How do I get su­per-fit with­out leav­ing my warm home?

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NICK ODANTZIS REPLIES:

We get it – go­ing out­side the com­fort of your house, es­pe­cially at this time of year, is about as ap­peal­ing as a slap to the face. But that’s where home-based fitness tech comes in. And we’re not talk­ing about a ropey old work­out bench or any­thing here.

As long as you like cy­cling or run­ning (we’re guess­ing that’s a lot of you) then we have one word for you: Zwift, an online vir­tual world in which you can train your body with­out leav­ing home. With Zwift run­ning on your lap­top or tablet, act­ing as your view to the vir­tual world, you can race your­self, or oth­ers, in real time. It’s also com­pat­i­ble with Strava for like-for-like com­par­isons.

Cy­clists can get that moun­tain-con­quer­ing ex­pe­ri­ence when Zwift is paired with a turbo, such as the Wa­hoo KICKR Smart Trainer ($1,599.99, au. wa­hoofit­ness.com), while run­ners can power up their marathons with the beta of Zwift and a tread­mill like the Techn­o­gym MyRun (techn­o­gym.com). You’ll also need a foot­pod such as the Po­lar Stride Sen­sor ($119, po­lar.com) for Zwift to recog­nise your runs.

GARY W., NEW­CAS­TLE

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