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INTRODUCING THE SNIKE TRAINER!

The SNIKE Trainer is a bike with a twist. It bends where no regular bike should ever bend: in the middle of the frame! In order to stabilize the bike, all parts of the body have to work together. That challenges balance, core strength and coordination all at the same time.

Anybody can ride the SNIKE on our specialized stationary trainer, and advanced riders will want to try it free-form outside. No worries, there is no complicated exercise to remember! The Snike Trainer gives you feedback to help you use the correct movement sequence at all times. It is not only great fun, it has also been shown to have a multitude of beneficial effects including:

•Improved activation of the deep low back muscles, the lack of activity of which is largely responsible for chronic low back pain.

•Improved side-to-side back muscle balance, which is especially beneficial for people with scoliosis or a difference in leg length

•Improved activation and coordination of core stabilizing muscles, especially the abdominal muscles

•Improved posture and body awareness, which helps with injury prevention and leads to improved athletic performance

•Improved communication between the two halves of the brain which is especially helpful for children with developmental challenges as well as patients with brain injuries.

Check out Lindsey Vonn (pdf) as she is using a SNIKE to train for the 2010 Vancover Olympics!

Riding the SNIKE trains the muscles as well as the nervous system. As this happens only with repetition, the SNIKE must be used regularly in order to achieve results. One training unit consists of six weeks of riding three to optimally five days a week for 25 minutes. Sessions take place in our office on the stationary trainer or - if appropriate for the patient and weather permitting - outdoors. We offer passes for 10 sessions for $200 and for 30 sessions for $450.

On-site trainings for sports teams are available upon request. Since we have only one Snike, we encourage small groups of no more than six people or the incorporation of the training into another activity. For more information please contact us.

Our Kiddy SNIKE pushbike for children aged 2-6 can be rented on a monthly basis ($100/month).

Snike training is not currently covered by insurance.

For professionals:

The SNIKE Bike has shown over and over its positive impact on muscle balance, coordination, reaction speed and core stability. The following are a few excerpts of review articles translated to English.

Here is a link to all review articles on the SNAIX website:

Unfortunately Snaix is not exporting bicycles to the USA at this point in time. This may change with increased demand, so if you are interested in purchasing a Snike, please send them a message at info@snaix.com!