Stinkhole Becomes Super-Pool with a Splash of Pink in Paris

Public pools in disrepair are sad to see and even grosser to go into. Atlas Sports Center was one such rundown, '70s-era relic in Paris—a grubby stinkhole that had seen better days—but local firm Yoonseux Architectes transformed it into an ultra-modern spot to strip down and do a few laps (if you're not doing… » 11/13/13 4:20pm 11/13/13 4:20pm

The Best Way to Get Fit: Leave the Gym

I'm just going to come out and say it: screw the gym. Screw it right in the face. There is a better way to get the body you want, one that's actually fun and that uses your brain's reward system. Really. » 5/31/12 2:00pm 5/31/12 2:00pm

The Elliptical Machine Office Desk: Out, Work Workout!

It's a desk chair! It's an elliptical machine! It's an embarrassment! Ye gods, Hammacher Schlemmer, what have you unleashed this time? And who on earth is going to pony up $8,000 for it? » 6/28/11 10:20pm 6/28/11 10:20pm

Unsurprisingly, Gyms Don't Like iPod Nano's Video Recording Inside…

Gyms already forbid people from use camera-equipped gadgets, like smartphones and Flip digital cameras inside locker rooms, since nobody wants their hairy junk posted onto the internet. But now you can add iPod Nanos to the list of no-no items. » 9/23/09 1:40pm 9/23/09 1:40pm

Why You Don't Need Fancy Fitness Gadgets and Gym Memberships

January is a time for New Year's resolutions, a time when we tearfully grab a hunk of belly flab and decide to buy fitness gadgets and gym memberships. Don't waste your money. » 1/20/09 3:55pm 1/20/09 3:55pm

Prospot Fusion Home Gym Combines the Tedium of Exercise With the…

As you can tell by our headshots, the only way most of the editors here at Giz would exercise is if you stuck a TV onto gym equipment. Good news! That's exactly what Prospot did with their Fusion HG6. The base unit costs $4699 and looks quite sturdy and useful on its own, but coupled with the on-board media center… » 8/07/08 3:20pm 8/07/08 3:20pm

Nike + iPod to Jack Directly Into Gym Equipment

Nike + iPod is great for running, not so great for most other stuff in the gym. So, Nike and Apple are teaming up with most of the major gym equipment makers—Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac and Technogym—to make their cardio equipment Nike + iPod-friendly. You'll be able to track workouts on stair steppers,… » 3/04/08 2:20pm 3/04/08 2:20pm

Medimo's Vein Reader Gym Machines Lets You Work Your Pinkie to the Max

Japanese company Fukui has unveiled 12 gym machines with finger-vein readers, which adjust the settings of the fitness equipment automatically for regular users. Costing around $17,000 each, the gear can be hooked up to a remote server to update gym bunnies' stats—calorie consumption and current exercise regime—with… » 2/20/08 6:48am 2/20/08 6:48am