First Degree Fitness was founded in 2000 with the primary goal of offering the commercial fitness industry a new range of equipment that combined robustness with simplicity, but above all gave users of all ages and body types the ability to enjoy a perfectly tailored workout, with all the fitness benefits that accrue as a result.
WHY DID WE BASE OUR NEW COMPANY AROUND A NEW RESISTANCE SYSTEM?
At the heart of any item of fitness equipment is its resistance system. Without resistance, the user would be merely "pushing at an open door", and the simple fact is that all the energy expended by the user during a workout needs to be ultimately dissipated by some means. With an accumulation of over half a century in this industry, we have encountered items of equipment that come far too close to the “pushing at an open door” example, and conversely others so demanding that only elite athletes could use them without fear of injury. We saw that full and instant adjustability was essential to achieving our goals, and uniquely in this industry we believed that exploring the realm of fluid technology would hold the key.
WHY FLUID TECHNOLOGY?
It was because our design team knew and understood the unique resistance properties of water that they believed we could use these at the centre of a superior new product range for the fitness industry. Our patented “Fluid Technology” water resistance system was designed to offer 20 levels of resistance, from “feather light” to “Olympic sprint”, all at the touch of a lever. This system, which has always been subject to continuous improvement, is at the core of our original three models. During 2006 we responded to market demands with the release of our two new compact rowers, which have a modified 16 level resistance system, using gearing to still give a fully effective range.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE - MORE THAN JUST A SLOGAN!
We actively encourage those who are unfamiliar with our products to give them a try, because it is only through direct first-hand experience that you can feel just how different the Fluid Technology resistance system really is. We are confident in our claim that in today's market Fluid Technology resistance provides a unique combination of smoothness, instantaneous take up of load, evenness throughout the operational cycle, and exponential response to increases in work intensity. Yes, please do experience the difference!
20 levels of patented Adjustable Resistance
High visibility yellow adjustment knobs and levers
Operates in both forward and reverse directions for complete muscle engagement.
Interactive Performance Monitor (IPM) with USB port: The IPM displays: time; speed; distance; stoke rate; calories per hour; watts; level, pacer, and has a heart rate receiver built in. The IPM gives you quick start, manual programs, interval training, USB port allows interactive programming.
Seated, standing operation with gas assisted multi height adjustment arm allows users of any height or stance.
Seat unit is removable to allow wheelchair access via low gradient ramps onto a sturdy operating platform suitable for all wheelchair designs.
4 position, horizontal seat adjustment
Contoured ‘soft-touch’ seat with lumbar support
Angle adjustable, self-leveling hand grips reduces strain on wrists and forearms and allows for full pronation or supination
Variable length adjustment crank arms from 12 to 24cm (5-10″) – ideal for medical / rehab applications
Quickly converts from opposed hand position to parallel hand movement
Access ramps are coated with durable non-slip material, and platform has a full width footrest for added stability and to prevent chair rolling too far forward.
First Degree Fitness warrants that the Fluid Upper Body Ergometer (models UB-E820 & UB-E920) and Fluid Cycle XT
(model XT-E720), purchased from an authorized agent, is free from defects in materials and workmanship. First Degree
Fitness or its agents will, at their discretion, repair or replace parts that become defective within the warranty period.
Metal Frame – 10 Year Limited Warranty
First Degree Fitness will repair or replace the metal Main Frame should it fail due to any defect in materials or workmanship
within 10 years of the original purchase. Warranty does not apply to frame coating.
Polycarbonate Tank & Seals – 3 Year Limited Warranty
First Degree Fitness will repair or replace the polycarbonate tank or seals should they fail due to any defect in materials or
workmanship within 3 years of the original purchase.
Mechanical Components (of a non-wearing nature) – 2 Year Limited Warranty
First Degree Fitness will repair or replace any mechanical component should it fail due to any defect in materials or
workmanship within 2 years of the original purchase.
All Other Components (of a wearing nature) – 1 Year Limited Warranty
First Degree Fitness will repair or replace any component should it fail due to any defect in materials or workmanship within
1 year of the original purchase.
• Pedals & toe straps
• Hand grips
• All rubber components
• Computer & speed sensor (excluding replaceable batteries)
• All drive belts & chains