Get A Workout In 4 Minutes
Quick Gym celebrates its grand opening Jan. 8.
In a crunch when it comes to finding the time to exercise?
Adam Smith and the folks at Quick Gym in Lutz say they have the solution.
“(It’s a) high intensity, 4-minute workout,” Smith said. “You use it every day, rotating between upper and lower body (routines).”
Quick Gym, 1906 Oak Grove Blvd., only has a single machine available, but that’s all Smith said is needed. Since most people don’t even have to change their clothes to workout, the traffic flow is fast, the workout is intense and people who have signed for membership already are pleased with the gym’s nontraditional design, he added.
Gym member Cathy Stirman, 63, of Wesley Chapel agreed.
“I absolutely love it,” Stirman said. “I think it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I go because it makes me feel better. I’m gaining energy and strength.”
Stirman said she and her husband George, 64, both go in for daily workouts. So does their daughter Geri, 30, and her husband Patrick, 31.
The zero-impact nature of Quick Gym’s ROM (range of motion) Time Machine, has made it easy for Cathy Stirman to exercise despite some physical limitations that prevented her from doing so in the past, she said.
The ROM Time Machine is the secret behind the 4-minute workout, said Darrell Smith, Adam’s father and business partner.
“The machine is made from a scientific point of view,” Darrell Smith said.
Relying on resistance and fluid stretching motions, the machine takes people through a 4-minute routine that is tailored to their specific abilities. The challenge level is set in advance of a gym member using a machine, so every member gets the right workout for them, Adam Smith said. In addition, Quick Gym’s trainers always stand ready to help clients, encourage them to keep going and to make sure they are getting the most from their workout.
When clients use the machine to their fullest abilities, the workout engages a high percentage of their muscles. The Time Machine offers both an upper body and lower body workout that can be tailored. Adam Smith recommends clients come in one day to work out the upper body and the next to tackle the lower body routine.
“The more muscles you have engaged, the more calories burn and the more oxygen your body needs,” he said.
The ROM Time Machine was developed by researchers in California. It was designed to offer a complete workout that was zero impact and still engaged most of the body's muscles while increasing oxygen flow. The company behind the machine now sells each machine for about $15,000, but some franchises, such as the Smiths’, have opened to put use in the reach of more people.
Quick Gym’s grand opening is today, Jan. 8, from 2 to 6 p.m. The gym offers multiple membership levels ranging from $25 to $45 a month. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for member use starting Jan. 10.
Some of the proceeds from the business will help fund Adam Smith’s mission work. As a former youth pastor and the founder of the New Genesis Community, Smith spends his spare time helping teach English to speakers of other languages. The back of the gym will serve as a classroom and Smith said the business is a Christian one.
About that 4-minute workout? Does it work?
Adam Smith had this to say, “It used to take three months to get from New York to London. What changed? Technology.”
Cathy Stirman concurs.
“I was in a wreck about five years ago and even to this day I probably can’t do over a minute on the elliptical,” she said. “I can do the four minutes and do a rest time afterward and have the energy to get things done I need to do.”
As for her husband, she said her family has watched him slowly regain strength that was lost after a stroke nine years ago.
“We’re seeing him gain strength after all this time.”
For more information about Quick Gym, stop by the location, or call 813-263-7338. To find out more about the machine, visit quickgym.com.