iFIT announces launch of IPO

iFIT Public 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NordicTrack now provides free shipping and assembly on both the S22i and S15i Studio Cycles

NordicTrack (owned by iFIT) has quietly made significant changes to the pricing on some of their equipment. One of the biggest changes is that you no longer have to pay extra for shipping and assembly on the S22i and S15i Studio Cycles.

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Nordictrack Vault Review (2021)

The Nordictrack Vault by iFIT is a fitness mirror that also functions as a compact, freestanding storage system. In addition to storing close to 300lbs of free weights, the Nordictrack Vault hosts a wide variety of iFIT workouts. Is this workout mirror the perfect fit for your home gym? Let us find out in our Nordictrack Vault review. 

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This Month in iFIT: Michael Phelps, Kayla Itsines, and Summer Camp [July 2021]

In this monthly iFIT news recap, we cover last month’s top stories including Michael Phelps joining the team, the acquisition of Kayla Itsines’ Sweat App, the acquisition of 29029, the Summer Camp Flash Challenge… and much more!

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Closed Captioning now available on iFIT

iFIT has now released the long-awaited Closed Captioning feature to both iFIT-enabled equipment and the iFIT app. Closed Captioning is now available in English and Spanish for most workouts, with the exception of the live classes.

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The complete iFIT guide for beginners

If you are new to iFIT, there can be a lot to learn. This complete iFIT guide for beginners will cover everything you need including tips and tricks that can be easy to miss when you are just starting out. Whether you are using the iFIT app, a Nordictrack or Proform connected bike, treadmill, vault, or any other device, this guide is the perfect place to get started. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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iFIT adds new Costa Rica Walking Meditation Series

After May’s initial release of the new iFIT “MIND” category, iFIT has already released several more series that you can now take on your NordicTrack, Proform, or iFIT app. The latest of which is the Costa Rica Walking Meditation Series.

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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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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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Comment: Tonal fundraising signals larger emphasis on connected strength is coming

On March 31, Tonal announced that had raised another $250 million in a Series E funding round with a valuation of $1.6 billion, putting the company in unicorn status.

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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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Passionate about connected fitness? Take a Creative Strategies survey

Creative Strategies has a connected fitness survey, so if you’re passionate about Peloton, iFit, Echelon, Tonal, Apple Watch, etc., head on over to take the survey.

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iFit to hold first-ever live workout from Mt. Everest

One of the best parts of the iFit platform is the scenic workouts led by experienced trainers. On Monday, iFit is doing something that’s never been done. They’re hosting a live workout from Mt. Everest.

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iFit details SmartAdjust and ActivePulse features to automate your workouts

In recent blog posts, iFit details the SmartAdjust and ActivePulse functionality that were added in recent software updates.

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ICON denied its request to stop sales of Peloton’s Bike+ over auto-resistance technology

We reported last October that ICON had sued Peloton over the Swivel Screen and Auto-Follow technology that Peloton debuted in the Bike+. ICON’s argument is that it was issued a patent for the auto-resistance feature in 2007 and the swivel screen in 2019.

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ICON releases new ProForm bike, treadmill, and Vue mirror with iFit integration

Peloton might dominate the news cycle for connected fitness, but ICON is quietly releasing some amazing products with iFit integration. Today, they’ve announced the release of three new products currently available to order.

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iFit introduces automatic heart rate training with ActivePulse

One of the patents owned by NordicTrack is the auto-follow technology that they’re currently suing Peloton over. If you’ve never used it on a NordicTrack or Peloton Bike+, it’s a pretty magical experience. Today, NordicTrack is launching ActivePulse as a next step in that ecosystem.

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Review: NordicTrack 2950 is the first treadmill I enjoy using

For the past few months, I’ve been using the NordicTrack 2950 treadmill as my first connected treadmill experience that I actually enjoy using.

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iFit releases new TV app for large screen workouts

If you’re wanting to get started on a 2021 fitness goal, iFit is making that even easier with their new iFit TV apps.

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iFit adds new treadmill classes to live schedule

One of the benefits of connected fitness is working out on your own schedule. That doesn’t mean that finding the time for live classes is easy, though.

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iFit adds new mainstream music functionality to its platform

One of the lacking areas for iFit’s fitness platform has been music, but the product is gaining additional functionality through the iFit mainstream music feature.

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