The Beasts Within

Here’s a look at the equipment designed to help transform your life, including High-Intensity Interval Training machines that burn more calories in less time! Short exercise periods of near max intensity followed by shortened rest periods challenge the body to its limits, leaving you superior results. Because of the designs off these workouts, the body’s need for oxygen is greater in post-exercise recovery, burning more calories even after your workout is complete!

Nexersys Pro

First on the HIIT list is the Nexersys, a program dubbed the world leader in exergaming. Exergaming, as you may have guessed from the name, is a cross between exercising and video games.

Nexersys is an exercise program which involves striking a body-sized target on multiple target pads. In January of 2014, Nexersys was featured on the popular reality TV show Shark Tank. Since then, it’s steadily become more popular around the world.

What is Nexersys? Nexersys describes itself “as the world’s first arcade game that puts gamers in a virtual fighting ring and allows them to test their striking skills by throwing real punches and making contact with a real target.”

In terms of equipment, Nexersys is vaguely human-shaped and human-sized: it’s made from a series of steel arms and has padded targets on various parts of the “body” – or at least the place where a body part would be if it was human.

There are pads at face level, chest level, leg level, and on the left and right sides of the body.

Nexersys has a number of interesting features which make it one of the hottest premium fitness products. Key features of Nexersys include:

  • Personal training: The onboard computer delivers personal training-style workouts directly in front of your face. Those workouts include 4-minute circuits designed to deliver various fitness goals – like cardio routines or muscle mass building workouts. Workouts can get progressively harder over time as you grow stronger.
  • Seven leather strike pads with three axis accelerometers: Strike pads are fully adjustable and the frame can be modified to fit those who are anywhere from 5-2 to 6-8
  • Onboard custom computer with 22-Inch LCD Monitor: This computer can be used to display a target who appears to strike right back at you. Or, you can follow along with workout routines, where another individual is displayed on the screen working on a Nexersys machine.
The goal with Nexersys is to create a full-body cardio and muscle-building workout routine which remains interesting no matter how many times you workout. While treadmills and other cardio equipment repeat the same repetitive exercises and motions, Nexersys aims to keep things fresh.


Becky polishes her jab-cross combo during a workout at Choices Fitness Studio.

Nexersys Cross Body Trainer Pro

Staying with a boxing theme, the Cross Body Trainer Commercial features a free standing and mobile double-end bag which provides boxing and strike training for fitness enthusiast of all levels. The units provide physical and mentally challenging striking workouts.

Short, intense workouts focused on striking, cardio and ‘exergaming.’ High Intensity Interval Training provides improved conditioning, improved glucose metabolism and improved fat burning.

HIIT UBE

Sit. Stand. Sweat. When it comes to discipline and perseverance, few workouts will challenge you more than those on the Upper Body Ergometer. Whether used in a rehabilitation setting or high performance fitness center, the StairMaster HIIT UBE’s adjustable tower, convertible crank arms and comfortable grips let you tailor the workout with the right range of motion for your shoulders, back, wrists, and elbows.

Assault Air Runner

The name says it all. Like running on air, but with a powerful amount of punch. This treadmill is like none you have ever known, burning up to 30% more calories than the average motorized version and built with intense training in mind.

A remarkable feature, the AirRunner runs on your energy, with zero electrical consumption and a low carbon footprint. You’ll be amazed at what a hardcore workout can come from the power of your own two feet.

Because the Assault team knows the effectiveness of interval training, our treadmill was designed with HIIT in mind. Burning up to 30% more calories than a motorized treadmill, users can change speeds at will. In addition, this badboy has no maximum speed, so feel free to push it as hard as possible. If walking is more your thing, it does that exceptionally well also.

Octane Airdyne X

Everyone from beginning exercisers to athletes has experienced its smooth motion and user-controlled resistance that have defined the legendary Airdyne as one of the most popular traditional fitness machines in history.

And now, its breakthrough fan technology has been precisely refined for greater challenge and customized intensity for today’s exercisers.

The intuitive AirdyneX delivers virtually unlimited resistance and maximum efficiency by converting your effort to intensity. That means you can enjoy a leisurely warm-up or cooldown, steady state cardio or go all-out for HIIT. Take on built-in interval or target workouts, or create your own, and follow your essential stats on the console. Isolate the upper body by taking advantage of the MultiGrip handlebars and using the anti-slip stationary foot pegs.

Concept 2 SkiErg

Ok, ready to have more fun? How about this cross county skiing simulator. The Concept 2 SkiErg is an American-made, precision engineered Nordic skiing machine that simulate the movements of real cross-country skiing with both double-pole and classic alternating arm technique. These movements offer one of the most challenging strength and endurance tests available in a fitness machine, targeting the legs, arms, and core for a full body workout adaptable to any athlete’s size and skill level.

Hoist Strength Machines

Choices Fitness Studio is a firm believer in a complete workout, and that includes resistance training. The Hoist Mi7 Functional Trainer is a pulley gym engineered with innovative excellence. It features a sleek and appealing design that conceals most hardware from view. A wider, walk-in, frame offers more space for additional bench exercises while the extensive variety of unique features maximizes exercise options. The Hoist Multi-Press provides two distinct exercises, the chest press and the shoulder raise. The Hoist Ab/Lower Back machine is another in Hoist’s line of dual machines, providing a lot of umpf in limited space. Our resistance room also includes the Hoist Leg Press/Calf Raise.

Contoured Dumbbells

Our hex-shaped Troy dumbbells are top of the line, rubberized with contoured grips. We also have a Hoist Super Adjustable Flat/Decline Bench to compliment your dumbbell workout.

Other Stuff

Choices Fitness Studio also has an assortment of exercise essentials such as Medicine Mega Balls in 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-pound sizes; an Everlast Power Core Bag; and double-grip medicine balls.