09. 27. 2007
Connect 18: educational workout videos
I have always admired people at the gym who are able to sweat and read at the same time, and I always wonder if they actually retain any of the information they're taking in during the workout. It’s not just the difficulty of keeping your eyes on the usually tiny print of whatever you're reading while trying to cycle or walk up some imaginary stairs that I find challenging, but the ability to concentrate. And the ability to concentrate while trying to not pass out on the treadmill or whatever evil cardio machine you happen to be on, is where the problem lies (at least for me); so whether it’s a book or a video demanding my full attention, there's very little chance that I'll actually retain much information.
If - unlike me - you don't suffer from theis inability to multitask, you might want to continue reading and find out more about Connect 18.
Connect 18 is a San Francisco based company that develops educational workout DVDs to be consumed while on a stationary bike or any other cardio exercise equipment (e.g. treadmill, stairmaster, elliptical trainer). At the moment, you can choose between The Spanish in Mexico Tour, The Wine in California Tour and the French in Guadalupe Tour. All tours start with a “pretend-ride” through the Mexican, Californian or Guadalupe countryside at the beat of different Connect 18 original tunes. The ride is broken down into educational intervals where you slow down the pace of the workout and get ready to learn about the different Californian wines or become engaged in activities that will help you learn Spanish.
If you're ready to learn a new language or become a wine expert while burning off some calories, you can order Connect 18 Home Workout DVDs directly from their site for $29. Sets include 6 DVDs containing 12 forty-five minute tours.