SEATTLE, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Excy (http://www.excy.com), the leader in quality portable full-body cycling equipment, today announced it will provide month-to-month and rent-to-own programs to make its high-end exercise equipment more accessible.
The Excy portable exercise bike integrates thousands of dollars of upper and lower body cycling equipment into a single compact device that is used by hospitals, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and consumers. Excy's patented device adjusts easily to become a gym quality recumbent exercise bike, upper body ergometer, step cycle, bed pedal exerciser, and range of motion trainer. Excy also provides a free mobile coaching application for Android and iOS with live, on-demand, and guided training from physical therapists. Rental fees vary based on the model and terms selected. Products can be returned and payments stopped at any time.
"We've been using Excy in our physical therapy clinics for nearly two years and love the versatility. We can easily set Excy up on a table and use it as an upper body ergometer or have a patient remain sitting to use it as a recumbent bicycle," said Julie Vanni, PT, DPT with Biojunction Sports Therapy in Seattle. "Excy equipment's size and portability make it perfect for our clinics that aren't able to have a full gym's worth of cardio or strengthening equipment. Excy provides us with one compact device that's great for cardiovascular work, range of motion, and strengthening. We've been able to use Excy with anyone from our young athletes to our elderly patients. I'm excited about the new rental programs for PTs and patients and hope people take advantage of Excy's size and versatility to help produce better outcomes. Patients with access to Excy will have greater continuity of care between the clinic and home."
Excy's Unique Patented Approach Unmatched in Quality and Versatility
The Excy portable full-body cycling device turns any chair into a quality recumbent exercise bike, tones and sculpts arms with versatile upper body ergometer positions, and strengthens legs with floor, desk, bed, and step cycling. Weighing just 14 pounds, all Excy portable exercise bikes are capable of light to athletic performance levels for cardio, strength training, balance, flexibility, and range of motion exercises. Quiet, bi-directional resistance with a range of 2-70 pounds allows you to pedal arms or legs with light or heavy forces while sitting, standing, kneeling, or lying down. The company offers 30 on-demand training videos in its free app from physical therapists, as well as guided interval clocks to help keep people motivated.
Consistent Access to Medical Fitness Drives Demand for Excy's Rental Programs
The founding story of Excy starts with Michele Mehl, a busy mom and technology-marketing professional who broke her leg and got a blood clot. Her story has resonated with others battling temporary injuries and is the primary driver of the rent-to-own program. Like Mehl, those recovering from a lower extremity injury or surgery are turning to Excy for arm bike workouts while having non-weight bearing exercise restrictions. As restrictions are removed and weight-bearing exercises are allowed, they are then coordinating their lower extremity rehabilitation on Excy with their physical therapists. Rent-to-own programs are in response to Excy customers living with longer-term disabilities, chronic conditions, and injuries like Parkinson's disease, MS, arthritis, heart disease, POTS and more. Since Excy is portable, the device is easy for people to coordinate with their physical therapist, doctor, or personal trainer specializing in medical fitness to create custom therapeutic cycling exercise experiences for home, work, and while traveling to achieve successful health outcomes.
"I love that Excy is small enough to fold up and fit in my closet, yet performs better than the recumbent bike that turned into a dust collector and couldn't be used after having stroke complications from postpartum heart failure," said Excy customer Kristy who lives in Redmond, WA. Kristy got a new heart in July and is supported with home physical therapy and occupational therapy services offered by Evergreen Health in Kirkland, WA. "With Excy, I can pedal it as a recumbent bike from my wheelchair under the supervision of my home physical therapists. But what's even cooler is that I can use the same device with my home occupational therapists as we work on rehabilitating my partially paralyzed arm. Excy is playing a critical role in my home rehabilitation as I work hard to be the best, healthiest, and most independent person I can be."
How the Excy Exercise Equipment Program Works
*Rent-to-Own Program: Available for all Excy products at retail costs. The programs require a small down payment, with remaining payments divided into monthly installments. Down payments and monthly terms vary based on the product selected and start for as little as $299 down and $34 per month. The renter owns the device at the end of the term.
*Month-to-Month Rentals: Available for Excy's most popular XCS 260 model. The down payment is $149 and $59 per month.
Excy Customers in Action
- Watch how Kristy uses Excy after nearly dying from postpartum heart failure with her home PT and home OT.
- Learn how Bob uses Excy to exercise with Parkinson's disease.
- See how Lisa used Excy to exercise after having ankle surgery with non-weight bearing exercise restrictions.
- Get inspired by how Leigh uses Excy to train for hand cycling after a spinal cord injury.
- See how Craig embraced Excy to exercise after hip surgery.
- Watch how Excy fits into an inclusive rowing program called Seize the Oar for athletes with spinal cord injuries.
"We understand that many people who need access to our device have lost income or gained medical expenses due injury, illness or a disability, yet have medical fitness requirements to help improve their health," said Excy co-founder and CEO Michele Mehl. "We are committed to eliminating the barriers of exercise for all, not only with the inclusive design of our hardware and software, but in every aspect of building the company. We believe our new exercise equipment rental programs finds the sweet spot to make the convenience of Excy's quality, versatility, and utility more affordable when they need it most."
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Excy is a Seattle-based company creating quality portable exercise equipment and on-demand training for those who want to safely and conveniently enjoy the benefits of full body cycling and resistance training without the barriers of big, expensive, and hard to access exercise equipment. All Excy systems ship in recyclable packaging. For more information visit http://www.excy.com.