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10 New Digital Fitness Platforms To Reinvigorate Your Home Workouts

It’s been more than six months since everyone’s lives shifted amid the global pandemic. Offices cleared out, fitness studios closed their doors, and our homes became the places we truly did everything. After a while, your fitness routine can start to lose its luster, and that’s why these new digital fitness platforms can help breathe new life into your at-home workouts.

One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you’ve been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.

The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020

1. Erika Bloom Pilates

Cost: $90/month

Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is

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9 New Digital Fitness Platforms To Reinvigorate Your Home Workouts

It’s been more than six months since everyone’s lives shifted amid the global pandemic. Offices cleared out, fitness studios closed their doors, and our homes became the places we truly did everything. After a while, your fitness routine can start to lose its luster, and that’s why these new digital fitness platforms can help breathe new life into your at-home workouts.

One thing that quarantine brought the world—aside from TikTok dances and a new level of Netflix binge-watching—was a boom of digital fitness platforms. With gyms and fitness studios closed and many instructors out of work, there was a hustle to make everything virtual as quickly as possible. If you’ve been wanting to spice up your routine and try something new, these are some of the best new options available.

The best new digital fitness platforms of 2020

1. Erika Bloom Pilates

Cost: $90/month

Celebrity Pilates instructor Erika Bloom is

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Peloton and 9 Other Fitness Stocks on a Winning Streak Right Now

The value of fitness company Peloton has more than tripled thus far in 2020. Some of that can likely be attributed to the way that the pandemic has forced more people to stay at home for their workouts. There is also likely a renewed focus on health and wellness being driven by the news. That will have some investors wondering which fitness stocks could give them a chance to hop onto this trend.

To help you understand what the investing landscape looks like in this industry, here’s a glimpse at some of the publicly traded companies that might give you a chance to cash in on a trend toward more fitness and better health among Americans. And with each stock is a review of how it has performed in 2020 and what its highest and lowest prices have been in the last year.

Here are the stocks that make money

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Apple Fitness+ doesn’t terrify the founder of this Peloton rival — here’s why

If two of the hottest names in at-home fitness are worried about Apple Fitness+, they sure aren’t showing the public. That says a lot about the total addressable market for at-home fitness in the post COVID-19 pandemic world — leaving the door open for many players to compete effectively.

Earlier this week, Apple took the wraps off its first fitness experiences designed for the Apple Watch and iPhone. Launching later this year, Apple Fitness+ will offer studio-style workouts that focus on popular training methods such as cycling, treadmill running, rowing, high intensity internal, yoga, dance, and core.

“We do welcome Apple’s entry into the space. We see it is as further validation of the shift to working out from home,” Tonal founder Aly Orady told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade. Tonal, a Peloton rival, is a connected strength training platform.

In typical Apple services form, it will make the pricing

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Apple envisioned its fitness service long before work-from-home, executives say

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s new paid online fitness class service, designed to work with its Apple Watch, was a long-planned extension of the watch’s fitness features rather than a quick reaction to a pandemic that has closed many gyms, executives said in an interview.

The Fitness+ service is Apple’s first subscription geared to make money directly from the sensor-packed device it has been selling since 2014.

The service, which Apple said will be available by the end of the year, has new workouts each week filmed by a team of trainers in a purpose-built studio in Los Angles and focuses on exercises that require little or no gym equipment, using Apple Watch sensors to track progress.

Many analysts viewed the service, which was announced on Tuesday, as well timed for a work-from-home world. But Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said in an interview on Wednesday that

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Apple is Launching Fitness+ Which Will Fully Change the Way We Work Out

Since Apple Watch first broke into the wearables market in 2015, it has been continuously redefining what a watch can do beyond tell time: Sleep track? Check. Monitor heart rate? Check. Become your exercise companion? Check. And in the most defining step since putting a ring on it with Activity, the smartwatch company announced at today’s online streaming event that by year’s end, Apple Fitness+ will definitively change the way Apple users work out forever. Suffice it to say that the $2.9 billion on-demand fitness industry has a new one to, ahem, watch.

In tandem with the announcement of Apple Watch Series 6 (from $399) and Apple Watch SE ($279)—both of which will launch on September 18, Fitness+ is meant to further integrate movement into your day in a more seamless way. The app will offer wrist-access to HIIT, yoga, running, cycling, and strength training content on Apple compatible

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Apple Fitness+ subscription service unveiled alongside Series 6 Watch

Apple has unveiled a new personalised workout subscription service alongside new smartwatches and tablet computers.

Fitness+ collects health data gathered by an Apple Watch and then displays it alongside workout videos shown on a larger display.

The platform will compete with existing fitness apps on iOS from Peloton, Les Mills and Fiit.

It also poses a challenge to Fitbit, whose wearables benefit from their own health-coaching subscription service.

As many had forecast, Apple decided to hold back details of its next iPhones for a separate event.

Yoga and dance

Like some of its rivals, Fitness+ also allows competitive users to see how their own efforts compare with others who have completed the same fitness routine previously.

“Health-tracking continues to be a major focus for Apple, and its new Fitness+ service signals its intent to generate more revenue from its products in this area,” commented Leo Gebbie from the consultancy CCS

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Why September is the best time to kick-start your fitness regime

After months of lockdown inactivity, now is your chance to get out there, before the nights draw in
After months of lockdown inactivity, now is your chance to get out there, before the nights draw in

It’s not just children who experience that back-to-school feeling – we all do. Even if you last packed a pencil case decades ago, September still feels like the start of new beginnings. And that’s something we could all do with this year.

So September is the perfect time to restart your fitness regime (far better than January, when we habitually try to flog ourselves into shape when its cold and dark outside). In the words of Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, former Olympian and founder of the fitness app, Jennis: “It’s an opportunity to take back some control in areas where we have all felt a bit powerless, set goals and create healthy routines that are focused on ourselves.”

 Added to this, the Government’s medical officers are recommending that we all up our fitness

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Meet Nike (M), the Fitness Brand’s First-Ever Maternity Apparel Line

It’s a big day for the Swoosh. Today, Nike announced the launch of its first-ever maternity athletic apparel line: Nike (M).

According to the fitness brand, this much-needed (like, seriously, it’s about time) project was three years in the making. The moms and moms-to-be of the Nike design team spent over a year perfecting the fit foundation for the line. With the help of 30 athletes who were either pregnant or post-partum (as well as 150,000 body scans of women from around the world), Nike tested 70 materials till they found the nine palettes and four styles worthy of making the cut. Their goal? To create something that could be there for all stages of a woman’s athletic life, including motherhood.

“Our inspiration for this collection was fueled by what we heard from women of all body shapes, across sports, throughout the different stages of their lives, as well as

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Cranford Theater, Fitness Center To Open Soon: Mayor

CRANFORD, NJ — Now that the state of New Jersey has allowed gyms, movie theaters, and (starting Friday) restaurants to open indoors on a limited basis, Cranford will open some of its facilities too, the township said in an email on Monday.

In a newsletter, the town committee said that the opening of the Cranford Fitness Center at the Centennial Pool Complex will be announced “soon.”

The town also said the Cranford Movie Theater is permitted to open starting Friday with 25 percent occupancy, with a maximum of 150 people. Patrons will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. For details about the Cranford Theater, please go to www.cranfordtheater.com.

As for indoor dining, Gov. Murphy said Monday that indoor dining would be allowed Friday with 25 percent occupancy. Here are more of the rules:

  • Parties must capped at eight people, and tables must be 6 feet apart.

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