Olympic and World Champion cyclist Sir Christopher Hoy certainly knows a thing or two about staying fit. The Scottish cyclists also noted recently that fitness gadgets are not gimmicks and could in fact have a positive impact on health – simply because they encourage people to take up sports.
“Are fitness gadgets gimmicky,” he asked when speaking to U.K.-based gadget magazine T3? “I don’t think so. Everything we do is measurable and it’s that information you get that is useful. Whether they do or do not work isn’t really an issue.”
“If they encourage people to go out an exercise then they have achieved their goal,” he added. “It’s the same as buying a new pair of jeans – you’d want to put them on and go out. If you’ve just bought a new pair of running trainers, you’d naturally want to try them out.”
Good words of wisdom from someone who has certainly gone the distance.