Throughout the world, many people want to have a healthy lifestyle like doing exercise, but because of their work and busy schedules they end up doing nothing, but only work. To some who really wants to exercise indoor they often uses treadmills, but what if a treadmill and a bicycle were combined together? Sounds exciting and fun, right?
Let’s Start with Lopifit…
Meet Lopifit, a walking bicycle. Lopifit is a combination of treadmill and an electric bike, invented by Bruin Bergmeester. Bruin lives in a small village in Holland, according to him, he works full-time and sits all day and he likes to exercise on his treadmill at home. He’s a not a fan of bicycle because it resembles his work, means sitting again. He thought, “Why not bring the treadmill outdoors?” And so the Lopifit was born.
Lopifit works like a treadmill with a front and rear wheel, when you put your foot on the belt and push it backwards, it makes the shaft turn. Sensors register the movement and send a signal to a computer, situated near the storage battery, which then makes a motor turn and the rear wheel will move.
Replacing the pedal of the bicycle with a treadmill belt gives you the benefit of walking or exercising outside riding on a bicycle. And because it’s electric, the Lopifit runs quite fast and is equally good going uphill.
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Fascinatingly, all of his five Lopifit prototypes are built on his living room. If you want one, he can build it for you on demand. He is also looking for a manufacturer in the States, so if you’re interested to be his partner just give him a call. For more info of Lopifit, you can check their site: www.lopifit.nl
Now meet the “Treadmill Bike”. Like Lopifit the main objective of this machine is “to use treadmill outdoor!”
Treadmill Bike is available through Bicycle Forest, for around CAD$2,000 (US$2,450 approx.). “Treadmill Bike is for people who love the feel of a treadmill beneath their feet but don’t want to be stuck inside pounding away when it’s a beautiful day outside. And has the same fat-burning benefits of a treadmill without the gym fees”
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Treadmill Bike’s rugged design and all terrain tires gives you the excitement running through evergreen forests or strolling down country roads. The bike had a hard-wearing belt that provides grip “while protecting your feet from dirt and other contaminants commonly found on the earth’s surface”. It comes with a variable resistance features that gives you another workout level like the traditional treadmill. For more info of the Treadmill Bike, visit their site: bikeforest.com
The only difference between the two is that the Treadmill Bike works and run entirely on human power. It means, this product is perfect for people who want to burn their overloaded calories, LOL! Meanwhile, Lopifit works like a treadmill but battery and electric motor are used to assist the user, meaning this product is perfect for light to moderate workout.