Are you missing the gym?

Don’t let quarantine keep you from your workout, says Nicole Garcia Merida

The NOHrD Sprintbok is a stylish treadmill with an elegant wood frame and it doesn’t require electricity to run, meaning it won’t put an ongoing strain on the environment, says Dominic Jeffares in Luxury London. Flexible wooden slats and precision ball bearings ensure smooth running and minimum strain on your joints. It comes with a 17-inch tablet to run the Sprintbok app, which allows users to track performance data and select from a variety of pre-designed workouts, which range from a comfortable walk to an all-out sprint. £5,795, nohrd.com 

“Since its founding more than 20 years ago, Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject has created a range of innovative home products: a robotic crib, a TV that looks like a painting, door locks without keys,” says James Gaddy on Bloomberg. Now comes Forme, an artificial intelligence-powered “wellness machine” for the home that costs $149 per month. The touch-response mirror is nearly six-feet tall, has 4k resolution, voice control, and stowable arms for resistance training. Users have a choice of prerecorded workouts to stream that change every three or four days and live trainers will be available at launch. It features voice control, which allows users to change settings quickly by touching and speaking to the screen instead of pausing their workout, keeping you in the flow. Available for preorder at shop.formelife.com/products/forme

Cult spinning classes, such as those offered by fitness company SoulCycle, have made indoor cycling workouts all the rage over the last few years, says Millicia West in GQ. “Blighted by injuries? Bored of running? Indoor cycling is a low-impact way to achieve a high-intensity cardio workout.” To recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home, try the Ciclotte, which is  “in a different league to the exercise bikes of old”. There may be more functional machines out there, but “this sleek carbon-fibre model”, designed by Italian architect Luca Schieppati, “trumps all in the style stakes”. It has a touchscreen display and is slender and lightweight, making it easy to store if you need the space. “But at that price tag? We’re keeping it pride of place.” £9,000, ciclotte.com

“The benefits of rowing are numerous: the exercise works muscles across the body, from the arms and legs to the core for a full body workout,” says Jennifer Barton in The Sun. It is a low-impact cardiovascular exercise “just as suitable for someone in their 60s as it is for someone in their 20s”. Water rowers use water and paddles to create resistance, resulting in a quiet, smooth action and a “striking workout machine that wins points for style as much as for its training capabilities”. WaterRower is the go-to brand. Its machine includes a performance monitor kitted out with WaterRower’s WeRow app, which lets you store data and race against others. The machine is stylish, handcrafted from solid oak, and it makes a pleasing “whoosh” sound, just like you would on the river.  £1,199, waterrower.co.uk

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