Burn Calories While Watching TV

May 15, 2015
Tao Chair

While it may seem like just another ornate piece of furniture at surface value,  the Tao chair goes deeper than just being mod-deco by allowing  you to kick back and enjoy your favorite TV program while simultaneously working out your muscles.

You’re conflicted. That dad-bod is getting out of hand, and after infinite hours clocked in at the office, your conscience is eating at you. One part of you wants to hit the gym and get back on a fitness streak. Another part of you wants to go home and kick back in style. But who said you couldn’t do both? With the Tao Chair, falling apart and getting fit become one in the same thing.

By manipulating the delicate physics of isometrics – a form of training in which the joint angle and muscle length remain unaltered during contraction – the Tao Chair becomes as much of an awesome chair to sit in, as it is the perfect gym companion.

The chair’s ergonomic design is cleverly done in such a way so as to enable you to exercise different areas of your body using Tao’s signature Variobics system. Embedded sensors wired into the chair allow you to stay in the know of how many calories you’re burning as well. Depending on where you place your arms, you’re given ample space to pull off curls, presses and leg lifts.

TV time is of the essence, and with the Tao Chair, watching Game of Thrones never felt so gratifying as synced to a work-out-binge of a calorie-burning bender.

by Ghassan Khayyat
Ghassan was tuned into the writing world on a transistor radio-wave of an unbeknownst frequency, once upon a daydream dreary. With a firm belief in Dr. Seussims and all things gadget and gizmo-tronic, he tinkers before he speaks, and chooses his words technologically. He is Editor for T3 Middle East’s Levant English publication and English website, and Associated Editor for the GCC English publication. Reach him at ghassan@t3me.com.