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iGallop Gadget Review - is it for you?» Ah, the iGallop. iGallopI remember walking with my husband in the mall past Brookstone, when we spotted this...unique....sculpture....called the iGallop. Basically, what you do is, ahem, sit on it (straddle it, wrestle it to the ground (okay not that)), etc., and, ahem, turn it on. It comes with three speeds - Trot, Gallop and Race. Sounds intriguing yet? Well! the theory is that (and I quote:
Looking good and feeling great just got a whole lot easier. The OSIM iGallop is the revolutionary exerciser that can help you shape and tone your tummy, hips, seat and thighs. The secret is in its zero-impact, tri-axial riding action. Your body automatically responds to its multidirectional movement, and this balancing engages certain muscle groups and may help improve coordination and posture. The fun and easy way to exercise your abs at home!
(get a peek at the infomercial below!)

Well, I can certainly see it for, ahem, great hip motion...and the thing about balancing; when I tried it, it was rather fascinating. Personally speaking, I get a far better workout with my usual karate kicks and balance; staying upright engages all of your core muscles to keep you from falling over. That being said, I can certainly see the appeal of such a machine - it will remind adults of carnival rides from yesteryear, and they can even feel virtuous about exercising their abs. Sort of. Kinda. Here are more resources to check it out:

And here's a discount if you're considering one: Enjoy! ps - eBay has them too!