Some popular exercise equipment components look a lot like relics from the ancient Olympics. That’s because they worked then and they still work well today. But there is plenty of room for innovation. A novel exercise equipment system from the Italian company TechnoGym is a case in point. Called “Kinesis,” this sleek set of cable and pulley resistance exercise systems takes up less space than a bicycle rack, but can be used to complete dozens of different exercise routines at hundreds of different levels of intensity. As corporate America looks for ways to reduce health care costs after the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect next year, this comprehensive, space saving system could become a health care cost saving system as well.
The Kinesis exercise system is based on four adjacent panels with cable hand grips that can be accessed from different heights and angles. Workout routines combine movements from above and below the core, as well as horizontal and vertical movements. This versatility makes the program a good choice for fitness devotees who seek to increase core strength.
Kinesis is designed for resistance exercise programs with a wide range of weight levels to choose from. But unlike conventional resistance exercise equipment, the Kinesis system enables fine tuning of exercise programs simply by increasing the workout routine’s distance from the pulleys. This makes it well suited to corporate wellness programs that target small steady gains. This versatile exercise system is also well suited to professional sports teams on the road. That is because it is so compact, it fits conveniently in almost any gym and because the equipment can support very rigorous training levels simply by increasing the athlete’s distance from the pulleys.
In addition to completing the standard requirements for strength and conditioning exercise programs, “Kinesis” works well with auxiliary equipment for practicing and optimizing balance. Intricate exercise routines with small movements enhance co-ordination and stability capabilities. These applications support a completely different set of exercise routines focused on injury prevention and post-injury physical rehabilitation. That is one more good reason corporate wellness and health care managers will want to test Kinesis based exercise programs as part of their long-term employee health care strategies.