Have Wheels Will Travel: Mobile Fitness Takes To The Streets

Let’s face it- since the invention of services such as Amazon Prime, we expect everything to come to us. From patio furniture to weekly groceries, anything can be delivered to our doormat. It’s time to add a set of gym shorts to that online cart because a fitness bus could be rolling around your corner sometime soon. (Hopefully, beating out the ice cream truck!) Here are five types of activity-based mobile fitness buses that bring the workout to you.


1. For The Little Tykes

Ever had the urge to somersault down the aisle of a school bus? Now you can. The Tumble Gym Bus, which traverses Santiago County, is not your average cheese wagon. This neon tank features yoga mats, a balance beam and a long stretch of bars to dangle on. The classes and programs offered are targeted to children ages two to six. Parents, just make sure you don’t find your youngster trying to do a handstand in the backseat of your mini van. tumblegymbus.com


2. For The Gym Rat On A Tight Schedule

Inform Fitness gives the question “Need a lift?”, a whole new meaning. The bus includes a built-in weight room with all the amenities of a brick and morter gym. The bus can be booked anywhere within a 50-meter radius of New York City. From office parking lots to driveways, the workout bus will travel and provide a 20-minute training session anywhere there is (legal) parking. informfitness.com


3. For The Aggressive Type

Does public transportation get you riled up? Here’s a bus you can board ready to fight. This mobile boxing ring features punching bags hung from the ceiling and walls layed in padding- perfect for taking on the ultimate stress reliever workout. The Raleigh, NC based training program is seeking clients with a “can-do” attitude. According to the Boxing Bus’s website, the program produces clients with stronger muscles, high metabolism and greater self-confidence. boxingbus.com


4. For Those With No Home Base

Can you picture a pickup truck decked out with monkey bars? You’ve got yourself a Mobile Fitness System. These trucks dominate the roads of Braintree, MA providing parkour-inspired workouts. Each fitness session features body weight exercises in a jungle gym of bars installed in the truck bed. The truck also holds a series of hurdles, bungee chords and traditional exercise equipment. mobilefitnesssystems.com


5. For The Environmentally Conscious

You’ve heard of a bicycle for for two… what about 22? Plans for pedal powered buses are in the works. Fitness trainer and bus engineer, Sandro Zumpe, hopes to get the bus rolling down city streets everywhere. Ideally, the bus will host spinning classes for busy attendees. However if the trend sticks, you may find yourself reevaluating that morning commute. trendhunter.com/trends/cycling-class-bus


No matter your age or workout preference, there’s a mode of transpiration for you. Right now, exercise busses and fitness trucks are spread across the country, but as the fad emerges mobile fitness opportunities will only grow. So just chill on that patio furniture from Amazon Prime, the gym is on it’s way to you!