A MotionCage Package 5 strength equipment machine, seen here, is a series of functional training system stations that can be configured in several ways. It was purchased by the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department in November.

A MotionCage Package 5 strength equipment machine, seen here, is a series of functional training system stations that can be configured in several ways. It was purchased by the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department in November.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Multi-functional training system added at Macomb rec center

Strength equipment purchased at nearly 50 percent off

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published December 11, 2018

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — It’s a win-win situation for Macomb Township residents and the parks and recreation department.

The good news for residents is that a new MotionCage Package 5 strength equipment machine is ready for use at the Macomb Township Recreation Center, located at 20699 Macomb St.

The good news for the department is it was able to purchase the equipment for $9,750, a savings of over $9,300. The machine sells for $19,120.

At the Nov. 14 Macomb Township Board of Trustees meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Sal DiCaro requested permission to purchase the strength equipment from All Pro Exercise for $9,750.

“A unique situation presented itself to us in the last couple of weeks,” he said that night. “We could receive a major discount on this equipment. All Pro Exercise had a situation where another municipality purchased a MotionCage 5 then backed out of the deal. We were looking to purchase in July and the savings is too good to pass up.”

The MotionCage is a series of functional training system exercise stations that can be configured in several ways to best suit any facility’s layout and needs.

Parks and Recreation Facility Supervisor Gina Muszynski said the department has dealt with All Pro Exercise for a few years.

“They brought it to our attention that another facility bailed out on the order,” she said. “All they told me was it was a neighborhood club in Michigan. They offered it to us to get it off their hands. We got the rig for almost half of the purchase price.”   

Muszynski added that parks and recreation officials were excited to hear about the savings.

“We had already planned on trying to do something very similar,” she said. “The fitness contracts for our cardiovascular center downstairs is up at the end of July. We usually re-lease around 55 pieces of equipment, so I was in talks with all three vendors.”

An online description of the equipment states that configurations can include a squat rack, a renegade station, dual Hi-Lo pulleys, a boxing station, a rebounder station, a wall target station and more.

The machine, which has 15 apparatuses, allows fitness trainers to train individuals or entire classes on the MotionCage system.

Muszynski described the MotionCage Package 5 as “a frame rig that allows several different types of exercises. It has everything on there from monkey bars to a pull up station, peg boards, an elevated pull up bar, a rockwall, a dip station and jump platform. We will also have TRX on there too. It’s a multi-functional fitness rig.”

“It’s called a functional training system so a lot of our fitness trainers or anybody who has their own regiment can use that rig for multiple stations,” she added.

Muszynski said the recreation center had a similar multi-functional rig in the front of the facility.

“It is very limited though and we use it for training,” she said. “It has six TRX stations, which is a resistance training station. It does have monkey bars but is nothing like the new one.”

The recreation center is open Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To learn more, call (586) 992-2900.

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