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.