It looks like an enormous Twister board — but it runs up the walls and has flashing lights.
It definitely makes you twist and turn and jump and run and crawl and sweat. And that's the point.
The AG6 studio workout at Manhattan's Asphalt Green is like no other in America. In today's competitive fitness arena, its uniqueness makes it stand out even brighter than its own neon lights.
"This was an investment," said Maggy Siegel, executive director of Asphalt Green, a nonprofit sports complex with a $28 million operating budget but which still needs to compete with the area's vast array of fitness studios.
Asphalt Green paid, "several hundred thousand dollars for the studio," according to Siegel. "This was a great addition to our offerings, to offer the kind of class that no one else had, and it's brought a lot of interest to new people."
The technology comes from a Spanish company, Pavigym, which has been making flooring for decades. It recently launched the interactive floors and walls, which it calls the Prama concept studios. Pavigym has outfitted over 30 of these, mostly in Europe, and expects to expand further in the U.S.