From Eddi in February 2010:
I wanted to let you know about the therapeutic benefits resulting from my use of the UltraFast CrossTrainer®. I have had three major injuries in my life resulting in various little bumps in my muscle tissue. One of these injuries occurred several years ago when I fell on my right buttocks cheek. From this injury a knot developed that noticeably protruded when fully clothed. My doctors told me this particular knot would never go away. My husband is a skilled massage therapist, and he periodically gives me a deep tissue massage. Recently, when performing the deep tissue massage, he commented on how much better my muscle tissue felt and he noticed that the knot on my right buttocks was completely gone. I attribute this improvement to using the UltraFast CrossTrainer® for the past nine months.
I typically use the machine five days a week for 5.5 minutes each day (a 4 minute workout plus a 1.5 minute supplemental workout). I use to work out for nearly an hour each day, yet my 5.5 minute UltraFast CrossTrainer® workout has proven to be every bit as effective as my hour long workout for physical conditioning plus it provides the therapeutic benefit I described above.
From Arthur in February 2010:
I am a 59-year-old physician who let myself get out of physical condition in my twenties and neglected physical fitness activities for decades, developing a very sedentary lifestyle (my main recreational activity is watching movies). I started using the UltraFast CrossTrainer (UFCT) on 26 Jan 2009. I have been diligent in using it daily except for when I was out of town (for a total of about a month). I have used the machine carefully, seeking to rehabilitate my body. Today I performed maintenance on the machine by tightening the few loose fasteners.
The first few months I noticed a dramatic improvement in strength. I increased the resistance only once. I was somewhat surprised that my calf muscles grew larger; probably this is because the machine helps me exercise in a way that effectively works them). As time went on, I began noticing more cardiovascular effect. If I choose, I could build even more strength by increasing the resistance again. I'm not in a hurry to do so, and am enjoying the absence of aches & pains in my lower back and knees (which were problematic before I started using the machine).
I particularly appreciate the no-impact feature of lower body exercise with the UFCT. I can do effective exercise with a low risk of injuring muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Concentrating on my form as I exercise lets me minimize the possibility of aggravating an old injury. The absence of muscular pain after a workout helped me establish a habit of exercising daily. I typically get up in the morning, put on a warm-up suit or sweatsuit, then do mild stretching and get onto the machine. I alternate upper body exercise one day with lower body exercise (including the supplemental calf exercise) the next. I do a bit of mild stretching again after using the machine.
I think the regular exercise has helped me establish a strict sleeping schedule. My next project is to lose some weight (gradually) and keep it off while maintaining at least my current level of fitness. I am confident that the regular use of the UFCT will facilitate healthful regulation of my bodyweight.
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer®: You can read Arthur’s six month report a little further down this page.]
From Keith in February 2010:
Just want you to know that I love the Cross Trainer. I am up to 5.30 minutes per session 5 days a week. My weight has gone down and I feel great. Having bad knees (4 scopes - 2 per knee) my knees feel much better and my legs are much stronger. Just a great work out and 5 minutes - Fantastic.
From Tom in January 2010:
I've lost 80 pounds over the past year and have really toned up. I lost the first 40 in about 4 months from eating better and consuming much less alcohol, and using the crosstrainer ever day. In May I added the P90X workout DVDs to the crosstrainer, and kept eating better and laying off the booze, which knocked another 30 off. Then around Sep i finished the P90X, and my maintenance routine has been using the crosstrainer every day, doing yoga every day, and eating right w/ very little booze.
so i've been using the crosstrainer every day for almost a year, which combined w/ the rest of the stuff above has really leaned me out and returned me to pulling clothes out of the back of the closet that i haven't worn in years. sticking w/ the yoga and crosstrainer and eating right, i hope to maintain this fitness level for several years. the crosstrainer was the first toe i dipped back in the exercise waters, and i'll keep coming back to it every day.
From Nancy in January 2010:
As you know there are three of us that use this cross trainer. For myself I have definitely noticed a change in my body. All my muscles are toned, firm and in shape. I can stretch my body all over easier without feeling like it hurts.
As you know I use the cross trainer 3 times a week since I travel to use it, Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and I do both the up & the lower with about a 10 minute rest in between. I love this cross trainer, it was a great investment, worth the money.
Another comment. The sale, purchase and delivery were all great AND great customer service.. To me that is half the product up front.
I would recommend this cross trainer to anyone who wants to get in shape with the least amount of time. This cross trainer does what it is suppose to. I wish I had known about this cross trainer years ago and would have saved money in the long run with equipment purchases, gyms, trainers and the travel.
My best friends (married couple), love the cross trainer as well. They also can tell the difference in their body shape and overall feeling good.
Best buy ever if you really want to get into shape and feel good with little effort, and in the long run you'll save money.
From Larry in January 2010:
I have used the machine about five times. So far, I have liked how it is improving my range of motion.
I underestimated the effectiveness of the workout. After acclimating myself to the movement of machine, I began using full body strength to complete the workout. It wasn't long before the cardio kicked in and I was out of breath. This is a machine I could see as an integral a part of collegiate athletic programs because of its ability to train multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Overall, the UltraFast CrossTrainer is a intense machine I would recommend to anyone who is willing to be challenged.
From Rachel in December 2009:
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer®: We met Rachel, a Division I college volleyball player, through some mutual contacts. When we learned she was a Division I college athlete and that she had questioned the effectiveness of ROM machine technology, we extended her an invite to workout on our product.]
From Arthur in August 2009
I was a 58-year old physician with a distressingly sedentary lifestyle but no major illnesses. As a teenager, I was very athletic, but had put physical fitness “on hold” for decades, in order to achieve in my profession. I decided that I wanted to reclaim my body.
It has now been six months since I got (and started using) the UltraFast CrossTrainer. I have used it daily except for two days, plus two or three periods of about a week when I was out of town. It has become a habit to exercise when I get up in the morning. When I have not used the machine, I have not had a sense of accomplishment in the morning and have felt like something was missing.
I started cautiously with just two minutes per day of exercise, alternating the upper body one day and the lower body the next. An important aspect (and, I believe, a selling point) is that my muscles did not become sore. Perhaps it is because of the “positive muscle contraction” when using the machine.... Soreness when starting an exercise program causes many people to quit; they decide to skip a few days in order to let the soreness subside, and then other activities take its place and the exercise program does not become a habit. I could detect effects from the beginning (a tightness in my lower back muscles and thighs especially), but it was not painful. I thought of it optimistically as the muscles becoming activated (shifting into fat-burning metabolism, building muscle).
I did not do the physical fitness test prior to beginning. I have had an increase in strength and stamina, which I notice in day-to-day activities and the occasional unaccustomed exertion. My lower back seldom has twinges of pain or discomfort, which it often had before. My knees no longer complain about climbing stairs.
I use the workout logs. I characterize my effort as steady (trying to match the target pace), moderate, mild, or taking it easy. In recent weeks I have been taking it easy or using mild effort, being cautious to not aggravate a knee injury (not from using the machine) that has given me some twinges of pain and momentary weakness of the joint.
One of the things I like about the machine is that, with its automatic adjustment to the effort expended by the user, it is a good rehabilitation device. I can deliberately hold back on exertion and focus on proper performance of the exercise, and still get benefit without worsening an existing injury. The machine allows other muscles to take on work that the injured, weakened muscle(s) cannot or should not do (to avoid re-injury).
I have started regularly supplementing the lower body workout with the calf exercise. I have tried the two supplemental upper body exercises, but I don't use them often. I have not yet increased the resistance.
I have been making efforts to establish a strict sleep schedule. It seems easier than before I used the machine. I plan to soon get onto a healthful dietary regime, and hope to lose some weight. When being careful of my diet for a few days at a time, I have had hints that weight loss may be easier (and quicker) now that I routinely use the machine.
From Tom in July 2009:
I'm down 50 pounds, most of that from drinking way less, eating better, and using the crosstrainer. So I'm very satisfied (with the product).
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer®: As of July Tom has been using the UltraFast CrossTrainer® for over 5 months]"
From Owen in July 2009:
We use it (the UltraFast CrossTrainer®) regularly. ... it is a great machine and (we have) no complaints.
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer®: Owen was a regular user of Romfab's version of a ROM Machine prior to purchasing the UltraFast CrossTrainer®.]
From Dana in February 2009
I'm loving the machine, although it seems to be a bit more challenging than the ROM. I had to go down in my setting because of the difference. Other than that I love the challenge and feel great. Thanks for your help with getting it to me. Let me know why it's a bit harder if you could.
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer®: Dana used a Romfab ROM machine at a local Quick Gym (or a fitness center like a Quick Gym) prior to purchasing the UltraFast CrossTrainer®. Now, let’s discuss Dana’s comment regarding the UltraFast CrossTrainer® being more challenging than Romfab’s product. When developing our product we wanted more resistance at the maximum setting for people that are in good shape, yet we needed to keep the resistance similar to the Romfab machine at minimum resistance for people that are not as strong or are out of shape. By making some minor changes to several components we were able to do this. Therefore, the UltraFast CrossTrainer® has a greater range of resistance than Romfab’s machine, which is one of the advantages of our product.]
From Karrol in February 2009
We did receive our machine yesterday and we love it! I am very impressed with the construction. It actually looks sturdier than the ROMFab machine.
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer®: Karrol had tried a ROM machine at a local Quick Gym prior to purchasing the UltraFast CrossTrainer®]
From Patti in January 2009
Hi Chris, as you know my husband purchased the Fast Track [the UltraFast CrossTrainer®] from you for Christmas. We had been using the ROM for 7months prior, which I see no difference at all.
[Note from UltraFast CrossTrainer: Patti and her husband used a ROM machine at a local Quick Gym (or a fitness center like a Quick Gym) prior to purchasing the UltraFast CrossTrainer®]
From Murray in November 2008
OK, I'm sold. That is one hell of a workout. Enjoying it so far.
From Kyle in October 2008
Sorry for the long delay in giving you a status report. I will send a separate email that you can publish (minus my eddress). The short version is: we couldn't be happier with the machine and the improvements to our strength, flexibility, and looks. Our sleep has improved as well. It's a good thing we bought it when we did as I would get NO exercise right now because I don't have the time. With the UF, I get a great workout every day!
From Kellie in October 2008
Yesterday, I had the kind of day that made me truly appreciate having worked out with my ROM! We were having service work done on our septic system except the guy was having trouble re-installing the motor. I have no idea what that was all about, but I can tell you what that meant for me. I had to come in the basement, flush the toilet and then run upstairs and flush those toilets, go back downstairs and outside to see if that fixed what he was hoping it would. I had to do that 11 times!!! The great thing was, I was ABLE to do it!!! Before using the ROM, I would have been stopping to take breaks!!!!