About this project
A step machine on wheels, the FIT activates 6 of 8 major muscle groups, so you get more exercise in less time. It is a full body trainer that gets you fit faster; high intensity workout, low impact and a blast to ride.
Equally good for fitness and building strength it is also proven to be a great tool for rehabilitation; lower back, knee, ankle, heel issues etc.
With the FIT package, you also get a home trainer and variable resistance add-on for even more flexible and efficient workouts.
Outdoor, off-road, indoor - anywhere, anytime.
"...lets you exercise while exploring your city.." Gadgetify
"...more efficient and fun way to work out." Gadgetsin
"We are smitten with the Me-Mover FIT. It’s a fun and fantastic workout." Fit Bottomed Girls
The Me-Mover FIT gives you more exercise in less time.
More exercise because you activate 6 of the 8 major muscle groups at the same time for maximum caloric burn. By distributing the load across several muscles, you are not over-exerting a specific muscle, and thus radically reducing your resting period.
More exercise because you can take it with you anywhere you go. This is the gym that joins you! Use it to get fit to work, run an errand, or enjoy the Great Outdoors!
More exercise because you are targeting the right muscles: strengthen your core and lower back for improved overall balance and stability. Rehabilitate your body and protect your joints with low impact, effective training.
More exercise because above all, it’s FUN. This is exercise that is irresistible and gets you fast results. You’ll be excited to train and be in the best shape of your life!
Introducing the brand new FIT Package - a revolutionary training package that will completely change the way you exercise.
Set the exact effort level you want by engaging the FIT’s vario resistance add-on, whether it’s to enjoy a high-intensity workout at slower speeds, to simulate a hill climb, or to match the speed with your training buddies. This is fitness tailored to you.
The easy-to-use home trainer add-on lets you transform your FIT into a stationary training device for great indoor exercise. The FIT has got you covered all year round – inside or out.
When comparing different everyday exercise methods that impact the joints (knees, ankles, and the spine) with Me-Moving, it has been established that Me-Moving has radically lower impact than running and walking, even at maximum intensity exercise.
At the same time the ergonomically correct, upright standing position is more gentle on the back and neck than for instance cycling.
When measuring muscle activity in the lab, comparing various modes of Me-Moving (normal pace, half pace, big steps, sprint, two legged jump etc.) and traditional exercises such as running, crunches, lunges, squats, biking etc. the researchers were amazed to see the number of muscles engaged when Me-Moving, as well as the intensity of activity in the muscles.
Me-Moving combines high-intensity workout with ultra-low impact on your joints. You strengthen your legs, glutes, core, back, pectorals and even your arms. The G-force impact on your joints is radically lower on the Me-Mover than when running, and even lower than a walk.
It means that Me-Moving is not only a more effective full body workout- but also safer and carrying radically lower risk of injuries.
“The Me Mover has been validated as being effective in terms of activating core muscles and activating a greater number of muscle groups in the body than found with for instance running. The Me Mover operates with a very low G-force, resulting in minimal risk of long-term knee, hip or spinal injury" — Dr. Adrian Harrison, D. Phil. (cantab), University of Copenhagen
“I first saw the Me-Mover in the Swiss newspapers, and immediately knew it has a huge future. I immediately fell in love! I now host regular outdoor group fitness classes and my students absolutely love the Me-Mover. It’s a fantastic high-intensity interval trainer that strengthens a whole range of muscles. I even get my marathon running clients to incorporate the Me-Mover in their training regime to get them prepared. It is a fantastic full body fitness tool.” — Patrick Ollivier, fitness instructor
2nd stretch goal UNLOCKED: Me-Mover Training E-Guide
Now all backers who pledged for a Me-Mover FIT will get their hands on a Me-Mover training e-guide. This e-guide will be for everyone - from beginners to advanced users. We'll cover everything from the basics of riding the Me-Mover, to injury prevention, to getting a maximum intensity workout!
Me-Mover FIT specifications and data
The Me-Mover FIT is a premium quality exercise machine. Brought to you by Danish designers and engineers, the FIT has been carefully crafted using top-notch components.
Brief history of the FIT
Our first Kickstarter campaign in 2014 was a runaway success where we managed to crowdfund over US$300,000. Now we have delivered 500 units to customers around the world, and the feedback is just great! People love their Me-Movers, and to our surprise the main feedback is how effective it is for fitness and exercise.
We had in-depth dialogue with our customers, listened to their comments, suggestions, and at the end realised that we have crowdsourced our next generation model.
This response not only led us to radically change our focus towards fitness, but based on the input and design ideas from our backers and customers, we created a completely new product to match the use. This is how the Me-Mover FIT was born.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks involved in producing an entirely new product in volumes, with much of the mechanical parts being 100% unique to the Me-Mover FIT. Below are the risk areas and what we have done to minimize these.
* Production delays: This is where the biggest risk lies as setting products into production can be tricky. We have included extra time in our time plan to accommodate for adjustments and minor delays.
*Manufacturer delays: We have intentionally chosen a production company that is already widely recognized worldwide for their expertise in producing bicycles, but there could still occur delays and issues outside our control.
* Quality issues: Our production partner has stringent quality checks all through the production process. Also, our Production Manager will be onsite in China when the Me-Mover FITs are being produced in order to handle any uncertainties straight away. But since we have singular sources on several parts, quality issues would lead to delays in delivery.
* Product durability: We already have our first products being used by customers all around the world, where we closely manage any product issues. We have built a test bench to stress-test the Me-Mover FIT at different paces, with different weights with solid results. Still, hidden problems could arise, and we are focused on finding and solving any potential weaknesses as soon as possible.
* The entire team could be hit by a runaway truck while enjoying a Me-Moving trip in a spring evening. We are mitigating this risk by starting to wear helmets.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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