iGallop: Ride Your Way to Better Health

The iGallop ($400) is a funny looking ‘exercise machine’ available at Brookstone designed to give its users an excellent workout by simulating the action of riding a horse.

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The principle of iGallop is actually quite similar to the principles behind sitting on an exercise ball. The iGallop moves in a ‘tri-axial riding action’ which activates your core muscles as well as your hips, butt, and thighs as your body naturally tries to balance against the movement.

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If you’ve ever had the guts to get on a mechanical bull at a country bar (yes, I have), you will agree that as silly as it sounds, riding mechanical beasts of burden can give you a real workout.

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If the iGallop really works, I can imagine it being applied to the walking while working movement. Sitting on the iGallop on a low speed while working on the computer may actually be more practical than the treadmill idea. Hmmmm…what would ergonomists say about that?

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