The Oyo Nova Gym wants you to Keep the Resistance
May 30, 2020

Bicep curls, Shoulder raise doubleflexes, AB crunches, Russian twists and deadlifts. Terms that generally bring visuals of stuffy, equipment-heavy gyms. In a post COVID world, your path to peak personal fitness could well be in technology developed originally for NASA.

The Oyo Nova Gym promises a full gym in your hands. This heavy duty, higher resistance, portable gym that provides total body strength training, at home, office, or on the go. The OYO Nova Gym uses SpiraFlex resistance, which feels smooth and linear like free-weights, without the weight or momentum. SpiraFlex FlexPacks, rated at 4.5kg each, snap on to provide up to 18kg of total resistance in each hand in all planes of movement, yet the entire unit only weighs 1.1kg and folds up to fit in your bag or carry-on.

Oyo Fitness founder Paul Francis first invented SpiraFlex resistance technology for the NASA mission critical International Space Station program, to counteract astronaut bone and muscle loss caused by long term zero gravity. With the Oyo Nova Gym, you get the benefits of SpiraFlex technology in your living room.

In terms of finer details, the Oyo Nova Gym boasts nylon-coated stainless steel cables designed to be durable under high resistance loads and T-Handle grips with steel inserts over-molded with good grip material to handle the higher resistance levels.

A key distinction of the Nova Gym is that it’s the only fitness device that provides abduction and adduction during a single exercise movement. Also, as it does not require the vertical of gravity, you can perform exercises in all planes of movement, without extra equipment like a bench.

The team at Oyo includes fitness guru Nick Bolton, who has developed over 100 exercise and 50 workout videos Exercises are available on and the Oyo Fitness YouTube channel.

The Oyo Nova Gym is now on Kickstarter, where it’s already on track to overtake the company’s first product, which was the second most funded fitness product at that time in Kickstarter history.

All Nova Gym backers get free access to a downloadable 28 Day Beginner Program, 30 Day Standard Program, and the flagship OYO 10 Week Challenge Program.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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