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History and FAQs of Cybex Gym Equipment
The original Cybex was founded as a division of Lumex, Inc. a therapeutic health and hospital products company that acquired the patent
for the first Cybex product, an isokinetic testing device, in 1970. Lumex developed into a major designer and manufacturer of performance
measurement and rehabilitation systems, with the Cybex brand becoming known nationally and internationally. Sports teams, such as
the Dallas Cowboys, and individual athletes, including boxer Muhammad Ali and baseball pitcher Tom Seaver, used Cybex equipment in
their athletic training programs.
Biggining of strength equipment manufacturing: in 1983 Lumex acquired Eagle Performance Systems (a fitness equipment
manufacturer based in Owatonna, Minnesota) and established itself as a supplier of variable resistance strength systems to health
clubs. Along with the Eagle acquisition came a 100,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Owatonna.
Changing the name to CYBEX: In 1988, a stationary bicycle, rower, upper-body ergometer and Cybex Strength Systems – a line of free
weight exercise machines were launched. The year 1994 saw the introduction of the Plate Loaded series of weight training equipment
which allowed for both the controlled resistance of the state-of-the-art training equipment and the feel of a free weight workout. The Cybex
brand’s international presence expanded and developed in the late 1980’s with sales agents in more than 40 countries. In 1995, Lumex
sold its medical supply business and changed its name to Cybex .
Focusing on fitness equipment: In late 1997, Cybex decided to focus even more strategically on equipment for the fitness industry. The
Cybex isokinetic business was sold and in 1998, Cybex acquired Tectrix, a California-based manufacturer of primarily bikes and
steppers. Production of bikes and other Tectrix cardiovascular products was ultimately moved to Medway.
IN 2016 CYBEX JOINED LIFE FITNESS STILL UNDER THE CYBEX BRAND