8 Kinds of Futuristic Fitness Equipment That Belongs In A Sci-Fi Movie
May 19, 20152 min read
Ever get sick of looking at the same old equipment at the gym? Look no further. I'm talkin' space age stationary cycles, heated workout pods, anti gravity machines - the works. Why wouldn't you want to add a futuristic element to your workout?
Ciclotte Stationary Bike
This baby will only run you round $12,000. An Italian-made wireless stationary bike - featured in a design museum in Milan - is the first exercise bike to use an electromagnetic resistance system with a transmission that replicates the effort of pushing on pedals when riding on the road.
In just 35 seconds, this high tech piece of equipment scans a 360-degree model of your body and automatically extracts over 450 body measurements. Simply go online to track your data and see your 3D avatar self reflect your real-life progress. Good news? This seems to be making an appearance in fitness studios and health clubs around the country, so it may be coming to a gym near you!
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
This space-style treadmill uses NASA-patented "unweighting technology" to make you feel up to 80 percent lighter, taking the stress off joints and muscles so you can recover faster from a sports injury and train harder for longer periods of time.
This 600-pound booth uses a series of lasers and cameras to capture thousands of images of your body, tracking everything from BMI to body fat to lean muscle in it's 3d scanning technology. Users can then track precise changes in their body through a smartphone app, allowing you to track changes down to the millimeter. The scanner made its debut in a D.C. gym earlier this year, and the founders plan to continue expanding to gyms along the east coast in 2015.
Hot class fans rejoice! These heated glass pods, which reach temperatures of 98 to 100 degrees, are designed to help you melt fat while you sculpt muscle using Pilates-like moves.
Vacu Active Hydro Shape
This is an essentially an underwater bike. It combines the benefits of hydro massage and cycling training in one futuristic looking device. Originally designed to help rehabilitate motor functions, the Hydro Shape apparently has the added benefits of improving muscle growth and reducing cellulite.
Here we have a bike with no pedals, no gears, not even a saddle. In fact, forget pedalling all together. The Fliz relies on a lightweight harness that suspends the "rider", allowing them to generate movement by running. Even though this is still in the prototype phase, The Fliz took home a Merit Award at the International Cycle Show.
This is not your average ab exerciser. The OSIM iGallop simulates horseback riding through it's zero-impact, tri-axial riding action, which tones the belly, hips, seat and thighs. The movement causes your body to automatically respond, improving coordination and posture.
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