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Work in Use designs exercise equipment from fine materials



A gymnastics balance beam, rubber blocks and brass weights are among this collection of high-end gym equipment, designed by Rhode Island studio Work in Use.
Work is Use has launched a series of designs made from materials including wood, brass and leather for workout tools that differ from equipment often made of plastic. The pieces can be used for everyday practice, in addition to movement training that fuses gymnastics with elements of dance and martial arts.
The collection features a wooden gymnastics balancing bar that is elevated just above the ground
The new collection comprises a series of handrails, weights, bar and rings.  These items are frequently used by Work in Use founder Wu ? a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) ? who came up with the idea while practising the Ido Portal Method in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The beam is textured to provide grip for feet
"I was training with a movement coach, and I was thinking that I need more things that I could use at home," Wu told Dezeen. "My coach was having me do a lot of balancing, and I realised there's not a nice balance rail out there, so I made one."
Wu sought to create pieces that could improve her practice and fuse her experience as a designer.
Wu designed this curved volume for practising pull-ups
"It spiralled into a collection of nice things that I need for myself," she said.
Among the collection is a Ping Balance Rail, a rod-like piece that measures 48 inches (1.2 metres...
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