Article from our friend Jena. It’s a good read with a bunch of video as well of exercise equipment scams from the past few years. All these do are exercise your wallet!
One thing I think is hilarious about these gadgets is that usually the original is a well made (although with questionable effectiveness) piece of equipment. Then a few years or months later a bunch of copy-cat products flood the market that are both ineffective and break after a few uses.
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You want to lose weight? Eat right and exercise. That’s really it. It takes work, but the plan itself is so basic that most people look for alternatives that promise quick results. As a result, dozens of new machines are made and marketed every year to desperate people willing to pay high prices in the hopes of finding an easy way to drop pounds and firm up. But as the man said, short cuts make long delays, and most of these gadgets are wastes of time and money. The ones on this list, though, are the worst of the worst. They’re weird, uncomfortable, overpriced, and they don’t deliver on their promises. Most importantly, they’re slick attempts to replace tools and activities you should be doing with cheap versions that aren’t nearly as effective. They’re just plain worthless.