It was a dreary, rainy evening in New York City...
But after class, I hoofed it to Soho for a special event at Technogym's new location
What is Technogym?
" Technogym USA is part of Technogym, a global leader in the development and manufacture of premier, high quality fitness equipment, supplying many of the most prestigious hotels, resort locations, fitness facilities and individual homes worldwide. Offering cutting edge fitness equipment such as its Run Personal treadmill with a touchscreen multimedia interface, Technogym USA is internationally recognized for its stunning design and innovative delivery of wellness solutions that result in a better ownership experience and return on its user's time, financial and health investments. " (Press materials)
...Basically, Technogym is a wellness company, the "manufacturer of uniquely designed, innovative, and extraordinarily beautiful fitness equipment," as you'll see below. The company is based in Milan, Italy, and has expanded into the US. Their Wellness Lifestyle is based upon putting people at the center of things, "where exercise, healthy eating, and a positive mental attitude are the essential factors for living life with complete psychophysical wellbeing."
Sounds good to me!
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Their Soho showroom itself was something to admire. The light wood flooring, the greenery in the back, and the lighting that made it seem like a bright sunny day, in spite of the nasty weather outside. The sleek equipment were displayed throughout the room, with other fitness decor and books scattered around the light tables and bookshelves.
I like a place where ALL guests are welcome :)
Renowned fitness trainer Josh Holland was there showing us the ropes--literally.
He demonstrated Technogym's Kinesis Personal Heritage resistance machine, showing how the handles at various points can be pulled, pushed, and twisted to work all your muscles in different ways! It's way more versatile than traditional weights machines or barbells. Plus, the wooden bars in the back can also serve as a prop to raise your feet during your planks and pushups.
Not to mention, it looks pretty sleek, too.
He demonstrated with Jocelyn (above) and Jillian (below).
Other trainers also demonstrated and explained how to use these fancy installations.
Now, let's talk cardio machines.
Their treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, have this incredible display screen. It does have all the typical bells and whistles expected of a piece of cardio equipment (miles, time, speed, etc), as well as animated instructions for how to use them, much like some of the resistance pieces, too.
Even better, though, the cardio machines also have this amazing software called VISIOWEB.
... is this not every
If I had THIS in my home, I would be the happiest, most productive blogger out there. (Note: I do not endorse being distracted and multitasking during your true workout, but I DO support adding movement into your day whenever possible, so if you take take your work from your desk to your FEET, then I'm in favor.)
The VISIOWEB digital platform has full internet access, so whatever it is you do, you can use this screen to your advantage while you're working out and getting some motion into your day. You can follow the news, keep up on social media, read and explore all the depths of the internet, while walking, running, cycling, etc. NO EXCUSES!
Representing the fine leather that goes into many of their products was a small table of leather bracelets and keychains from a.b.k Custom Leather Craft, where two women sized and cut them to our wrists.
They also imprinted initials on them if we liked, so I got "DYT" as a reminder to myself to embrace and seek out challenges.
Then, continuing down the room, I briefly chatted with Michelle, who extended me the invitation. She was so friendly and warm, and we spoke a bit about the product lines.
She let me know that there was more to see downstairs, so down, I went.
More impressive pieces that I would love to install in my own basement.
And impressive displays demonstrating proper use and various exercises.
All in all, a lot to see and a LOT to pine after. These expensive offerings are certainly luxurious and attractive, but are also all so functional. If you've got the money, it's something worth exploring.
On my way out, I met Pete who told me all about Motion Traxx, which offers CDs with music and trainers to guide your workout. As I've explained before, the right music can make or break a workout, and these have the bonus of a trainer telling you what to do right on the track!
They have them for all different types of workouts--running, HIIT, cycling, etc. So I could load this Spin Coach CD onto my iPod, bring it to the gym, and get on a spin bike to have a SOLO class, all in my ears. This is perfect, especially when I can't get to my usual spinning class. Definitely going to give it a try.
Thank you, Technogym, for hosting me on Monday and demonstrating your product offerings.
Have you heard of or used products from Technogym? For more information and to see their full offerings, go to Technogym.com.
Do you invest in fitness equipment for your home? What types?
Do you (or would you) use technology like Visioweb to work while you walk/jog/bike?