Are you simply too busy to go to a gym, but you feel like it's just about time to do just that, since you've gained a lot of weight and those awesome designer jeans' you've bought only a month or two ago already don't fit you anymore? Well, it seems that now you can exercise at will, under the careful instructions of some of the most famous (virtual) fitness instructors around, and in the comfort of your own home, by using the "Interactive Personal Training System" from Hammacher Schlemmer, a fitness machine like nothing you've seen before.
The first (and most important) thing that can be said about this fitness machine is that it's quite interactive,
since it is capable of connecting to the Internet and downloading exercise routines from virtual fitness professionals demonstrating the correct exercise form and pace on a conveniently placed 17" LCD monitor. Thus, once an exercise is selected from the device's extensive movement library, the monitor shows the previous weight amount lifted for each exercise, ensuring a gradual increase in workout resistance, while the virtual personal trainer shows you just how you must move in order to enjoy a maximum level of physical effort.
Another very interesting thing about this device is that the LCD sports a touchscreen, allowing easy menu navigation, while the integrated computer suggests exercises based on your fitness goals (strength, muscle tone, basic conditioning, sports training, physical rehabilitation) or by specific body part, tracks the number of repetitions and sets.
The Interactive Personal Training System is made from durable powder-coated steel (so it can support even the "chubbier" users), includes a curl bar, abdominal strap, foot harness, triceps rope, 4 fixed and 2 adjustable handgrips, and measures 2.43 meters x 1.21 meters x 3.25 meters, at an overall weight of 408.23 kilos. The only "not so cool" thing about this device is its price, since the "Interactive Personal Training System" will set you back around $16,000, which is quite a huge amount, despite the fact that the system itself offers so many advantages. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .