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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best connected fitness products for the whole family

Few industries saw as much growth as the connected fitness segment during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the circumstances were less than ideal, we learned that we can still work and workout efficiently from the comfort of our homes. With that said, it’s definitely easier to get a solid workout in at a gym where your kids aren’t stepping in your way or pulling on your pant leg. Luckily, several connected fitness products offer workouts that your entire family can participate in. Here’s a list of some of the best to check out.

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Peloton rumors: New office in Ireland, possible EU expansion

Rumors of a potential Peloton office in Cork, Ireland, have begun to swell after the company issued a proposal request in the city. The move could employ over 700 individuals in Ireland and has led to further speculation about Peloton’s expanded operations in the European Union.

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Peloton temporarily closing strength studio for ‘some new and exciting things’

In a private post to members on social media, Peloton has announced it will be temporarily shutting down its strength studio to work on “some new and exciting things.” The closure is currently scheduled to run from May 27 to June 13, although new strength classes will still be released on demand in addition to scheduled encore classes.

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Peloton instructor Kendall Toole shares her journey for Mental Health Awareness Month

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Peloton instructor Kendall Toole has opened up about her mental health journey that began when she was only 11 years old. Toole explained how she considers her diagnosis a source of power and how fitness has helped as a healthy prescription.

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Peloton sales grow 141% in Q3, the lowest churn in 6 years

Today, Peloton released its financial results for Q3 of fiscal year 2021, including a 141% growth in sales. According to the report, more and more people are joining the Peloton community and are sticking with it longer than ever.

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Tempo launches Android App with ‘My Plan’ feature

Connect home fitness manufacturer Tempo has recently expanded its app to Android and the Google Play Store. Furthermore, the “My Plan” feature within the app now gives both Apple and Android users the ability to achieve their fitness goals, whether they’re at home with Tempo or out and about on the app.

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Security researchers discover leak of Peloton members’ private data

A security researcher recently discovered that he could send unauthenticated requests to Peloton’s Application Programming Interface (API), exploiting a leak of private Peloton member data, including age, gender, and location.

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Peloton Homecoming 2021: keynote recap

Peloton CEO John Foley kicked off the company’s 2021 Homecoming celebration with a keynote presentation announcing some exciting new features and other news. This includes revamped programs, a Strive Score improved scenic rides, and the long-debated pause button.

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Ergatta raises additional $30 million in funding

Connected fitness rower startup Ergatta has announced an additional $30 million in Series A funding led by Advance Venture Partners and other industry leaders. Ergatta plans to use the additional funds to expand its content of game-based fitness, and further separate itself from a crowded market.

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iFit launches mental health-focused content iFit Mind

In today’s world, we have become more attuned to the fact that health and fitness extends past our physical selves. Mental health is just as important, if not more to our daily lives, our happiness, and success. To aid in this process, interactive connected fitness platform iFit has introduced iFit Mind, a new content library of over 300 workouts specifically focused on mental health.

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Peloton to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May

Peloton will be celebrating the heritage of Asian and Pacific Islander people throughout May with themed classes, music, and exclusive apparel. Furthermore, the company is making extended efforts to maintain a welcoming community for all people.

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Ben Alldis becomes newest Peloton Power Zone instructor

In an announcement on Instagram, Peloton instructor Ben Alldis revealed he will be joining the Power Zone Training crew as an additional member. Peloton made a similar announcement via Twitter.

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Peloton class schedule for Usher Artist Series

Peloton has released the full class and content schedule for its latest Artist Series featuring Usher. This series will partially be a part of Peloton’s Homecoming weekend taking place April 30 to May 2 and will feature a panel with Usher and Peloton instructor Ally Love.

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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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Smart home gym comparison: Tonal vs. Tempo and more

As a global pandemic accelerated an already booming home fitness industry, consumers are seeing more and more tech-savvy home gym options available to them. We at CTW continue to widen our focus and detail as many of these products for our readers. This includes products like the Tonal, Tempo, FORME’s Studio Lift, and NordicTrack’s Fusion CST. Each of these connected home gyms offers its own unique features and design. Let’s begin with comparisons of Tonal vs. Tempo and go from there.

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Images hint at a new NordicTrack mirror gym

A Google image search for NordicTrack Fusion CST has revealed a potentially new product from the fitness company that features a mirrored at-home gym unit. Several images have surfaced that suggest NordicTrack has a new mirror fitness product set to debut, perhaps just not yet.

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Mirrored fitness comparison: Mirror vs. Echelon Reflect and more

As the market for connected fitness and available home fitness products, we want to widen our spotlight and showcase as many products as possible. One of the growing fitness realms is mirrored fitness. Products like the Mirror, Echelon Reflect, ProForm VUE, NordicTrack VAULT, and FORME Studio all offer workout content where you can also simultaneously view your own form. While they may look similar, they each offer their own unique features and design. Let’s take a look at Mirror vs. Echelon’s offerings, and compare some others as well.

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How to book a virtual Peloton showroom appointment

As we hopefully and cautiously travel down the home stretch of a global pandemic, the way we interact, work, and shop remains undoubtedly changed. Thanks to the unfortunate circumstances and advances in technology, you can now visit a virtual Peloton showroom from the comfort of your home before buying. Here’s how to do it.

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Peloton announces Justin Bieber Artist Series

Peloton just revealed that Justin Bieber will be the featured musician for its Artist Series. This month, Bieber will be the theme of some “Yummy” Peloton classes including rides, runs, cardio, yoga, and strength training. “Anyone” on Peloton can try them.

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Peloton announces Verzuz music collaboration series

Peloton continues to expand the reach of its community and its presence in pop culture. The fitness brand has introduced Peloton Verzuz, a year-long music collaboration offering unique classes, leaderboard voting, and, of course, boppin’ music.

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Peloton delivery times speed up yet again

Peloton is advertising significantly faster delivery times in all regions, and these are most significant on the Peloton Bike.

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Wait times for Peloton Bike and Tread slowly decrease

Peloton has reduced its wait times for deliveries of its home fitness products. Since January, wait times on the Peloton website for the Bike, Bike+, and Tread+ have all decreased. This is a positive sign following a large investment from the company to tackle this very issue.

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Peloton offers first glimpse at exclusive Adidas apparel

After recently announcing a partnership with Adidas, Peloton has now shared a first glimpse of its exclusive apparel line. Earlier today, a 30-second video revealed the clothing along with some familiar faces from the Peloton community.

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Peloton CEO addresses child’s tragic Tread+ accident

Peleton CEO John Foley issued a public statement after a child tragically lost their life in an accident involving a Peloton Tread+. Out of respect for the family, details of the incident have not been disclosed. Regardless, Peloton has issued a public sentiment of company-wide heartbreak.

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A glimpse inside the internet of Peloton

Since its inception, the Peloton fitness community has grown exponentially. Fans of the brand and its products have expanded outside Peloton leaderboards and into dozens of other internet outlets. These additional communities offer support, news, and all things Peloton, giving the company an additional leg up on emerging competitors.

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Peloton takes legal battle for ‘spinning’ trademark Down Under

After announcing its expansion to Australia, Peloton is taking a legal battle over a trademark for the phrase “spinning” there, too. The legal filing against Mad Dogg Athletics began in the US in February and has now become an international battle.

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Adidas announces partnership with Peloton

Adidas’ GM Global Training shared a (very) brief press announcement outlining a new partnership with Peloton. The full details of the partnership have yet to be outlined, but here’s what we know so far.

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Echelon unveils bike exclusive to Sam’s Club

Fitness manufacturer Echelon has announced a new connected bike and membership package available exclusively to Sam’s Club members. The Echelon Connect Sport-S Bike is now available in select Sam’ Club Stores.

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Peloton instructor Christine D’Ercole reveals she had skin cancer

Senior Peloton Instructor Christine D’Ercole opened up in a detailed Instagram post about her diagnosis, her challenges, and the doctors that helped her overcome it.

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Peloton celebrates Women’s History Month in March

To honor March as Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Peloton has announced themed classes and social impact partnerships.

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Peloton leases warehouse for Boston-area deliveries

Peloton has recently leased 75,000 square feet of warehouse space for last-mile deliveries in the greater Boston area. The facility in Middleborough, Massachusetts, will house Peloton Bikes and Treads. This lease will help shorten delivery times for customers in the area.

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Peloton head of marketing looks to build a community and promote diversity

Dara Treseder, head of global marketing and communications at Peloton, recently spoke about transcending connected home fitness. Now an established brand with a bustling group of members, Peloton is focused on building a culture around its fitness community.

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Peloton instructor Chelsea Jackson Roberts hopes to make yoga accessible to all

Peloton yoga instructor Chelsea Jackson Roberts recently explained how yoga has been an intricate part of her life’s journey. From school teacher to the first Black Peloton yoga instructor, her practice remains at the center of it all.

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Tonal availability expands to Alaska and Hawaii

Home fitness manufacturer Tonal has announced it has expanded the availability of its equipment and service to Alaska and Hawaii. These additions now make Tonal available in all 50 States.

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Peloton CEO talks plans to enter strength category

Peloton CEO John Foley recently did an interview during the Goldman Sachs Technology Conference in which he offered a peek into the fitness company’s future. While he didn’t confirm any concrete plans, he did hint at several avenues Peloton was considering within the strength category.

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Peloton sees ‘light at end of tunnel’ for delivery delays

With a turbulent 2020 among an economy of struggling businesses due to COVID-19, Peloton saw continued growth and recorded its first billion-dollar quarter. However, the only factor slowing this connected fitness company down has been Peloton delivery delays.

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