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Fitness Glossary
  • AC vs. DC
    • AC is short for alternating current systems which is the more comment form of transmitting electrical power.  DC stands for direct current electric power transmission systems, often referenced as “high voltage” or HVDC.
  • Aerobic
    • Often refers to a type of exercise of a more moderate intensity extended over a period of time. 
  • Anaerobic
    • Often refers to a type of exercise in which exerciser performs high intensity activity with shorter durations than aerobic activity.
  • Antimicrobial
    • Resists the growth of bacteria thus lowering the spreading of germs
  • Belt
    • Usually referencing the treadmill belt which is the surface on which the user is running on. 
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)
    • A statistical measure of the weight of a person scaled according to height.
  • Cardio
    • A medical term used to reference the heart.  Also used in reference to exercises and/or equipment intended for cardiovascular fitness and endurance training.
  • Commercial Exercise Equipment
    • Exercise equipment that was engineered to be used in a commercial facility such as a fitness facility.  Certain specifications and qualifications must be strictly adhered to in order to qualify as commercial grade.
  • Continuous Duty Horsepower
  • Courses
    • Refer to the types of programs that a piece of cardio equipment offers, i.e. endurance course, fat burn course, etc.
  • Crosstrainer
    • Referring to piece of cardio equipment that “cross-trains” muscle groups as opposed to one that just allows for one main muscle group.  A treadmill for example targets a lower body workout whereas a crosstrainer would be designed to provide an combination of upper body, lower body or midsection training simultaneously.
  • Crosstrainer Elliptical
    • An interchangeable name with Crosstrainer and Elliptical crosstrainer.  Manufacturer of the unit will determine preferred name.  Primarily describes a unit offering a cardio workout that targets multiple body parts simultaneously. 
  • Deck
    • Referring to the deck of a treadmill, the deck is the hard board which the belt goes around and provides support for the user while running.
  • Drop Sets
    • A technique in weightlifting for continuing an exercise with a lower weight once muscle failure has been achieved at a higher weight.
  • EFX
    • Also known as a Precor elliptical
  • Elevation
    • The height at which a cardio unit is performing at.  Many units allow for variations in elevation to best fit the users desired workout goal.
  • Elliptical Crosstrainer
    • Interchangeable with crosstrainer elliptical and crosstrainer
  • Ergonomic
    • The applied science of equipment design intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
  • Exercise
    • Engaging in any type of activity for the purpose of maintaining physical fitness and health
  • Fitness
    • Also referring to physical fitness which is a general state of good health, usually as a result of exercise and nutrition.
  • Fully Integrated Entertainment
    • Referencing cardio equipment which has entertainment systems completely integrated into the equipment – not as an attachment or add-on piece.
  • Group Exercise
    • Referencing exercise that occurs in groups, usually for aerobic exercises or indoor cycling classes
  • H/R System
    • Heart Rate System, often referring to teferring to the way Heart Rate is monitored on cardio equipment such as touch sensitive handlebars that read your heart rate and display on screen
  • Hyundai® Electronics
    • Referencing the trademark precision electronics incorporated into Motus USA cardio equipment.
  • Incline
    • Referencing the height differential that cardio units perform at or angle that a piece of strength equipment may be leaning at
  • Independent Operation
    • Referring to the unique design of Motus USA’s cardio equipment that allows the unit to operate independently if the LCD screen is operating or not.  Some manufacturers choose to use a touch screen technology that ultimately runs the machine – thus if there are technical glitches—the entire machine will not operate.  Motus USA engineered their entertainment units to operate independently from the entertainment options to avoid those issues and also allows users to view their workout statistics in individual dot-matrix windows while simultaneously viewing their favorite show. 
  • Indoor Cycling
    • Also known as Spinning® or group cycling and can be performed individually or in the more common form of group cycling classes.  Performed on special indoor cycling bikes, users simulate intensive bicycle training on a stationary bike.
  • Interval Training           
    • Repetitions of high-speed/intensity training followed by periods of rest or low activity
  • Inverter
    • Component of Motus USA’s treadmills that is an electronic circuit that converts direct current to alternating current
  • Johnny G
    • Otherwise known as Jonathan Goldberg, he developed the concept of “Spinning®”  in which participants are involved in indoor cycling—a form of high-intensity exercise that involves using a stationary exercise bike in a classroom setting. 
  • Maintenance-Free
    • Meaning there is little or no maintenance required for upkeep of the unit
  • Mitsubishi® motor
    • Referencing Motus USA’s branded componentry incorporated into the treadmills, this is their high-torque 5.7HP treadmill motor
  • Motion
    • Any physical movement or change in position or place In Korean, it is Motus.
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  • Meaning motion or movement
  • MP3 Compatible
    • Able to connect to MP3 players and display downloaded music and video content on-screen
  • Peak  Horsepower
    • The maximum horsepower derived from the motor at a sustainable output
  • Post-workout
    • Referring to a time period following a workout
  • Pre-Programmed
    • Workout programs that are already set in pace and intensity and is accessible by the touch of a button
  • Pre-workout
    • Referring to a time period before the workout
  • Programs
    • Referencing different programmed workout courses that the user can choose from that come in various levels of pre-determined patterns.
  • Quick Start
    • Motus USA’s cardio equipment function that allows for instant starting of a workout without pre-selecting an existing program.  Speed and intensity can be manually monitored.
  • Recovery
    • Used to reference muscle recovery period during which soreness can be experienced du to tears in the muscle fibers that can occur after trying a new muscle activity or exercise.
  • Recumbent Bike
    • A variety of bicycle which placed the rider in a seated or supine position
  • OneTouch™
    • Motus USA’s exclusive technology that allows avid treadmill users who train intense intervals to instantly reduce speeds and inclines with a simple touch function, rather than having to rapidly scroll up or down to change speed and incline.
  • SafetyStride™
    • Motus USA’s exclusive design incorporated in the crosstrainer elliptical that keeps the heels from lifting and reducing the corresponding strain on the Achilles tendon and ensures accurate muscle group performance in the legs and glutes.
  • Samsung® LCD TV
    • The fully integrated entertainment screens that are on all featuring cardio entertainment.
  • SAS3 (triple shock absorption system)
    • MotusUSA’s patented triple shock absorption system that reduces the impact on joints and ligaments
  • Spinning®
    • Also known as cycling, or indoor cycling, is a form of exercise that involves using a stationary bicycle in a classroom setting.
  • Stepper
    • A piece of cardio equipment that assimilates climbing stairs by having user step up on two single platforms that move up and down with user.
  • Stepmill
    • Usually in reference to the Stairmill, introduced in 1983 by manufacturer Stairmaster, it is a revolving set of stairs that replicated climbing stairs.
  • Synergy 
    • the working together of two or more things when the result is greater than the sum of their individual effects or capabilities.
  • Telemetry
    • Technology that allows the remote measurement and reporting of information of interest to the system designer or operator.
  • Torque
    • In physics, torque can informally be though of as “rotational force” or “angular force” which causes a change in rotational motion. In the case of treadmills, torque is used in reference to the ability to continue performing under heavy weight.
  • Touch Sensitive
    • Responsive to touch, not requiring an actual push…a slight
  • Tread
    • Short for treadmill, a classic cardio unit for walking, running etc. 
  • Treadmill Horsepower
    • Often noted as HP, referring to the amount of horsepower in a motor, for example Motus treadmills boast 5.7HP motors.
  • Upright Bike
    • A variety of bicycle on which the rider sits astride the saddle and stands on the pedal, this is the most commonly seen.

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