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
The Me-Mover is equipped with a unique variable transmission, with heavy gearing at the bottom part of the pedal stroke and lighter gearing at the top part of the pedal stroke.
This ensures not only that your are able to deliver full power to bring the Me-Mover forward even at high speeds, but also that you will be able to climb hills, using the upper region of the stroke, and thus in a lower gear, taking smaller quicker steps. It is worth noting that it takes some practising to learn the technique, since it is a different approach, but it is once learned highly intuitive. Yet it is not a mountainbike. Indoor in a lab we measured 26 Km/h - 16 Mph at 6% incline just to give an indication. That example is a workout situation for an experienced rider. In real life we have climbed even steeper hills up and above 10% incline, but at lower speeds.
The Me-Mover is an ergonomic exercise tool that activates more muscles at once than a bicycle, running or an elliptical trainer. When you Me-Move you activate 6 of 8 major muscle groups, including your legs, core, back and arms. The upright standing position means you are always balancing and thus constantly improving your balance and posture. The low-impact on your joints and tendons is friendly for old knee or back injuries. Plus it is addictive and really fun, meaning you'll be excited to work out.
Lastly, the Me-Mover is a compact device that you can fold in seconds and take with you on the train or bus, or store neatly in your home.
We have received really good feedback from people with lower back issues, also disc issues and collapses, that have used and are using the Me-Mover for rehab.
Not only is Me-Moving low (closer to no) impact but it activates the back and core muscles in an extremely efficient and sound way. By standing in an upright position you are not straining your back. The balancing act and the stepping motion activates and strengthens your back muscles, and the best way to protect a joint or bone is to strengthen the muscles surrounding it. Continuing this strengthening exercise will ultimately relieve back pain.
Dr. Adrian Harrison, the professor in our testimonial section, also has lower back issues that he treats with me-moving, saving him from going to the gym and using 3-4 different machines.
No. The FIT comes in one standard size. The handlebar is adjustable so the Me-Mover can be ridden by both adults and children.
We have designed a specific loop in the centerblock for the lock, where you can use an ordinary cable-lock for bicycles and lock it to a fixed object.
Unfolded dimensions are: 94 x 115 x 53cm
Folded dimensions are: 46 x 129 x 53cm. The Me-Mover can be easily disassembled to an even more compact size.
The retail prices are as follows:
FIT Package (home trainer + variable resistance): USD 400
Me-Mover FIT basic: USD 1799
Me-Mover FIT Special Edition: USD 1899
Me-Mover FIT Limited Edition: USD 2599
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When the Kickstarter campaign is closed, we will send out a backer survey.
If you pledge $10 or more, you will have the opportunity to have your name on the Me-Mover packaging material – that is all the Me-Mover boxes sent to the four corners of the world will have our supporters', who made the dream come true, name on it. When the kickstarter campaign is over, we will send you a survey, asking you for which name you want to have on the box. Please avoid vulgarities or names of products, company names or alike. This is a friendly and personal touch that highlights the importance of you as a backer and supporter for the success and life of this project.
I’m previous Kickstarter backer or web shop customer and want to just buy the home trainer and variable resistance add on. How can I do this?
You will need to upgrade to the Me-Mover FIT in order to add the home trainer and variable resistance add-on. We offer our existing customers a full upgrade package for USD 800. This includes upgrading to the Me-Mover FIT and the new add-ons. Retail price for the FIT is USD 1799, and the home trainer + variable resistance trainer are USD 400.
I’m a previous Kickstarter backer or web shop customer and want to upgrade my existing Me-Mover to the Me-Mover FIT. How can I do this?
After Kickstarter we will be offering an upgrade kit to transform your existing Me-Mover into a Me-Mover FIT. This kit will cost USD 600 (plus shipping costs) and will include: new transmission and rear wheels, new steering handle, brake handles, carry handles, pedals, pedal clips and pedal arms.
All prices listed do not include VAT or customs. Please ensure your local contact details are correct and up to date, also after the campaign has ended. The local custom authorities usually get in touch with you and will request the charges. For European customers. Me-Mover LLC USA will assist you with a solution to import the product and arrange the shipment where local VAT charges might apply. For some remote areas extra freight surcharges may apply.
There is always the option of picking up your order here at our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you choose this option then your shipping fee will be refunded.
As a general rule we do not offer refunds on Kickstarter pledges. With Kickstarter you are supporting a project, rather than purchasing a product. Every order is to be seen as a customised “made to order” shipment and with your pledge you agree to our sales terms and conditions. Once the campaign ends, no refunds or claims can be made in this regard.
Shipping prices are based on single-unit shipments to a location. If we get more backers from an area then the shipping fees will decrease.
There are some countries that do not have shipping cost listed. For these countries we will make calculations when production is about to end, and will email you individually. If you have any questions about this or would like an estimation in advance, please email email@example.com.
Because it is a logistical challenge to ship all units worldwide, we coordinate and plan our logistics very carefully. The box is heavy and bulky, which is the main cause for the relative high shipping prices. For that reason, shipments are consolidated and shipped in the most cost effective manner, mostly by ground services. We cannot guarantee a rock solid shipment date but we can provide you with estimations based on the latest events. E.g. If a container is stuck in the harbour due to port congestions or customs have withheld shipments for inspections, we cannot influence this. We will however be as transparent and informative as possible with constant updates.
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