iFIT to provide outdoor endurance events with acquisition of 29029

iFIT has officially announced their acquisition of 29029, a company that puts on outdoor endurance events. 29029 currently puts on “Everesting” challenges, which task participants to hike the equivalent distance of Mount Everest within 36 hours.

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Echelon announces Disney collaboration to promote upcoming ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie

Echelon members who love Disney are in luck. Echelon has announced a new collaboration with Disney to celebrate and promote its upcoming movie “Junge Cruise.” The collaboration will include a Jungle Cruise dedicated cycle ride, tie-in promotion for television advertising, and social media promotion.

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The Daily Watt: July 21, 2021 – Peloton’s new community challenge

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Peloton releases more information on upcoming video game mode ‘Lanebreak’

David Packles, senior director of product management at Peloton, put out a press release with more information on Peloton’s upcoming video game mode called “Lanebreak.” We reported on Lanebreak earlier this week, but the press release reveals new details on how the game will work, as well as a timeline for when the final version may be released.

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Peloton announces a brand-new challenge — with a twist

Peloton’s newest challenge has a bit of a twist. Instead of a regular challenge where members are asked to work toward a personal goal, they will work alongside the entire community with Peloton’s new Community Challenge, which starts this Friday.

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Hands-on: PR Lotion by AMP Human

This week we went hands-on with PR Lotion by AMP Human (who recently merged with Momentous). PR Lotion is a sports lotion that delivers sodium bicarbonate directly to your muscles via your skin.

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iFIT announces new ‘Train Like a Pro: Gold Series’

iFIT has announced a new “Train Like a Pro” series featuring Paralympic triathlete Melissa Stockwell, gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and rowers Alex Gregory and Susan Francia. Each athlete has put together a collection of iFIT workouts for their own curated series, inspired by their personal styles and training regimens.

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Pluto custom pillow review plus exclusive interview with CEO Susana Saeliu

When you think of health and fitness products, a custom pillow is more than likely not the first thing that comes to mind, but perhaps it should be? These days, most health and fitness experts can agree that plentiful and effective sleep each evening is vital to a healthy lifestyle. That’s where Pluto Pillow can help.

I had a chance to try out a Pluto Pillow, custom-made to match my body type, sleep habits, and comfort preferences. To gain more perspective on how important your pillow is to a healthy night’s sleep and daily function, I was also able to interview Pluto co-founder and CEO Susan Saeliu.

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Beachbody launches new 645 workout program with Amolia Cesar

Beachbody has launched their new “645 Program” by celebrity trainer Amolia Cesar. The name 645 references the program’s primary goal of having members commit to working out six days a week for 45 minutes a day. The 13-week program started on July 19 for Beachbody coaches and VIPs. It will be available to all members on the upcoming BODi Library later this winter.

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United Health members offered free year of Peloton membership

Beginning September 1, eligible United Healthcare members will be offered a free year of membership with the Peloton digital app. Optionally, members can choose to receive a four-month waiver toward an all-access membership.

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Peloton adds new ‘Train Like Usain Bolt’ program and badge

Peloton has added a brand-new program called “Train Like Usain Bolt.” The program is one week long and consists of over a dozen exclusive classes built around the Usain Bolt theme. By taking classes in the program, you can earn bronze, silver, and gold badges that (as you might guess) consist of a lightning bolt.

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Debbie Gibson to release exclusive new remix in Peloton collaboration

This Friday, Peloton will feature Debbie Gibson during their live DJ ride with Emma Lovewell. During the class, an exclusive remix of Debbie Gibson’s new song “One Step Closer” will debut. This remix, created by Peloton DJ John Michael as well as DJ Skribble, will be exclusive to Peloton for one month.

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The Daily Watt: July 19, 2021 – Peloton developing new video game mode called ‘Lane Break’

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iFit announces their newest trainer, Izzi Lynn

iFIT announced on Instagram today that they are welcoming a new bike trainer named Izzi Lynn. Izzi has been a Flywheel instructor since October 2017 and should bring a lot of personality and experience to the live iFIT team.

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Hydrow adds new U.S. Rowing Team Challenge

With the Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, Hydrow is inviting you to train with both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Rowing Teams. Hydrow will be adding six new U.S. Rowing Team workouts to its on-demand library over the next three weeks, starting today.

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How to connect the Apple Watch to any NordicTrack or iFIT bike, tread, rower, or vault

Unlike every other smart watch or wearable that I know of, the Apple Watch is unfortunately not capable of broadcasting your heart rate to iFIT Fitness equipment. However, after testing a few ideas, there’s one method that is by far the fastest and easiest way to connect your Apple Watch to any NordicTrack or iFIT Bike, Tread, Rower, or Vault.

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Peloton planning to launch video game mode called ‘Lane Break’

This morning, the Verge reported that Peloton is planning to launch a new video game mode called “Lane Break” for Peloton Bike and Bike+ subscribers. This new game asks riders to change their cadence and resistance to control the on-screen wheel and accomplish a number of challenges.

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Peloton’s Cody Rigsby reflects on his teaching style, the pandemic, and more

In a year where so much of our world was separated, Peloton’s community grew ever stronger as a result of the dynamic personalities of its instructors. At the center of all of it was Cody Rigsby.

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Peloton announces new Verzuz Artist Series: Rick Ross vs. 2 Chainz

Peloton has announced the fourth installment of the Verzuz Artist Series, this time featuring Rick Ross vs. 2 Chainz. Starting Wednesday, July 21, these hip-hop icons will be featured in a cycling class with Alex Toussaint, a Bike Bootcamp class with Jess Sims, and a strength class with Chase Tucker.

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The Daily Watt: July 16, 2021 – iFIT acquires Kayla Itsines’ Sweat app

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iFIT adds new Field Trip Flash Challenge

For those of you working toward your free iFIT hat in the current Summer Camp Challenge, iFIT has an additional reward for you. A new “Field Trip Flash Challenge” is a three-workout bike series available from July 15-31 that takes you to sunny Moab, Utah. Finish all three workouts to earn a digital reward! 

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The Daily Watt: July 14, 2021 – iFIT welcomes Michael Phelps as its newest trainer

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The Peloton Vibe: A bold new product (that is definitely fake)

We discovered a ton of details and images of a new Peloton product called the Peloton Vibe. The Peloton Vibe functions as a heated massage table, music system, aromatherapy unit, and exercise bench with the lower portion holding several sets of circular dumbbells. The only problem… is that this device is most certainly not real.

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Tonal adds new recovery classes featuring Theragun

Tonal has added new recovery, warmup, and cool-down classes featuring Theragun (a self-myofascial release massage gun similar to the Hypervolt). These new classes are the first to come from a partnership between Tonal and Theragun, which was announced earlier this year.

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Peloton guide: Stacking, sessions, and scheduling

For a new Peloton user, there is a lot to learn, whether it is figuring out how to adjust your bike fitting to learning about the various class types. However some of the most common questions I get from new members of Peloton is how the 3 S’s work: stacking, sessions, and scheduling.

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Race against Usain Bolt on July 15 with Peloton

If you ever wanted to see how you would compare against Usain Bolt on a bike, you’ll get your chance this Thursday. On Instagram, Peloton announced Usain Bolt will be joining the leaderboard during Hannah Frankson’s 30-minute Dancehall Ride.

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iFIT acquires SWEAT, an online fitness app designed for women

iFIT has officially announced their upcoming acquisition of Sweat, which is an online fitness app designed for women. Sweat, which was cofounded by CEO Tobi Pearce and trainer Kayla Itsines in 2015, is rumored to have been sold for around $300 million. IFIT plans to keep Sweat as a standalone brand, as they have with their other brands like NordicTrack and Proform.

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iFIT welcomes Michael Phelps as their newest trainer

The most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps has joined the iFIT team as their newest trainer. In a Twitter post on Monday June 12, iFIT welcomed Phelps and announced that his upcoming series “Train Like a Pro: Gold Series” will be coming soon.

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The Daily Watt: July 12, 2021 – Peloton launches in Australia

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Peloton announces Spice Girls featured artist series

Peloton has announced a new artist series featuring the Spice Girls, beginning Tuesday, July 13. There will be six workouts in the Spice Girls featured artist series, including cycling, barre, run, bike bootcamp, and two yoga classes

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Strava updates their Global Heatmap with 3D Terrain

Strava recently updated their global Heatmap feature with a new option to view the Terrain in 3D. The goal of the 3D view is to allow users to more easily plan out their route with a better visual understanding of the terrain.

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Peloton celebrates Australia launch with Premiere Rides

Peloton officially launches in Australia this week with the Peloton Bike and Bike+ release on July 14. To celebrate their entry into the land Down Under, Peloton announced two Australian premiere rides in partnership with Spotify.

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Chicago Marriott includes an in-room Peloton Bike to keep you on the leaderboard when traveling

If you’ve spent the last year earning badges, climbing the leaderboard, and extending your streaks, you might be worried about losing momentum as traveling starts back up for vacations, conferences, etc. One Chicago Marriott has you covered, though. They boast an in-room Peloton Bike.

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Hypervolt Plus review: A quiet massage gun that packs a punch

The Hypervolt Plus by Hyperice is an innovative and extremely popular vibrating massage tool designed for precise, self-myofascial release. You don’t have to look far to see the Hypervolt in use, whether at a sporting event, a physical therapist office, or even inside the home of many fitness enthusiasts.

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iFIT adds 11 new music stations

iFIT is known for having amazing scenic rides and a huge and constantly growing library of workouts. What they are not known for is having a good music selection. iFIT seems to be focused on changing that with a new update that adds 11 new music stations that members can choose from during their workouts.

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CLMBR launches new exclusive fitness accessories with Bala bands

CLMBR is launching a partnership with Bala, creator of stylish, weighted bangles and functional fitness accessories to offer the company’s products in a new color, CLMBR Pantone Blue

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Peloton survey focuses on two new potential strength products

Pelobuddy recently reported on an anonymous tip that Peloton is conducting a survey around the pricing of two new potential strength products. One product is called the “Peloton Focus,” which is described as innovative camera technology that transforms your TV in a home gym (likely previously coded as “The Tiger”). The other product is called the “Peloton Platform,” which is described as a weight bench for an efficient full-body workout.

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New Lululemon patents provide insight into the future of The Mirror

New patents may provide some insight into what Lululemon is planning for the future of the Mirror. Patents reveal tech that utilizes biosensors and scanners to be able to analyze and record your emotional state.

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Robin Arzón returns to Peloton after maternity leave

Peloton’s head instructor and VP Robin Arzón has returned to coaching Peloton classes after taking some time off in March for maternity leave. On Friday, Robin held her first cycling class back featuring the music of Daddy Yankee as part of the Peloton All-for-One Music Festival.

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LIT Method now offers a corporate and employee wellness program with discounts

Connected fitness manufacturer LIT Method has announced it’s now offering a wellness program discount for employers purchasing its Strength Machine and LIT ON-DEMAND subscriptions for in-office fitness. The discount also applies to employees who buy LIT Method for their home offices.

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Energym has tripled its funding goal to produce its RE:GEN smart bike prototype

UK-based connected fitness startup Energym is only halfway through its crowdfunding campaign, yet is well on its way to full production of its smart fitness bike, the RE:GEN. The financial backing that continues to grow will be used in a number of different ways to help the young company expand, Energym says.

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Peloton offers new ‘Summer Pass’ discount for the Peloton Digital App

For a limited time, Peloton is offering a “Summer Pass” discount for the Peloton Digital App. The Peloton Summer Pass allows new members to pay for a one-month membership ($12.99 USD) and receive two additional months for free.

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Echelon announces exclusive partnership with Pitbull

Connected fitness manufacturer Echelon has announced a new partnership with Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull. In addition to an investment from the the multi-platinum recording artist, the partnership will include other exclusives for Echelon members like a custom anthem from the perpetual hit machine himself.

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FightCamp announces $90 million in funding from Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Usher, and more

FightCamp, a connected fitness manufacturer of at-home boxing gyms, has announced a $90 million round of funding backed by celebrities, champion fighters, and venture capitalists. FightCamp plans to use the influx of funds to expand its app to Android users, distribute FightCamp products internationally, and expand its library of workouts around boxing, kickboxing, and martial arts.

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Peloton reveals 2021 All For One Music Festival lineup featuring unique classes, playlists, and more

Members of the Peloton community can now get eyes on the lineup for the 2021 All For One Music Festival, including several popular artists being showcased across multiple classes over the course of three days in July.

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LARQ review: We take a look at this clever self-cleaning water bottle

Hydration is a vitally important competent of our lives. Energy levels, metabolism, weight loss, performance, and your health rely on you being well hydrated. What the LARQ self-cleaning water bottle does is allow you to stay hydrated wherever you go without worrying about the quality of water you are drinking.

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Tempo introduces The Tempo Games featuring Olympic athletes

Smart home gym manufacturer Tempo has announced its inaugural Tempo Games — a challenge for members to complete a series of classes led by athletes headed to Tokyo for the 2021 Summer Olympics. Those who complete the event might even win themselves a prize of their own.

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Build your at-home gym from $128: Weslo Bluetooth treadmill, Marcy power tower, more

34% off From $128

Amazon is offering the Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Folding Bluetooth Treadmill for $272.10 shipped. That’s $88 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked in well over a year by $26. This treadmill is built to support up to 275 pounds and folds up to reduce the amount of space it claims in your home. Thanks to an integrated tablet holder, you’ll be able to put on YouTube, a movie, your favorite TV show and take your mind off of what you’re doing. It’s easy to get started on the right foot with an included 30-day iFit Coach membership which offers thousands of on-demand workouts that can be streamed using a smartphone or tablet. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Continue reading to find more discounted workout equipment from $65.

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