Enhancing Mobility

Enhancing Mobility

The Fractal Machine was designed to help those with mobile disabilities participate in anaerobic and aerobic exercises as well as those who have a need to rapidly adapt to using a wheelchair. Attachable to almost any standard wheelchair, the unit offers resistance training that focuses on work muscles in the upper body to condition and build the muscles that are used most often. It’s a great fitness solution for athletes and casual users alike.

0 Designer: Wilmer Montiel

Not-So-Dumb Dumbells

Not-So-Dumb Dumbells

The original idea for the Quick Click weights came from the designer’s wife noticing that in her weight training classes, other women were struggling with the old-school way of changing weights with clamps and springs which interrupted the flow of the workout. This redesign maximizes the effectiveness of the workout, making it possible to quickly transition between weights by simply using the built in hand grips to drop and add weight.

0 Designer: Vincent H. Bowman

Nike Trois

Nike Trois

The Nike Trois collection of concept triathlon gear aims to streamline the process of changing from running shoe to biking shoe to cut down on course times. Both shoes were designed with a smart lace-and-strap system that can be set and tightened to the competitor’s preference before they put them on, so that when they arrive they can be slipped on quickly without adjustment. The trio of speed-suit, bike shoe and running shoe are aesthetically cohesive and fit snuggly into a matching compartmentalized backpack.

0 Designer: Herald Ureña

Dance Your Way to Fitness

Dance Your Way to Fitness

Designed with youth mind, the Ground Wave is an inspiring shoe design that aims to introduce exercise in a subtle, fun and relevant way that’s similar to playing a video game. Synced with a wireless app, the system gives dance moves to the wearer, tracking their movement with sensors and accelerometers and keeping track of their achievements and scores. User’s can share their scores with friends on social channels and even form their own dance crews!

0 Designer: Tom Sykes

Digi-Coach

Digi-Coach

Designed specifically for the professional sports world, the Nike Coach is a digital tablet that works in tandem with a Bluetooth bracelet to monitor athletes’ overall physical condition to streamline the process of tracking progress. A wide range of fitness applications and a durable, sporty design make it the perfect assistant on and off the field.

0 Designer: Jeong Yong

Meditation Chair

Meditation Chair

The ZenCircus chair is a twist on the latest trend of fitness-minded furniture that makes it possible for the user to do a long list of alternative exercises like yoga positions, trapeze and balance. The hammock-style chair cradles the user in the desired position using extendable fabric that molds to the shape of the body. Use it as a hardcore workout to make you sweat or find some peace of mind in your favorite stretching pose!

0 Designers: Various

Fitness and Style Combined

Fitness and Style Combined

At first glance, Vela might look like nothing more than a peculiar modern sculpture, but it’s actually the first of a new breed of exercise equipment designed for the aesthetically attuned user. The design thumbs its nose at other exercise bikes that, more often than not, end up an eye-sore in many people’s living rooms.

0 Designer: Lunar Studio

Disguised Exercise

Disguised Exercise

The downside of exercise becoming a predominately indoor activity is that it has caused us to lose a certain amount of contact with nature. Arceas brings fitness and nature together in this artistic object that at first appears to be little more than an upright planter, but take a closer look and you’ll see that it’s actually an exercise machine! Integrated into the structure are pulley systems for strength training as well as hideaway padded mat for stretching and ab workouts.

0 Designers: Yoann Legaignoux, Simon Viau, & Thibaut Rouganne

Fitness Furniture

Fitness Furniture

In the modern world, the average working person sits almost 10 hours per day! It seems a bit unnatural doesn’t it? It’s no wonder that the latest trend in furniture is seating that aims to work your body while you’re at work. The Jopple is one example that forces the user to maintain balance while seated so they maintain a tight core. The design’s cushions also fold out to form a workout pad where the user can do crunches or stretch. If only it would yell at you when you’re being lazy!

0 Designers: Various

Work Your Body at Your Desk

Work Your Body at Your Desk

If you’re a slave to your desk like me, you know what it’s like to daydream about getting a little exercise during the week and will appreciate this design. Introducing Fitness@Work- the perfect chair for keeping your blood flowing throughout the workday! For those big guns a central mainspring/handle combo is built into the core of the chair for a great arm resistance workout. Need to work on those 6 pack abs? Lean the seat-back to the floor, tuck your feet behind the stabilizers and…you get the idea. Neeeeed this!

0 Designer: Benjamin Cselley

The Beat Kicks Butt!

The Beat Kicks Butt!

Check out Beat, the ultimate, all-in-one running accessory! This gesture controlled device will play your music, monitor your heart rate, count your strides, and even call you fat when you’re about to give up (I kid! But hey… it might as well.). Beat uses an innovative gesture interface that seamlessly integrates into the running experience. No more sweaty fingers or touch displays. Flick your hand right/left to switch songs, twist it to pump up the volume, or play your power song by punching forward! Do want!

0 Designer: Adrien Guenette

Bike Racks Done Right

Bike Racks Done Right

Leave it to an Oregonian designer to come up with such a great bike-rack design.  The Yakima Super Joe Pro and King Joe Pro by James Owen are this years top-of-the-line racks.  High-clearance design met with ultra soft cushioning ensure your car is never comes in contact with your bikes. These racks are highly adaptable thanks to Yakima’s QuickTrigger Hub system- trust me, attachment easy as pie.

0 Designer: James Owen

Stylish Step Counter

Stylish Step Counter

The Strap’hand by Valentin Sollier is a pedometer targeted for high performance runners.  The ergonomic hand-strap design and oversized on/off toggle button is designed for simplified use without sacrificing accurate results. Connect the Strap’hand to a computer via the sleek USB dock to compare your competing stats.

0 Designer: Valentin Sollier