Ergatta’s Connected Rowing Machine Gamifies Fitness

An at-home workout system programmed with games that tap into your competitive spirit

The equipment we use to exercise will always emphasize function first and foremost. Designers tasked with defining forthcoming machines’ aesthetics contend with trainers and therapists regarding how to best integrate a design style without interfering with range of motion or desired results. There’s also the challenge of square footage—ways to make room for other machines or to hide equipment in spaces sometimes dedicated to other …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: Homebodies

Products that motivate and presents that make solo workouts out easier

There’s no doubt that in 2020, we were all homebodies. With gyms, pools and group exercise classes out of the question, we turned to at-home or outdoor solo sports (with varying levels of success) to stay active. Many individuals took up jogging or cycling, while online yoga and pilates classes proved more appealing to others. Regardless of your activity of choice, we need to move, …

AWATfit’s Roving Outdoor Gym

Effective exercises that can be done outside and away from others

Initially created in 2019 for those lacking the access or desire to visit a gym, AWATfit (Any Where Any Time Fitness) brings all the necessary equipment and a trainer to your driveway, the woods, the beach or wherever you fancy. The program centers on founder Rich Decker‘s truck, which he and a friend (a professional customizer) outfitted with 20 workout stations—bungee runs, TRX, Gorilla Bow, HELM, …