Want To Get Into Shape In Ultra Cool Style? Try Wood And Leather Weights

As more and more of us in the U.S. are being faced with a serious battle of the bulge, more of us are putting exercise equipment into our homes. This can have a rather industrial-looking effect on home decor if you aren't wealthy enough to have a separate home gym. For the rest of us there is a set of Wood and Leather Dumbbells that is decorative as well as functional.

Wood and Leather Dumbbells (Image via CoolThings)Wood and Leather Dumbbells (Image via CoolThings)

This stylish set is made by Manufactum in Germany and could stand in your living room without anyone knowing that it is a piece of workout equipment. Well, unless you start doing curls during their visit, but you have better manners than that (I hope). Of course, these dumbbells are unique enough that you may be tempted to show them off to every guest.

Wood and Leather Dumbbells (Image via CoolThings)Wood and Leather Dumbbells (Image via CoolThings)

The four dumbbells in the set weigh in at 1, 2, 3, and 4 kilograms. That is perfect for light strength training at home. Each dumbbell features a polished wooden handle and a weighted leather bag that holds the iron granules that make up the heft each pair needs. This gives them the appearance of being more of a selection of fanny packs than weights.

The unique style of the dumbbells adds a level of imbalance to the workout so that it adds another dimension to the workout that cannot be found with rigid weights. Since the weights are made of up granules rather than solid metal when you accidentally drop one you aren't going to put a divot in your flooring.

Wood and Leather Dumbbells (Image via CoolThings)Wood and Leather Dumbbells (Image via CoolThings)

That tower that stores them is not just a block of wood. Pop the top to find a set of hanging cards to help you design and develop the right workout routine for you. This is handy since you just laid out some serious coin for the set it will save you on a personal trainer.

You may also be able to extend your workout by also using the weights as small kettlebells. It may not be the best dumbbells for die hards, but for most of us it is still better than using the treadmill as a clothes rack.

Sources: CoolThings, Gizmodo, Manufactum