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Supermarket chain Tesco is launching the trim trolley this week, a trolley designed to help people work out while they shop!
Thanks to Wayne Asher who works for German company Wanzl; he and his team ascertained that most people in their busy lifestyles and hard working lives don’t usually have time for the gym.
But they do shop!
Trim Trolleys were born because of a global concern about weight and fitness. These trolleys give a work out, they’re heavier and the levels increase so they get harder and harder to push.
There are a variety of levels on the trolley and show pushers how much calories they are burning up on the screen.
According to most shoppers, after a while it feels like they are pushing a very heavy trolley.
It’s not as practical as a gym work out, but it will help those who are not doing any exercise at all.
As well as monitors displayed on the trolley to show the various levels and calories burned; this trolley has an added benefit.
It shows the pusher’s heart rate so may have the added benefit of steering pushers to reach for the healthier products in Tesco like fruit, vegetables rather than the cakes and ice creams.
And the ‘workout’ is equivalent to a 20 minute swim.
There are no guarantees but this trolley has screens, monitors and attachments – just another way to combat the global fear of obesity and health concerns.
Prototypes of Trim Trolleys are being introduced across Tesco’s supermarket chains to test out this new work out while you shop by the end of this week.