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Mog Fitness Equipment

If you’re in front of your computer all day, wouldn’t it be great if you could add in a bit of exercise at the same time? I lost 80 pounds riding my Schwinn AirDyne since I purchased it (around 1984). I’ve gotten so busy with work that now when I’m riding I’m wishing I had a computer nearby so I could work at the same time (I take multi-tasking to a whole new level). The NeXfit company has taken this idea to the gaming community with MOG Fitness Equipment and their interactive fitness bikes.

The concept is simple. You’re sitting there anyway; why not be riding a bike? I read while I my Airdyne at a steady pace. It works just fine for heart healthy exercise, burns calories and best of all, helps rev your metabolism for the whole day.

Unless you’re in Canada you may not be able to find one of these beauties; you sure can’t order it online. The NeXfit website sucks (as of today, Sept. 17, 2005). To check the price of the bikes I hit “add to cart” and up pop errors. The forum appears to have been hijacked but if you click the “Here’s what NeXfit as about” link, it does take you to a dinky forum with a few people asking where are the NeXfit folks and how there’s no customer service. 🙁

Hopefully this company will get it together because this is a great idea. It does cost a tidy $2,500 Canadian which is steep, but as more of these products hit the market, prices will slowly go down (we hope).

I paid $550 for my Schwinn Airdyne in 1984 which seemed a bit high at the time, yet now, 20 years later, that bike’s only cost me about $2.18 a month. Now that was one good investment. I have well over 10,000 miles on my Airdyne too, so they are durable. Time will tell if the NeXfit bikes are as well.