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Being fit is not just about bulging biceps.Try these new gizmos at state-of-the-art gyms in your city to feel on top of the world.

Anumeha Chaturvedi | Print Edition: August 24, 2008

Being fit is not just about bulging biceps.Try these new gizmos at state-of-the-art gyms in your city to feel on top of the world.

For back pain: Flexability from Technogym
Flexibility from technogym
If you're worried about that niggling back pain that refuses to go away, then this machine is literally what the doctor ordered. Flexibility is the brand new range of equipment for muscle elongation from Technogym, and has already gained popularity with physiotherapists and fitness buffs alike. It enables the physio to assess and monitor a patient's level of fitness using a certified technique that's supplied with the gear. The Flexibility range provides an initial assessment of flexibility and works on the main muscle groups, chiefly stretching the shorter "ring" of the muscle chain in a simple and effortless way. What's more, it also helps you recover from those prolonged periods of sitting down while at work. Do mild presses on this machine to recover from cramps.
Price: On request
Check it out at:www.geospafitness.com or www.technogym.com

Linear Leg Press: More power to your legs
Linear leg press from hammer strength

The Linear Leg Press helps you put pressure on your legs at a 40-degree angle. The unit has two start positions, a large footplate and a back pad that adjusts in two positions for proper ergonomics. The brand is known the world over for its plate-loaded equipment and the standard weight horns allow weights to be stored on the machines for improved space efficiency. A set of special "rubber feet" protect the base of the frame and prevent slipping. The optional counter-balances allow for low-starting resistances.
Price: On request
Availability: Cardio Fitness India Pvt Ltd, M-80 GK-2, Delhi, Ph: 91-11-41639400; Block #3, 2nd Floor, High Street Phoenix 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai; 18 S.T. Bed, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, Ph: 91-80-25522122

Wall-mounted: Kinesis Personal from Technogym
Kinesis personal from technogym

This golden edition version of the Kinesis home gym is mounted on the wall and you can do around 200 different sets of exercises on a floor area of less than one square metre. The machine helps strengthen the main muscle groups and improves flexibility and balance. The exclusive design comes from celebrated Italian architect Antonio Citterio. He has set the cable supports into a freestanding panel covered with a new hard-wearing, leather-like material, and fitted it with wooden bars, transparent plastic cables and brushed aluminium fixtures, based on a circuit divided into four modules.
Price: On request
Check it out at:www.technogym.com

No-sweat system: Nautilus One from Nautilus
Nautilus one from nautilus
This machine is being touted as the most advanced of all single-station selectorised strength equipment from Nautilus. It combines a revolutionary new weight stack technology with a user-friendly dial that allows the user to adjust weights and eliminates the use of noisy plates, pins and pulley systems. The dial is always within reach from the seated position, which means no more bending down, reaching behind or standing up for weight selection.
Price: On request
Availability: Multi Trading Company, 303/304 Business Plaza, Gazdar Bandh Road, opp.Gurdwara Hall, Santa Cruz (W), Mumbai

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