The photo shows you what it looks like and here is a more scientific explanation to this cool piece of equipment. Usually dedicated to an entire room, these exercise devices are cable pulleys that are hidden behind wood paneled walls. These cable pulleys allow for a natural full range of motion in any possible direction away form the wall, while maintaining constant resistance. Kinesis will help improve balance, core strength, flexibility and muscular coordination in more than 550 possible movements.
It also allows you to combine cardiovascular and resistance workouts so that your time at the gym can be decreased. Kinesis targets large, multiple groups of muscles so productivity increases as well with decreased time. Kinesis allows for a lot of practical push-and-pull type exercises that can be combined with movements, such as the lunge and squat. I had a great time and a great workout. I didn't let my hubby beat me too badly. There was this nasty move where you hold the ends of a huge rope and whip it up and down for timed intervals. I really need to work on that one. It wasn't pretty at all!
Prior to this workout I had the joy of going back to teach a class at my church that I used to teach a couple of times a week. When my now ten year old was two years old he used to come with me to teach an aerobics class in the gym in my church. A wonderful woman started her Heart and Soul Ministry years ago and began teaching classes to a large group of women. I learned so much from her, her physical strength and spiritual strength. She brought me in and for about 6 years I had the privilege and joy of leading cardio, interval and resistance classes to Christian music while my son toddled around us! We watched him grow up in front of us as we sweated and groaned. At times, he was great entertainment so we couldn't think about the pain from squats or leg lifts! Until today, I hadn't been back in a while, so I had the best time seeing these wonderful ladies again and leading in a fun workout.
I had a great day, and two completely different workouts. Who can complain about that?
I've thought about those who ran the Boston Marathon yesterday. Not only is a normal 26.2 mile race a doozie, but the heat yesterday was brutal. I hope all those folks are recovering today and giving their legs a rest!
Know anyone who ran the Boston? If your get the chance to try the kinesis wall, go for it! Have you tried it yet?
Read more about kinesis at: http://www.livestrong.com/article/327500-kinesis-wall-exercises/#ixzz1sKI1zilM