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The Fitwall studio in San Diego, California.
New techy gym in California offers a workout on a wall.
Quantified workouts are hailed as the future of fitness, and one startup fitness studio in California is taking the concept even further. The branded Fitwall workout incorporates heart-rate monitors and iPads to ensure you break a serious sweat – that is if you don’t mind working out on something that looks like a server rack.
The new quantified gym opened recently in San Diego, with plans to open locations in California’s Bay Area, Colorado, and New York next year. Over the next few years, the company plans to open some 100 fitness studios around the United States.
In San Diego, the studio doesn’t feature a traditional gym registration desk, but a lounge area with an iPad where members check themselves in. Also, you won’t find any treadmills or weights of any kind, just an array of 16 or so Fitwalls, or “vertical training modalities,” which tower more than 2m tall with four moving rungs for your feet, four permanent tiers to grip, and an attached iPad to monitor your workouts.
The Fitwall can accommodate 900 different exercises, and each 40-minute class covers strength, cardio, and flexibility, all led by a certified Fitwall instructor.
However, the price for joining Fitwall doesn’t come cheap, starting at US$120 (RM372) a month, but the studio hopes to draw affluent fitness buffs who might otherwise shell out cash for CrossFit or yoga. Members purchase their sessions online or from their smartphones – the studio is a cashless environment. — AFP Relaxnews
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