The Music in Your Footsteps
One of the most enjoyable aspects of playing a musical instrument must be the sense of oneness that we get with other band members and with the music itself. As the actions of our fingertips, hands, and breath is converted into sound, this feeling of unity with music provides many opportunities for emotional thrills.
Everyday, however, people who do not play an instrument also enjoy a similar sense of togetherness. For example, we may find ourselves moving unintentionally in time with music, we feel at one with musicians as we clap along with their performances, and we often get a buzz when our footsteps fall into time with music we are listening to.
Wouldn't it be great to have control over this sense of oneness with music in a simple, convenient way? What if you could experience this togetherness whenever you wanted to, just by performing the most-basic human actions of walking and running? Each step would itself become music – music that you could control simply by walking or running. Jogging in particular would become a vastly more rewarding experience, and we would probably jog longer and more enjoyably everyday. It was this potential that inspired me to produce the BODiBEAT.
Until just three years ago, I never ran or jogged. I did, however, believe in the promise of the BODiBEAT. Once I started using this remarkable music player, jogging became not only a fun thing to do but a regular part of my weekly routine. Soon, I was taking part in 10-km races, which grew to half-marathons, which in turn grew to full marathons. And even when I hit the wall, I could hear the BODiBEAT playing in perfect time with my steps, and again and again, the sense of oneness with the music gave me the strength and drive I needed to keep going.
It is my hope that many, many others will also enjoy the pleasure and thrill that the BODiBEAT adds to physical exercise. This amazing product was also conceived as a way of helping us all to stick with exercise programs, and as such, it promotes healthier, more bountiful lifestyles. I firmly believe that the BODiBEAT has something to offer all of us.
Michihiko Sasaki, producer of the BODiBEAT