Exercycle and Theracycle Over the Years
In 1932, a New York City mechanical engineer designed a motor-driven stationary bicycle for his wife who had a neuromuscular disorder. His hopes were that by helping her maintain constant, full-body motion, it would help alleviate her muscular ailments. His invention worked so well that it soon attracted the attention of others who wanted to keep fit but lacked strength or endurance. This machine, later named Exercycle, became the exercise method of choice for more than one hundred thousand people.
Over the years, fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life have discovered the Exercycle—from Presidents FDR and Eisenhower, to screen stars John Wayne and Jane Fonda. Everyone benefited from the Exercycle’s combined movements of swimming, rowing, cycling, chin-ups, and calisthenics in one efficient and fluid workout.
Now, we have incorporated 70 years of technical know-how and experience based on the original Exercycle to develop another revolutionary exercise bicycle—one designed specifically for the unique needs of people with movement disorders who lack the strength and endurance to use traditional exercise equipment. The Theracycle is one of the most advanced and effective therapeutic exercise devices ever developed for the rehabilitation market. Until Theracycle, there was no affordable way for people with disabilities to safely benefit from a regular, full-body exercise program at home. The Theracycle has also helped people speed their recovery from knee or hip injuries, surgeries, or replacements.
We invite you to read on and learn more about Theracycle’s many features. We are proud to offer a product that can assist people searching for ways to improve the quality of their lives.
“I am paralyzed as result of a bicycling accident that occurred many years ago. I used to love to exercise and I still do. It was too difficult to get to a rehab center or gym to work out so I bought my own motorized exercise bicycle. The Theracycle allows anyone with a severe spinal cord injury to improve range of motion, decrease spasticity and tone, and increase flexibility. And most importantly, I feel that when I am on my bike I am not giving in to my condition. It is great to see my legs move just like they did when I was an avid bicyclist.”