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PumpPod turns iPod into personal trainer

imagePumpPod is a new “portable training program” for color screen iPods and other handheld devices.

Each “PumpPod Trainer” is a collection of detailed JPEG images that are synced to your iPod, allowing you to view the exercises, instructions and tips just like you would a normal photo. The workout training is available in several levels—from cardio to abs to weights. The company behind PumpPod said that most PumpPod Trainers, which start at $29, “make up a progressive 4-6 week exercise program.”

“PumpPod is like having an elite personal trainer that fits in your pocket and goes where you go,” the company says. “The bright images and simple instructions demonstrate how to do exercises properly and effectively for better results. Best part? PumpPod is a visual training aid that won’t get in the way of you, your music, or your workout. We wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Comments

1

this is very cool! instead of going to the gym, you can stay home and pump up with your ipod!

Posted by shuffle11 on July 11, 2005 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

2

next step is KARAOKE !!! (with TV connection)

Posted by mamerio on July 11, 2005 at 3:54 PM (PDT)

3

cool idea.. $30 is pushing it.. let’s keep it at the reasonable level of $10, like our good friend Podtender.. maybe i’ll just wait til it hits the p2p networks.. that is, if someone actually pays for it.. or maybe i’ll just spend an hour in photoshop and make my own.. then sell it for, say, $5. wink

Posted by kloan on July 11, 2005 at 11:17 PM (PDT)

4

hmm.. just visited the website.. looks like a pretty darn good product, much more excerices/pictures than i thought there’d be.. still pushing it at $30 though..

Posted by kloan on July 11, 2005 at 11:20 PM (PDT)

5

This does seem like a good idea, but definitely too expensive.  For instance, a 3 level total workout is $80.  I could be a 300 page book, fully illustrated, with all the explanation you need for each exercise, and a nutrition guide for about $30 cheaper.

I recommend checking out the cover pic for “Mens PumpedforSummer” Beachbody workout.  Quite amusing.

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on July 12, 2005 at 6:03 AM (PDT)

6

This is a great idea and very cheap compared to the price of a personal trainer. It is also soooo convienent

Posted by Amy K on July 12, 2005 at 9:41 AM (PDT)

7

i just bought some of the products. they are very well put together and are excellent quality when viewed on my ipod. it was also resonably priced for a 4 week workout.

Posted by JCruz on July 12, 2005 at 9:51 AM (PDT)

8

The idea is good, but it seems expensive.
The guy in the blue looks like he has a pole stuck up his ### and the girls look like they should be in Kama sutra witrh some of the looks they have.

Posted by Silas on July 12, 2005 at 11:47 AM (PDT)

9

Definitely worth the money….have you checked out how much personal training costs these days? I love the ability to remain consistent with my workouts without my trainer there.

Posted by YP on July 12, 2005 at 12:43 PM (PDT)

10

Comparing this to a personal trainer is beyond rediculous. You get way more benefits with having a trained professional helping you with your workouts, than you could ever get from illustrated exercices.

Posted by kloan on July 12, 2005 at 4:20 PM (PDT)

11

I just bought a package and tried it out myself. $30 for 3 workouts is nothing compared to the $100 an hour I have to spend at my gym for personal training. Its perfect for the workouts I need in between seeing my trainer. It is so easy to use! You get tips and photos for programmed workouts so you can’t go wrong. Kudos to the guys who came up with this idea, I think it will do very well!

Posted by Cindy on July 12, 2005 at 6:57 PM (PDT)

12

a friend told me about pumppod and i just checked out their site. i’m definitely gonna buy some of these packages. a few years ago i bought one of those workout books that helps you put together a program and never ended up using it. this looks much more user-friendly. and 30 bucks (for 3 workouts) isn’t too pricey at all. i actually expected it to cost more.

Posted by GW on July 12, 2005 at 7:24 PM (PDT)

13

this is a terrific idea. if you can’t afford a personal trainer, which runs about $80 for one session alone, $30 for 3 is really affordable. and if you’re bored with your routine, this is a good way to mix things up.

Posted by TLP on July 12, 2005 at 11:03 PM (PDT)

14

Great idea…I think the workouts are fantastic!!  After paying 1800 for a membership and sessions this is fantastic!! Long live Pumppod!!

PS- Where do those models hangout wink

Posted by John O on July 13, 2005 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

15

I did my first PumpPod workout today. For $30 you can’t go wrong, high quality and several different workouts. My workouts will never be the same!

Posted by TBrown on August 2, 2005 at 11:22 AM (PDT)

16

Most of these remarks seem way too promotional and were probably made by people affiliated with PumpPod.  Just an educated guess.

- Brad

Posted by brad on December 12, 2005 at 11:27 PM (PDT)

17

How about an iPod software that lets the user enter in their workout information (reps, sets, weights, time, etc.)? These programs are way too expensive for what they offer. We’ve paid enough for the iPod in the first place.

Posted by Michael on June 17, 2006 at 6:56 AM (PDT)

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