April 28, 2020

I’m sure you’ve spent most of the day either sitting on the couch watching TV, or at your home desk, toiling away during this Covid-19 outbreak. Feeling a little pudgy? Perhaps it’s time to incorporate some physical activity into your routine. If you are afraid of going outside to exercise, here are five different types of high-tech fitness equipment that you can purchase to create your own personal gym at home. Now you don’t have an excuse not to work out. 


Tonal is an all-in-one fitness system that uses AI technology to give you the ultimate workout. Think of it as your virtual personal trainer. Strength training? Check. Build muscle? Check. Lose weight? Check. After setting your fitness goals, Tonal will personalise programmes to help you achieve them, and even spot you when it senses that you are struggling.

NordicTrack Commercial X32i

The NordicTrack Commercial X32i is the home treadmill you never knew you needed. Paired with an iFit membership and a 32-inch screen, NordicTrack is proud to provide users with a 360-degree fitness experience. As you follow their immersive videos, trainers have control over the speed, incline and decline on your treadmill, forcing you to feel the burn. Their partnership with Google Maps also allows you to go anywhere in the world in a seamless manner.


Beyond its name (yes, you can see your reflection), Mirror screens live and on-demand classes from yoga to kickboxing, to keep you engaged and exercising less of a chore. Other features include connecting with your friends, playing your favourite playlists, and keeping track of your heart rate through an app so you avoid having fingerprints on the LCD screen. 

Peloton Indoor Exercise Bike

Miss your weekly spin classes? Get your very own Peloton Indoor Bike at home to mimic a real spin session. With a built-in 22-inch touchscreen in front of you, stream up to 14 live classes every day and browse over 5,000 on-demand classes with expert instructors guiding you along the way. Design-wise, this bike looks cool and sleek, but what’s more impressive is how the pedals and flywheel move smoothly and silently, with electromagnetic resistance.

Tangram Smart Rope

Hate running? Tangram’s Smart Rope. is another way to get your heart rate up. This high-tech jump rope will help you get a full-body cardio workout to tone up. With 23 LED lights embedded in the Rope’s magnetic sensors, monitor your fitness data in mid-air as you jump. Sync the Rope with the Smart Gym app to track the number of calories burned and unlock awards when you compete against your friends.

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