Cybex International Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBI), a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment, yesterday unveiled My Cybex, a video series highlighting true stories about the drastic impact its revolutionary Arc Trainer has had on the lives of users across the athletic spectrum – from fitness reality show stars to professional athletes to average gym-goers. The video series was unveiled at the annual International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention in Los Angeles, California. “I was about 23 years old, and my doctor literally told me that I was not going to see past the age of 30 the way I was going with my health,” says Neil Tejwani, who speaks of the role the Arc Trainer played in kick-starting his fitness efforts as a contestant on NBC’s hit reality show The Biggest Loser. “Week one when you’re on that show at the ranch you may not be able to run a marathon the first day, but I know you can go on the Arc Trainer for at least 30 minutes. So it was a huge part of our day-to-day workout regimen and weekly regimen as well.” Tejwani, who shed 211 pounds during the show’s fourth season, credits the Arc Trainer with providing a workout option that delivered significant results without pain or injury. “When you’re as heavy as I was, you’re looking for as low-impact as possible, and for me I could do the Arc Trainer,” Tejwani says. “The first time I did it, I was expecting to go on there for five minutes and then pass out afterwards. The next thing you know 10 minutes rolls around, then 15, then 20, and before you know it you’re on that thing for over an hour, but it doesn’t feel like you’ve been working out for an hour.” The Arc Trainer delivers power, strength and cardio results with a unique combination of glide, stride and climb motions, all while putting less stress on joints so athletes can continue to perform on and off the field. A new model unveiled at IHRSA features several improvements designed to enhance the Arc Trainer experience and improve workout results. The E3 View 15.6” high definition monitor gives users their choice of a complete look at exercise data; video from TV, iPod, or iPhone combined with a summary of exercise data; or a total escape that fills the whole screen with video content. The innovative Muscle Map™ display, a visual motivator, gives users the power to visually target individual muscle groups and take full advantage of the near limitless settings offered by the Arc Trainer.
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.