Old Exercise Machine Gets Boost From Lady Gaga, LeBron James
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If you are a fan of Lady Gaga or the National Basketball Association, you may have heard about an old piece of exercise equipment that is making a comeback.
It is called the VersaClimber.
It was invented in 1981. It is a combination of a stepper and climber. It involves moving your arms and legs. It looks like a device you might hang clothes on, but it is really for exercise.
It is not very common to see people using a VersaClimber at gyms. It is not as popular as other workout machines.
But that may be changing.
Lady Gaga talked about using the VersaClimber to get ready for her energetic halftime performance at the Super Bowl earlier this year.
LeBron James, who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, put up a video of himself using a VersaClimber last summer. He posted the video just three weeks after the Cavaliers won the NBA championship.
James has since introduced his teammates to the machine.
The machine seems to work. Viewers were impressed with Lady Gaga's show at the Super Bowl. And the Cleveland Cavaliers have done well in this year's NBA playoffs.
The website ESPN.com recently ran a story about how the Cavaliers have been using the VersaClimber. It has led to a lot of discussion on social media about the benefits of the exercise machine.
Cleveland used VersaClimbers to get ready for its NBA playoff games against the Boston Celtics.
One reader said the machine may even be getting more attention than the basketball games themselves:
Dave McMenamin wrote the ESPN story. He said the Cavaliers have contests to see who can climb the greatest distance on the machines.
Tristan Thompson plays for the Cavaliers. In the story, he said the VersaClimber is "the best machine in the weight room, but it's the one everyone hates the most."
The magazine Men's Fitness published an article about the VersaClimber earlier this year. It said the machine provides one of the best workouts for weight loss.
Brett Collins works for VersaClimber. He said the machine was at its most popular about 30 years ago.
But its popularity is rising once again. Now, some gyms are even offering VersaClimber classes for their members.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.
1.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
2.weight room 健身房
I also do a great deal of work in the weight room, including squats.
3.weight loss 减肥
The weight loss began to look more serious.
4.exercise equipment 健身器材
Carol and her husband Jack have a lot of exercise equipment at home.
1.Lady Gaga talked about using the VersaClimber to get ready for her energetic halftime performance at the Super Bowl earlier this year.
get ready for 为...做准备
It took her a long time to get ready for church.
I have a lot of work to do to get ready for tomorrow.
2.But its popularity is rising once again.
once again 再一次；又一次
Once again he was disappointed in love.
Once again I breathed as a free man.
如果你是Lady Gaga或NBA的粉丝，那么你可能听闻一种老式健身器材正重新流行起来 。
沃萨攀爬机发明于1981年 。这是一种将踏步机与攀爬机合二为一的器材 。它可以锻炼你的手臂和腿部的力量 。该运动器材的外形酷似衣架子，不过它是用来健身的 。
在健身房里，很少有人使用沃萨攀爬机锻炼 。其受欢迎程度远低于其他的健身器材 。
Lady Gaga称，年初准备超级碗（美国职业橄榄球锦标赛）的中场表演时，她使用沃萨攀爬机锻炼体力 。
去年夏天，克利夫兰骑士队球员勒布朗·詹姆斯（LeBron James）晒出了一段在沃萨攀爬机上锻炼的视频 。该视频是在骑士队夺得NBA冠军三周后上传的 。
该器材的作用不可小觑 。Lady Gaga在超级碗的中场表演惊艳了无数观众 。而克利兰骑士队在今年的NBA季后赛中也同样表现出色 。
最近，ESPN网站报道了骑士队使用该健身器材的经历 。关于这款健身器材的益处在社交媒体上引起广泛讨论 。
戴夫·麦克梅纳明（Dave McMenamin）为娱乐与体育节目电视网（ESPN）撰写了一篇报道 。他称，骑士队队员们会用攀爬机比赛，看谁的攀爬距离最远 。
特里斯坦·汤普森（Tristan Thompson）也是骑士队队员 。他在报道中称，沃萨攀爬机是“健身房里最有效的健身器材，但也是最不招人待见的器材 。”
今年年初，《男士健身》杂志刊登了一篇沃萨攀爬机的文章 。文章中称，沃萨攀爬机是最适合减肥的器材之一 。
布雷特·柯林斯（Brett Collins）是沃萨攀爬机公司的职员 。他介绍称，30年前，沃萨攀爬机是最热门的健身器材 。
不过现在它又开始受追捧了 。现在，一些健身房甚至还为会员提供沃萨攀爬机的课程 。