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Star Wars Conquers Your Workout Gear

A New Hope For Couch Potatoes

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Do you have a Comic Book Guy/Comic Book Gal in your life?

Are you pleased that they have passions, but wish it involved a little less sitting around studying Dothraki, throwing 10-sided dice and seeking out continuity errors in the Phantom Menace?

Would you not be entirely dissatisfied if they left the house a little more for some old fashioned exercise in the real world?

This just might be your only hope: Star Wars exercise gear. A company named Onnit is responsible for a miraculous breakthrough in the global effort to get couch-potatoes moving by designing nice-looking workout equipment with an intergalactic bent.

Right now, they take three forms: an assortment of iron Kettle-bells in different weights that look like the helmets of Evil Empire associates like Boba Fett and Darth Vader, a 20-pound slam ball that looks like the Death Star and a yoga mat that realistically recreates Han Solo’s agonizing stint in carbonite.

The products are well-designed and made of strong materials. And while you might not be too keen on busting out a Han Solo yoga mat in public anytime soon, the real Star Wars collector will no doubt need to possess these things.

Whether they take the braver step of removing them from the box and actually using them is perhaps another question entirely.

And "they lose their value once you open them,” might just be the answer.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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