Exercise has Evolved - Introducing Cycli, the Most Innovative and Social Way to Exercise at the Office or While Sitting on a Couch

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The Internet of Things meets Fitness with Cycli, the first portable exercise cycle that connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth. With Cycli, made by Flint Rehab, users track their exercise and compare results with family, friends and co-workers – with its Kickstarter launch, Cycli makes exercising fun and easy no matter the location.

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People aren't exercising enough and it’s often because they’re stuck at the office or lounging on the couch at home. We wanted to transform these historically unhealthy situations into an opportunity to get fit

Cycli, the World’s first Bluetooth-enabled portable cycle, started pedaling its social exercise innovation on Kickstarter today.

The creators of Cycli have spent seven years in the medical industry developing innovative tools to help people recover from stroke and brain injuries. Now their experience and know-how is aimed at helping anyone who wants to get fit while sitting at their desks, at work, or on the couch at home.

Cycli was created as a fun, competitive, and interactive way for people of all ages to engage in social exercise from any location. Simply place the lightweight stationary cycle in front of a chair, couch, or under a desk - set the resistance and start pedaling.

With a built-in touch screen interface, Cycli automatically measures the number of reps completed, calories burned, and time spent cycling. This data is automatically synced to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing them to track their progress. The Cycli app also lets users create and join public or private exercise groups so they can easily see how they stack up against their friends, their city, or even the whole world.

“Exercise should be fun and accessible,” said Cycli co-creator Dan Zondervan. “But more than that, exercise should be social. When we have a community around us, our innate desires to compete and share our accomplishments create the perfect environment for fitness. That's why we created Cycli.”

Cycli includes several features that are not available on any other portable cycle. In addition to its social connectivity, Cycli boasts an elegant, low profile design with a variable magnetic resistance mechanism for smooth and quiet operation. Cycli is also the first portable cycle that can detect the resistance setting, providing users with a much more accurate count of how many calories they are burning. All this comes with a rechargeable battery so that users can work out anywhere and with anyone.

“People aren't exercising enough and it’s often because they’re stuck at the office or lounging on the couch at home. We wanted to transform these historically unhealthy situations into an opportunity to get fit,” added Cycli co-creator Nizan Friedman. “There's tons of technology out there for fitness junkies, but those aren't the people that need to be exercising more. We wanted to build a tool that can help everyone get moving.”

Studies indicate 1 in 10 Americans will die prematurely from lack of exercise, that's roughly equivalent to the number of deaths from smoking cigarettes.

Another problem plaguing people all over the world is too much time spent sitting. Medical researchers say most of Americans spend upwards of 10 hours a day sitting down. Unlike an exercise bike, Cycli makes sitting healthier by allowing people to exercise while in a chair.

Cycli features include:

  • Bluetooth connection to your smartphone to track progress and race against others
  • Low profile, seamless design that can fit anywhere
  • 46mm LCD touchscreen that displays important metrics like amount of time spent exercising, the number of reps performed, and calories burned
  • High quality magnetic resistance mechanism for smooth and quiet operation
  • Proprietary resistance sensor that provides the most accurate count of calories burned of any portable cycle
  • Rechargeable lithium battery that lasts for days on a single charge
  • 25lb total weight with premium quality steel and aluminum frame

Cycli is available for pre-order on Kickstarter with special discounted early bird pricing.

For more information, and to order please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cycli/cycli-the-worlds-first-bluetooth-enabled-social-cy

About Flint Rehab – The Creators of Cycli
Cycli is the latest innovation by Flint Rehab, a medical device startup founded by UC Irvine PhDs Nizan Friedman and Dan Zondervan. Flint Rehab is probably best known for MusicGlove, a stroke recovery tool that lets users perform effective therapy while playing an engaging music-based video game. Cycli is a continuation of an expanded product line aimed at helping people get healthy in a much broader way

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