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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