Canâ€™t shake that nagging, guilty feeling that you should have dragged your butt up the stairs every time you take the elevator? Then youâ€™re in luck, because Vycle creatorsÂ Elena Larriba and Jon Garcia have come up with a pedal-powered elevator alternative that helps you get in shape as you travel between floors.
Like a bicycle, the Vycle has a gearing system that makes it relatively easy to carry your own weight between floors by just pedaling. If passengers are in a rush, or want to put more effort into their brief workout, they can choose different gears to change how quickly they ascend or descend. Although if youâ€™re on your way to a meeting at work, you probably donâ€™t want to work up a heavy sweat.
Ascending two or three stories on the Vycle doesnâ€™t seem like it would be anywhere near as gruelling as taking the stairs, but weâ€™d hate to have to rely on this if we worked on the 30th floor of a skyscraper. The cycle seems better suited for smaller offices, and even more ideal for homes where installing a full-blown elevator would be an expensive renovation. How many of us have an exercise bike in the corner of a room? Youâ€™d probably use it far more often if it meant you could skip the stairs.
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