Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Hawaii Chair

In his 1931 classic Epic of America, James Truslow Adams defines the American dream as the ability of both men and women to reach their fullest potential. The American fitness dream follows the same idea, but with a slight addendum: minimal time and effort. That's where the Hawaii Chair makes its retail mark, because, honestly, who has time to go to the gym? With the Hawaii Chair, you can "take the work out of your workout," keeping fit while you sit at your desk. How? A 2,800-r.p.m. motor positioned beneath the seat simulates the hula motion at multiple speeds to tone muscle. It claims to be ideal when handling all work-related tasks, from answering phone calls to filing papers. But as Ellen DeGeneres discovered, pouring a glass of water proves to be a stretch.