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

Future app review

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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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: The 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 enters the market at a lower cost than similarly connected bikes of this quality and is currently on sale for $1,249. But does this lower cost come with another price?

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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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Peloton announces new Verzuz Artist Series: Too $hort vs. E-40

Peloton has announced the fifth installment of the Verzuz Artist Series, this time featuring Too $hort vs. E-40. On August 31 and September 1, these two West Coast icons will be featured in a running class with Chase Tucker and a cycling class with Kendall Toole.

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Peloton adds three new instructors alongside Tread relaunch

Peloton has officially announced three new Tread instructors, who all have premiere classes planned this week alongside the relaunch of the Peloton Tread. The three new Tread instructors are Kirsten Ferguson, Daniel McKenna, and Marcel Dinkins.

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Peloton drops Bike price by $400 following Q4 earnings miss

Peloton today reported its earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2021, showing slowing growth and a wider-than-expected loss. In conjunction with the earnings announcement, however, Peloton also revealed that it will cut the price of the original Peloton Bike by $400.

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Peloton to launch Tread in Germany this fall and add 3 new German Tread coaches

Peloton announced that it will launch the Tread in Germany this fall. Along with the launch, the company will also add three new German Tread coaches.

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Peloton announces Eric Church artist series

Peloton now has more than 100 featured artist series and recently announced a new artist series featuring Eric Church that began on Monday, August 23.

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Peloton Tread will be available in the US and UK on August 30

After a lengthy delay due to safety concerns, the new Peloton Tread will be available to purchase in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom on August 30, and will be available in Germany in fall 2021.

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Eight Sleep Pro Pod Cover Review

The Eight Sleep Pod Pro Cover is as much of a connected fitness tech product as the Peloton Bike or Nordictrack Treadmill. Instead of trying to improve your endurance, Eight Sleep focuses on improving the most important aspect of your recovery: your sleep quality. This review will cover everything you need to know to ensure this high-tech, temperature-adjusting, biometric-tracking mattress cover is the perfect fit for you.

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Peloton app confirms rower, prepares scenic waterways

The latest update to the Peloton app confirms that a rower is on the way and offers hints of what sorts of rides you’ll be able to take and what metrics will be saved.

Peloton ranked as the top consumer brand in Comparably’s Top 100 Best Brand List for 2021

Earlier today, Peloton CEO John Foley shared the news that Peloton had been named the top consumer brand in Comparably’s Top 100 Best Brand List for 2021.

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Peloton digital members will no longer receive free Century Club T-shirt

Starting August 31, Peloton digital members will no longer receive a free Century Club T-shirt. Previously, all Peloton members would receive the free T-shirt upon completing 100 workouts from any single category. Now, Peloton is emailing digital members to inform them the Century Club T-shirt will no longer be available.

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How to quickly organize your Nordictrack Vault by iFIT

The Nordictrack Vault is so compact and tight that if you are off by just one notch when setting it up, you may need to re-do the whole thing. It took me over 30 minutes to set up my Nordictrack Vault properly to hold all of the included equipment. Now that I have, let me tell you how to do it quickly and easily so you can get yours set up in 10 minutes or less.

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Peloton Guide: Power Zone classes and the FTP Test

Taking Peloton’s Power Zone classes is an effective way to structure your training and improve your performance on the bike. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Peloton Power Zone classes and taking the FTP test.

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Fix for the Peloton Tread is approved by CPSC

Earlier this year, Peloton recalled both its Tread and Tread+ in compliance with safety issues investigated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Now, it looks like the Peloton Tread may be ready to be re-released as a fix has been approved by the CPSC.

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Peloton announces Disney classes

Peloton has announced an official Disney Peloton Class series. It’s a partnership with the Spotify Disney Hits playlist, and there are at least four classes planned, which start on August 17.

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iFIT launches TV app for Roku

iFIT has launched a new app for Roku-enabled TVs and media players. Also available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Google TV, the iFIT app allows access to all yoga, strength training, meditation, pilates, and boxing classes in the iFIT Library.

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Ergatta adds 3D Race options with new update

At the end of July, Ergatta released a software update that added a new 3D look to their race workouts. This new update now allows members the option to switch between the new and older visual styles, among several other small improvements.

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Win a free entry to the Boston Marathon with iFIT

Have you ever dreamed of a chance to race in the Boston Marathon? If you have, iFIT has just announced an exciting opportunity. The company is sending 13 iFIT members to run in the Boston Marathon on October 11. 

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Take the cold plunge with Ice Barrel – review

Today we review the Ice Barrel, which is a cold therapy training tool that offers an easy and convenient way to add ice baths into your regular routine.

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Amazon deal: Connect to Peloton and Apple Fitness Plus with the RENPHO bike for $559 ($140 off)

Able to connect to Peloton digital, Apple Fitness Plus, and pretty much any other fitness app, RENPHO’s AI-powered bike comes as an affordable one-size-fits-all solution. Not only does this bike allow you to connect to your favorite programs, but it also comes with training courses and features native to a complementary RENPHO app.

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