Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment

With all the festive celebrations almost over it is a time of year when some of us are thinking about trying to remove some gained weight and get a gym membership or maybe some new exercise equipment. So today we are looking at some of the most amazing concept designed exercise equipment. Why? Because much like the thought of exercise it sounds like a good idea in the design phase, but it is unlikely to ever see the light of day…

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment

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Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of various Fitness equipment

10 – Saving Space
http://www.process.cz/3-solitaire/19-home-fitness.html

If there is one thing many of us don’t have it is room for any fitness equipment. So what designer Lucie Koldová has done is transformed both a table and a wardrobe into the exercise gym! With various combinations and workouts to do it are an all round gym experience and one that I hope will be available to buy one day.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of a Fitness equipment

9 – Light Workout

Exercise stations to light up the streets?

This idea by designer Zhongren Zhang takes a good workout session by us humans and transforms it into electricity via the power of kinetic energy! Eco-friendly, great idea, great design, this simple piece of exercise equipment has it all going on and then some.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of Fitness equipment

8 – Lean Machine
http://www.coroflot.com/martinspurway/osim-curve

This might look like something out of a Tron film, but it is nothing more than a piece of exercise equipment that makes workouts fun! But showing flashing circles left and right of the device you sit on you then have to lean left and right to touch them and while having fun doing that you burn some very serious calories! But I just know I would fall off it.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of Treadmill

7 – Burn Run
http://www.yankodesign.com/2011/10/10/human-hampster-wheel-for-energy

Much like number 9 this idea also creates electricity via kinetic energy, but this machine just feeds all that power back into the nation’s grid. Placed in a park or local recreation centre I am sure it will get people interest and turn calories into electricity.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of Swimming Fin

6 – The Lunocet Monofin
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/high-tech-swim-fins-lunocet-fins-turn-man-into-michael-phelps

Crafted from titanium and silicon this amazing swimming fin is expected to become a reality in just a few years! It is believed that any swimmer using it will instantly double the speed in which they can travel at for half the calories! Definitely, one to watch out for.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of Fitness equipment

5 – All together at last.
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Buddy-Gym/1583525

Keeping fit is always best done with a friend. But some people like myself hate the competition element of this, so a fitness machine that requires 2 people to work together rather than against one another  can only be a good thing in my books.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of indoor slack line

4 – Picking up the slack
http://www.coroflot.com/kylekhill/indoor-slackline

With the sometimes extreme sport of slacklining gain more and more fans and followers every day it makes sense that this indoor version of that should come to the market in the near future. And it is a lot safer than doing it on a cliff top like they normally do!

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design pull rope exercise equipment

3 – Pulled into the future.
http://www.yankodesign.com/2010/06/22/guessing-game/

Designed to help pregnant mums have a workout by helping them do the appropriate stretching exercises and lose some post-pregnancy weight it looks great, simple to use and I am sure would be a big hit. But isn’t there already loads of fitness equipment already on the market that can do this anyway?!?

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of a Cycle Trainer

2 – Cycle Art
http://www.interiorholic.com/news/stylish-gym-equipment-vela-cycle-trainer-by-lunar

It is hard to work out quite what this is, at first sight, but this amazing static cycle concept designed by Lunar that is both beautiful, sculptural as well as functional. I am sure if it ever gets built it will cost the earth, but it is amazing that is for sure.

Top 10 Unusual and Futuristic Exercise Equipment
Concept Design of Fitness equipment

1 –  The No Workout – Workout machine!
http://www.padwa-design.com/products.php?pr_id=25&cat_id=0

This very futuristic machine is called the I-Cool by designer Philippe Starck. This is not just any ordinary design for concept fitness equipment, this design uses the natural sitting position to help burn calories via a series of temperature regulation and vibration! Please let this be true and made real one day because I hate the gym!

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