Illinois Patent of the Month – May 2022

Exercise machines like ellipticals, stationary bikes, and treadmills are great solutions for working out at home or for lower impact stress. Unfortunately, these setups can really eat up space and often require an entire corner of a room to have enough space to use it. To compound the problem, work from home positions are becoming more and more common which also eat up space. Without the need to walk around the office, many of us are experiencing a more sedentary lifestyle.

Fitness Cubed, Inc. (Cubii) have designed a portable elliptical machine that addresses these solutions, making our lives much easier. Their device is small enough to fit below a desk with angles set to optimize the motion as you pedal while sitting down. Between pulleys and a resistance assembly, the system can provide effective exercise and resistance training.

To take it further, Cubii set up an app alongside the device which can track activity and set goals. This device gives you the freedom to work out while you sit – whether at work or relaxing with a book. This allows us to combat the sedentary life we are moving towards and get some moderate exercise frequently. 

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