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`FLEX’ OFFERS AEROBIC, MUSCLE-STRENGTH BENEFITS

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Weslo Inc. of Logan has introduced The Flex Cross Training System, the first home exercise system to incorporate both strength and aerobic exercise in one machine, according to Scott Watterson, founder and chief executive officer of the 13-year-old company.

Combined with weight stations for more than 30 exercises, The Flex has an added feature that no other weight training system has - a full-sized stepper with adjustable resistance.This feature not only provides cardiovascular benefits, but also allows The Flex to be used by two people simultaneously, Watterson said.

"Until now, there has been a void of innovative, affordable home exercise systems for the consumer who wants a true cross-training system in the convenience of their home," he said. The Flex is designed to make exercise safe, easy, convenient and affordable.

The quick-release pins and a spring-loaded mechanism make changing from station to station quick and easy. The machine allows users to work out by themselves without the worry of losing balance or control.

With The Flex it isn't necessary to jog, bike, swim or lift in pursuit of total-body fitness because in less than 20 minutes per day the user can develop the strength, agility and endurance to perform better in his favorite sport, Watterson said.

The Flex is constructed of heavy-duty 12-gauge steel tubing, it weighs 170 pounds, is five feet long, 40 inches wide and six feet high. Watterson said it can be set up in 15 minutes and takes very little room in the corner of a room.

The weight bands on The Flex have been developed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. that provide more resistance as more force is applied.