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What is eGym?

eGym takes the guesswork out of strength training and helps you keep a routine and reach your goals! eGym consists of 10 fully electronic stations that cover all the major muscle groups and have been developed according to the latest exercise science research.

To use these machines, each member completes an orientation where they receive their personalized identification band, which allows the machines to recognize you, adjust for height, weight and strength, and tracks your progress. eGym machines feature touchscreens with an interface like a video game that shows you how many reps to do, at what speed and with what range of motion.

The eGym machines are arranged in a circuit and a timer tells you when to change machines to ensure a full workout in under 45 minutes. These machines are incredibly easy to use because they’re personalized to you. eGym works for everyone, from the beginner to the more advanced athlete - you can train based on your individual strengths, weaknesses and fitness goals. Gain confidence that you’re doing the right workouts the right way!

eGym is offered to YMCA members completely free!
 


 
This equipment will be available for use on October 15.

All members must complete an orientation prior to using eGym equipment.
Please ask a staff member in the Healthy Living area for more information and to sign up for an orientation. 
 


 
eGym Training Techniques

Changing training methods keeps workouts varied and challenging to ensure that muscles continue to progress. eGym training is designed to prevent members from overtraining or plateauing.

The screen on each machine gives members a clear overview of their training progress. The machines explain the correct technique then guide members through their movements rep-by-rep.

Regular 

Resistance stays constant as it would on traditional strength training equipment.

Simple, easy to follow, good for beginners

Negative 

Lower resistance while lifting the weight and higher resistance while releasing the weight.

Improves strength gains, prevents injury, lowers blood pressure and heart rate

Adaptive 

Resistance starts high and is gradually reduced throughout the exercise based on the remaining muscle action potential.

Improves muscles growth through increased fatigue

Explonic 

Constant resistance lifted with maximum acceleration at certain points during your workout.

Increases strength for daily activities, targets fast-twitch muscle fibers


 Why eGym works

eGym was developed using state-of-the-art exercise science. Different fitness goals require different workouts—a weightlifter works out differently than someone who has never strength trained.

In order to make sure that you start at a comfortable level, never overtrain, and always keep improving, eGym adapts the following equipment settings based on your goal, progress and body type:

Weight 

If you want to gain muscle, eGym will set a higher training weight whereas a lower weight is sufficient for weight loss.

Number of reps 

Many repetitions with less weight define the muscle, whereas few repetitions with more weight enlarge it.

Training duration 

eGym alternates long, less intensive sessions with short, high intensity ones to ensure that you’ll continue to grow.

Pace of Movement 

A fast, explosive movement has a different effect than a long slow movement.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to complete an orientation to use the new equipment?

At the 30-minute orientation, you will receive your personalized identification band, learn how to operate the machines, and be taught how to navigate the equipment. The machines cannot be used without the band.

Are these machines free to use?

Yes! The eGym equipment is completely free for you to use once you have completed an orientation. There is an option to upgrade to eGym Premium for more workout options, but eGym Premium is not necessary to use the equipment. The YMCA is offering eGym Premium free for all members until December 15! Keep checking your inbox for more info on eGym Premium. 

When can I sign up for an orientation?

Ask a staff member at the Downtown YMCA for more information on when and where you can sign up.

 

 


eGym App

eGym offers its own app (separate from our YMCA app). The app, which is free, allows you to track your workouts and training progress, including maximum strength, muscle imbalances, estimated biological age, and more!

The app is designed for athletes of all levels to help achieve individual training goals, such as building muscle, improving endurance, or weight loss. The wide range of features includes training planning, tracking, and extensive evaluation along with motivational tools.

The eGym Fitness App makes it easy to see the positive effects of your training from day one, even if results aren’t yet showing in the mirror. With the help of graphs and statistics, you’ll also be able to visualize your targets and future progress. The app offers a wide range of features to allow you to analyze and improve your workouts.

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“With regular machines, I just put weight on and have no clue if it’s the right amount or if it’s working... With eGym I know exactly what I need to do to get a real workout.”

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