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I Tried It: Unconventional Fitness Tools

Written on April 26, 2011 at 11:04 am , by

Photo courtesy of StreetStrider

Written by Nicole Brennan, editorial intern

Here at FITNESS, we are constantly looking for ways to switch up our routines.  Whether it’s by sweating it out at a fun new gym class, exploring a different running trail or testing out some of the industry’s latest equipment, we are willing to try it all (at least once!). Three recent finds:

  • StreetStrider. This new outdoor cardio tool combines the benefits of multiple exercises into one. It is most closely compared to an “elliptical with wheels,” and is the perfect activity when the weather is nice!
  • The JumpSport Fitness Trampoline. Want to spring into shape? This trampoline is designed with more resistance than your regular recreational tramp, making it more challenging to bounce.
  • The Body Blade. This oscillating blade is used to increase engagement of the muscles, focusing on the shoulders. It forces your muscles to contract “270 times per minute,” and can be used for physical therapy purposes

Now tell us: Have you tried any new fitness gear lately? What did you think of it?

  • http://x-abs.com marc felberg

    x-abs is the best piece of equipment out there for your abs.

  • http://www.lindalufitness.com linda mitchell

    Boing by kangoo rocks it is the latest craze. The shoes are like being on a rebounder so you lessen the impact. you can run in them, jump in them, and do regular aerobics in them

  • Evangelene

    I just tried my first Kangoo Jump class last week. I must admit that was a lot of fun and can’t wait to try the boot camp class next month where I work out.

  • Donna

    I would love to try the StreetStrider!