Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA stationary bike handlebar riser is provided. The handle bar riser includes a substantially U-shaped riser assembly with a cross bar member, a first riser member, and a second riser member. The first riser member and the second riser member are substantially parallel to one another and each are perpendicular to the cross bar member. Along the ends of the riser members are sleeves that are adapted to receive the upstanding portion of a stationary bike handlebar therein. Each of the sleeves comprises a hollow member, while the riser members can be adjusted for height and angular position relative to the sleeves in certain embodiments. The handlebar riser assembly is useful for allowing a stationary bike user to ride while standing, using the elevated cross bar member for support.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA balance trainer set including an inflatable balance board and an inflatable balance roller are disclosed. The inflatable balance board may have a flat, or slightly curved profile taken along a longitudinal centerline and/or a lateral centerline.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe system and method for capturing exercise data may include offsetting an imaginary longitudinal axis of a center beam of a workout bar and an imaginary longitudinal axis of an outer beam of the workout bar. The system and method may include disposing an interface disk between the center beam and the outer beam and may include securing the center beam to an inner disk of the interface disk; securing the outer beam to an outer disk of the interface disk; and moving the inner disk, the outer disk, or a combination thereof, to offset the imaginary longitudinal axis of the center beam and the imaginary longitudinal axis of the outer beam. The system and method may include sensing, dynamically by a sensor, an amount of weight disposed on the outer beam. The system and method may include communicating the amount of weight wirelessly to a computing device.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn elliptical exercise machine, in one embodiment, includes a first assembly pivotally coupled with a second assembly and at least one assist mechanism. The first assembly includes a first frame member, a rotational resistance mechanism associated with the first frame member, a first foot support member pivotally coupled to a portion of the rotational mechanism and a second foot support member pivotally coupled to another portion of the rotational mechanism. The second assembly includes a second frame member, a first reciprocating arm pivotally coupled with the second frame member, a second reciprocating arm pivotally coupled with the second frame member. In one embodiment, the assist mechanism may include a folding assist mechanism to provide resistance between the assemblies during a folding transition. In another embodiment, the assist mechanism may include a rotational assist mechanism to assist a user in transitioning the elliptical machine to an upright storage position.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn apparatus for converting a cycle-type exercise machine into another type of exercise machine includes a stationary frame structure that attaches to a frame of the cycle-type exercise machine, a pair of swing arms pivotally coupled with the stationary frame structure, and a pair of coupler bars pivotally coupled with the pair of swing arms on one end and rotationally attached to a crank bar of the cycle-type exercise machine on an opposite end.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA spinning bike includes a frame, a flywheel connected to the frame, a magnetic resistance device for providing magnetic resistance against the flywheel, an adjustment assembly for moving the magnetic resistance device relative to the flywheel, and a sensor device for measuring the magnetic resistance. The adjustment assembly includes a rod extending throughout a tube. The tube is secured to the frame and includes a stop at an end and a cover at another end. The rod includes a pinion and a thread. The thread and a portion of the pinion extend beyond the stop of the tube. The sensor device includes an axle connected to a variable resistor and a gear. The gear is engaged with the portion of the pinion that extends out of the tube. The electric resistance of the variable resistor is changeable by rotating the axle and translated into the value of the magnetic resistance.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe Arm Supination and Pronation exercise machine provides a unique solution to build, condition and rehabilitate muscles in the wrist, arm, shoulder and chest. While most existing machines provide flexion of the arm, supination provides a needed exercise to further strengthen and condition arm muscles. The equipment is designed for people to perform a series of exercises that stimulate the growth and rehabilitation of arm muscles. The unique design accommodates a novice or professional fitness person by allowing variable tension points and weights. The apparatus is designed to accommodate various types and sizes of people's bodies. The unique core that mounts on to different bases allows for multiple exercises and meets the needs of a variety of customers. These customers include but are not limited to the fitness industry gyms, rehabilitation centers, sports centers and home gym users—providing an industrial built solution for many exercisers or a portable, compact solution for limited use and space.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA clip having a cam and upper and lower curved sections with each upper and lower curved section having corresponding inner and outer curved wedges, the inner and outer curved wedges slidably engaging with each other and tightening about a barbell to secure a weight plate on a barbell upon rotation of a cam lever to a closed position.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA multifunctional exercise apparatus comprising a tether removeably affixed to a user and having at least two engagement points, a base removeably affixed to the tether by at least one engagement point, where, a triangle is formed when the tether is affixed to the base at a first engagement point and at a second engagement point, the triangle having a first side of the triangle extending between the first engagement point and the second engagement point, a second side of the triangle extends away from the base at an angle from the first engagement point, and a third side of the triangle extends away from the base at a second angle from the second engagement point, wherein, a ratio of a length of the second side to a length of the third side varies substantially proportional to a dragging resistance of the base along the ground.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTEquipment for muscular strengthening and rehabilitation in water comprising a mass of spongy material made of polyvinyl foam preferably with a substantially closed ring annular shape, with a central coaxial through hole. In a preferred embodiment of the invention the above-mentioned ring has a thickness ranging from 2 cm to 5 cm, an external diameter ranging from 9 cm to 15 cm and an internal diameter ranging from 4 cm to 5 cm. Preferably, the inner surface of said ring has an irregular profile. In a different embodiment the equipment has a prismatic shape, substantially parallelepipedal, provided with two large opposite frontal surfaces, substantially rectangular, separated by at least four lateral surfaces, each smaller than one of said frontal surfaces, and comprises two open through cavities on said pair of frontal surfaces. Preferably, the above-mentioned parallelepiped has a length ranging from 9 cm to 15 cm, a width ranging from 9 cm to 15 cm and a thickness ranging from 2 cm to 5 cm.In a further embodiment the equipment has the form of a dumbbell, substantially comprising a section of tube provided on each end with a polyvinyl annular element.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA training apparel or arrangement for weight training including a main body extending from a first end to a second end, at least one attachment portion provided on the main body and configured to secure the main body to an individual's limb, at least one pocket provided on the main body, and at least one insert at least partially insertable into the at least one pocket of the main body and shaped to form around the individual's limb. The at least one insert may provide added weight to the training apparel to assist in dynamic weight training activities performed by the individual. A method of using a training apparel for dynamic weight training is also disclosed.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn exercise weight for attachment to a partial or complete body suit having an outer surface comprising one part of a Velcro type fastening comprises a generally triangular pouch having a convex configuration at each end and formed of a resilient material that on one side of the pouch has its outer surface formed at least partially of the other part of the fastener, and a plurality of generally flat weight elements in the pouch in an array that conforms to the shape of the pouch and is of such size that it fits snugly within the pouch while being free to flex, the array of weight elements being in two equal rows about the axis of the pouch, the elements being of gradually decreasing size from the wide end of the pouch to the narrower end.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn exercise device includes a first elastic loop portion defining a first continuous loop, the first elastic loop portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, opposite the inner surface. The exercise device further includes a second elastic loop portion defining a second continuous loop, the second elastic loop portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, opposite the inner surface. A joining region is located where the outer surface of the first elastic loop portion is attached to the outer surface of the second elastic loop portion, and the joining region is capable of simultaneous multidirectional stretching when subjected to or released from an applied load.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention is generally related to isometric exercise training within an infrared sauna, and the like, and more particularly related to several methods for isometric exercise training within an infrared sauna system and several infrared sauna systems specifically designed for use by one or more users performing, or being directed to perform, a sequence of isometric poses, thereby causing the users to receive the wellness benefits of both far infrared rays and isometric exercise training.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn external rotator muscles training device for use with a training ball to strengthen external rotator muscles of a person's shoulder includes a frame assembly having a pair of elongate frame members parallel to one another, each frame member having opposed proximal and distal ends. A receptacle has a closed bottom and a side wall extending upwardly from the closed bottom, the side wall defining an open top allowing access to an interior area defined by the closed bottom and the side wall. The receptacle is coupled to the distal ends of the pair of frame members and positioned in a primary position in which the open top is generally perpendicular to a plane defined by the pair of frame member. A handle member extends between the pair of frame members, the handle member being situated between the receptacle and the proximal ends of the pair of frame members.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA trampoline with a frame has a rebounding mat that is tensioned to the frame with a plurality of flexible and cordlike linear elastic members. Preferably each cordlike elastic member is connected to the frame and the rebounding mat at one of two alternative positions to alter the tension. The alternative positions permit a tensioning process that extends the lifetime of elastic cords having a fabric sheath. This independent tension of each elastic member is via connector member that grips the rebounding mat but also grasps opposing the ends of the elastic members as well as central portion thereof so that two segment of the cord between each end and the central portion are preferably wrapped around the trampoline frame.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTDescribed is an exercise tool. More particularly, it is a therapy and exercise tool specifically devised as a foot-therapy and toe-aligning device to align, separate, and stretch toes. The foot-therapy and toe-aligning device comprises a frame with a plurality of posts connected with the frame. The device is formed of an elastic material such that a user may place at least one of the plurality of posts between a user's toes and pull the post to stretch and elongate the post between the toes. Upon release, the elastic material of the post causes the post to attempt to return to its original shape, thereby causing it to expand out and conform its shape to fit snugly against the user's toes. Additionally, the elastic material allows the toe posts to be positioned and maintained at numerous locations between the user's toes for customizable positioning between the toes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates generally to the field of fitness and exercise equipment. More particularly, the invention relates to an easily removable and reusable absorbent fitness and exercise equipment cover with an integrated releasably attached towel for selectively covering a portion of exercise and fitness equipment during use. The invention provides for sweat absorption, enhanced grip on handgrips, the secure safe storage of a towel, and prevents user contact with the bodily fluids of other users that may be present on the surface of the exercise equipment.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn exercise system comprising: an exercise cycle comprising a crank, wherein the crank is configured to be rotated by a user; and a sensing unit coupled to the exercise cycle, wherein the sensing unit is configured to sense information related to at least one crank measurement and to transmit the information related to the at least one crank measurement to a remote device via wireless communication. In some embodiments, the remote device is a mobile device. In some embodiments, the at least one crank measurement comprises a rotational speed of the crank or a force applied to the crank. The remote device can display information related to use of the exercise cycle based on the information received from the exercise cycle.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the present disclosure provide a wrist strengthening device having a first handle, a second handle and a tightening mechanism for increasing the resistance between the first handle, the second handle and the tightening mechanism.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA stepping device includes a first step tread at the first step height defining a first opening and a first trampoline mat suspended within the first opening. The stepping device also includes a second step tread at a second step height which is spaced apart at a single riser height from the first step height. The second step tread defines a second opening and a second trampoline mat is suspended within the second opening.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA portable stepping device includes at least one spacer and an open platform defining an opening and connected to a first side of the at least one spacer. A trampoline mat is suspended in the opening, and a first foot connected to the open platform. The portable stepping device also includes a closed platform connected to a second side of the at least one spacer, and a second foot connected to the closed platform
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA high voltage direct current signal is obtained from a power supply. The power supply includes power factor correction circuitry. A control command is obtained from an exercise machine. The exercise machine includes a direct current motor. A pulse-width modulation signal is generated from the direct current signal based on the control command. The pulse-width modulation signal is provided to the direct current motor.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pronation supination wrist deviator exercise device includes a handle having a proximal portion and a distal portion; a shaft defining a longitudinal axis extending from a proximal end to a distal end; and a head portion having a predetermined weight. The head portion or the handle are mounted for relative movement on the shaft between a first position and a second position. The head portion and the handle define a first distance. The predetermined weight of the head portion represents a first weight. The first weight multiplied by the first distance represents a first effective torque of the device. When the distance between the head portion and the distal portion of the handle is changed to at least a second distance, the first weight multiplied by the second distance represents at least a second effective torque of the device.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure describes a new kind of frame-mounted exercise device intended for performing pull-ups. It consists of two pivotally connected arm components having surfaces that may be used to latch onto the upper edge of a door frame, and a handle flexibly attached to each of the arm components, such that a downward force on the handle causes the arm components to close in on each other, tightly gripping onto the support frame. The device offers greater portability and attachment security compared to other inventions of this class, and it also provides greater user comfort by allowing the handles to rotate and pivot into a natural position.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA gymnastic exercise machine, particularly for anaerobic auxotonic muscle training, comprising a supporting footing that is provided with a movable frame that is associated with a folding seat, the movable frame being provided with a lever that can be actuated by a user located on the folding seat in order to move the movable frame with respect to the supporting footing with consequent folding of the folding seat in contrast with the action of the weight of the user, coarse adjustment elements being further provided which are associated with the movable frame in order to reduce or increase the force required to actuate the lever, the machine further comprising fine adjustment mechanisms which are associated with the movable frame in order to reduce or increase the force required to actuate the lever.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA cross-training flutter-kick boot system includes the use of a weighted elongate base having the general geometry of the bottom of the human foot. The base including an elevated central platform located opposite to an arch of the foot. The base also includes two pairs of hollow cylindrical elements, one element of each pair secured at a toe end of the weighted base and the other pair secured at a heel end of the base. A position control assembly (PCA) is securable upon the weighted base and includes respective front and rear hollow cylindrical elements which are securable within respective front and rear pairs of hollow elements by a platform connecting the front and rear I elements. The PCA, when secured to the weighted base, permits a bar having a channel to receive a second bar. An upper portion engages the upper foot and ankle of the user while the bottom surface of the boot includes two bars having respective pairs of parallel longitudinal springs proportioned to provide a spring-resistant movement of the boot portion in front-to-rear directions of movement.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn exercise apparatus comprises a wearable article and a plurality of straps. The wearable article may comprise pants, footwear, headwear, jackets, gloves, socks, shorts, shirts, vests, sleeves, unitards, and/or leotards. The straps may be positioned at various locations about the wearable article. The straps include a plurality of tabs exposed through corresponding openings in the wearable article. Each tab includes an attachment member that is capable of being selectively coupled with one or more exercise accessories. The tabs may be positioned equidistantly about each strap. The exercise accessories may comprise straps, static or flexible bands, rods, levels, poles, chains, resistance bands, weights, sandbags, weighted sleds, training parachutes, medical rehabilitation tools (such as stretch bands), or the like. The wearable article or straps may further include a plurality of snaps such that the, tabs are selectively securable to the snaps.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA functional training rig kit includes a box and a plurality of components adapted to fit within the box. The components include at least two posts adapted to extend in an upright direction from the box, the posts each having a length greater than the longest dimension of the box and including at least two elongate members dimensioned to fit within the box and adapted to be removably fastened together to form one of the posts. The components also include a bar adapted to extend transversely between adjacent posts, the bar being dimensioned to fit within the box. The components further include at least one angled support member for each of the posts, each support member being adapted to fit within the box and provided with structure for securing the support member to one of the posts and with structure to engage a ground surface.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA pole vault swing-up rack includes a frame body with upper hooks and a lower push bracket. The rack is designed to hang vertically from a horizontal bar—as a pull-up bar—by the hooks. An athlete hanging from the pull-up bar in an upright vertical position may kick his/her legs and torso up to an inverted vertical position to simulation movement of a pole vault. The athlete's shoulder rests against vertical uprights of the rack to maintain the athlete's shoulders and body in front of a vertical plane as in a pole vault. A trainer can use the lower push bracket to assist the athlete in the kicking motion. The parts of the rack that come into contact with the athlete may be covered in foam padding and a rubber coating.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA trampoline including: a frame adapted to rest on the ground or be mounted on a plurality of spaced apart legs; a plurality of spaced apart flexible and resilient plates connected to said frame against relative movement therebetween and extending upwards therefrom; a jumping mat extending between said spaced apart flexible and resilient plates and being operatively connected at or adjacent its periphery thereto, said plates being arranged for movement inwards and outwards towards the opposite side of said mat in response to a user jumping on said mat; and plate support means operatively connected to said frame and arranged to engage said plurality of plates intermediate said frame and said mat.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is an articulating bench configured to support a user, comprising a longitudinally-extending frame structure pivotably supporting back-supporting and independently-pivotable leg supporting portions. Removable arm supporting portions may be provided that pivot about the back supporting portion. In various example embodiments the articulating bench structure may be foldable for compact storage. Various adjustment mechanisms and methods of use are disclosed.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTMethods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a virtual reality exercise game. One of the methods includes determining a head rotation of the user and a head lean of the user on an exercise device based on data from one or more sensors. The method includes presenting a virtual reality environment on a virtual reality headset, wherein the perspective of the user in the virtual world is determined by a vehicle that defines the velocity of the perspective, a body which defines a reference view point of the perspective (with the head looking forward), and a head which defines the view point of the perspective. The method also includes determining to apply rotation to the body in response to determining that a direction of the head rotation is in a direction of the lean.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention is an agility training device having a rigid outer ring, a flexible inner ring; and a plurality of spokes having adjustable length connected to each of said inner ring and said outer ring.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides an exercise device comprising: an outer ring; an inner ring located within the outer ring; and a plurality of spokes connecting the inner ring and the outer ring. A method of use is also provided.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTVarious systems, processes, and techniques may be used to provide an exercise system. In certain implementations, an exercise system may include a base, a number of lights, and a controller. The base may be a padded material adapted to receive the lights and have a top surface adapted to allow illumination from the lights to propagate therethrough. The base may have an agility ladder applied thereto, the ladder having a number of spaces in which users may place their feet, and the lights may be located inside and outside the spaces of the ladder. The controller may be coupled to the lights and programmed to illuminate them in a plurality of different sequences, each sequence corresponding to different footwork exercise.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTSystems and methods are described for automatically adjusting the speed of a treadmill system. The system periodically receives outputs from the range sensor indicative of the position of a user on the treadmill belt. The system calculates an average location when a defined number of outputs have been received, identifies a “zone” corresponding to the average location, and determines a speed adjustment based on the identified zone. After waiting for a defined delay period after receiving the first output of the range sensor, the speed adjustment command is used to adjust the speed of the treadmill motor. The delay period may be defined by the amount of time necessary to receive the defined number of outputs from the range sensor.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTEmbodiments of the inventive subject matter include an apparatus for performing stretching exercises. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a base, a seat, and an upright member. Additionally, in some embodiments, the seat is connected to the base and can rotate with respect to the base. In some embodiments, the upright member is connected to the base and includes a leg bar assembly.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA lumbar decompression device may include one or more bases that support one or more uprights with a plurality of upper support members and a plurality of lower support members. The upper support members are configured to engage with a user's upper body and support a user's body weight. The one or more uprights are positioned laterally from the upper support members such that the user may perform a variety of movements of their lower body without contacting the one or more uprights.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn exercise device including two foot platforms riding on elongated rails for longitudinal motion relative thereto. The platforms are directly connected to each other by one or more elastic elements. One or more dampers are installed substantially parallel with the elastic elements to oppose the energy return of the elastic elements. When the two platforms are side-by-side, the elastic elements and dampers run in a substantially crosswise direction. A seated user may place feet on the platforms and move his/her feet and lower legs back and forth in a scissoring motion to move the platforms in opposition directions along the rails. In so doing, the user overcomes the resistance of the elastic elements and dampers connecting the platforms. This provides the user with exercise and its accompanying benefits.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn oblong orbital exercising machine includes a main frame, an upright, a seat support, a cycle movement mechanism, two swinging handles, two drive bars, two pedal units and two adjustment units. Each of the pedal units includes a fixing plate, a rocking plate, two springs, two fastening rods and a pedal. Each of the two adjustment units includes a fixed disk, an adjusting disk, two limit stubs, a hollow rod, a hollow mounting sleeve and a positioning pull pin. Thus, when the pedal units are moved in concert with the drive bars, the pedal of each of the pedal units is adjusted to correspond to the oblong trace of movement. In addition, the user can adjust the position of each of the pedal units easily and quickly by operation of each of the two adjustment units.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA motor-less leg-powered curved treadmill produced that allows people to walk, jog, run, and sprint without making any adjustments to the treadmill other than shifting the user's center of gravity forward and backwards. A closed loop treadmill belt running between front and rear pulley rollers is formed with a low friction running surface of transverse wooden, plastic or rubber slats attached to each other in a resilient fashion, wherein each transverse slat has at least one continuous fin descending downward therefrom.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA core exercising assembly includes a base having a bottom surface and a housing attached to the base and extending upwardly therefrom. The housing is rotatable with respect to the base such that an axis of rotation of the housing is vertically oriented and extends through the base. A pair of arms extends outwardly from the housing. The arms each have a free end. The arms is aligned with each other and positioned opposite of each other relative to the housing. The arms are each positioned vertically above a plane of the bottom surface a distance of less than 6.0 inches.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA lower extremity receiving device is disclosed, which facilitates enhanced gluteal muscle engagement, body stability, and range of motion. The device includes a self-standing sling that can stand upright and ready to receive a user's lower extremity and enable them to commence any combination of hip extension or hip abduction with proper form upon inserting their foot, the sling including a heel socket that surrounds and facilitates rotational movement of the user's heel during the applicable hip extension exercise, and a resistance harness connected to the sling and capable of engaging a resistance-transmitting line for exercise, the harness having a clearance space for providing clearance for a user's foot as they alternately insert or remove their foot. This functional framework of elements enables a user to perform full range of combination of hip extension and hip abduction under resistance, via hands-free insertion of either foot into the sling.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA resistance exercise apparatus comprising a mechanism for allowing the machine to inhibit in intervals along a range of motion for an amount of time, movement in a direction caused by an external force applied to a movable surface on the machine, while allowing movement of the surface in the opposite direction to the external force, wherein said movable surface is linked to a resistance source.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA collapsible lower body fitness apparatus is disclosed, providing enhanced gluteal muscle engagement, body stability, and range of motion. The apparatus includes a base, a frame, a line-swiveling assembly, and a gripping device that is horizontally displaced from the line-swiveling assembly's swivel axis, allowing a user to stabilize themselves in tripod posture during exercise. Thus a user can perform full range of motion for any combination of hip extension and hip abduction under resistance transmitted by a line, all from a central standing position that substantially straddles the swivel axis. This functional framework of elements can be realized through a variety of possible embodiments. While the frame provides space for leaning during exercise, it may otherwise vary in structural design. In all cases, the frame can be collapsed into a stowable position that is substantially parallel with and adjacent to the base, thereby rendering the apparatus portable and stowable.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA lower body fitness apparatus is disclosed, which provides enhanced gluteal muscle engagement, body stability, and range of motion. The apparatus includes a base, a frame, a line-swiveling assembly, and a gripping device that is horizontally displaced from the line-swiveling assembly's swivel axis, allowing a user to stabilize themselves in tripod posture during exercise. Thus a user can perform full range of motion for any combination of hip extension and hip abduction under resistance transmitted by a line, all from a central standing position that substantially straddles the swivel axis. This functional framework of elements can be realized through a variety of possible embodiments. While the frame provides space for leaning during exercise, it may otherwise vary in structural design. The line's resistance can be generated by any means contemplated by one of ordinary skill, such as lifting weight, stretching an elastic band, bending a flexible rod, or other means.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA trapeze bar assembly provides an elongated support member that can be removably coupled with first and second coupling mechanisms. The coupling mechanisms can couple the support member to flexible suspension members to suspend the support member in the air. The coupling mechanisms can be infinitely positionable along the suspension members. The coupling mechanisms also each include a frame member with an opening that receives one end of the support member. Retention features on the support bar and the frame member can removably retain the end of the support bar within the frame member. The support member can also be rotatably fixed relative to the frame members via cooperating engagement features. A trapeze system is also provided including a support member, coupling mechanisms, and first and second flexible suspension members for suspending the support member. A method for assembling a trapeze apparatus is also provided.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA connecting structure between a jumping mat and a frame in a trampoline, comprises an elastic element connected to the frame, the elastic element having at least one positioning element; and a connecting element connected to the jumping mat, the connecting element having at least one limiting element for engaging one of the plurality of positioning elements and thus connecting the elastic element to the connecting element. A trampoline using the connecting structure is also disclosed.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA trampoline including: a frame adapted to rest on the ground or be mounted on a plurality of spaced apart legs; a plurality of spaced apart biasing means operatively connected to said frame against undesired relative movement therebetween and extending upwards therefrom; a plurality of spaced apart upper connecting members connected to said biasing means and depending therefrom; a jumping mat operatively connected about its perimeter to said upper connecting members at or towards their lower ends; and a plurality of lower connecting members operatively connected to said frame below said mat at or towards one end and to said mat at or adjacent its perimeter at the other end.