Have Space to Hang a Mirror? Then You Have Room for This New Home Gym System
In my real estate dreams, my apartment has enough space for a kitchen island, a walk-in closet and an at-home gym. But because this is Manhattan and I am not an Olsen twin or Ina Garten, getting any one of those things is nearly impossible. Or so I thought.
A new high-tech gym system, Mirror, is looking to make working out at home a possibility for anyone, even those of us with barely any room to spare. And, hot damn, is it cool.
When it's turned off, Mirror functions as a plain, old full-length mirror. But turn it on and the once-reflective surface shows a sleek, interactive display from which you can choose a whole host of live or on-demand workout classes led by licensed trainers.
Also, if you opt in to one of Mirror's 50-plus live weekly classes, the trainer leading that class can actually see how you're doing and give real-time feedback to ensure you're getting the most effective workout possible. You can also send encouraging messages and compete against the other members of the class.
Mirror currently offers classes in barre, Pilates, boxing, yoga, cardio, strength training and stretching, and can even cater to pre- and post-natal users or those dealing with injuries.
Like other high-end at-home gym equipment, Mirror works through a monthly subscription service that includes unlimited access to both live and on-demand classes for up to five users (meaning you can get the whole household in on the fun) through its iOs app. The Mirror itself will set you back a hefty $1,495, but it includes the installation process (done by the pros) as well as a heart-rate monitor and set of resistance bands (don't worry, most of the classes are done without equipment).
So, will I ever get the walk-in closet of my dreams? Probably not. But at least now I can start saving my pennies to check off another one of my apartment goals.