Working with NBA players and elite athletes in NYC, Andrew Page realized that the 7-foot, 45 pound Olympic Bar struggled as a functional tool for most people. String together a couple BMX bike wheels, a cable cross bar and some 2” ends and you have what is, effectively, an ultralight Olympic Barbell that anyone can lift.
Such was the first version of what we now call The Axle. It’s a tool that lets every one of any level experience the benefits of lifting. Every detail from the length to the grip, to the air-filled smooth-rolling tires, are designed to give the user an empowering training experience.
At Steve Nash Fitness World and Sports Club, we were the very first to launch Axle programming in September 2018. We offer Axle Full Body and Axle Loaded at three Sports Club locations: Downtown, Brentwood and Morgan Crossing. Classes have been consistently growing and there is a strong demand for more, as members experience serious challenge and results with the unique Axle tool and progressive training system in a fun group setting.
Why should you try Axle? It leads to proper lifting form, maximizing the safety and benefits of strength training. And why strength train? Here are the top 10 reasons according to Axle Master Trainers:
- Muscle mass naturally diminishes over time 3-5% per year after age 30!
- Improve Body Comp – muscle tissue is more metabolically active than fat
- Bone Strength
- Increase Metabolism
- Everyday strength + functionality and quality of life
- Increase happiness
- Fight disease
- Mental sharpness
Strength training has a much greater level of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption than aerobic exercise. What does this mean? When you finish a workout, your body needs to do a lot of work to replenish itself in order to bring itself back to a normal state (the way it was before you worked out). This takes a lot of energy, and some studies have shown that it can boost your metabolism for up to 38 hours after you finish your workout.
Not only that, but strength training can help increase your metabolism by speeding up your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). This is because it takes your body more calories to maintain muscle than it does to maintain fat. Estimates are that for every 1 lb of muscle you gain, your RMR goes up 30-50 calories!
Now we know you want to get into using The Axle! Visit www.snclubs.com/classes for class schedules and try an Axle class today!