We are excited to announce that the Ches Penney Family YMCA is now home to some new conditioning equipment including kettlebells, a glute trainer, a shoulder press & more!

Matrix PL 78 Glute Trainer

Glute training is more popular than ever, and the Ches Penney Family YMCA is offering a better way to tone muscles and build power while improving hip and core stability. The Matrix Magnum Glut Trainer has refined ergonomic details that accommodate users of all sizes and ability levels comfortably, while high maximum resistance and elastic band hooks provide options to challenge even elite athletes.

Matrix PL 23 Shoulder Press

Featuring an independent converging movement that encourages a natural path of motion, the Magnum Shoulder Press maximizes strength in the shoulders and arms. A slightly reclined position reduces lower back strain, dual grip pressing positions offer greater training variety, and the ratcheting seat easily adjusts to fit different body types. Four storage horns provide ample room for plates.

Matrix PL 34 Seated Row

The Magnum Seated Row is designed to maximize strength in the muscles of the back and shoulders. Diverging independent arms provide a natural path of motion, while dual grip positions offer greater training variety. Two different foot positions and an easily adjustable ratcheting seat accommodate a wide variety of user heights. Weight storage horn provides ample room for plates.

Matrix A96 Glute Ham Reverse Hyper

Ideal for glute and hamstring exercises, the Magnum Glute / Ham bench features band hooks and handles for performing reverse hyperextensions. The leg pads feature easy gas-assisted vertical adjustment, and the oversized footplate can be adjusted while the user is in position. A step-through design allows for easy entry and exit, and the frame features a proprietary two-coat powder finish for long-lasting durability.

Rogue Ohio Powerlifting Bar: Black Zinc 20 kg

One of the key factors that sets the Ohio Power Bar apart from other powerlifting barbells in the industry is its friction welded sleeves. A technique borrowed from the worlds of aviation and automotive manufacturing, the friction welding process creates a precision, forged-quality bond, resulting in superior strength and fatigue resistance, as well as a finer grain structure on the welded joint. The 20KG Rogue Ohio Power Bar includes bronze bushings, a snap ring design, and a Black Zinc shaft with Bright Zinc sleeve finish.

YORK Hercules® Cast Iron Kettlebell Set: 50-60-70

The YORK Hercules® Kettlebells will appeal to experts and beginners alike. The product sports a rugged matte black finish and has a uniquely positioned handle for a smooth, ergonomic motion. These kettlebells are perfect for a variety of Crossfit movements including the Russian Swing, One-Armed Clean, and the Two-Armed Push Press, as well as acting as a weight aid for squats and lunges.

Black Widow Cable Attachment

The patent-pending Back Widow, by Flex Wheeler, is the gym version of a Swiss Army Knife, potentially replacing more than a dozen separate handle attachments and accessories with a single, all-in-one alternative. Users can quickly adjust the Back Widow into more than 15 different grip positions without having to remove the attachment, making it uniquely equipped for high traffic gyms or more time-efficient individual workouts.

As the name suggests, the Back Widow is designed, first and foremost, as a back blaster, with easy set-ups for high/mid/low range cable pulls and T-bar rows. The same device works equally well as a cable attachment for biceps and triceps work; as a pull-up bar attachment for neutral grip pull-ups; or as a dumbbell attachment for dumbbell rows. Many users even adopt the Back Widow as their primary bar-jack: the moving parts are all at a 16,000 LB sheer test, so no weight load threatens the Widow’s overall structural integrity.

Core FX Barbell Pad

Does your barbell leave nasty bruises? Enter Barbell Pad, The ergonomic solution to barbell bruises! The COREFX Barbell Pad is designed to provide extra comfort and support during squats and hip thrusts. The high-density foam structure will help you take your workout to the next level. It’s time to say goodbye to that annoying pain on your poor hips. The Barbell Pad is a convenient solution for your favorite barbell workouts!

Maximum Advantage Grip Cable Attachments

Easy to understand and use, MAG appeals to the novice and the highly trained athlete. With seven unique designs that exercise your back at different angles, you will never be bored again using a lat bar or doing your back exercise. MAG is much more ergonomically correct than other lat bar handles enabling you to keep proper form throughout your back exercise. Made of high-quality steel and coated with a super tough, baked on washable rubber, MAG will not chip and scratch your expensive machines like conventional handles. We have 7 new cable attachments arriving over the next number of weeks including:

  • Close Grip Neutral
  • Close Grip Pronate
  • Close Grip Supinate
  • Medium Grip Neutral
  • Medium Grip Pronate
  • Medium Grip Supinate
  • Wide Grip

If you are a Ches Penney Family YMCA member come try out the new equipment! If you are not yet a member and would like to take advantage of the new equipment, you can sign up today!