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Rhoades Car Owners Experience Significant Weight Loss


The country is fat. Over two-thirds are overweight or obese (68.7%) according to the National Bureau of Health Statistics. Obesity rates have grown from 15% in 1976-80 to 35% today. Why should we care about this growing (pun intended) phenomenon?

“If we fail to reverse our nation’s obesity epidemic, the current generation of young people may be the first in American history to live sicker and die younger than their parents’ generation.” (Source: “F as in Fat 2013: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future”, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 8/13)

This report says an integral part of the solution is to emphasize biking and walking. In other words, shows like Leave It to Beaver and My Three Sons commonly saw kids biking and walking. Shows today spotlight kids on Smart Phones sitting in fast food restaurants or on the couch at home.

We at Rhoades Car see these stats as totally unacceptable and are working hard to contribute to the solution. The following four testimonials from our customers tell what we are doing much better than we can tell you. The first one just came in last week:

Hope you remember us. I am the short little fat lady that u built a bike especially for me. You guys forgot to tell me how hard it was going to be to pedal this bike but I have mastered 14 miles a day and lost 30 pounds. We have given several people your number we are stopped constantly and asked where we got the bike from. People are taking pictures and stop us. It becomes difficult to get in a good ride. It is hard work but I love my bike and it is special to me. I cannot thank you enough for working with us. (Dorothy Zaiger, Glen Haven, FL 030915)

What are the chances she would be going to a gym or some other type of exercise facility? What are the chances she would be walking 14 miles a day? She is riding her Rhoades Car because she loves it. She loves it because it’s something she can DO…SAFELY.

Second, we’ve been reporting regularly on Dean Cagley in White House, TN who has now lost 215 lbs. since January, 2014!  At that time, he was in a wheel chair, facing back surgery for spinal stenosis. He has avoided surgery, now walks without a cane, and is back to work. He rides his Rhoades Car twice a day on a nearby greenway. His wife goes with him in the evening and has maintained a 50 lb. weight loss. Again, let him tell you:

Third, Stella, a 58 year old woman from Arkansas, reported a 42 lb. weight loss on her Rhoades Car, which she loves so much she named “Rhoda”. Many people say “it’s too hilly where I live”. You can see in Stella’s testimonial that she rode it on steep hills while she lost the weight. She moved to a place with flat ground and she says she has to pedal a lot harder and faster to keep up the level of exercise she was used to.

Fourth, a viewer on the Rhoades Car YouTube page had this to say:

“I just want to say that you people have an amazing product, this vehicle is also a good instrument for health and exercise. Can you imagine the overall health benefits that people will get from the use of this vehicle if they made this a core part of their lifestyle followed with a regular diet of fruits and vegetables, especially with the obesity epidemic going on in the nation, this will definitely be a blessing for anyone to own one this will definitely be a blessing for anyone to own one of these, it looks fun too. Keep up the good work and God bless.”   042514

Most people will agree it’s very, very difficult to maintain a diet and exercise program. Tread mills and stair climbers often end up as coat hangers. For the most part, people who invest in a Rhoades Car use it, and that’s a huge reason for these success stories. Moreover, many buy a two-seater because they can exercise with and enjoy spending quality time with someone they care about. Some buy four seaters and it becomes a family affair.

How about you? Need or want to drop some pounds? Want to spend time with someone in a fresh, outdoor setting away from television and video games? Spring is just around the corner and there simply isn’t a better time to enjoy a Rhoades Car. Then you can send us YOUR story and it will be YOU that we are talking about! spring

Maintaining a reasonable weight is not just about looking great. It extends your life so you have more time to spend with the people you love. If you mention this article, we will be happy to give you a 15% discount to make it easier for you to acquire your very own Rhoades Car.* Call us at 800-531-2737 between 8-5 CST Monday – Friday to claim your discount.  

*10% for any one-seater model

14 Miles a Day on a Rhoades Car!


Hope you remember us. I am the short little fat lady that u built a bike especially for me. You guys forgot to tell me how hard it was going to be to pedal this bike but I have mastered 14 miles a day and lost 30 pounds. We have given several people your number we are stopped constantly and asked where we got the bike from. People are taking pictures and stop us. It becomes difficult to get in a good ride. It is hard work but I love my bike and it is special to me. I cannot thank you enough for working with us. Dorothy Zaiger Glen Haven, FL 030915

Man Loses 155 Lbs. in 8 Months and Other Customer Stories


It’s not just about the money. We as a company treasure testimonials from our customers who are having fun on their Rhoades Car, while truly being helped.  So while we tell you about our September Special, here are four that really touched us. The first two are recent blogs you may have missed, and the last two just happened.

  • Man from White House, TN Loses 155 Lbs. in Eight Months.–  We met Dean Cagley in January of this year in a wheel chair. With spinal and disk issues, he was headed for surgery. He now barely uses a cane and has avoided surgery. He rides 10 miles a day and has been able to go back to work. His wife shares half of the ride and has lost 50 lbs. without doing anything else!
  • Autistic Man in 12th Year of Riding a Rhoades Car Twelve years ago, the Reid family in Oak Forest, IL pooled their savings to buy their autistic son a Rhoades Car. It pulled him out of depression from losing his job and he has been riding ever since. Bill, his mother and sister visited the Rhoades Car factory last week to pick up a new tire, the first part the bike has needed in the entire 12 years!

So it’s not just about the money, but everybody loves to save money. So if you’ve been thinking about a Rhoades Car, now is the time with our September special:

Save up to $250 off a Rhoades Car AND get free turn signals!

  • Toni Braun in Altona, Manitoba bought a Rhoades Car six months ago.  A severe head injury forced him to give up riding a two wheel bike due to balance issues. He had heard about Rhoades Car many years ago and credits God with helping him find us. He is so happy with his Rhoades Car as his main transportation PLUS he gets to spend time with his wife and other people he picks up along the way. He was especially glad it arrived fully assembled and said, “I was so impressed with the quality workmanship that went into this thing.” You can see the entire story here.

Save up to $250 off a Rhoades Car AND get free turn signals!

  • A couple in Jonesboro, TN picked up their bike two weeks ago.  The husband is a professor at East Tennessee State University and a psychologist. He was an avid cyclist until he had 2 knee surgeries and 3 back surgeries, the last one leaving his left thigh really weak. He said the Rhoades Car is working out his left leg perfectly and he is regaining his strength. He and his wife SuSu are having the time of their lives riding all over downtown Jonesboro. They have been married 29 years and love riding side by side, each pedaling in a comfortable gear, and being able to talk, instead of riding tandem.

Save up to $250 off a Rhoades Car AND get free turn signals!

Thanks to all these wonderful people for sharing their story with the Rhoades Car family!

Toni and Susi Braun,   Manitoba, Canada

Toni and Susi Braun, Manitoba, Canada

Mike and SuSu Floyd, Jonesboro, TN

Mike and SuSu Floyd, Jonesboro, TN

 

Riding a Rhoades Car twice a day contributes to 215 lb. weight loss


Update to this testimonial:  Mr. Cagley has lost 215 lbs in one year! (February 2015)

Dean Cagley proudly reports losing 155 lbs. in 8 months and credits his 2 person Cycle Car with much of his success. Mr. Cagley is working very hard to overcome spinal stenosis and several herniated disks and doing everything he can to avoid surgery. Losing weight is a very important part of his health plan. He rides his 2 person Cycle Car twice a day on the greenway that runs by his house  He pedals alone for the morning trip and his wife Judy joins him at the end of the day after she gets home from work. That gives him a good ten miles a day on his Rhoades Car. His wife has lost 50 lbs in the same time period and she hasn’t been really trying! Best of all, in addition to the exercise, the Cagleys enjoy spending quality time together.

Man from White House TN loses 215 lbs. in 13 Months (updated)


Dean Cagley from White House Tennessee paid a visit to the Rhoades Car factory this week to pick up a couple of parts for his Rhoades Car and update us on his health status. Mr. Cagley is working very hard to overcome spinal stenosis and several herniated disks and doing everything he can to avoid surgery. Losing weight is a very important part of his health plan. Dean proudly reports losing 155 lbs. since January 2014 and credits his 2 person Cycle Car with much of his success. [UPDATE: Dean reports 215 lbs. through February 2015!] He lives at the mid-point of the White House, TN greenway, so he can enjoy a 5 1/2 mile ride round trip in either direction. He said the greenway is wide enough that two Cycle Cars would fit on it and sent us the picture below to prove it! He pedals alone for the morning trip and his wife Judy joins him at the end of the day after she gets home from work. That gives him a good ten miles a day on his Rhoades Car.

Judy has lost 50 lbs in the same time period and she hasn’t been really trying! Best of all, in addition to the exercise, the Cagleys enjoy spending quality time together.

 

2 person Cycle Car fits easily on greenway

2 person Cycle Car fits easily on greenway