Handy Gym is a new training system has launched via Kickstarter this week using technology designed for NASA to help astronauts stay fit in space. Using inertial technology, the Handy Gym is the “smallest gym in the world” say its creators a team of fitness enthusiasts and serial entrepreneurs at Micaton based in Miami, Florida.
The Handy Gym has been developed to provide users with a superior workout when compared to large gym machines and offers a small, portable strength training system that is independent of gravity and allows you to work out anywhere, without lifting any weights and delivering safer and stronger fitness results.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the inertial training system, which has launched via Kickstarter this month and already blasted past its required pledge goal and raised over $156,000 thanks to over 230 backers with still 24 days remaining on its campaign.
Early bird pledges are available from $499 or roughly £394 offering a considerable discount off the recommended retail price of $848. After the successful Kickstarter closes, worldwide shipping is expected to commence sometime around January 2020. The Handy Gym works in conjunction with a smartphone application that can track your calories, cycles, time and strength. Thanks to the Bluetooth connectivity of the Handy Gym and will be available for both iOS and Android devices. Select your disk configuration in the mobile application and carry out either a single exercise or a complete workout.
Internally the Handy Gym contains two swappable inertial solid steel core discs combined with a conical pulley elliptical gear core and security clutch. Wireless connectivity allows the Handy Gym to be connected to its companion application to track your fitness levels, workouts and resistant settings. While using the Handy Gym, users can run a full body workout or select from hundreds of different exercises to work on specific muscles. Users can tailor workouts for weight loss, posture improvement, physical recovery, body strengthening, muscle toning, strength and injury prevention. Micaton explains a little more about the inspiration behind the Handy Gym.
“We believe in creating smarter devices for smarter and more effective fitness and training experiences. We also wanted to create a device that could be equally used for physical rehabilitation. After all, our CEO, Manuel Montes, who has been dealing with Parkinson’s for 11 years, was the first in our team who tried to create a device to train his mobility at home and we just knew we had to had to get together and develop a device that could be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time.”
The small form factor design makes the Handy Gym easy to carry and store and thanks to the companion app users can track their results over time.
The Handy Gym crowdfunding project offers a unique chance to own a conical pulley system, usually only available to elite athletes, sports club members and professional gyms. Depending on your skill level and work out routine three different disc combinations can be chosen in the form of Yellow for Lower power offering 90 Lbin2 of inertia, Blue offering Medium power and 135 Lbin2 of inertia, or Red offering High power and 220 Lbin2 of inertia.
It is worth noting that all the Handy Gym discs are lightweight and the exercise is not about lifting the discs, but the resistance levels that will be applied to your training system thanks to the inertia level provided by the disc that you choose. Check out the table below to learn more about the relative weight equivalent provided by each disc combination.
The development team at Micaton USA have also made available a range of accessories to help support your inertial training sessions, offering mounting plates, door anchors and loop straps for specific exercises. As well as a D-grip handle, handle with foot cradle, belt and ankle straps to further enhance your workout and range of activities.
A range of different rewards are available offering a basic system, encoder and app which is compatible with Android and iOS devices, and the full gym kit which includes all accessories, Bluetooth connectivity to the companion application and Handy Gym system. Add-ons are also available offering extra disk packs, a double power pulley and a backpack to help store and carry your Handy Gym when required.
Perform strength training exercises anywhere, anytime with the NASA-based Handy Gym conical pulley training system, now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from $499. For more information, full specifications and a complete list of all available pledge options, accessories and add-ons jump over to the official Handy Gym campaign page by following the link below.
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