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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

Watch a recap of the top stories of the day from Connect The Watts. New episodes of The Daily Watt are recorded three to five times each week. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available.

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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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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’

Watch a recap of the top stories of the day from Connect The Watts. New episodes of The Daily Watt are recorded three to five times each week. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available.

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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 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

Watch a recap of the top stories of the day from Connect The Watts. New episodes of The Daily Watt are recorded three to five times each week. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available.

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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

Watch a recap of the top stories of the day from Connect The Watts. New episodes of The Daily Watt are recorded three to five times each week. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available.

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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

Watch a recap of the top stories of the day from Connect The Watts. New episodes of The Daily Watt are recorded three to five times each week. Subscribe to our Youtube Channel to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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