Technogym Equipment

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    Sep 15, 2007 12:54 AM GMT

    I went ealier today and looked at mockups of condos being built in a new high rise. The sales agent stated that the gym, of which they had a floor plan, would be outfitted with equipment from a company called Technogym. They are based in Cesena, Italy.

    Any of you guys ever used this equipment? If so, what do you think of it?
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    Sep 15, 2007 1:23 AM GMT
    A quick Google search says that's the company behind the Cardio Wave, which was discussed on this thread:

    http://www.realjock.com/topic/28022/
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    Sep 15, 2007 12:14 PM GMT
    Technogym is the best of the best of the best. Many celebrities own it because its such high quality. It will perform better than anything youve ever used. The treadmill is by far the best. The strength is smooth and biomechanically perfect.

    They pioneered the tv's built into the cardio equipment, that everyone is copying now.

    They were chosen by the last three olympic games and now Beijing to provide ALL the training equipment for all the training facilities....no other company has that honor...

    I am in the business...and I know of what I speak...

    If you get a chance to workout on their Kinesis...DO IT....its an amazing workout for strength, flexibility and Balance...

    Truly the best...youre lucky if you have access to it at your condo or gym...I wish I did!!! it shows that the management knows quality and arent afraid to pay for it...Gyms and condos here in Atlanta are too damn cheap so they buy cybex and life fitness and the crap falls apart after a few months!!!
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    Sep 15, 2007 4:24 PM GMT
    I'm the guy who was accused of working for LifeFitness on that aforementioned thread. I've never heard a bigger sales pitch in my life, mascjockatl. Your transparency is duly noted.

    By the way, I like the Cardio Wave by TechnoGym. As with all equipment of this nature, however, you really need to utilize the position that involves the core. It's pictured as #4 on the machine itself. Otherwise, it's too easy to let your abdomen go slack.

    We're getting some more TechnoGym equipment late this month or early next month. If I remember, I'll let you know what I think of it then.
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    Sep 15, 2007 4:35 PM GMT
    I have used the wave, it was one of the most boring cardio sessions I have ever had. I would rather bike, stairmaster or eliptical, the gym I belong to has the new ski type machine( I will look up the name next time I'm there) where you use ur arms and ur legs pump up and down. You can adjust the incline and resistance, and it burns alot more calories in a shorter time!! Plus is has a tv mounted to the front so you don't realize every minute. U can listen by ear phones or put it on closed captioning!!
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    Sep 15, 2007 9:09 PM GMT
    mikeMikemike:

    Interesting...I had jsut the opposite experience on it....and everyone i know who uses it agrees with me...maybe you used it incorrectly? First time i used it I didnt care for it...because I was using it wrong...i was trying to push down on the pedal like I was skating....instead, I was instructed to lift my knee to the midline...then POW...I got it...amazing...my quads and glutes were screaming at me when done...i like the various positions...being able to mix it up throughout my workout...cant do that on a treadmill or an elliptical...

    You should try it again...you might have the same outcome as me...Best wishes.
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    Sep 15, 2007 9:11 PM GMT
    hey Art_smass:

    Not a sales pitch...jsut facts...ive done my homework on them when I saw them at IHRSA a few years ago...

    Actually, my first exposure was on a treadmill at a hotel in Hawaii....with the built in TV...the built in fan...smoothest running tread Ive ever been on.

    I happen to think they are an innovator in the industry....their quality is second to none...you'll pay for that quality...but worth every penny in my opinion.
  • art_smass

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    Sep 16, 2007 1:03 AM GMT
    Well, I like their equipment, but I like a lot of different equipment. However, when we got our first two Cardio Wave machines, one had to have the entire TV screen replaced within the first week.

    The thing that I like the least about TechnoGym is the marketing campaign. They make a decent product, but then they hype it up in a foolish manner. Have you noticed that they call the TV on the unit the "Wellness Screen" or something stupid like that? It's a freakin' TV. What that has to do with wellness, I'll never know.
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    Sep 16, 2007 1:30 AM GMT
    well remember art_smass they have positioned themselves as the "wellness company" because they are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle for all age groups....which is why I work with them...they fit my business perfectly...they want to take the industry from "fitness" to "wellness"...their "wellness tv" is marketed as such because you can interface wellness programming into it...take a deeper look before you make judgements on them....they are going in the right direction and growing faster than any company out there...