-PARABODY or visit www.parabody.com.
ParaBody Gym Line Changes
The introduction of the 220 Gym System is one element in Life Fitness' efforts to enhance its ParaBody line of home gym systems. As part of this endeavor, the 250 and 350 Home Gym Systems have been discontinued, the 400 Home Gym System has been upgraded and renamed the 440 Gym System and the 425 Home Gym System has been upgraded and renamed the 660 Gym System.
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corp., is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. Its cardiovascular and strength training products, including the renowned Lifecycle exercise bike, are used in health, fitness and wellness facilities, as well as in homes, worldwide. The company is headquartered near Chicago and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Life Fitness acquired ParaBody in February 1998. The ParaBody brand of products includes a full line of home gym systems, free weight systems and specialized workout stations.
Product photography is available upon request; contact Julie King at 847-288-3512.
Life Fitness, Lifecycle and Variable Arc are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Brunswick Corporation The Brunswick Corporation NYSE: BC, formerly known as the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, is a United States-based corporation that has been involved in manufacturing a wide variety of products since 1845. It had 2006 sales of US$5. .
Life Fitness, 10601 West Belmont Ave., Franklin Park, Ill. 60131 Phone: 847-288-3300, www.lifefitness.com