MIAMI, Dec. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the importance of introducing children to a healthy lifestyle at an early age, Lynx Fitness has announced a holiday surprise for 65 special needs pupils at the Dante B. Fascell Elementary School in Miami.
The Miami-based company will donate 35 of its innovative home/gym Lynx Boards to the school for on-site classes and another 65 travel editions for special needs children to use at home. Delivery is scheduled to take place in early January after the children return from winter vacation.
"We at Lynx Fitness want to share our tremendous success with the local community as we reap the benefits of our innovative friction-based technology," explained Lynx Fitness CEO Sheldon Burnett. "We are delighted to be able to put smiles on the faces of so many special needs children at Dante B. Fascell Elementary School during this festive time of year."
Unlike other fitness devices, the Lynx Board offers full 360-degree range of motion and provides a total body workout without the need for complicated routines or costly add-on components.
"There's virtually no wrong way to use the Lynx Board, which makes it the perfect choice to teach fitness to children with special needs," observed Andres Parra, an adaptive physical education teacher and certified personal trainer at Dante B. Fascell Elementary School. "Some of the children in my classes have been diagnosed with severe autism while others suffer from Down syndrome. I believe that every child will be able to use the Lynx Board regardless of the physical or emotional challenges they face."
With more than 800 specially designed training techniques that target all major muscle groups, the Lynx Board's patented friction surface uses body weight to provide counter resistance as the user glides in rhythmic precision along a specially engineered surface.
"The Lynx Board is intended to help people of all ages live longer and enjoy a higher quality of life," added Lynx Fitness Chief Operating Officer Marc Yahr. "We are delighted that the Lynx Board will play a vital role in introducing these special children to what will hopefully become a lifetime of good fitness."
Since there is virtually no impact to the body, training with the Lynx Board is also advantageous for people recovering from injury as well as those suffering from chronic joint problems such as osteoarthritis. The Lynx Board's technology is supported by both utility and design patents.
Released in the U.S. and Canada in October 2015, the home/gym model retails for $350 while the Lynx Travel Board retails for $210, giving the elementary school donation a combined retail value of $25,900. Weighing just 6 pounds, the travel edition fits comfortably in the overhead bins of most airplanes. Both models are available with free shipping at LynxFitness.com
In addition to the gift to Dante B. Fascell Elementary School, Lynx Fitness also recently announced that it is donating 10 percent of the net holiday sales of the Lynx Board to the American Heart Association. That donation includes sales that occur between Nov. 27, 2015 (Black Friday) and February 15, 2016 (the day after Valentine's Day).
About Lynx Fitness
Established in 2015 and founded by elite fitness experts David Morin and Barbie Blank, Lynx Fitness specializes in innovative, low-impact fitness solutions. The flagship product, the Lynx Board, features patented friction technology for a time-efficient and effective full body workout. For more information, please visit: www.lynxfitness.com
About Dante B. Fascell Elementary School
Dante B. Fascell Elementary School is a public school that serves students from the Hammocks community in prekindergarten through fifth grade. The faculty and administration work alongside parents and the community to develop productive members of a global society in a nurturing, learning environment.
For more information, please visit: http://dantefascellelementary.org
SOURCE Lynx Fitness