With numerous gyms around the country still closed, kettlebell fatigue is in full swing, and many of us have developed a stubborn resistance to resistance bands. To the rescue are these three personal-training solutions, each a high-tech take on full-body exercise. With killer results and zero commute, you might even consider kicking that club membership to the curb.
Technogym Kinesis Personal Vision
Founded in 1983, Technogym continues to flex its innovation muscle with cutting-edge stationary bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and stair climbers. Its halo offering is the $22,345 Kinesis Personal Vision, a comprehensive machine that allows for functional, 360-degree movement and more than 200 exercises. In addition, the Italian company recently launched Technogym Live, which enables you to stream trainer-led workouts, group classes and outdoor virtual training, plus customized sessions based on personal fitness levels and goals.
LIT Strength Machine
The new Strength Machine, from Los Angeles–based LIT Method, takes water-resistance rowing and resistance-band training—two techniques known for their ability to tone and strengthen with minimal joint impact—and combines them in a single apparatus. The patent-pending architecture is built on an aluminum frame and can facilitate over 500 exercises, making it ideal for nearly any fitness level. To get you moving immediately, the $1,750 Strength Machine comes with a complimentary three-month subscription to LIT’s live and on-demand classes.
Tonal’s mission is to ease beginners into the world of fitness with a setup as simple and unintimidating as possible, and that begins with its zero-footprint design. Entirely wall-mounted, the patented digital trainer takes up no floor space and uses electromagnetics, rather than weights, to generate resistance of up to 200 pounds. The $2,995 machine has a 24-inch touchscreen display to showcase the hundreds of available workouts for building muscle mass and shedding weight, while 17 body-reading sensors help correct your form along the way.