Exercise without having to hit the gym, go running outside or do any traditional exercises! “How is that possible! and Sign me up!” is what you’re probably thinking. Thanks to the Kickstart campaign for TAO, you can exercise on the go practically anywhere with the portable, interactive and motivating exercise tool. While other devices like pedometers track your fitness, TAO provides actual exercise. You can exercise while at a desk, on an airplane set or even while you’re at home watching TV.


You must be wondering how in the hell this thing works, so here’s the rundown… Basically you push on the device using a body part and then the device’s app will coach you to press more or less, and when to hold and for how long. So you simply hold the TAO WellShell in your hands against your thighs, your desk or between your knees and just press it. The app will show you a path that you need to follow and will measure the force you apply to it and how many reps to do, etc. It comes with more than 50 Variobic exercises that’s based on isometrics like Pilates, planking or Yoga, which are all explained clearly in the app.


So for example: work out your abs by pushing the TAO WallShell with both your hands against the top of your thigh and squeeze your core while having your posture erect. The device will coach you audibly via the app to press harder, ease up and when you should rest before your next rep. The app can also monitor your heart rate and provide pedometer info from the TAO WallShell’s sensors, and can even measure the steps you take when it’s off so you don’t use up the battery. And to make things more fun, it also provides ramification features to help you through your fitness routine. So instead of following your exercise graph, you can pretend you’re a downhill skier and compete with your friends. It also works with popular mobile games like JetPack and JoyRide. The patented TAO device includes the handheld TAO WellShell and an accompanying app for Android and iOS devices. Get your workout on while practically doing nothing anywhere you want by pledging $149 or more.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.