MOTUS on 'Sport Science'
LOS ANGELES — MOTUS USA cardio equipment was used on FOX Sports Network's new "Sport Science" series, which wrapped filming in late 2008. The program featuring MOTUS equipment was shot in the new Hangar Athletic Exchange club in Los Angeles. The "Sport Science" series features athletes such as Ray Lewis, Drew Brees, Kellen Winslow, James Loney, Mark Reynolds, Kurt Busch and Marco Andretti. The MOTUS equipment was used in various testing procedures for the featured athletes. "Sport Science" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. local time.
Bike Exercises Brain, Body
MIAMI — The patent-pending NeuroActive Bike debuted in the United States at Lady of America fitness centers last month. Physician-owned Brain Center America designed the bike so users can combine cardio and brain workouts on a recumbent stationary bike with a specially adapted, interactive brain-training program on a PC screen. Users can select from 22 brain-stimulating exercises using a wireless mouse to train different parts of the brain as they pedal.
Employee Accused of Stealing Equipment
OLYMPIA, WA — A former Life Fitness employee in Olympia, WA, was arrested and pleaded not guilty to first-degree theft and possession of stolen property for allegedly taking fitness equipment that had been traded in or repurchased by the company, then reselling it, according to The Olympian (WA). Lawrence Ruiz is accused of stealing equipment valued at more than $117,000. Ruiz allegedly refurbished the equipment, removed the serial numbers and resold the equipment to athletic clubs, according to court papers. The practice is alleged to have been taking place since 2001, and Life Fitness began investigating the alleged thefts in 2007, the newspaper reports.