VitaGlide, an exercise machine for individuals who desire an upper-body cardio workout but need to sit while doing so — such as wheelchair users and stroke patients — has returned to the market after reportedly being out of production for more than a decade.

Featuring a patented push-pull motion, VitaGlide is designed to help users work their essential core muscles along with their upper body muscle groups that are critical for pushing a wheelchair. It also provides a cardiovascular workout, a media release from VitaGlide notes.

“This is an important development for wheelchair or other seated users because this type of exercise can provide a significant boost to the muscle tone and cardiovascular health of users.”

— Marcy Ullom, who partnered with former Olympic rower, Hugh Stevenson, to design the new VitaGlide

Cross-Country Skiing and Rowing in One

With VitaGlide, users exercise via two motions: push/pull and pull together/push together with resistance in both directions — replicating both cross-country skiing and rowing. Electric motors are used to set resistance, independently for each arm. Via a touchscreen — a new feature on the updated and improved VitaGlide — users can customize their resistance, as well as their workout time, to suit their individual needs.

This type of motion helps reduce or eliminate the potential of shoulder impingement, an injury caused by repetition of the same arm movement, according to the release.

“We’ve been very pleased with the feedback from people who are using the new VitaGlide. This is making a huge difference in their lives as they become more mobile and healthier overall and makes all of the development hours we’ve put into this new machine worth it.”

— Marcy Ullom

For more information or to order, visit VitaGlide.

[Source(s): VitaGlide, Business Wire]

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