From investing in game-changing equipment to instructive apps, we’ve rounded up several worthy options for transforming your living room into your gym in no time.
Loro Piana wellbeing kits
Italian brand Loro Piana has elevated workout gear to the luxury realm with it’s new ‘Art of Wellbeing’ collection. Comprised of a mindfulness kit for low-impact yoga and mediation, a shape kit for more dynamic cardio workouts, and an exploration kit for outdoor activity, the collection sees the brand applying its signature, superlative cashmere to all manner of exercise equipment. Items like weights padded with cashmere and leather handles and a cashmere covered fitness ball are so soft to the touch that, maybe for the first time ever, you’ll actually want to pick up your workout gear.
Leave it to Swiss designer Yves Béhar to rethink the home gym. Two years in the making, Forme Life is a stylishly integrated piece of equipment that takes the eyesore out of the typical home gym. Comprised of a single six ft mirror with touchscreen capabilities, Forme transforms into an intelligent gym portal that comes with its own exclusive programming, ranging from interval training and boxing to meditation, stretching and barre. It tracks all movements and collects data with every use to encourage progress.
Pulleys and adjustable cast-aluminum arms for resistance exercises can be deployed or retracted from behind the mirror at will, while integrated speakers, a camera and microphone enable users to be guided through their workout interactively by instructors. Any additional attachments and accessories are neatly stored behind the elegant piece, ensuring that its one sq ft footprint remains in tact.
‘Forme sets itself apart from competing systems by not being a single sport or single use product,’ says Behar. ‘It was developed thoroughly to be a beautiful functional solution that encompasses many wellbeing activities with great on-screen user experience, as well as an industrial design that makes Forme disappear in the home when not in use. It’s the first multi-activity home wellbeing system that can provide a single user or an entire family with the full gamut of activities and world-class trainers.’
Since its launch in 2012, Peloton has brought together technology, fitness and design together to enable its patrons to exercise at a formerly unprecedented level at home. While much of that has been dependent on investing in the brand’s bike and treadmill hardware, Peloton has recently launched a new app platform which makes a library of strength, yoga, HIIT, dance cardio, bootcamp workouts, along with stretching, meditation and its signature running and cycling content, all available on Android TV, Fire TC…