Me-Mover FIT shortlisted for the Running Products Award 2018 – nordic edition

Me-Mover Fitness and the Me-Mover FIT have been shortlisted for the running products award 2018!

Nominated! Cross your fingers, folks!

The Running Products Award is a new initiative here in Scandinavia. Focusing on the best products on the nordic market, the RPA are looking to reward innovation in the running industry. And, where better to start than with the Me-Mover FIT?

The Exposition and award ceremony will be held during the infamous Copenhagen Marathon in Denmark. 10,000 brave runners will tackle the city once again (Let’s hope they conditioned their knees, spine, and ankles on the Me-Mover beforehand!).

The nomination comes during Me-Mover Fitness’ ongoing participation in the Zero2Royal initiative – A sports rehabilitation programme for 6 lucky participants who, with the right training and the right tools (Hint: the Me-Mover), will run the Royal 10km despite having no previous running experience. Each participant is suffering from something that has stopped them exercising in the past. The super low-impact yet high training efficiency of the Me-Mover is getting them back on track.

Why the Me-Mover for runners?

There is a reason why professional athletes like Wilson Kipketer (previous world record holder) have used the Me-Mover as part of their training.

The answer is simple. Runners often have to limit or even stop their training because of the risk of injury. A competitive runner is always at risk – pushing the human body to its limit day after day. The Me-Mover is a great way to lower that risk, and also protect against injury in the future.

Super low-impact and low risk

It is no surprise that the Me-Mover is lower impact than running. But, did you know it is also lower impact than cycling and even walking? For the competitive runner that means they can push themselves for longer without too much strain on key joints.

High transfer effect

The Me-Mover uses very similar muscles to running, as well as building on important areas that runners often neglect. Indeed, Wilson Kipketer and Henrik Them – both experts in their fields with accolades to prove it! -comment how the Me-Mover is the closest thing to running but running itself. Plus, being able to build your core automatically is so important for modern athletes. Studies have found that, as well as building a more all-round and more efficient athlete, a developed core “will help improve neuromuscular control and hopefully reduce injuries”. The good thing is, the Me-Mover does all this in one!

Ergonomic, up-right, easy on the knees and key joints – it is the perfect rehab tool.

Protecting against Risk in the long run

As above, the fact the Me-Mover automatically engages the core is so significant for competitive athletes. By building the core, they lower the risk of injury. Plus, the ergonomic up-right riding position builds strength in the back, and encourages blood to flow to key joints uninhibited. This have been proven to build strength in these areas over time. For the runner this means stronger knees in the long run (pun intended).

So, will more athletes be joining Henrik Them, Wilson Kipketer and Natalie Thomas and start training with the Me-Mover? We certainly hope so! 

Liked this article? Check out our trip to a physiotherapist workshop in Odense.

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Losing weight FAST with the Me-Mover – Hervé’s story

Me-Moving is great for losing weight FAST. Me-Moving is an intense full-body exercise. Because of its super low impact design, you can push yourself harder and for longer, and in turn, achieve your goal faster.

That is exactly what our ambassador and friend Hervé Miquel did on his Me-Mover.

Hervé rides more miles than most, with rides averaging around 60km!

Hervé purchased his Me-Mover in 2016 and has been riding ever since. In 2017, Hervé had ridden nearly 4000kms on his Me-Mover – that requires a lot of endurance and mental strength!

From using the Me-Mover, Hervé has lost almost 20kg, with a goal to 35kg. We salute his hard work and success!

A beautiful trail is one way to keep motivated through the miles.

“I received my Me-Mover just before the summer of 2016. I hadn’t done any sport for a long time (I’m 52 years old) and i was really overweight – I weighed more than 125kg. In the first test, I did 6km and I was already tired, but after six months of practice, I could tackle more than 60km easily. I’ve lost almost 20kg (my goal is 35) and I have gained the legs of an athlete on a good day!”

You can follow Hervé and other passionate Me-Mover riders on popular apps such as Endomondo and Strava.

Hervé clocks more miles than anyone in the Me-Mover office – even Jonas, inventor and CEO!

Enjoyed this post? Why not read Ralph Baard’s journey to regaining a healthy heart

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Me-Mover Fitness go to a Physiotherapy Exposition in Odense

This weekend the Me-Mover team went to a physiotherapy convention in Odense, Denmark. The Danske Fysioterapeuters Fagkongres was a great way to connect with professionals in the field. We got some great feedback from physiotherapists, and also had the chance to introduce a lot of new people to the Me-Mover FIT.

One of these people was an elderly lady who suffered from “foot drop” and had to use a cane. It was great seeing her master the Me-Mover in a couple of minutes, leaving her cane behind!

The Me-Mover is truly lower impact than walking, and a great way for people to get around when otherwise they couldn’t.

Our man-of-many-talents, Khoa, took photographs of the event – have a look!

The Me-Mover Fitness booth, working with our friends FIT Partner
Lots of new Me-Movers on show! Which is your favourite?
Close up of the new blue Me-Mover – so shiny!
It is all about balance! Don’t worry – you wont fall when stationary.
Jonas, the CEO, teaching good technique
Lets go!

Liked this post? why not read about our trip to the Inspire Convention in 2017?

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I swapped my bike for a Me-Mover!

My thighs are screaming. My calves are screaming. My core is screaming – this week has been a tough one – I swapped my bike for a Me-Mover.

 

First things first, let me introduce myself: My name is Lewis and I am the marketing manager and graphic designer here at Me-Mover Fitness HQ. I moved to Denmark in my mid-twenties and found myself behind a desk editing photographs and creating campaigns for Me-Mover within the first few months of living in Copenhagen. Naturally, I have done my fair share of Me-Moving, but this has always been a one-off – A trip on a weekend, a photoshoot, or a short event here and there. This month, however, I decided to go all in – ride or die.

From a young age I have always loved road cycling. My love for cycling was part of the reason why I moved to the cycling capital of Europe, and part of the reason why I drifted towards the sporting-goods sector. More recently (and because of the naturally flat landscape here in Denmark) I’ve migrated from road to track cycling, or “fixed gear riding”. For those out the loop, fixed gear bikes are essentially stripped down road bikes – no gears, no freewheels, no brakes. Your legs are what make you go and what make you stop. Of course, that puts a lot of pressure on your knees!

You can tell I’m a cyclist by my arched back! Over time I straightened up and my back felt instantly better – if you’re a cyclist, don’t feel afraid to pull that steering column right up.

I decided to swap my bike for a Me-Mover to see if I could build some strength in my knees. Of course, as a cyclist I am naturally sceptical of anything with more than two wheels. BUT actually, I am hooked!

 

Intensity like no other

 

Swapping my bike for a Me-Mover meant I wasn’t just casually Me-Moving around any more. This time I was commuting to work. I had to be at work, I had to be there before 9:00, and I had to face a “feels-like -10C” Nordic headwind on the way. My body had to work harder than it has for a long time. My thighs have been conditioned to take quite a beating; but, my core, arms, and calves were not prepared for the Me-Mover.

At first the burn centred around my calves, similarly to running, however with a change of technique (leaning slightly backwards and engaging my upper body) I was able to spread this more evenly over my body to give my calves a rest and put more power through the pedals. Within 20 minutes the -10C headwind becomes something of a relief. My body was in overdrive dealing with the workload.

 

20 minutes really IS enough

 

Me-Moving really is an intense full-body exercise. For me, the feeling you get after 15kms of Me-Moving is very similar to a 70km+ cycle. After my first longer ride I actually had a mid-day nap which, if you’re a hobby cyclist, you’re probably very familiar with. Of course, the reality was that this was less than an hour trip.

Looking tired on a shoot with our photographer and videographer, Khoa. So embarrassed I cannot look him in the eye!

When I would train on my road bike I would go out from anywhere between 3 to 7 hours – something that I just cannot do any more with my busy schedule. Being able to condense my workout – and a full-body one at that – into my 30 minute commute is actually incredible. For me, it means that if I do find time to go out with the local cyclists on a weekend, I wont be “sitting in”, chewing my handlebars, or worse, falling “off the back” and riding home alone, head hanging in shame.

Transfer effects for cyclists

 

And that is the thing – the Me-Mover is a great training tool for cyclists. Fast stepping is great for your fast-twitch muscle fibres, making you more explosive out the saddle; and slower stepping is sure to increase endurance and strength. For the big-gear cyclist like myself, the Me-Mover is great because it makes me focus on other areas for a more full-bodied workout. The Me-Mover not only improves my cardio-conditioning, but also works my calves and core which are important when pulling pedals up sharp inclines, or descending down the other side.

What about my knees?

 

It is definitely too early to tell if I’ve built strength in my knees but one thing I have noticed is that, unlike when cycling, I don’t get knee pain when riding hard. I have put this down to the riding position, with my legs being as nature intended!

Plus, something really strange: on a cold morning my knees warm up very fast, and stay warm too – spooky! I’d love to know if anyone else has noticed this?!

Overall, I’m looking forward to seeing the long-term benefits of Me-Moving, and I’ll keep you updated along the way.