In West Sweden, the city of Gothenberg has been dangling free bikes to residents in a bid to get its inhabitants to leave their cars behind. Incorporating the bike into their lifestyle for six months, three dozen such residents here have been showing the rest of the city how it’s done. The catch? Actually ride […]
You’re looking at the 2013 Red Dot Award: Concept Winner. It’s called the No Red No Stop and it works just as simply as it’s named, with the skipping rope informing you when you can stop exercising (when it turns red!). You can set your target number of jumps on the handles’ LCD touch screen […]
So, about these spinning classes that gets you absolutely nowhere but a pair of sore legs. Such a waste of power, no? But how about a stationary bike that lets you pedal away while you sit – otherwise sedentary at your work desk – and channel that kinetic energy where you like, be it a […]
It’s summer again where I live, which means I will be battling ridiculously intense heat waves. It’s so hard to convince myself to go for a run or bike ride when the weather outside feels unbearably hot. But take heart fellow exercise enthusiasts: thanks to this new trend of placing spinning machines and treadmills in pools, you can stay cool this summer while getting a fantastic cardio workout.
We recently found these ads for crazy vintage exercise gadgets, and now, thanks to The New Yorker, we have even more crazy documentation to add to the list: historical photographs of physical exertion. Mechanical tummy massages? Boxing with kangaroos? Swinging babies by their feet? Masquerade golf? Balancing on one leg while making the bed? Underwater ping pong? Yep, mankind has been there.
In general, the Japanese are a pretty healthy people. But besides eating healthy, some Japanese intertwine exercise with architecture. These five Japanese houses are designed to make exercise unavoidable for their inhabitants. One house has a built-in rock climbing wall, another features a mini-golf course, and another house has floor-to-ceiling sliding poles and undulating concrete floors. If you’re ever a guest in one of these houses, be prepared to break a sweat.
Who does their exercise routine to morning TV anymore? No one. It’s a shame. One of the greatest unknown pleasures of TV in the 90s is Zuiikin English, a 24-part Japanese television series where viewers can pick up a smidgen of English while executing the somewhat banal exercise moves of the Zuiikin Gals. If one […]