Last year Cascade introduced an exciting new recumbent exercise bike – the CMXRT. Marietta Colberg Roberts is the Fitness Director at Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs CO and has integrated a new population of users into her group cycling classes by offering the CMXRT. Listen as she describes her experiences bringing people into her classes, who otherwise wouldn’t attend.
Ergometer’s are used for more than just rehablitation. Many athletes love them to vary workouts or as a low intensity warm up before resistance training. Our CMXErg+ ergometer is commerical grade and offers 8 levels of smooth, quiet magnetic bi-directional resistance. The cranks are adjustable and can be set up with foam grips or pedal for both upper and lower body workouts.
A recent Ace study illustrates the benefits of pedaling backwards. The cycling study showed that pedaling backward on the Cascade CMXRT recumbent bike elicited higher heart-rate and energy-cost values than pedaling at identical workloads in the forward direction. Pedaling backwards improves quadricep strength enabling riders to work at a higher workload at a lower RPE and heart rate.
Last month Cascade attended the Health+Fitness Business tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV to showcase it’s two newest products the CMXRT Recumbent exercise bike and the CMXERG+ portable ergometer. The show is a division of the Interbike show and features all the lastest innovations from the industry’s fitness manufacturers.
Cascade Bike Trainers will be exhibiting at the annual Health and Fitness Expo, September 10th and 11th at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Come by Booth H114 to preview our new CMXRT Recumbent Exercise Bike which features a fixed gear deisgn with 16 levels of magentic resistance. We are also releasing our new portable self-powered CMXERG+ Ergometer as a solution for rehab or upper body conditioning. It features 8 levels of resistance and can also be used for lower body workouts with the addition of cylcing pedals.