Source: NuStepANN ARBOR, Mich., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NuStep, Inc., a brand well known for its life-transforming exercise technology for multiple age and user groups, is again a proud participant in ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," which premieres tonight (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The show, now entering its third season, documents the year-long efforts of fifteen men and women who are at least 200 pounds overweight to lose half of their body weight while continuing to live at home. To accomplish this, each participant's home is transformed into an environment that supports their goal to lose weight safely. Among those changes is the creation of a dedicated exercise area, which includes a NuStep T5XR Recumbent Cross Trainer.

With a 600-pound capacity, a low step-through design, and an optional oversized seat, the T5XR is designed to offer safe, low impact, but also highly effective total body exercise for virtually all users, including larger, heavier users.

"At NuStep, our team is in the business of transforming lives," said Steve Sarns, vice president of sales and marketing, NuStep, "And that's why we are excited to help Chris Powell make fitness and better health a reality for these motivated individuals on their own and in their homes. With the scientific evidence about the heightened health risks associated with obesity, the decision of these individuals to transform their lives is an inspiration to the millions of Americans who struggle with weight issues every day."

NuStep has also completely reinvented its website, making it more informative and offering more relevant health and wellness content for visitors. NuStep invites everyone to visit the new website to learn more about the NuStep family of products at www.NuStep.com.

About NuStep Inc.NuStep Inc. designs and manufactures their recumbent cross trainers in Ann Arbor, Mich. Developed by exercise physiologists and ergonomic specialists, the T4r, T5 and T5xr Recumbent Cross Trainers - along with a full line of accessories - make exercise possible for users of virtually any fitness level or health condition. The company's products are used at thousands of homes, fitness, wellness and rehabilitation centers worldwide, including The University of Michigan and the Duke Center for Living. For more information about NuStep, Inc. call 800-322-2209 or visit www.nustep.com.

About ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" (formerly known as "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"), which airs Tuesdays 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on ABC, is a unique undertaking unlike anything you've ever seen on TV. The show documents the amazing makeover of a group of courageous, overweight individuals who set out to safely lose up to half of their body weight over the course of a year. Trainer/transformation specialist Chris Powell (New York Times bestseller author of Hyperion's "Choose To Lose") guides each participant through the process, providing guidance on proper nourishment, exercise movement and offering a fresh perspective. Each two-hour episode chronicles one participant's journey as he or she undergoes a transformation not only of the body, but also of who they are as individuals.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.