The Chi Machine
The idea behind this unusual aerobic exerciser was suggested by Dr. Shizuo Inoue, Chairman of Japan's Oxygen Health Association. Dr. Inoue, who has spent decades researching the relationship between oxygen levels in the body and the quality of human health, got his idea by watching goldfish swimming.
Noting how remarkably healthy and well-toned fish are, Dr. Inoue thought that perhaps the steady undulation of the spine causes the fish's whole body to be exercised and oxygenated.
What would be the effect on people, he wondered. If we could move like fish?
Engineers took his basic Concept and designed the Chi Machine. "The pattern of motion the machine generates in the human body uses minimum effort and achieves maximum results," says Dr. Inoue. "It improves the basic metabolism of the body, increases our energy, adds flexibility to our lives and improves our attitude. It can also increase our sense of awareness, balancing the mind/body connection."
Since 1990, half a million Chi Machines have been sold worldwide, primarily in the Far East. The machine has gained a tremendous reputation for its solid construction and outstanding health benefits. And, unlike many types of exercise equipment, the machine is easy to use, providing excellent results without stress or injury.