It all started quite innocently: a post-workout shake here, a protein bar there. Before long fitness enthusiasts morphed into semi-professional athletes and working out became a precise science. Beasting your way through 60 minutes of cardio was pointless if one didn’t consider nutrition, recovery time, body composition and a host of other variables that slowly eroded the joy of eating out.
The next generation of gym technology is positively Nasa-worthy and makes your Apple Watch look like an extravagant pedometer. Here, hardware is employed to diagnose, train and repair the body at every level. We pick out five of the most impressive pieces of futuristic fitness tech around.