Living in France has caused me to be constantly flummoxed by the whole “French Women Don’t Get Fat” situation. They don’t! And even though exercise has become increasingly à la mode, I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen a Parisian woman running by the Seine (sans sports bra, I might add). Perhaps their hidden secret is this: the gym métabolique or “metabolic gym,” a sort of UV pod that you lie still on and magically burn 800-1,000 calories in a half hour. Supposedly, 30 minutes in this thing is equal to an hour and a half of gym time. Uh. Right.
Otherwise, the only other thing I can think of is the power plate machine, which is by no means new, but perhaps now considered chic because Kenzo has designed one. Check it out after the jump. [JalouGallery.com] Keep reading »