Resolution: Admire Good Design … And Workout More

I'm not a big fan of making New Year's resolutions. I'd like to think that it's because there's not much room for improvement. But in reality, by mid-January, my goals of shopping less, cutting carbs, or calling mom more often, are distant memories.

But a resolution to workout more would be easy to keep if I had some of these sleek home exercise items nearby. While some of these beauties may be out of my price range, at least I'll be sticking to my year-round resolution to admire, and be inspired by, good design.

Top Row, Left to Right:

  • Seletti Leather Skipping Rope, currently reduced from $60 to $30 at the Conran Shop.

  • Young designer Romain Lagrange has crafted an indoor croquet set out of cork, leather and sycamore maple. Price on request from the designer.

  • Philippe Starck designed these 2kg or 3kg dumbbells to fit comfortably in your hands. Available in gold or gunmetal with optional carrying case; $620.

  • Middle Row, Left to Right:

  • The Disko bike by Puma folds in half for easy storage and can be yours for $970.

  • Seletti Leather Punch Bag, $325 at the Conran Shop.

  • If you didn't find one under your tree, Neiman Marcus still has a few of the matte black Tom Burr Table-Tennis Tables featured in their Christmas Book; for a cool $45K.

  • Bottom Row, Left to Right:

  • The Ciclotte stationary bike will set you back over $10K, but think of it as a very expensive statue (and future clothing rack?).

  • For a full-body workout, the best source for stylish home gym equipment, Technogym, offers the Kinesis Personal Heritage, with custom systems starting at $8K.

  • Technogym teamed up with designer Antonio Citterio to create the ultimate treadmill, the VISIOWEB, starting at $10K — integrated TV and iPhone connection included.

  • Images: As linked above.