Friday, November 14, 2008


Ever feel like everyone else is lifting more than you at the gym?

You know the feeling - you glance around and it seems like everyone, even the old folks, are stronger than you.

The Idea: the Confidence Gym.

The Confidence Gym would be an area within a regular gym or health club, ideally situated in front of a window so passersby could watch, with the remaining walls completely mirrored for self reflection - literally. The room would be stocked with dummy-weights, all of which would appear identical to the regular ones, but would only weigh a fraction of the actual listed weight.

For users, this would increase confidence, amplify their motivation, and provide them with a greater sense of self-worth. The end goal would be to use that extra confidence towards tackling the weights in the regular gym.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Haha, that's ridiculous! What happens when the babe on the sidewalk catches on and realizes all the tools in the room are just afraid of real weights?