FAQs

[fusion_highlight color=”#a0ce4e” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]Should I focus my training on weights or aerobic?[/fusion_highlight]

Both are important for a healthy body.  You need a firm foundation of cardio (aerobic) development, which is about getting oxygen to the muscles.   As the key source of energy, oxygen is essential for optimal muscle development. Increasing your oxygen capacity will allow you to live a fuller, more active life.

Weight training will increase your overall muscular strength, but does require periods of rest to allow for muscle recovery.  A standard weight-training regimen typically involves ‘every other day’ of weight- training allowing for muscle recovery and growth.  This will allow you to care for yourself and/or others, offering you more independence.

Of course, any training program should be discussed with your physician or physical therapist to ensure your workout is best designed for your particular needs.

[fusion_highlight color=”#a0ce4e” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]How does VitaGlide address strength training?[/fusion_highlight]

The VitaGlide™ combines both intense aerobic training coupled with progressive levels of resistance.  You set the pace and work toward your goal.  Resistance offers each individual a range of resistance from  0# to 60#.

[fusion_highlight color=”#a0ce4e” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]How is VitaGlide different from other exercise machines for wheelchair workouts?[/fusion_highlight]

The VitaGlide™ focuses on total upper body development – both the anterior and posterior muscles. Most other upper body machines work your anterior large group muscles only and do not address shoulder impingement issues in the most effective way.  Minor, yet essential muscle groupings are also targeted and important strength gains are achieved in difficult to engage muscle structures. Through the new push together-pull together movement, you can address the pectoral muscles. And with the traditional push-then-pull movement, you can work on your obliques and core muscles.  The value inherent in this approach to upper body development is exclusive to VitaGlide™.

[fusion_highlight color=”#a0ce4e” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]A number of years ago, I heard about VitaGlide. Is this the same machine?[/fusion_highlight]

Yes! And no!  The VitaGlide™ pioneered an exercise movement that assisted many who were suffering from shoulder impingement issues and was available from 2003-2009. An excellent exercise machine for people in wheelchairs, the VitaGlide™ has been re-engineered for today’s exercise enthusiast.

[fusion_highlight color=”#a0ce4e” rounded=”no” class=”” id=””]What’s different about the new VitaGlide?[/fusion_highlight]

The new VitaGlide™ utilizes the same effective angle and motion of push-then-pull.  But now the arms are independent, allowing a push-and-pull motion that addresses different muscles.  The new VitaGlide™ offers more resistance levels (1-10) with resistance from < 1 pound to 60 pounds.

With an interactive touch screen, users can set the resistance different for each arm or the same for both arms.  If you have one arm that is weaker, you can lower the resistance as you slowly build muscle strength while still working the other arm at an appropriate resistance level.  The clock can act as a stopwatch or a timer; push yourself to meet your goals in a specific time frame or establish the foundation for your workouts.

A major update is the ability for you to set goals for each workout and monitor your success. Glide Factor, a proprietary feature, is a function of your workout.  The harder you work out, the faster you reach your goal. Set your Glide Factor and determine how long it takes you to reach it – thereby setting your baseline for future workouts. Or set the timer and challenge yourself to meet your Glide Factor goal in the timeframe.