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VANCOUVER, WA. JUN 21, 2018 – Core Health & Fitness, an industry leader in commercial fitness products, is excited to officially announce an all new innovation in glute training, the Nautilus Glute Drive.
The Nautilus Glute Drive is a completely new type of glute exercise machine that will be released under the Plate Loaded line of products from Nautilus. Inspired by the increasing trend of glute exercises seen in various and dangerous executions in the gyms today, the Nautilus Glute Drive piece safely and smartly isolates your glutes, building power thru a strong hip bridge motion, creating sexy glutes, improved hip and core stability. These benefits are universally desirable, important for a wide variety of sports and exercises, and are arguably the most important muscles for total athleticism.
A major issue with the current exercise is the elaborate setup and space needed to perform it. Performing the hip thrust workout with a bench, barbell and padding, often ties up Olympic benches at a facility which can be a problem during peak hours. The bar can also dig into your hips and the motion can put you at risk of injury, like hyperextending your lower back.
“With published research and social media promotion, the hip thrust has become one of the most popular glute training movements in training facilities today. We needed to find a simple, easy and effective solution to allow users to safely perform this exercise without having to congest space or improvise with other benches and Olympic bar movements,” explained Jeff Dilts, VP of Product Management & Innovation for Core Health & Fitness.
This is where the Glute Drive comes in and why it is such an exciting innovation. The Glute Drive gives you the full benefits of the hip thrust exercise, simply, safely, and with good form. The machine is designed to promote good biomechanics and balanced weight curve. A comfortable padded belt secures the user to the back pad which supports the full length of the spine for added safety. Users can load up to four plates on each side, which gives the machine a max weight load of 360 lbs.
“The barbell hip thrust is a staple movement in any aesthetics, fitness, strength or performance program, but balancing a barbell and finding space can be difficult in most facilities” said Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS*D (aka The Glute Guy). “The Nautilus Glute Drive maintains the integrity and benefits of the movement, while making set up and execution easy – this unit is a game changer!”
For nearly 50 years Nautilus has been leading the modern strength category, and it’s clear that legacy will continue. With innovation like this, club members and facility owners will continue to experience trustworthy and reliable results from Nautilus and Core Health & Fitness.
To learn more about the Glute Drive and other Nautilus products, visit corehealthandfitness.com.
About Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s largest privately-held marketer and distributor of commercial fitness solutions to health clubs, community recreational centers, hotels, government, educational facilities and more. Core markets its products under the iconic brands Star Trac®, StairMaster®, Nautilus® and Schwinn®. Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, with over 400 employees, Core serves a global customer base. Core maintains sales, engineering and service offices throughout the United States (Vancouver, WA; Lake Forest, CA; Independence, VA) as well as in the United Kingdom (High Wycombe), Germany (Munich), Spain (Barcelona), Poland (Poznan) and Brazil (Sao Paulo).