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MX9 Workout Master
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Case in point: the MX9 Workout Master by Motivatrix is a full-body workout machine in which sensors on a platform and in a ring above detect a user's movements and input them into a monitor. There are a variety of games, exercises and choices of music to choose from, and the display will keep track of the user's performance. Sound like a video game? Well, that's the point.

"Your body is a joystick...this is a way to take those Nintendo kids and give them a reason to get a sweat," Parrish Graumann, fitness director at Motivatrix, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

The MX9 was on display at last week's International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association convention in San Francisco.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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