4/15/2009

New Fitness Gadgets Week: Jacobs Ladder

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

jacobsladderThis week we look at fitness gadgets that are so new that they aren’t available to purchase yet. They were featured at the IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association) 2009 Conference in San Francisco.


As if stair steppers and stair machines weren’t enough, they’ve added Jacob’s Ladder to the mix of exercise machines.

Jacob’s Ladder was designed to give a workout without putting stress on the back. This video shows it in action:

The only benefit I can see for using this machine instead of a stair stepper is the fact that you use your arms as well. This workout machine is PERFECT for training firefighters, but for the rest of us mortals, a stair machine is 90% of the way there. If I ever see one of these in a gym, I’ll be pleasantly surprised and INSIST on trying it out, but I doubt that will ever be an experience I’ll have.

Via: Diet Blog: 2009 Fitness Trends

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2 Responses to “New Fitness Gadgets Week: Jacobs Ladder”

  1. Val Says:

    You know I like my wii fit and my 5, and eight pounds weights. I don’t need anything that takes up a lot of room.

  2. JR Says:

    Last year I was a member of Quads fitness in Chicago (which I joined b/c it was cheapest in the neighborhood) and they had one of these. It was fun, but got a little dull after awhile. They also had a wall climbing machine, and that was more enjoyable and harder work.

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