iGallop, uGallop

(Forgive me for being a bit slow on the uptake, but I don’t watch much TV.)

Has anyone seen the ad for the OSIM iGallop recently? I mean, seriously, what were they smoking when they thought it up??

How they could even try and pass it off as a legit exercise machine is beyond me. Look at that thing! I’m telling you, the only exercise anyone is going to get on this thing is going to pertain to nocturnal activities. ;)

Or perhaps I’m just warped like that.

By the way, if anyone has a video of the ad, feel free to share…I haven’t been able to track it down. It’s definitely good for a laugh!

9 Comments so far

  1. liangcai (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

    I made a mistake in my previous comment. What I meant was that I was at a mall and I saw a couple of kids riding it, and it was quite a disturbing image.


  2. Tym (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 5:46 pm

    I am continually mystified at the “appeal” of Osim and the fact that it somehow manages to be profitable. Wtf?! Not to mention the originality *eyeroll* in prefacing each of their product names with an ‘i’.


  3. jer (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

    Well, I know for one they did a good job with the uZap getting Fiona Xie to advertise for it.


  4. TY (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2006 @ 5:51 am

    You have to have ridden a horse in order to appreciate an exercise machine like that. I’m not a supporter of the company, but I think it sohuld be lauded for seeing and capturing opportunities to help people tone their inner thigh and other muscles. So if you’ve never ridden a horse before, do think a bit before you pen your thoughts. Ignorance can be bliss, or it can also be embarrassing.


  5. Vanessa (unregistered) on January 28th, 2006 @ 3:00 am

    thats me in the commercial, its a cool machine and the commercial is hot. everyone should buy it


  6. jer (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 4:06 am

    I finally got to watch the commercial and in all fairness, its really hot watching those girls on them. :D

    That aside, I suppose there had to be another albeit boring way to market this product.


  7. william (unregistered) on February 12th, 2006 @ 5:06 pm

    Having tried this machine at the Hong Kong airport , I can report that there are powerful reasons to own one…For anyone with a lingering lower back problem , I feel that this machine will provide excellent localized muscle strengthening exercise, much the same way as does riding a horse…( I used to have 18 of them on a ranch in Wyoming ) Now , if only I can find a retailer in the USA or possibly Canada I will buy one……


  8. bb (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDZnvkqClmA

    That’s the ad for iGallop.
    It might as well be soft porn~


  9. technopanzer (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    “You have to have ridden a horse in order to appreciate an exercise machine like that. I’m not a supporter of the company, but I think it sohuld be lauded for seeing and capturing opportunities to help people tone their inner thigh and other muscles. So if you’ve never ridden a horse before, do think a bit before you pen your thoughts. Ignorance can be bliss, or it can also be embarrassing.”

    why in blue blazes would anyone who has ever ridden a horse want this? i applaud their courage in deciding to market this product, but this idea is wrong on so many levels. i’m sure there are better ways to “tone inner thigh and other muscles” other than donning the cowgirl getup and gyrating like a nymphomaniac. it just ain’t cool, iGather. ignorance is bliss indeed. :-p



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