> Revolutionizing Personal Fitness

Jymmin, Inc. is developing a new generation of physical fitness systems which will dramatically improve the conditioning effect of exercise and its impact on long-term mood and well-being. Developed at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science in Leipzig, Germany, Jymmin’s line of exercise equipment combines musically expressive performance with intense bodily exertion which can be performed individually or in groups. It has the potential to revolutionize the fitness industry and promises great benefits in rehabilitation and therapy.

Jymmin = Jammin with a ‘Y’ from gym

Background >

In many native cultures, music induced euphoria is created by combining musically expressive performance and intense bodily exertion. Certain genres of music like Blues and Gospel are, in their formation, directly linked to hard physical work. When laborers chipped stones in quarries, they sang, and incorporated the sounds of work into their music. When sportsmen and women want to achieve peak performance they often let themselves be driven by music and occasionally also fans singing and chanting.
For a long time, it has been suspected that there must be a correlation between music and bodily exertion. Until recently, it was assumed that listening to music would distract the severely stressed from the self-awareness of one’s own body sensory sensations so that the bodily response to the stress would simply be less clearly perceived. In a series of tests, scientists at the Max Planck Institute showed that interactive music making using modified fitness equipment resulted in muscles being physiologically more effective (as measured by oxygen intake and changes to muscle tension) while perceived strain per amount of work was substantially less compared to passively listening to music during workout. This work was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS, October 29, 2013, vol. 110, no. 44, 17784-17789] and was widely covered by the media including National Geographic, The Times, Die Welt, FAZ, The Telegraph, The New York Times and Le Figaro, and La Republika.

Who we are >

Jymmin, Inc. is a Delaware C-corporation founded by Dr. Thomas Fritz (Inventor) and Dr. Frank Bobe. Further team members are Eric Busch, audio-software programmer, Diego Reckmann, sport engineer, and Stefan Gbureck, public relation. Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, is a senior scientific advisor to the Company


Dr. Thomas Fritz, inventor


Dr. Frank Bobe, supporter


Eric Busch, audio-software programmer


Diego Reckmann, sport engineer


Stefan Gbureck, public relations


Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer, senior scientific advisor

Press releases >

rp online
Schwarzwälder Bote
OP online
Pharmazeutische Zeitung
Augsburger Allgemeine
Science ORF
Merkur Online
Science World Report
Smithsonian Mag
National Geographic

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