New Technology to beat the Fitness Crunch


A typical family of Londoners, following government physical activity guidelines, will pay£4,476 in travel, fees and equipment to stay healthy.

Going to the park is the cheapest activity while cycling, swimming, health clubs and fitness classes add the necessary variety to a busy schedule of moderate intensity activities.

If families do not pay up they could be risking their own children’s health. 9 Out of 10 children are predicted to grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. Fat that can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Busy modern lifestyles combined with the current economic climate have led to the Fitness Crunch, were families do not have the time or the money to be active enough. Technology, despite causing part of the lifestyle problem, is now rising to the challenge of the Fitness Crunch through exergaming company Gamercize.

Gamercize is a new kind of fitness technology that uses the power of video games to keep exercise interesting; by adding exercise to existing games. This week Gamercize has announced the new 3 in 1 GZ Family Fit home exercise machine that meets the required activity guidelines for everyone with convenience and fun.

GZ Family Fit - 3 in 1 fitness home machine - Rower, Cycle, Gamercize

The GZ Family Fit connects to a Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to keep your mind off the exercise effort as you play top video games. You have to keep moving to keep the game playing, stop and it will freeze you out until you start exercising again.

Not all members of the family play video games so the GZ Family Fit can be used for non-interactive traditional fitness too. With the combination of rowing and cycling functions, you can choose to read a book while comfortably cycling or watch the news with a rowing workout.

The GZ Family Fit easily folds away taking up less space than one stationary exercise bike and costs a fraction of the traditional route to active living with a price of just£699.90, available from

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About Gamercize: Gamercize, the company behind world-wide patented exergaming accessories for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation3, Wii, PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. Products encourage exercise motivation by making fitness fun for schools, home and office. Gamercize is an official partner of the Change4Life programme and member of the Fitness Industry Association. See

For further information, please contact:

Samantha Wallbanks, Sales Manager, Gamercize, on 0870 890 4264 or +4423 8065 1728 or email

0870 890 4264

Gamercize is a trading nameof Databridge Services Ltd. Registered in England No: 3118024. VAT Reg No: 658 8421 96

Address: Gamercize, PO Box 492, Southampton, SO50 0BG International Telephone Number: +44 23 8065 1728

Gamercize registered Trademark: 2396751. Gamercize Technology Patented: GB2412609. International Patents Pending

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