Self-Guided Fitness Equipment for Functional Strength and Core Stability Training
Smart Fitness Equipment
Have you ever walked into a gym and wondered, “What the heck do I do with that piece of equipment?” This happens more often than you think and can be the reason why some people steer clear of the gym. It can be a little intimidating not knowing what to do or how to use a certain machine. This is usually when a personal trainer comes in handy but not everyone has the time or money to spend on a luxury like that. Some of the selectorized weight machines will have an instructional placard with pictures of the exercises that can be performed and what muscles it will be working. And usually the cardio machines like treadmills, ellipticals trainers and exercise bikes are pretty self-explanatory, but what about that functional fitness area in your gym? What exercises can you do on a stability ball? What are those foam rollers supposed to do?
Prism Fitness Group has developed a unique yet simple way to solve this problem. They have created a line of self-guided products that can be used by anyone. By simply putting exercise instructions on the product itself along with a picture demonstrating how it can be used, you can learn very quickly and not be afraid to try out something new. Now you can safely and effectively add any of these training tools into your workout routine. Let’s go over some of the popular options now available at IRON COMPANY®.
Stability balls are excellent for training your core. Trying to keep your balance and not fall off the ball requires you to engage all your muscles. This helps build strength, stability and balance. These exercise balls are available in 3 different sizes which are meant for different people of all heights. Typically the height ranges are:
55 cm BALL = 4’11” to 5’4″ height
65 cm BALL = 5’4″ to 5’11” height
75 cm BALL = 5’11” to 6′ 7″ height
They are made of a Burst-resistant PVC construction and each ball has 13 exercises printed on them. No more sitting on a stability ball just for a break in between sets…..now there is no excuse not to get on one and start exercising!
Prism offers 4, 6, 8 and 10 lb. brightly colored weighted Medicine balls. They are made of Rubber and are textured for a reliable grip. Each ball has 8 different exercises printed on them as well as the weight marking. Get started with seated trunk rotations to work your abdominals and arms. Or do overhead squat extensions to get your legs and shoulders pumping. You could spend just 30 minutes alone with these and get a full body functional workout.
The foam roller is showing up in fitness facilities of all kinds now. Only problem is the large amount of people that don’t know what they are or how to use them. They are used for self-myofascial release which means helping release any muscle tension you might be experiencing during or after workouts. The pressure it applies to your body can help with muscle recovery. Prism carries a 24” long by 6” diameter Green roller made of a durable EPE polyethylene foam that will hold its shape. They have printed 9 exercises on there to help with all the different muscle groups. Thanks to Prism’s self-guided smart roller, more people are able to safely use them now.
Who would have thought you could use plyo boxes for more than just jumps! With these self-guided 3-in-1 Plyo boxes you can see the proper way to do a jump, lunge or even a push-up! Each USA Made plyometrics box features 9 different exercises printed directly on one 30" side to guide the user through each workout. They are made using foam block construction with a high density inner core and 22 oz commercial grade vinyl covering. The three plyo box heights are 20", 24" and 30" that covers most all fitness levels.
Prism Fitness self-guided functional training fitness products are truly the next best thing to having a trainer right along with you. They have created a safe way for people to try new exercises effectively without any assistance needed. Perfect for use in unsupervised fitness centers, large commercial gyms and even your home.
For additional information contact an IRON COMPANY representative at (888) 758-7527 or email [email protected].