Body Labs 3D body scanning could find applications in everything from fashion to fitness

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Body Labs 3D body scan.

Manhattan-based startup Body Labs wants to 3D scan human bodies. But unlike scanning a piece of furniture, your body changes, and a scan today won’t be exactly the same as a scan made three weeks ago. That is exactly what Body Labs is counting on. Body Labs is exploring just one of its technology’s applications to build a happier, healthier you by tracking your body’s subtle changes.

 

 

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The gym of the future

Business is booming.

Gyms aren’t a recent phenomenon. If we thought gyms were tethered to the trend of self-conscious fashionistas and the scourge of obesity, well, you’d be wrong. Gymnasiums, or ‘gymnasia’, go back thousands of years to Ancient Greece where you’d find dedicated exercise auditoriums typically consisting of spacious training grounds for athletic contests.

 

 

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Top 5 fitness trends from the IDEA World Fitness Convention

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Elaine LaLanne and Dr. Pam Peeke keynote speaker, doing pushups during the IDEA Convention.

The IDEA World Fitness Convention got together 6000 fitness professionals from around the world.  For three days they listened to expert lectures, attended workshops, workouts, panels and a trade show.  From this you get the latest in exercise, nutrition and fitness and 5 of the latest fitness trends.

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Wearable computing devices are next big thing

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Wearable computers

A report released by Forrester Research says that the wearable computing wars are about to begin. They predict that consumers will begin experimenting more with wearable computers over the coming year, specifically around health and fitness, navigation, social networking and gaming. This new theme among consumers will hasten big tech companies to begin creating wearable computing products.

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Mud run – world’s messiest fitness trend

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USMC Mud Run North Carolina 2010

All types of runners are going wild for mud runs. A mud run is a  hybrid of Marines training and adventure racing, the multi-mile events mix running and military-style obstacles such as wooden walls, water crossings, and mud pits to challenge competitors. These grimy races have exploded in popularity—hundreds of competitions are scheduled in 2011, and there’s still time to sign up for one near you. Here’s a guide to popular mud runs across the country.

 

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GoFidget Xerciser – fitness device easy to use while sitting

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Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2011

No time to exercise?  Long hours at the computer?  Tired?  No energy?     No problem! 

Introducing the GoFidget Xerciser™, your fitness solution to sit-down days.  The GoFidget Xerciser™ is an omni-directional fitness device that is easy to use while sitting and working at a computer.  With its 360 degrees of movement and non-impact design, the GoFidget Xerciser™ is a whole new way to strengthen muscles from feet to knees, up to thighs and hips!   GoFidget™ at home or in the office.  It is convenient, effective and surprisingly fun!

 

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