Muse launches 2nd gen. S headband that offers non-pharmaceutical sleep support

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Neurotechnology and meditation company Muse recently announced the launch of its second-generation Muse S headband for sleep support. This headband is a non-pharmaceutical alternative that uses real-time biofeedback to help you fall asleep and stay there. Should you wake up, the new Muse S now offers “digital sleep pills” to gently fade out its audio and cue your brain that it’s time for sleep.

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Ride with famous people on Peloton

Wouldn’t be cool to get a high five during your Peloton workout from your favorite athlete? What better motivator than to schedule a class with hopes of outworking Roger Federer or Diplo? Well… you can at least try. Below is a list of famous people currently using Peloton.

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Beachbody launches its live interactive BODi program today

No strangers to the at-home workout game, The Beachbody Company is today launching its much-hyped live interactive premium subscription tier BODi (Beachbody on Demand Interactive).

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Beachbody MYX II Bike vs. Original Peloton Bike

The new Beachbody MYX II Bike comes in at a very similar price point to the Original Peloton Bike, so they are the perfect bikes to compare. The Original Peloton Bike is priced at $1,495 and the MYX II Bike is priced at $1,399. Let us find out which of these two bikes comes out on top when stacked up against one another.

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Renpho AI Smart Exercise Bike review: a $399 Peloton alternative

The Renpho AI Smart Exercise Bike is a bike that has auto-resistance capabilities and is built around FTP or power zone training. It is also almost always about one-third or less of the price of the Original Peloton Bike. When the Renpho was first released, it was priced at around $600. Over time, I have seen the price drop and now it is an insanely low $399.

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Peloton’s new Beyoncé Artist Series is its largest ever

Peloton has announced a brand new Beyoncé Artist Series. For three days, starting Tuesday, October 19, Peloton will be featuring Beyoncé theming in at least 17 live and on-demand classes. This makes the new Beyoncé Artist Series the largest ever.

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Hypervolt 2 Pro review: finely tuned excellence!

Hyperice has finally updated one of their Flagship Products, the Hypervolt Massage Gun. After two years, there are now two upgraded models. The premium massage gun has been renamed the Hypervolt 2 Pro.

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iFIT delays IPO, citing market concerns

Yesterday iFIT Health and Fitness, owners of Nordic Track, Proform, and Freemotion, announced a delay in their US initial public offering (IPO), citing “unfavorable market conditions that have investors worried about growing volatility in capital markets,” reports Reuters.

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Usher partners with Peloton for season 2 of Dance Cardio

Peloton announced the second season of their Dance Cardio classes, featuring tracks by the eight-time Grammy winner and global superstar Usher (and Peloton member). As a special treat, Usher even makes a cameo appearance in a routine led by fan favorites Emma Lovewell and Ally Love. Peloton’s 6 million members can catch the classes now via the on-demand Peloton app.

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Ergatta Rower review: Style meets home fitness function

I recently had the opportunity to try out an Ergatta Rower for some time. As a connected fitness rower, the Ergatta provides everything you need to get a substantial workout using unique gaming styles, but it’s the overall design of the rower itself that truly sets this fitness product apart.

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New smart bike Capti promises a full-immersion, ‘game-led’ ride

On the heels of Peloton’s own foray into gamification with Lanebreak, a new California-based company has launched what it says will be a fully immersive video-game-style experience. Its connected bike, Capti Smart Bike, is now on pre-order in the US and set to launch this December.

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Amazon ups its fitness game with Halo View; new features, content

Amazon encroaches even further on Fitbit’s territory with a new, revised wearable following its screenless wristband tracker release last year. The new version, the Halo View, features a color AMOLED display, haptic feedback, tracking of sleep, activity, blood oxygen levels, among other features, and is bundled with new programs Halo Fitness and Halo Nutrition as additions to the existing Halo subscription program. What’s more, it’s priced at $79.99, even cheaper than the original Halo band.

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Terra-Core balance trainer review

I have been using the Terra-Core for a while now and I have to say, I am pretty impressed. The Terra-Core is a balance trainer that can also be used as a fully functional bench. This review will cover everything you need to know about the Terra-Core and if it is the right addition for your home gym.

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iFIT announces multi-year partnerships with the Boston, Chicago, London, and New York City marathons

Today, iFIT announced multi-year partnerships to become the Official Connected Treadmill and Digital Fitness Content Subscription partner of the Boston, Chicago, London, and New York City marathons. iFIT members will be able to run all four marathons virtually on their connected NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, and Matrix treadmills.

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Peloton welcomes Marina Andresen to the growing German Tread roster

Peloton has announced the addition of Marina Andresen as their second of three German Tread instructors. Marina’s live premiere Tread class is scheduled for today, September 30, at 9 a.m. PT.

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Peloton adds first German Tread coach Tobias Heinze

Peloton has added Tobias Heinze as their first German Tread Coach. Heinze is set to have his premiere 20-minute Tread Class released on-demand today, September 29, at 12 p.m. ET.

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Peloton announces 007-themed classes in anticipation of ‘No Time To Die’ film

Peloton has announced new 007-themed classes in anticipation of the 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die. There will be three 007 classes, which include a bike, strength, and full-body stretch class that begin this Thursday, September 30.

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Tempo Studio Review: high-tech and high quality home fitness

I have been testing out the Tempo Studio over the past few months to give you a review packed with all of the information you need to know about this high-tech home gym. This Tempo Studio review will cover everything you need to know, as well as my personal experience and thoughts.

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Future App Review: The future of personal training is on your iPhone

The future of personal training is here, and it’s on your iPhone. The Future App is an online personal training service that is designed around both the iPhone and Apple Watch. In fact, Future will even send you an Apple Watch to use if you don’t already have one. This review will cover everything you need to know about the Future app and my experience over the past few months.

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iFIT announces launch of IPO

IFIT Health & Fitness Inc, owners of NordicTrack, ProForm, and Freemotion, has announced the upcoming launch of its IPO. The announcement included the plan to list on the Nasdaq with the symbol IFIT and sell just over 30 million shares of its Class A common stock. The IPO price is expected to be between $18 and $21 per share, which would value iFIT at over $6 billion.

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Tempo adds new strength coach: Jonathan Ibrahim

Tempo Studio has added a new coach, Jonathan Ibrahim, to its strength training lineup. In addition to on-demand and live classes already scheduled, you can check out Jonathan in Tempo’s new training program, “3 Week Gain Strength: Heavy Lifting”

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Peloton is offering a refurbished bike again, this time for $1,195

Once again, Peloton is offering digital members a chance to purchase a refurbished Peloton bike at a discounted price. This time the discount takes off $300 to bring the total cost of the original bike to $1,195. It’s a price lower than we have ever seen.

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NordicTrack Vault Complete vs. Standalone: Which should you buy?

The NordicTrack Vault by iFIT comes in two versions. One is the Standalone Vault that does not include any equipment. The other is the Complete Vault that comes with quite a bit of equipment. I am going to compare the Complete NordicTrack Vault to the Standalone Vault to see if it’s worth the extra $1,000, or if you are better off purchasing the equipment separately.

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Peloton announces new ‘Ride the Weekend’ Flash Challenge

Peloton has just announced a new Flash Challenge that starts this weekend. For the “Ride the Weekend” challenge, members have from September 24 through 26 to take any two Peloton cycling classes.

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Rower comparison: NordicTrack vs. Hydrow and more

As the ability to assemble your own versatile home gym grows easier with each new connected fitness product, we strive to keep you in the know about what products are currently available and what sort of fitness technology is at your disposal. One of the established fitness machines to recently gain a lot of popularity is the rower, due to its storability and low-impact training. We’ve compared a diverse group of premium rowers from fitness brands like Hydrow, Ergatta, NordicTrack, CITYROW, and LIT Method to help you see where they differ. We’ll begin with NordicTrack vs. Hydrow, and go from there.

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Core Meditation Trainer Review

The Core Meditation Trainer by Hyperice is a handheld meditation device that uses gentle vibrations to guide you through meditation while the companion app tracks your progress. This review will cover everything you need to know about this handheld meditation trainer to see if it’s the right fit for you.

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MYX II vs. MYX II Plus: Which bike should you buy?

Alongside their new BODi platform, Beachbody also released their upgraded MYX II Bike that comes in two options: the MYX II and the MYX II Plus. We’ll take a closer look at each one and compare their packages, so you can figure out which bike is the best MYX for you.

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MYX II Bike Review: Beachbody’s perfect MYX

I was granted early access to test out the brand new MYX II Bike by Beachbody and so far, I am very impressed. The MYX II is the first connected fitness bike to offer two different membership programs. It also comes at a very attractive price. This review will cover everything you need to know about the MYX II Bike by Beachbody to see if this more affordable bike is the perfect MYX for you.

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Five Reasons why I love the Ergatta Rower

The Ergatta Rower is not like a traditional rower for many reasons. The biggest reason is that instead of focusing on live classes, they primarily focus on games. Today, I am going to tell you my top five reasons why I love the Ergatta Rower and why I cannot stop rowing on it.

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Eight Sleep announces new partnership with Barry’s

Eight Sleep, the dual cooling and heating smart mattress cover we reviewed last month, announced a new partnership with Barry’s. Owners of the Eight Sleep mattress or mattress cover can now access Barry’s X at a special price.

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Peloton celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with new classes and music

Peloton today announced that it will be celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with new classes and new music. The event kicks off on September 15 and ends on October 15.

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Is the Peloton Bike+ worth the extra $1,000 cost?

The original Peloton Bike price has been lowered by $400, bringing the lowest price yet at $1,495. When you compare this to the Peloton Bike+, there is now a whopping $1,000 difference. I have written about some of the differences between the two bikes before, and now I want to analyze some of those differences further to see if the value is worth the extra $1,000 cost for the Peloton Bike+.

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iFIT sets new record with Kilimanjaro Half Marathon Race

iFIT has set a new record for its longest on-demand workout yet with the release of the Kilimanjaro Half Marathon Race. The total duration of the race is 2 hours and 22 minutes, which breaks its previous record of 2 hours and 4 minutes from the Jackson Hole Half Marathon Race.

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Comment: Is Apple GymKit dead?

Tempo’s big update today includes full Apple Watch integration even though there is no Apple GymKit in the hardware. Beachbody is updating its new MYX 2 Bike with similar Apple Watch support. Is Apple GymKit dead for at-home use?

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Tempo announces new Apple Watch integration

Tempo Home Fitness Studio has officially announced their new Apple Watch integration. The Tempo Studio uses 3D sensors with on-demand and live classes to track reps and provide real-time feedback. With their new Apple partnership, Tempo members can now use the Apple Watch to track their heart rate, pause and resume workouts, view the leaderboard, and more.

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Peloton announces new UK Tread coaches

When Peloton announced the opening of the London studio last week, it also teased about potentially adding some new coaches. The company wrote on its blog, “keep your eyes peeled for some new faces,” but did not elaborate further. Peloton has now officially confirmed that it has added two new UK Tread coaches. 

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Peloton announces Ed Sheeran artist series

Peloton has announced a new artist series featuring Ed Sheeran that begins Tuesday, September 14. This 6 class series is taking place this week as part of the celebration the opening of Peloton’s new London Studio.

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Peloton has launched its new apparel line

Peloton officially launched its new apparel line this morning. Peloton apparel includes leggings, sports bras, sweatpants, T-shirts, and a whole lot more. Now, whether you are taking a cycling class or are out on a run, you can look your best in Peloton gear.

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Peloton opening new London studio on September 14

Peloton announced on its blog that it is officially opening up a Peloton London studio on September 14. The company also shared that it will now be offering more live classes and briefly mentioned it might be bringing on some new coaches, as well.

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iFIT now connects to your favorite fitness apps

iFIT now connects to your favorite fitness apps like Strava, Apple Health, Garmin Connect, and Google Fit. Now, no matter how you choose to be active, you will be able to keep track of it all.

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Peloton announces Metal Essentials artist series

Peloton has announced another featured artist series, and this one is for all the hardcore metal lovers. It’s a partnership with the Spotify Metal Essentials playlist, and it starts on September 8.

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Review: NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle

This review will cover everything you need to know about the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle by iFIT. I have previously shared my thoughts on the S22i, but there have been several updates that are significant. Let’s see if this connected fitness bike is a good fit for your home. 

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Peloton’s Cody Rigsby set to compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The hit show “Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC this September for season 30. This morning, Good Morning America announced the celebrities competing in this upcoming season. They include Melanie C from the Spice Girls, country singer Jimmie Allen, and more. But the celebrity we are most excited to see on that ballroom floor is Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby.

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Ergatta adds new Progressive Push Programs and recalibration controls in newest update

On September 1, Ergatta released a software update that included new “Progressive Push Programs,” recalibration controls, and rebranded “Friends” as “Rivals.”

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Fitbit Ace 3 Review

In this review, we are going to take a look at the Fitbit Ace 3. This exercise and health tracker for kids is similar to the adult Fitbit, but with the design and functions built specifically to help motivate, encourage, and challenge young kids to be active every single day. Before you buy the Fitbit Ace 3, let us find out if this is the perfect fit for your kid.

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Nordictrack X22i Treadmill Review

This review will cover everything you need to know about the Nordictrack X22i Treadmill by iFIT. The Nordictrack X22i is an incline treadmill that hosts a variety of iFIT workouts, including running, hiking, power-walking, and more. Is this treadmill the best fit for your home gym? Let us find out.

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MYX, Nordictrack, and more connected home fitness Labor Day Sales (save up to $350)

Labor Day sales are kicking off this week, with MYX, Nordictrack and other home fitness devices already being discounted. Our top pick is the newly released MYX 2 Bike Plus, whose Labor Day sale includes $200 off and a free weight rack (valued at $150). The MYX Bike Plus also comes with a 6-piece weight set, kettlebell, Polar OH 1 heart rate monitor, bike mat, workout mat, foam roller and resistance band. The improved MYX Bike Plus has a 21.5″ rotating screen, Apple Watch support, and can be used with both Beachbody’s Openfit and BODi connected fitness platforms.

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BODi beta impressions

Beachbody has designed a new fitness platform called BODi, also known as Beachbody Interactive. BODi offers daily live classes and is supposed to be released sometime in September. It is being promoted as an alternative to other programs like Peloton, iFIT, Apple Fitness+, and more. I am going to share my initial impressions with you on BODi beta so far.

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