It really seems that the idea of simulating horse riding is very appealing to many people. We can’t imagine it’s an AMAZING workout because really, isn’t the horse doing most of the work? You might get a little resistance training by bracing your abs and arms, but really…that’s about it.
If you’re able to, why not go for the real thing? A real-life horse and the great outdoors will certainly be more fun than the iGallop. And hey, you might get a workout in!
Yep, roll on up, folks, Squat Magic is here. Look, we don't mean to shame this piece of equipment but essentially, you’re just doing air squats over a short pole. It apparently “guides and support you on the way down, and assists you on the way up.”
We’re not buying it. At least it isn’t too expensive. We’d rather you go to the gym, do proper air squats, and get to building that booty!
No article on crazy fitness equipment would be complete without a little nod to the Bowflex. Just kidding. There’s a reason the Bowflex sold so well — because it actually holds up as a valid piece of workout equipment.
It provides enough resistance to the muscles and also provides a solid range of motion. Bowflex still gets some good points here!
Aquavee Portable Swim System
So you know how when you run on the treadmill, you will go a few steps forward, but essentially you’re running in place? Well apply that principle to swimming, and voila, you have the Aquavee Portable Swim System.
The product is described as an “innovative fitness solution that enables swimmers to swim in place” — we’re not totally sold on this one, but there’s no doubt that swimming is a fantastic cardio workout. Maybe this one isn’t so crazy after all!
The Slim Slide Fitness Quest
This is exactly what it sounds like — you’re sliding on plastic. But in booties. And the producers of this 80s style workout made it a “quest” — so you know, after you’ve broken a sweat to complete it, you feel some glory, even if it’s just a little bit.
No, but really, sprint-skaters used this one (cannot confirm, but that has to be the only use for this piece of equipment) — or so it seems. What do you think!