Cybex International Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI), a leading manufacturer of exercise equipment, is outfitting the state-of-the-art Allegheny Sports Medicine mobile fitness and therapy centers used by the world’s elite golfers on the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour in 2012.
Golf Legend Greg Norman, working out on Cybex Bravo functional trainer, advocates physical fitness and performance are linked at the highest level. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The world’s best players increasingly look to enhance their performance on the course through better fitness off it,” said golf legend Greg Norman. “Cybex equipment allows these players to exercise at higher levels of intensity without fear of injury or overuse.” The PGA TOUR’s four mobile fitness and therapy centers travel to all tournament sites to support the players throughout the season. The PGA TOUR centers are outfitted with Cybex Arc Trainers (scientifically proven to provide faster weight loss, burning 16 percent more calories than ellipticals), Cybex treadmills and exercise bikes, Cybex Bravo functional trainers, and adjustable benches. The mobile centers are staffed with professional therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers who assist the players with rehabilitative and preventive care as well as personal conditioning programs. “To prevent injuries, endure the rigors of competitive play and succeed on the PGA TOUR, today’s professional golfers are continually focused on improving their performance level on the golf course through strength and cardio training,” said Paul Schueren, a physical therapist who has been with the player mobile fitness and therapy centers since 1988. “By using mobile fitness and therapy centers outfitted with Cybex equipment, more than 80 percent of PGA TOUR professionals are demonstrating that fitness and performance are linked at the highest level.”
Shares of Cybex International (Nasdaq:CYBI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $2.81 as of 2:10 p.m. ET, 26% above Thursday's closing price of $2.23. Volume is at 429,552, 14.2 times the daily average of 30,200.