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Solon Man Rolls Out Innovative Exercise Bike

Want to try out the new Ball Bike? The Solon Community Center now has a bunch of them.

Solon resident Chuck Herman has been in the exercise equipment business for a long time, and he says there's never been a piece of equipment like the Ball Bike.

Created by a Canton company called Fit One, the Ball Bike innovates on the design of an exercise bike by using a stability ball instead of a seat.

This forces the rider to balance during their workout, helping to strengthen the bodies core muscles, said Herman, who is a partner in Fit One.

"It's the only one of its kind in the world," Herman said. "It's a dynamic piece of equipment."

Sound cool? Want to try one? Well, you can at the .

The community center has purchased 11 Ball Bikes from FitOne and will begin offering classes using the unique workout machine.

The classes will run for six weeks and cost $45 for Solon resident members and $60 for non-resident members, with preference going to residents.

The community center will offer demo classes Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m.

To see some of the ways the Ball Bike can be used during a fitness class, check out the Youtube video attached to this article.

Want more information about the classes? Call the Community Center at 248-5747.

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