Peloton, Soul Cycle, or whatever bike workout you have subscribed to, there’s no doubt that spin classes, for some people, are like a religion. Sure, it’s not a crazy piece of equipment, but the devout spin-class goers, are really, very committed once they get into it.
There will be times when you want to throw up, when your legs burn so bad you’ll need to stop, but while it seems crazy to some, it’s definitely a decent workout.
Ah yes, the ThighMaster. You may even remember the infomercial that went along with it on late-night TV. Or even day-time shopping channels. The curious-looking (it’s questionable at best) piece of equipment was placed between the thighs, and you’d squeeze those adductors as tight as possible.
Sure, it might give you some strength down there, but we’re not convinced it will make you lose weight.
Twist ’N Tone
Working out with a twist! Claiming to be a fun exercise that is quick, easy, and enjoyable, all you do is, really, twist barefoot on a small rotating platform.
Sure, it works the transverse abdominis, but using it a couple of minutes a day is probably not going to make a big difference. Still, if you want to be a twister at a dance competition, go for it.
Sure, this list is for some crazy exercise equipment, but surely, SURELY one of these things actually works! Enter the Waterball, which was designed with the medicine ball in mind.
Instead of sand, these balls are partially filled with water, which adds another level of instability. Try body twists or wall squats with these. Seems like a ball of fun!
Ugly sneakers = a better backside? Well, that’s what Skechers tried to sell the world, with their “Shape-Ups.” These platform sneakers, with a “rolling bottom and kinetic wedge” actually came under fire after a class-action lawsuit was brought against the shoes.
I think we can stick to "these 'shoes' are made for walking" and not for shaping you up.