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After Twenty-Years, CycleClimber Inventor to Debut His Dual-Flywheel Climber at the IHRSA Show
TUCSON, AZ (March 14, 2013) - CycleClimber, LLC., will unveil their patented, flagship fitness machine on March 20, 2013 at the IHRSA show in Las Vegas. CycleClimber inventor, Marko Hansen, will be assisted at the IHRSA show by his wife and business partner, Zhen P. Hansen.
After a two-decade journey, Hansen will realize his dream of introducing his total body cardio invention to the fitness industry. CycleClimber, a vertically-disposed, dual-flywheel, cardio climbing machine is the result of years of Hansen honing and refining his various prototypes. His first CycleClimber prototype weighed over four-hundred pounds and was not user-friendly. It was not until 1997, during his Arizona Wildcats’ NCAA basketball championship run, that Hansen decided to redesign the frame into the sleeker, easily-adjustable “A” frame, inspired by the “A” in Arizona.
Hansen sees an upside to his invention’s long road to the fitness marketplace, “I might be the only start-up fitness company that can truthfully proclaim their flagship fitness product to have twenty years of R & D prior to the actual product pre-launch.”
Hansen’s circuitous road included signing a licensing agreement with Bowflex in 1998. Bowflex decided that TreadClimber was a better fit for their mass-market informercial plans. They canceled their agreement with Hansen in 2002. “Evidently, Bowflex saw CycleClimber as a machine for more advanced athletes,” Hansen said. He was not deterred by the Bowflex decision. “Timing is everything,” Hansen adds, “OK, maybe ten, eleven years ago, the time was not right. But now with the growing popularity of UFC Gyms, boot camps and training programs like Crossfit, the recreational athlete has upgraded their fitness goals to a more results-driven, peak performance mindset so perhaps the dual-flywheels won’t scare them away.” Hansen’s machine can be used for total body sprints for interval training for MMA fighters as well as endurance training sessions, ideal for triathletes.
CycleClimber is based on the idea that the upper and lower body moves independently, thus a flywheel for both can create a synergistic rhythm. CycleClimber’s patented, dual-flywheels generate more inertia in less time than other cardio machines like elliptical cross-trainers or other single flywheel indoor bikes.
Once a person becomes familiar with adjusting the resistance knobs for each flywheel, they can tailor their workout accordingly to their needs. High resistance, high RPMs to feel the full body pump for performing total body sprints for interval training. Or moderate resistance, with low RPMs for longer endurance training workouts.
CycleClimber is a total body cardio station. The belt-driven, dual-flywheels are bi-directional. Both flywheels are equipped with independent resistance knobs. Vertically adjustable upper flywheel will accommodate most body types. CycleClimber will be available for purchase in May 2013. See video at: cycleclimber.com or visit their Facebook page at: facebook.com/cycleclimber
Contact: Marko Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org (520) 303-7575 ###
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