Kim Lyons (NASM CPT, PES, CES)
Grant Roberts is one of the worlds most sought after personal trainers, nutritionists and lifestyle coaches whose clients include the Hollywood elite, leaders of industry and world champion athletes. Roberts additionally consults for and designs innovative fitness products for leading equipment manufacturers.
I had an opportunity to test the MCore FTS and was impressed with the ingenuity and portability of the ultra versatile device. A key element to achieving fitness success regardless of an individuals’ goal is the ability to change angles quickly to maximize muscle fiber recruitment and limit adaptation. The M Core FTS achieves this within a remarkably compact footprint providing exercise enthusiasts with the possibility of an intensive full body workout limited only by the users imagination.
Frank Dolan - Nike Trainer and Owner of Sports and Performance
At Sports and Fitness Performance we use the MCore bench every day. From deconditioned clients to high level athletes the MCore provides us with custom applications to meet specific needs. Its small footprint and versatile use make it a piece we cannot live without.
Alwyn Cosgrove, Fitness Coach, Founder Results Fitness Club
The MCore bench and training system is multi-purpose and it's completely adjustable to accommodate people of all heights, weights and experience levels. I can easily do any free weight workout on this bench with good body mechanics and with the added bonus of core (and glute) activation! I actually prefer this bench to others because of that little twist!
I've also used the MCore bench with its multiple attachments - tops and bands - and found it user friendly and a nice way to add variety to my workout. It's compact size also lends itself to apartment or small space living - whatever workout you feel like doing on a certain day, you can be sure this bench will make it happen!
The MCore Bench is a great piece for a home gym or to allow a broad range of functional activities
MBSC was recently named one of America's Top Gyms By Men's Health Magazine and was voted Boston's best personal trainers for 2011.
Bill Parisi, CEO & Founder, Parisi Speed School
The MCore Bench is called a revolutionary bench and is in fact that. It challenges your stability when performing traditional exercises that require a bench and is the best product I have seen to hit the industry since the Bosu Ball.
CEO | SHIFT Performance, High Performance Development Coach, National Accounts Manager USA - GP Sports, Performance Technology Advisor- GymAware, State Advisory Board -High School Liason | NSCA
Thanks for supporting SHIFT and being the supplier of our official training bench with the MCore FTS. We have had the pleasure of using the MCore bench with both our general performance individual and small group training classes as well as with our athletes from the junior through the Olympic level. With the small footprint, versatility, and improved core engagement during prone exercises makes this a must have and a staple in our future licensed and privately owned Human Performance Centers.
"Very rarely in the fitness industry do we see something new and innovative. You did it right here!"
Shawn Windle, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Indiana Pacers
The MCore FTS is among the most universal and influential pieces of exercise equipment invented in the last ten years. Portable yet sturdy the MCore FTS allows for numerous exercise options while maintaining a small footprint allowing it to be an effective training tool in any environment.
Tyler Danen, Woodway USA
As a former D1 Decathlete, the most important muscle system was my core. All 10 events required a good amount of skill, but without a strong core; impossible. 10 years have passed and I still think to myself; what if in college I had the training tools that I know about today, to train on while I was competing… the MCoreFTS is without a doubt would have been a number 1 priority “must have” for my training.
I have continued to follow the same strength training methodologies as I did in college, but now with the MCore bench. I am finding myself to be able to do more exercises with the bench than I ever had been able to - all while engaging my core. It really is a win win.
I would highly suggest the MCore bench and attachments to anyone who is training in higher level sports. For any club or gym that wants to add a functional area or personal training area to the floor and for group classes, the MCore is a no brainer. It allows a member or personal trainer all the versatility in the world with one piece of equipment. I am a big fan of the platform attachment for doing box jumps and step ups, as well as the Bosu attachment is a great add on for upper and lower body stabilization exercises.
Again, the MCore Bench is great! I will continue to train with it, and continue to wish I had it back in my decathlon days!
Ray Eady, CSCS
Two words sum up the MCore TS3 'Spot On'! Todd has taken his extensive experiences as a collegiate and professional strength & conditioning coach and has developed a unique, versatile and affordable training station to help his clients meet their training goals. If you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, or a person simply looking to get in shape, the MCore TS3 is your training solution.
I started training with Todd when I was a track athlete at Rutgers University about a decade ago and utilized the MCore Functional Training Station from inception. It was one of the most innovative products I had ever trained on and immediately felt the impact to my abs and other muscles that were engaged during training. Since that time I have continued on in my capacity as an athlete and a personal trainer and believe in the MCore products so strongly that I am also a brand ambassador - having represented MCore FTS at many trade shows throughout the years and continuing to use the training station and attachments for my own personal workout regimen and to train my clients at numerous facilities.
There really is nothing like it on the market and my clients are always amazed at the impact it makes during our training sessions. I strongly recommend the MCore FTS products to anyone, regardless of age or training ability, because it has the versatility to satisfy everyone's personal training goals from beginners to advanced.
Jacqueline Todd, Athlete and Personal Trainer, Client
"The MCore TS3 is personally the best piece of equipment I have ever used. It’s a must have for any size facility mainly because of its versatility and small footprint. It has replaced many of my larger pieces opening up a lot more floor space so now my facility ‘looks’ bigger than it really is.
In terms of performance, my clients now have improved core strength and stability and I have also been able to achieve better gluteal activation thus reducing lower back fatigue and pain whilst simultaneously increasing strength and power output .
In addition, I have received great product support and have been very lucky to be trained personally by the president Mr. Todd Gates whose knowledge has really expanded my exercise selection and product application. I will give up many other pieces before I give up this bench."
Jason Nelson CPT, CES, PES
"I would highly recommend the MCore TS3 to anyone who is motivated to work out, but has either limited space in their home or apt and/or limited time to work out at home and wants to really maximize their workouts away from the gym. I am so happy I made the decision to purchase the bench for home. I had already used it in the past at 24Hr Fitness and knew it would be exactly what I needed to mix up my routine when working out away from a gym.
When deciding on what to purchase, I could have went with a treadmill, elliptical or cross-trainer, but the bench is so compact and versatile, it enables me to work all different parts of my body and it makes a much more substantial impact than other fitness machines. In addition, for those of us who lead very busy lives, you don’t need to carve out loads of time. You could spend 15-20 minutes on the bench and feel you made a contribution to your workout and energized also. It’s become such a valuable part of my workout routine in the mornings and/or evenings, it’s motivated me to stay on track and I’m excited to learn additional exercises and expand my knowledge base. I’m really a huge supporter of this product!"
Dayna Corlito, MCore FTS Business Manager, Client and Customer
"We have been using MCore's Functional Bench at Providence College for 6 years. It is an extremely versatile and durable product –offering the user an unlimited array of exercises ranging in scope and difficulty from sports performance to rehabilitation while also able to withstand daily use by high level Division I collegiate athletes.
It’s effectiveness and applicability is only limited by the creativity of the strength coach. Competing at the highest level of intercollegiate sports in the toughest conference in the country demands that I purchase and use the best equipment available for my student-athletes. The MCore Functional Training Bench surely fits this criteria."
Kenneth White, Head Strength Coach, Providence College, Big East Conference
"I’ve had the opportunity to train, using MCore's product, for more than three years now. Rather than attempt to incorporate it into my workouts, I find that it incorporates itself. Exercises that were always intuitive but difficult to put into action given the constraints of existing equipment have become possible for me using this very simple, and ergonomic device.