It's Harder To Avoid Exercise When Living Room Furniture Is Also Workout Equipment

When your workout equipment is all the way in the garage, or even just in another room, it's easy to dodge exercising. But when your fitness gear is right under your arse while you're lounging in the living room, you don't have much of an excuse anymore.

That was the thinking behind this transforming Panorama living room set created by a trio of design students from France. Sure, it saves some valuable floor real estate by merging everything together, but more importantly, it makes it damn near impossible to come up with excuses not to work out. The height of the footrests and seats can all be adjusted to facilitate a daily regimen of situps, pushups and other routines.

It's almost like it gives fitness an unfair advantage over sloth and lethargy. But if we want to avoid a future as predicted in WALL-E, this kind of thinking could very well be our best bet.

[L'ecole de design via FastCo Design]

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