After a couple millennia away, and setting aside the apocalyptic reasons for his return, what fitness technology would Jesus Christ prefer if he simply had the time for it.
Well, one of the most well-known characteristics of the prophet’s day-to-day life were his sermons, which he delivered to the far reaches of the Holy Land. Traveling predominantly on foot, Christ must have had supreme cardiovascular health and a sturdy yet lean constitution found on all distance walkers.
If he had been jailed for a long period of time instead of his infamous and indelible punishment, Christ likely would have yearned for the freedom of forward movement, e.g. walking.
That being said, a suitable incline-adjustable treadmill would likely be his first choice of modern fitness equipment.
Even if he had had his freedom (effectively changing the course of history as well!) it is likely that Christ would have settled into a more sedentary life at the church and within the walls of Jerusalem. Thus, a treadmill in his stone-cut cathedral quarters would have fit nicely, with room to spare?
Next, Christ was a carpenter. A profession that demands a refinement of numerous skills and a precision of bio-mechanical movement that would take years to master. Sawing, sanding, spacing and placement are all wrought with a learned muscle-memory that separates the true craftsman from the amateurs, which Christ was never described as.
That said, Jesus would likely have enjoyed the portability and challenge of the Captains of Crush Hand Gripper, as well the forearm/wrist-flex machine developed first for rehabilitation experts, but now utilized by many fitness buffs looking to strengthen their forearms and wrists.
Christ would have had great strength in his hands and arms as a carpenter, especially in a time void of power tools and labor-saving techniques.
Perhaps it’s not too much of a stretch to say that the man who could turn water to wine would probably be able to close a Captains of Crush Hand Gripper #2. A device that the Captains of Crush website claims, “Rarely, but occasionally, we will have someone close a Captains of Crush Gripper No. 2 the first time he tries it, and when we find this, it is usually someone who relies on hand strength as part of his daily work and/or is known for having a unusually strong grip.”
Sounds like a carpenter to me.
Well, those two start off this series of likely favorite fitness tech devices favored by Christ.
Let’s hope one day soon it will be proven.