We’re no longer new to activity tracking, heart rate monitors and calorie counters (which must have been such a strange concept a century ago, think about it), but now tech goes beyond measurements and into the workouts themselves. Enter a hybrid between resistance training and weight lifting.
Going up to 200kg currently according to the user’s ability, the V-Form Trainer is the first to train eccentrically at significant loads without static weight—and most conveniently—without a spotter. All because the device is powered by innovative custom-developed motor systems and intelligent algorithms.
This is how we can best explain this: After learning your full range of motion by the first set, it adapts to your ability and alters the weight accordingly. Especially on the release, making it practical for rehabilitation due to this safe and controlled function. Plus, it looks undeniably sleek with the extruded aluminium frame and carbon fibre shell.
The only set up required is to plug in and get the connected app, which carries over 200 exercises for customisable, full-body workouts and coached classes by leading professionals. Still, we imagine the biggest benefit would be in drop sets where switching weights is literally effortless as the machine learns to load weight just by pausing a hold.
“The response from consumers has been overwhelming, I knew we were onto something after spending the last 10 years iterating the technology, but I am glad the general fitness community has also bought into what we are building,” says Perth-based founder Jon Gregory, whose background as a former high frequency trader contributes to the foundation of the product.
Overwhelming is right. It raised approximately SGD3.3million in capital from investors like Evolution Wellness Group after its successful pre-order campaign, right in the midst of the pandemic last year. Which makes all the sense in the world when the device is a little over a metre in length, half that in width.
Though clocking in at 38kg, it’s fitted with wheels and a handle for easy movement and storage. Along with a range of accessories, it’s all the home workouts to last the apocalypse. If we have evolved with these terrible times, we say so should the gym.