WANTED: Exercise equipment manufacturer

I am looking to manufacture a new piece of exercise equipment. A professional prototype is needed.

Topic by Vin723 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 months ago


how to make a pilates machine from a rower , exercise bands and a stair stepper?

Please tell me how to make a pilates machine from the above parts. It seems athat they are all part of a pilates machine and I have them and hate to use them by themselves but would love to try pilates. I know someone will come up with a good solution and the know how

Question by cwills 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Looking to manufacture a piece of fitness equipment

I am looking for a manufacturer to help produce a new piece of exercise equipment. A professional prototype is needed. 

Topic by Vin723 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I motivate myself to work out? Alternate Title: How do I get a six-pack? ?

I've been trying for around 3 months now to start a solid exercise regimen, but so far my efforts have been fruitless. I'm a junior in high school who runs cross-country and track, but I have decided not to do track this year. I can run a 21 minute 5k, so stamina isn't really an issue. But to be frank, I would really like to build some muscular definition. I have all the necessary equipment, (treadmill, weight machine) but I'm unable to start and maintain a consistent schedule. At most I may exercise for a week or two at a time, and then relax for a week. My main issue is a lack of results, which leads to a lack of motivation. TLDR; I WANT SEXY BOD NAO PLZZZZZ!!!1!

Question by meanbean 7 years ago


An alternative to sit-ups? Answered

Are there any harder alternatives to sit-ups that require little or no extra equipment?

Question by SirNoodlehe 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Vertical Measurement

These vertical measurement things (http://www.volleyballheadquarters.com/volleyball-equipment/training/verticalchallenger.cfm) cost upward of $350!!! Is there any way this can be made on the cheap. All help would be very appreciated. 

Topic by adamgadamg 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


The best fitness plans?

Hey, ive been researching a lot of different fitness trends and exercises, and i was looking on how to combine them into a fitness schedule. I prefer bodyweight exercises with minimal equipment (jogging, planks, push-ups, etc.). i am fairly fit as it is, but like i said i need a plan. I go for 3km jogs twice daily, and every 3 days i do over 100 push-ups.

Question by Shadowwalker2551 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Has anyone made a Fitness Anywhere TRX themselves?

Has anyone tried to make one of these themselves? Somehow I don't think this is $150 dollars of material.http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/

Topic by doc.walsh 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Pommel horse revisited: How do I construct a pommel horse?

Assuming I have the the means to obtain the required materials Pommel horse revisited: Assuming that hardware can be obtained, i.e, the core,  be circular tubing, solid steel or wood core, hallow construction( example, think of a construction a post using 4 2' x 4', ergo a hallow post),  pommel handles, the polyethylene foam, the vinyl or leather covering, the leg supports, be they wood, square or circular tubing, and the necessary tools ( wood/welding) how is a pommel horse made to closely match a regulation pommel horse http://visual.merriam-webster.com/sports-games/gymnastics/gymnastics/pommel-horse.php(not a trainer)? Answers should include the following:  Feel free to add to this list as I am sure it isn't complete in your answer. Construction materials and hardware used to construct the pommel horse, aside from the aforementioned basics. i.e, use of a solid core like 4 8'x8' posts, a circular tube, or variations to achieve the desired dimensions/ If the design includes the bread loaf taper, how was this achieved? How the pommels were attached and the hardware used.    If the pommels are fabricated how was this done, but lets assume they will be purchased. Variations of supporting base structure is acceptable. Answers need to include how supporting base is attached to the horse and what hardware or means of attachment are used.     A. If leg supports are adjustable, by way of circular tubing or square tubing with holes that can be locked into place, are they prefabricated?      a1. How were the adjustable height leg supports constructed. For example, Think of sliding a smaller pipe into lager one, or square tubing for that matter.        a2. How were the legs secured in this configuration to compensate for possible lack of rigidity/support?  Clamped B. If legs or wood and adjustable, how is this achieved and by what means, for instance, drilled holes and wooden dowels or longboats, etc...      Thanks to all those who dive into this. I've searched patents, several hundred search engines and archives and found all but nothing.

Question by Phukitol 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Coming Soon: Health by Design Contest

Coming soon to Instructables.com: the Health by Design Contest! We want to see any Instructable that can promote a healthy lifestyle or make life easier for those whose lives have been changed by injury, sickness, or a disability. This contest is open to all sorts of Instructables. Promote activity with an inexpensive bit of exercise equipment, make a prosthetic limb, mod a wheelchair, it's totally up to you. Prizes and more info to come soon.

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Man Crashes SUV Through Local Building.

This is huge news, a man crashed into a building right in the middle of town at over 75 mph. It is probably hard to understand it's importance if you are unfamiliar to Gig Harbor, but I've walked past that building and driven down that road thousands of times. The building used to be a restaurant, but the owners sold it and it became a fitness gym. It's right at the heart of Gig Harbor, basically. GIG HARBOR, Wash. - An SUV crashed into the 1-2-3 Fit gym at Pioneer Way and Harborview Drive early Wednesday, killing the driver.Witnesses said the driver was traveling at about 75 mph when the vehicle crashed into the building at about 6:30 a.m.The SUV came to rest on a desk.The 26-year-old driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed instantly.Four or five people on exercise equipment narrowly escaped injury. Gym member Ryan Ryan was doing push-ups at the time of the crash."The odd part about this is there was no attempt to miss the building, no attempt to brake, and the vehicle speed was three-four times the speed limit," said Ed Troyer of the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept.Link and Video.I know it's a few days old. I was unable to post a topic earlier because of homework.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Question Regarding Measurement of Vacuum Pump Air Flow Using Anemometer

Hello everyone, I am new to Instructables and am loving it so far. I was reading through some literature on a piece of equipment we have at work and it requires 18"Hg @ 25CFM. We have flow gauges at work, so it is just a matter of using one to determine the flow but it got me thinking... What is the most effective method of measuring airflow of a vacuum pump without a flow gauge. All I have is an anemometer, a basic understanding of physics and time. So I came up with this method and am looking for some folks to poke holes in it: I placed the anemometer at the end of a 36" piece of PVC with a 1.6" I.D. sealing the anemometer to the PVC to ensure no air gets pulled around the fan of the anemometer. The other end of the pipe is reduced to a 1/4" line (.16" I.D.) which is connected to the vacuum pump. Turning on the vacuum pump yields a steady 3.5MPH (307.98 ft/m)on the anemometer. Doing the math, I come up with 4.3CFM (307.98ft/m*.013962634ft^2).  Unfortunately, I cannot bring a gauge home from work to compare and I cannot bring my set up, as glorious as it may be. So this is more a thinking exercise. So what sort of accuracy would you guys think this 'rig' has? Can you think of some method for me to verify it's accuracy (or, more likely, lack thereof)?

Topic by mmcdonald6 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Scholarship Idea

I've put a lot of thought to the whole robot 'thing'. My immediate instinct in reading about this is an art making robot. I can easily see why there's so much interest in 'what can a robot do FOR me?' (hauling things for you, cleaning up, fetching) but I'm more interested in 'what can a robot do WITH me?' Printers are great, but they're still just a static digital output of art. And they (primarily) print in ink on paper. That is a very tiny sliver of the art making world. I spent some time searching for robots that make art and didn't really come up with much that seemed to take full advantage of what is possible. Hektor is great, but well beyond what most people are willing to even attempt (the documentation implies that it was months of full time work and even speaks to the complications of programing it) and only works in spray paint. There are various other 'snippets' of work made by robots around, but nothing that seems to be more than a proof of 'hey, I can program a robot'. There doesn't seem to be much interest in making a series of really beautiful finished artworks, but rather a collection of demonstrations from trade shows and videos of robots at work. I'm very confident that I can program the iRobot to travel in some great looking paths. It appears to be more than capable of beautiful curves, spirograph like spinning and sharp corners. I'd really like to work a lot with setting the iRobot up to use lots of different mediums - more than just dragging a pencil or marker, or just spraying spray paint. There are many options for mediums, including: pencil, marker, pen (as mentioned above) paint with a brush paint dripped or squeezed from a tube or syringe (similar to how the Fabber and other "3D printers" work) spray paint charcoals and pastels pure pigments rolling paint (similar to how wall paint is applied) Each of these would require a different method of attachment to the iRobot. Focusing on this would allow me to turn it into a very versatile piece of equipment where I would be able to program a path, choose a medium and go. Another benefit to working with the iRobot over a printer is that it can run over a number of different surfaces in many sizes. Printers are primarily limited to paper that's less than a foot wide for home printers, and less than a couple feet wide for most commercial printers. A robot could apply medium to any size space (theoretically), and that surface could be paper, canvas, wood, metal, or anything else it could physically move over. This literally allows for infinite combinations, and allows for layering of different mediums/colors in ways a printer could never achieve. I definitely intend to work on programing the robot start and stop applying mediums in addition to just dragging them, but I don't want to commit to doing with within the 2 month time frame. I definitely would NOT intend to stop work on the project just because the contest ends. My end goal would be to modify an iRobot to: hold and apply a variety of mediums (ideally in a quick-change way) travel on a variety of carefully planned and adjusted paths, taking advantage of straight lines, curves and corners and, potentially, program it to start and stop applying a medium Here's an idea that I'm not really interested in working on that I wanted to share anyway: Start with a vacuum style Roomba, attach some sort of cat attractant (feather, mouse, catnip, etc) to it, and set it up to run from the cat. That would allow the cat to get some fun exercise during the day (when there's likely no humans to entertain it) and it would help keep up with the cat fur vacuuming. I would probably buy something like that.

Topic by technoplastique 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago