As exercise has gone primal with the recession and the do more with less attitude. Technology has crept back in. Let’s face it boredom, convenience, time, and knowledge are some of the big road blocks to fitness. There are many roads to fitness and there is no one true way. If you love group exercise that is great because it is awesome, but if you want to let science and technology in, here are some great options;
Zen trainer with touch screen
Vibration technology; although Vibration plates are not new and have been on the fringe for a while they have taken a big step to be affordable with quality. There have been some cheesy low price models, but quality has started to dominate the below $1000.00 price point. Also the mid price has started to give great programming options like the Zen Pro 5910.
True touch screen treadmill.
Treadmills have gone virtual, and ran boredom right off the treadmill. True fitness is offering new virtual workout options on their premium units.
Nexersys home unit.
Do you want to take a boxing workout class and not have to go to a club? Nexersys allows you to take that class with built in video instruction. This unit also can lead you through a 15 round workout that grades you on speed accuracy and power.
Chairmaster is a home chair that works like a transformer. If you want a bike a couple of well placed tugs and boom its a bike. Hook up a couple of tubes and boom you are resistance training. This is a great tool for those actively aging. In other words it is great for seniors or for rehabilitation. It probably would not make a cross-fit person happy.
WaterRower Natural and above give you the options to compete wit others in a race. It looks a bit like 90's graphics but is true to the contest. Remember competition raises your fitness level.