Empower Your Groups to Shift Gears with The Axle

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Offering a variety of programming options is essential to the success of health clubs these days. More programs allow you to reach more people, more demographics, and accommodate more goals. This makes you a true “one stop shop” for physical activity for ALL. But when you examine your group fitness and SGT schedule – what percentage is dedicated to HIIT classes vs. steady state classes? Excluding yoga, barre, and water aerobics, what other low intensity steady state options are you offering?

Power Systems has teamed up with The Axle to provide health club facilities with a low intensity steady state programming option that will appeal to beginners, HIIT lovers, and everyone in between.

The Axle
The Axle

The Axle was officially launched as an exclusive Power Systems booth experience in July 2017 at the IDEA World Fitness Convention. Each demonstration was full and the response was overwhelmingly positive. The Axle could be the solution your facility needs to differentiate from the competition and provide members a new way to shift gears in their workouts.

CEO and co-founder Andrew Page originally conceived the idea for The Axle based on his work as a strength coach for NBA players in New York City. By pairing Olympic Lifts with unique rolling exercises performed with the same barbell, Andrew recorded dramatic strength and metabolic gains across his clientele. Realizing that there was no existing solution for this type of movement pattern and exercise, he approached his friend and healthcare investor Anuj Patel (COO/co-founder) to help design and manufacture a lightweight, portable, and durable barbell that was designed for all populations to lift and roll. The Axle was born.

The AxleThe Axle is an ultra-light (11 lb.) barbell that is fully collapsible for easy storage in any training facility or home, suitable for indoor or outdoor use and ultra-portable for workouts on-the-go. This unique piece of equipment can function as a barbell, core roller, planking tool or an anchor for feet, and is also capable of holding any Olympic plate for added resistance during training. The Axle Barbell’s ease of use and functionality provides anyone with the opportunity to master hundreds of exercises in a wide range of vertical & horizontal planes.

The Axle Workout was developed as a group fitness program based in sport science that promotes range of motion, midline core stabilization, and tempo training. Featuring the specialized Axle Barbell, the program combines functional exercises with choreographed, modern tempo training to create an upbeat, cardio-meets-core workout. The Axle curriculum offers four structured class designs via a single product and a plug-and-play solution to increase your low intensity steady state (LISS) class offerings and an additional HIIT option. Each workout style utilizes the Axle’s versatility to empower users of all skill levels.

Axle FOUNDATIONS – Improve ROM in 30 minutes (LISS)

Axle CORE – Enhance Core Strength in 30 minutes (LISS)

Axle FULL BODY – Engage the entire body in 45 minutes (LISS)

Axle HIIT – Enhance Performance Training (HIIT)

The Axle Workout features a nationally accredited certification (8 CEUs), and is fully patented and trademarked in major markets around the globe. If you are looking for more steady state programming– the Axle could be the perfect solution to differentiating yourself from the competition while giving members what they need.

Watch Power Systems Master Coach Bennie Wylie guide his client through a variety of exercises that illustrate the versatility of the Axle Barbell. Implement some of these into your next circuit training routine – or build an entire workout using this single piece of equipment.

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Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth serves as the Education Coordinator for Power Systems and is their primary content contributor for blogs and articles on a variety of subjects from personal training and group fitness programming to product spotlights and health club operations. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry from a personal trainer & group fitness instructor to regional level fitness management. Elisabeth is also a Master Trainer for PowerWave Master and holds industry group fitness certifications with ACE & Les Mills.