by Jason Edelman
It seems to be getting harder and harder to find time to go to the gym. Lunch hour during work? When else can we eat, and who has time to go to the gym, workout, and shower in that time? The morning? We get up early enough as is.
With the Cubii there is now a way to combine sitting down at your desk and working out, a happy marriage for those of us constantly busy, and who are not interested in a standing desk. Despite not being the first of its kind, the Cubii is certainly intriguing. Developed by FitnessCubed, a Chicago company, the Cubii is an under-the-desk elliptical machine. This means that while you read your email, you can also pedal away your frustrations and inactivity.
The Cubii is designed to allow your legs to pedal comfortably, and without fear of knocking your knees into your desk, so you don’t have to worry about being on the phone with a client and accidentally letting out an expletive after banging your leg.
An app to keep track of your progress comes with the device, and you can see how far you have gone as well as calories burnt. The app also has a social element, and you can connect with other Cubii users and show them your progress. The machine is also designed to generate electricity to charge your phone, so the more you pedal the more you charge.
Cubii could be the answer to people who are looking to burn more calories throughout the day but who find it difficult to find the time to work out. Once it is in place under your desk, it can be used as often as is required to help you reach your exercise goals. The activity tracker is a great motivational tool and can really make all the difference to the amount of exercise that you do during the day. If you are serious about getting in shape then you will probably need to make some changes to your eating habits as well, but using Cubii on a daily basis will certainly get you off to a flying start.
The machine will retail for $299 and will be available from January 2015. This means that everyone who has made a New Year’s resolution to improve his or her fitness has a good place to start. The money for the project was raised on KickStarter and those people who have made an investment in the Cubii can expect to receive their product this coming January. Preorder now at FitnessCubed.com.
This post was written by Jason Edelman of Fueled, the premier agency for iPhone app design and Android app development in New York City.