Self isolation during COVID-19 has forced us to reevaluate our routines and the way we navigate a typical day. With gyms temporarily closed, fitness brands have taken to the digital space to offer their expertise to an audience looking to maintain their exercise regimen. For those looking to invest a little more into their home gyms beyond a yoga mat, these machines offer a sweat-inducing fitness experience that marries luxurious design with tech-forward analytics and connected classes.
If you live in a dense urban centre, space efficiency is important to keep in mind. With Tonal, you can get a challenging strength workout within your abode without having to rearrange your furniture to accommodate clunky weights and whatnot. The wall-mounted machine features two arms that you can adjust for various push- or pull-focused exercises using the “digital” weights, which deliver 200 pounds of resistance. A 24-inch interactive display gives you access to an array of different coaches depending on the type of workout that you’re looking for.
Featuring a striking state-of-the-art design, the Hydrow is a rowing machine that brings workouts to your living room through both on-demand and live rows. You can train with a world-class athlete, work with teammates, or opt for an unguided row as you transport yourself to meditative rivers and waterways. The machine incorporates a 22” high-definition sweat- and dust-resistant touchscreen, an aluminum frame, and ergonomically-designed seat for the ultimate rowing workout.
The Bike Personal from Technogym is the brainchild of Italian architect, Antonio Citterio, and three decades of research in biomechanics, packing a mighty punch in a compact and elegant design. An on-demand trainer keeps you on track with your goals while the digital console lets you view your workout metrics at a glance. Or if you prefer, you can also browse the internet, social media, or even Netflix for an experience that merges entertainment and fitness all in one.
Where Tonal focuses its efforts on strength training, Mirror presents itself as a digital trainer that replicates a fitness class experience. Requiring only two feet of wall space, the sleek piece of equipment is, yes, a mirror when offline, but also a yoga studio, boxing ring, and cardio class that features more than 70 live classes uploaded weekly and a library of on-demand workouts.