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Jennifer Mossalgue

Jennifer is a journalist and editor based in France and serves as the copy chief for the 9to5 family of sites, including 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, and Electrek. She has worked as an editor and reporter for Wired, Fast Company, and Agence France-Presse. Message Jennifer on Twitter (@JMossalgue) or at jennifer@9to5mac.com.

Peloton to opt for DIY bike assembly instead of the white-glove treatment

In a move away from premium white-glove service, Peloton plans to redesign its bikes for at-home unboxing and self-assembly, to further slash costs on the heels of a third round of layoffs at the company.

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Peloton’s first ‘adaptive instructor,’ Logan Aldridge, launches his first strength class today

Today, Peloton’s newest strength instructor, Logan Aldridge, is launching his first class, a 20-minute full-body strength class at 7 p.m. ET. A CrossFit Games competitor and para-athlete, Aldridge is the brand’s first “adaptive instructor” who plans to bring an inspiring mix of inclusive fitness training and accessibility to Peloton members with varying physical abilities. From the looks of this teaser, expect to seriously be challenged by what you think is possible.

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Report: Peloton looking to sell up to 20% stake

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Peloton is looking for a lifeline by actively exploring investors to buy a 15% to 20% stake in the company.

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Top 5 yoga apps for getting into your flow

Rolling out your mat and starting an at-home yoga practice has never been easier – and honestly, who couldn’t use a bit of mind, body, and spirit connection these days? If you’re looking to ramp up your at-home yoga practice, here are a few of the best apps to help you do that (all personally tried and tested by yours truly), all with monthly subscriptions similar to what you’d pay for a single yoga class at a yoga studio.

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iFit trainer Tommy Rivs to film new live race series today for the Boston Marathon

Fans of the ever-inspiring iFit endurance athlete Tommy Rivers “Rivs” Puzey can tune in now for a live iFit Race Series during the 2022 Boston Marathon, today, April 18, with events starting after 9 a.m. ET. iFit is filming the race live as part of its multi-year sponsorship as an official partner of the Boston Marathon.  

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Health tech startup Goquii to launch ‘metaverse ecosystem’ using blockchain and gamification

The metaverse isn’t just for Facebook and Microsoft – digital health companies are starting to see some early funding for metaverse concepts that bring immersive AR and VR into health and fitness realms, from gamified fitness classes to virtual telemedicine and group therapy. Just this week, Indian health startup Goquii received $10 million to seed its ambitions of developing a “metaverse ecosystem” where users can earn NFTs in a gamified health space.

Hong Kong-based game software and venture capital firm Animoca contributed to the funding round, adding to Goqii’s $50 million it received in February in a Series-C funding round led by Sumero Ventures.

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Report: Peloton’s new CEO says no sale is in the cards; company will focus on content

Peloton’s brand-new CEO Barry McCarthy tried to quell rumors that the company is teeing up for a sale, saying instead that it will “double down” on content and international expansion, according to a new report.

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Report: Peloton employees file complaints about missing overtime pay, back pay for unused vacations, and forced working lunches

A new report claims that Peloton owes at least five of its employees across various divisions within the company pay for work they performed. Concerns have been raised by sales and delivery staff, assembly workers, and video production employees around the country.

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Get your gloves on: Peloton’s boxing series with Eminem kicks off today

Beyoncé, David Bowie, Taylor Swift – and now Peloton is adding The Real Slim Shady to its list of featured mega-stars. Today marks the company’s first-ever dedicated boxing series with music from the multi-platinum rapper Eminem’s entire catalog.

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Report: NordicTrack’s iFit sued for a whopping $300 million

While Peloton faces its own financial upheaval, iFit, the maker of NordicTrack, could be potentially pushed toward bankruptcy due to a $300 million lawsuit from an investor.

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Universal Music inks deal with Norway’s Mirror competitor, Mentra


Universal Music Group announced yesterday that its Central Europe division just signed a catalog-wide licensing agreement with Scandinavian company Mentra, makers of a connected mirror similar to Lululemon’s Mirror, as well as an on-demand interactive workout service available in Norway and Sweden.

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Rumors say Peloton is halting production; John Foley refutes claim, offers insights into challenges

Peloton CEO and co-founder John Foley published an open letter yesterday in response to media reports that the company will temporarily halt production of its bikes and treadmills, stating that leaked internal documents were “incomplete, out of context, and not reflective of Peloton’s strategy.”

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Five amazing earbuds to soundtrack your outdoor runs

If you like to run outdoors to music or podcasts, you know that the fit of your earbuds is about as important as the fit of your running shoes. Nothing can break your flow more than earbuds slipping out of your ear due to sweat, rain, or moisture. Luckily, those days are long gone, and runners have never been so spoiled for choice when it comes to terrific wireless earbuds for tackling the hardest, windiest, wettest outdoor runs. Here are our top five picks to take along on your next workout.

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[Update: Peloton posts new video] Comment: Sex and The City’s Big dying on a Peloton Bike is probably the best thing to happen to Peloton in 2021

Update 12/12/21: Peloton has responded to the situation with a video that confirms they were aware of the storyline from the beginning.

Well, Mr. Big is dead. Sorry, too late for spoiler alerts! And “I couldn’t help but wonder,” to quote the now-bereaved Carrie Bradshaw, is Peloton in on the game or not? Last night’s first episode of The Sex and the City reboot saw Big’s death while vigorously pedaling on a Peloton – the company is denying any involvement in the plot twist. The company stock did take a dip after the show aired, but this product placement, intentional or not, is likely a good thing for the brand.

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Strava’s year-end data shows the hot new sport this year is walking

Strava just released its year-end review with heaps of interesting data on its 95 million subscribers around the world. While the data is obviously specific to Strava users, with a data pool that large, it does shed some light on how people are exercising during yet another tough pandemic year. One big surprise: The new hot sport this year is walking.

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Peloton to reopen NYC, London studios and relaunch the Tread+

At its annual shareholder meeting yesterday, Peloton announced news about reopening the Peloton studios in New York City and London, which have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, as well as offering updates on its recalled Tread+.

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Peloton launches new boxing classes

As of today, Peloton is launching new boxing and shadowboxing classes to its platform – a welcome addition the company has been teasing for months.

Update: Details are live.

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Lululemon vs. Peloton: Athleisure wars rage on

This week the ongoing dispute between Lululemon and Peloton has further escalated with Lululemon’s lawsuit against the fitness company for patent infringement over new designs of its leggings and sports bras. Lululemon accuses Peloton of blatantly ripping off its original designs and claiming them as its own.

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Whoop adds menstrual cycle coaching to its app

The popular wearable Whoop has just announced a new in-app feature for its wristbands – Menstrual Cycle Coaching, which offers suggestions on how you might alter your training, sleep, and recovery throughout different phases of your menstrual cycle.

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Peloton unveils its sub-$500 connected strength training Guide + HR band

It’s long been rumored that Peloton has been working on a strength-training product, with the company even teasing its upcoming launch during its disastrous earnings call last week. Now the sub-$500 Peloton Guide is here, making it one of the most (somewhat) affordable of the company’s offerings.

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Peloton and Spotify join forces to bring you more music to sweat to

Peloton and Spotify have ramped up their partnership this week by announcing a dedicated shelf on the Spotify Workout Hub that features seven rotating playlists from Peloton’s world-class instructors and fitness disciplines.

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Report: Black employees at Peloton sound alarm over unfair pay

Black employees at Peloton are raising questions over unfair pay discrepancies at the company, according to an in-depth new report from Business Insider. After years of hushed secrecy about salaries, Black employees are opening up on a private Slack channel and in regular Zoom meetings, revealing that some Black employees are being undercut by as much as $15,OOO annually compared to their white counterparts.

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Lululemon’s Mirror unrolls connected weights and Black Friday deals

Lululemon has announced some enticing add-ons to its cutting-edge home fitness system, Mirror, in the form of connected dumbbells and ankle weights. Plus Lululemon is slashing prices on its sophisticated Mirror packages ahead of the holiday season, with a nudge to “shop early” due to supply constraints.

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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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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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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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Can micro-gyms compete with the likes of Peloton?

It’s no secret that the gym industry has been dealt a serious blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, while companies like Peloton have reaped the rewards, but one Canadian-based startup has pivoted in a way that might hint at the future of post-pandemic fitness: on-demand micro-gyms. Could this be the next big thing?

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The wait is on: UK Peloton orders delayed by Brexit

Peloton has announced that UK consumers who have ordered a Bike or Tread are unfortunately in for a long wait. Due to disruptions from Brexit and global shipping problems, the company is struggling to keep up with the huge uptick in demand since the COVID-19 pandemic. It sounds like European consumers, at least in Germany, will…

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