Staying focused while working out at the gym can be a big chore. The proliferation of little TV screens at many fitness chains is a testament of the need to occupy the mind while the body is in strenuous motion.

Expresso Fitness has developed an interesting exercise bike – video game hybrid that engages your attention with a first person adventure game while you sweat it out. Although using video games (like the Wii) to exercise is not a new phenomenon, Expresso’s machine marks the incorporation of gaming into professional grade workout gear. Their web-connected exercise bike, with a 19-inch L.C.D. screen, was rolled out at health clubs across the U.S., from Crunch to Gold’s Gym, this fall.

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