Taking away the couch and potato from TV viewers


Worried that your children are watching too much television, eating too many sweet, fatty and/or salty snacks and not getting anywhere near enough physical activity? Then 123GoTV may be just the thing for your household.

The concept is the brainstorm of a Studio City CA mom who was worried about the bad habits her six-year-old (at the time) was developing. But rather than deprive him of the ability to watch some of his favorite programs, she devised an ingenious method to combine his television viewing with some good old fashioned exercise.

The device is basically a stationary bicycle that hooks up to a television set. The user turns on the TV, but it will only work when the rear wheel of the device is spinning.

According to an article in The Daily Breeze, the inventor is Margie Mullen, who had no prior inventing or other related experience. With the help of various specialists and a $200K investment, she turned the idea into a garage-based private business.

According to the article, the devices, with components coming from China and Buffalo NY, are just starting to be sold – 50 so far – for about $199 apiece. They can be ordered from website 123gotv.com.

RBR-TVBR observation: Children and adults might want to think about investing in one of these devices – and we’d strongly suggest that Mullen buddy up to some children’s health advocates, who might find this to be an attractive option for parents of sedentary children to consider.