Can an exercise machine really “transform lives” or is that just a marketing gimmick? Jamestown Fitness has just installed a new exercise machine, called a NuStep ™ which really truly delivers on that promise. This machine is used at Newport Hospital’s Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center and in hospitals and physical therapy centers across the nation as the top-rung in rehab for spinal injuries, hip and knee rehabilitation and post-surgical recovery. Or for anyone who wants a good workout.

The acquisition marks the fitness club’s latest step forward under the new management. Personal trainer Bill House calls the NuStep “a commitment to the community” and “the safest and most effective rehab machine available.”

So how does it work? Well, it’s an inclusive recumbent cross-trainer, or a seated elliptical machine. Huh? This means simply that it can work out the arms and legs separately OR together. Because you are seated, there’s less stress on the back and the resistance can be adjusted for shoulders, knees and hips.

JFC recognized early on that part of our mission is to provide exercise opportunities for seniors and those with impaired mobility. Babs Porter, age 90 and a founding member and shareholder, charged forward and donated a brand new NuStep to the Fitness Club almost before you could say rehabilitation. It arrived this week.