Tonal introduces Screen Lock as added safety measure

Connected fitness company Tonal has introduced a new safety feature called Screen Lock to prevent any unwanted person(s) from gaining access to your smart home gym. The new feature is easy to activate and will still allow others to work out on the machine using Guest Mode.

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Anker’s popular eufy smart scales are down to the best prices of the year from $18 (Save 45%)

Save 45% From $18

eufy’s official Amazon storefront currently offers its Anker P1 Bluetooth Smart Scale for $26.99 shipped. While you’d typically pay $45, today’s offer amounts to 40% in savings while beating our previous mention by $3 to mark the best price of the year. Anker’s eufy smart scale is a great way to get the most out of your workouts and exercise routine thanks to a variety of sensors which can track everything from weight to body fat, BMI, bone mass, and other stats. Plus, it’ll pair with Apple Health and Google Fit to bring the data into your preferred ecosystem. Over 3,700 customers have left a 4.7/5 star rating. Head below for more.

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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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First look at Peloton heart rate monitor band with Peloton digital app

Following an earlier report confirming that Peloton will soon release its own heart rate armband, we’ve uncovered further details about how the band pairing works, all hidden within the Peloton digital app.

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As Peloton moves to compete with Apple Watch, details emerge for its upcoming heart rate armband

Update: we’ve dug into the app and have a ton of screenshots of the armband UI

Bloomberg released a piece today with new details on Peloton Interactive’s upcoming heart rate armband. With Peloton’s acquisitions of two wearable device companies (Atlas and Latitude 32), its recent release of the new Strive Score, and further limited connectivity the Apple Watch, a new Peloton heart rate wearable seems imminent. Here are the new details just discovered:

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Peloton announces corporate wellness offering

Peloton’s worst-kept secret has now finally been made public. As has been rumored for some time through job openings, its corporate wellness program is now officially available.

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NordicTrack, Bowflex, and more workout gear priced from $65 for Prime Day (Up to $340 off)

Save $340 From $70

Today only, as part of its Prime Day Deals, Amazon is offering up to $340 off NordicTrack, Bowflex, and more workout gear. Our top pick is the NordicTrack T 6.5s Smart Treadmill for $467.84 shipped. That’s $181 off the typical rate there and undercuts the lowest pricing we have tracked in over a year by $100. This treadmill is built to support up to 300 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 a favorite TV show and take your mind off of the actual workout. It’s easy to get started on the right foot with an included 1-month iFit Coach membership which offers thousands of on-demand workouts that can be streamed using a smartphone or tablet. This unit is backed by a 10-year frame, 2-year parts, and 1-year labor warranty. It’s a #1 best-selling treadmill that has garnered a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 19,000 Amazon shoppers.

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Amazon Prime Deals for connected and home fitness

Amazon Prime Day is here, and we’ve collected all of the best deals for connected and home fitness. Whether you are looking for a new bike, treadmill, dumbbells, kettlebells, smartwatch, or other accessories, there is a lot here. Many with huge discounts of 20% to 30% off or more. This list will continue to expand and be updated through the next few days, so make sure to check back often!

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ICON Health & Fitness officially announces name change to iFIT Health & Fitness Inc.

ICON Health & Fitness recently announced that they are changing their name to iFIT Health & Fitness. iFIT is their software platform that runs on all of their devices and delivers thousands of on-demand and live classes. The name change could be for many reasons, one of which is their belief and commitment to the importance of the connected fitness space.

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Jesse Corbin’s coming-out iFIT workout (Exclusive First Look)

On Monday June 21 [EDIT: the date has been pushed back to Tuesday, June 22], iFIT will be releasing a special workout in their Heart To Heart series, in which iFIT trainer Jesse Corbin discusses the trials and triumphs of his coming-out journey.

During the 30-minute workout, users will walk, run, and hike alongside Corbin through and beyond the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah as the iFIT trainer covers a range of topics including how he learned to accept himself, embrace his unique journey, and reconcile his faith with his sexuality.

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NordicTrack S22i Studio Bike on Sale through Amazon for $1799 (Reg. $1999)

Amazon is offering the NordicTrack S22i Studio Bike for $1799 with free shipping. The NordicTrack S15i Studio Bike is also on sale through Amazon for $1599 (Reg. $1799). The free shipping and free returns from Amazon really makes this an exceptional deal as shipping will cost $200 extra if you purchase these bikes through Nordictrack themselves.

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Normatec Pulse 2.0 review: the king of recovery tools

I’ve known about Normatec Pulse 2.0 for a long time now as I’ve seen them used for years at every professional and amateur athletic competition. And with dozens of friends who swear by these compression boots, I had to try them out myself.

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Inside the Hollywoodization of Peloton

Peloton’s instructors have skyrocketed to celebrity status on social media over the last year as the long shutdown of gyms has led to moving to Peloton for at-home workouts. The Hollywood Reporter has a detailed look at how Peloton produces its classes and turns its instructors into social media celebrities.

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FORME announces exclusive partnership with Barry’s

Connected fitness manufacturer FORME has just announced an exclusive partnership with Barry’s that will be the first available content from the newly announced Barry’s X digital library. This is the first time Barry’s has collaborated with any connected fitness platform and will showcase the Barry’s X content library across all FORME Studios.

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Amazon offers women’s workout wear for summer from $15 Prime shipped, today only

35% off From $15

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, The Gym People via Amazon is offering women’s workout wear from $15 Prime shipped. A standout from this sale is the on-trend Longline Sports Tank Top for $15. Regularly this tank top is priced at $22 and today’s rate is the second lowest price we’ve seen. It’s available in an array of color options and pairs nicely with shorts, joggers or leggings alike. The material is lightweight, breathable, and sweat-wicking. It also has a built-in bra for added support and is perfect for workouts. Rated 4.5/5 stars with over 8,000 reviews from happy Amazon customers. Head below the jump to find even more deals today.

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New mental wellness platform OPUS launches healing SoundBed

OPUS has just launched an emotional sleeping platform called SoundBed that combines immersive spatial sound healing technology with full-body vibration. Combined with the OPUS app, the SoundBed will help future customers relax their heart and mind while being guided by a community of experts in various wellness techniques.

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Peloton adds 2 new strength instructors: Callie Gullickson and Rad Lopez

Peloton announced this morning that it has added two new “strength-focused” instructors, Callie Gullickson and Rad Lopez, to its roster. Both coaches already have multiple sessions scheduled this week, including each of their premiere classes.

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Tempo announces yoga beta category

Mirrored fitness company Tempo has announced a beta version of yoga classes as a new category to its library of connected fitness content. As part of the beta program, Tempo has launched an initial 12 yoga classes, all led by head yogi, Jeremy Falk.

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Peloton CFO reveals new info on the Peloton Tread and Strive Score

Peloton CFO, Jill Woodworth, just revealed lots of updates this week on the state of the Peloton Tread and Tread+, the future of Strive Score, improved delivery times, international expansions, and a whole lot more.

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Endorphins not enough? A group of Peloton fans swear by riding high

For many people, getting an endorphin rush at the end of a workout is the part of the motivation. For a group of Peloton fans, cannabis is part of their actual workout strategy.

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Reebok’s iPhone-ready ZJET 460 Bluetooth Exercise Bike ships for $229 (Reg. $280)

Reg. $280 $229

Amazon is offering the Reebok ZJET 460 Bluetooth Exercise Bike for $228.77 shipped. That’s $51 off the typical rate there and comes within $16 of the lowest price we have tracked for over a year. This Reebok-branded exercise bike is an affordable option for anyone that wants to adopt an app-enabled piece of at-home workout gear. Bluetooth connectivity paves the way for pairing with the Reebok Fitness app for tailoring, tracking, and breaking down your workouts. An integrated 5.5-inch screen showcases stats, allows you to choose from 19 fitness programs, and more. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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7 reasons I love Peloton Power Zone classes

Peloton’s Power Zone class training is similar to heart rate training in that there are various zones that you train in. However, instead of using heart rate data to determine your zones, you use your power output to determine your zones. So today, I want to cover seven reasons why I love Power Zone classes with Peloton.

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New Upright GO S takes aim at bad posture with 40% lower price, iOS/Android compatibility, more

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Bad posture paves the way for all sorts of aches and pains. This is a large reason why there is an overwhelming list of competing ergonomic laptop, tablet, and monitor stands on the market. Their goal is to reduce neck and shoulder pain by bringing the top of your display up to eye level. While an ergonomic desk setup is very important, it will only help when working in your office. The new Upright GO S helps perfect your posture by simply tapping you on the back whenever you slide into a slouching position. Continue reading to learn more.

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Hydrow Rower Alternative: Save $1,500+ with the Concept 2 Erg

The Hydrow Rower might be one of the most well-built, beautiful, and elegant-looking rowers on the market. Hydrow also has some of the best rowing classes available. However, with a $2,245 price tag alongside an additional $38 monthly membership, Hydrow can also be tough to fit in a budget. This is especially true for those already paying for a connected fitness service like Peloton. Here’s a Hydrow alternative that will save you $1,500 (or more) off the cost.

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Save on highly-rated resistance exercise band sets starting at $4, today only

Save now From $4

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Fit_Simplify (99% positive all-time feedback from 16,000+) via Amazon is discounting a selection of its highly-rated resistance band and exercise kits starting at just $4. Shipping is free across the board for Prime members or when spending over $25. Headlining is this 12-piece resistance band set for $14.67. Normally fetching $21, you’re looking at 30% in savings as today’s deals drops $1 below our previous mention to mark the best price of the year. Perfect for getting your workout on at home, this bundle includes everything you need to start getting in shape. Alongside five bands with various resistances, there’s also a pair of handles, two ankle straps, and a door anchor. Over 3,100 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating. Head below for more.

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Peloton runs in the family as 3-year-old gets her own ‘Bike’ from her parents

When parents get the Peloton bug, it can easily spread to the entire family. Peloton doesn’t (yet) sell a kid’s bike, but that didn’t stop one family from getting their daughter her own “Peloton.”

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Apple enhancing Health app with risk fall assessment, detailed lab results, trends

Apple is updating the built-in Health app on the iPhone with new features in iOS 15.

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Ergatta introduces its own apparel line

Connected fitness rowing manufacturer Ergatta has recently announced its own line of branded apparel, featuring t-shirts and sweatshirts for both men and women. The fitness company appears to be taking a play out of Peloton’s book in building an exclusive fitness community around its members and branding.

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FightCamp review: A connected home boxing gym that packs a punch

Recently, I got the opportunity to try out FightCamp, an all-in-one at-home boxing gym complete with an app and classes led by current and former fighters. The FightCamp kit utilizes Bluetooth sensors positioned in your hand wraps to track the number and output of each punch while you follow along with workouts in the app. Below is my FightCamp review, complete with a video, after going 12 rounds with this connected fitness product.

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Review: Bike+ offers a premium experience if Peloton is at the center of your fitness routine

Six weeks ago, I took delivery of a Peloton Bike+ after riding on an original Peloton Bike for the previous year. In my first impressions review, I came away impressed with the Bike+, but I had some terrible delivery issues relating to the assembly of my particular bike. Although it’s not Peloton’s fault I had an issue, it was their problem. The hardware problems are now resolved, and I’ve seen many hours logging miles on Bike+, so I have a more fully featured opinion on the product. Let’s dive in to see if Bike+ was worth the upgrade after six weeks of use.

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Peloton now offering digital app discount to students, military, and more

Peloton has announced newly available discount pricing for Peloton Digital memberships. The discount amounts vary but will be available to students, educators, first responders, teachers, military, and medical professionals.

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This Month in Peloton: Stock, Mood classes, and new strength device [June 2021]

In this monthly Peloton news recap, we cover last month’s Peloton stock, the new Mood Classes, a new Peloton strength device “The Tiger” in the works, the Champions Collection… and much more!

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Strava releases group fitness challenges and personalized segment recommendations

Strava has been my go-to app for outdoor workouts for many years, and today the company has launched two exciting features.

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Amazon 1-day resistance band sale with bundles starting from under $10 (Up to 30% off)

30% off From $10

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Whatafit (96% positive feedback in the last 12-months) via Amazon is offering up to 30% off a selection of its resistant band bundles. one standout is the 11-piece Whatafit Resistance Bands Set at $20.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly $30, this is a solid 30% price drop and a new Amazon 2021 low. This set features color-coded bands ranging from 10-pounds of resistance up to 50-pounds that can be stacked or used individually. Great for targeting just about any part of your body, this set also includes a door anchor, a pair of cushioned handles, a carrying bag, and more. Rated 4+ stars from over 21,000 Amazon customers. More deals and details below. 

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Amazon will ship Weslo’s Folding Bluetooth Treadmill to your door for $298 (Save $62)

1-year low $298

Amazon is offering the Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Folding Bluetooth Treadmill for $298 shipped. Also available at Walmart. That’s $62 off the typical rate there and is a match for the lowest price we have tracked over the last year. 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 a 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.

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Energym can help us reuse our own energy from workouts

Fully Charged SCIENCE has put a spotlight on Energym, a UK based fitness startup that has created a smart fitness bike that captures and converts your workout into clean, useable, electrical energy. Given its increased efficiencies in how we reuse energy, the benefits can be tremendous. Here’s how it works.

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Peloton takes 30-50% off apparel for summer kick-off sale

Memorial Day is seen as the official start of summer in the US, and Peloton has kicked it off with an apparel sale with 30-50% off its summer apparel catalog.

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iFIT adding new Cardio and Strength Series featuring Alex Morgan

iFIT has two new upcoming series with professional soccer player and Olympic champion, Alex Morgan. Both a cardio and strength series, designed for beginners, are currently scheduled for release on June 3.

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Peloton Memorial Day Sale: $400 off refurbished original bike

Reports on social media and Reddit indicate that Peloton is offering its Digital Members the chance to buy a refurbished original Peloton bike for just $1,495. This offer is only available while supplies last and for certain zip codes, so you will need to act fast as these will likely go quick.

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Connected Fitness Memorial Day Sale Guide: Mirror, Hydrow, Tempo, Nordictrack and more

Connected Fitness Tech is on SALE this Memorial Day weekend. So this page will cover all of the discounts, updated throughout the weekend, for those of you looking to make some new additions to your home gym. Hydrow, Mirror, Tempo, Nordictrack, FitBit, Echelon, MYX Fitness, and more are all on discount!

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Bloomberg: Apple ‘readying’ new third-gen AirPods, fitness-tracking AirPods Pro in 2022

Apple is said to be close to launching new third-generation AirPods according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, after several months of leaks and rumors about the product. The new buds, rendered above, will feature shorter stems and look similar to current-generation AirPods Pro.

Bloomberg also reports that redesigned AirPods Pro will arrive next year and feature new motion sensors to enable onboard fitness tracking. This would be the first time the functionality of AirPods expands beyond audio.

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Beachbody to launch BODi: A live interactive content subscription

Beachbody has announced plans to launch a live interactive subscription service this fall called BOD Interactive, or BODi (pronounced “body”) for short. The fitness giant has plans to utilize a unique fitness studio and personalized music capabilities to stand out amongst a crowded market of live fitness content.

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Velotowel review for the Peloton Bike: Simple and sweat-free

Today, we will be taking a look at all three Velotowel accessories designed to keep your Peloton Bike and Peloton Bike+ clean and sweat-free. These items include the Velomat for underneath the bike, the Framewrap to protect the bike frame, and the Aerowrap for the handlebars, which can also be used as a face towel.

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Hyperice Vyper 2.0 review: good vibes

The Vyper 2.0 by Hyperice is the second edition of the vibrating foam roller. It’s designed to help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, inflammation, and increase joint range of motion through self myofascial release.

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Peloton is testing new handheld Gadget called ‘The Tiger’

The New York Post reported that their sources have revealed Peloton is currently testing a new handheld gadget called The Tiger for a possible release or reveal planned in the fourth quarter of this year.

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How Zwift became a unicorn company

One of my favorite Substack newsletters is Byrd House, and the most recent newsletter took a deep look at how Zwift became a unicorn company.

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Peloton invests $400 million in first US manufacturing facility in Ohio

Ohio has always been for lovers… but now, The Buckeye State is also for fitness equipment manufacturing. Peloton announced it will be breaking ground this summer in Troy Township, Ohio, for its first manufacturing facility in the US. The $400 investment in the facility should help the fitness giant expedite production and shorten its supply chain.

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Forrest ghost racer fitness app for rides and runs gains Apple Watch support

Forrest is an intriguing free fitness app for iPhone that lets users turn runs and rides into custom races. And today the app is getting a nice update with Apple Watch support for all the handy features found on the iPhone version like live stats, audio prompts, virtual opponent times, and more.

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