December 13, 2019

039 – Technology and the Evolution of Fitness

This week we take a look at technology and its impact in the fitness landscape - from virtual exercise classes to heart rate monitoring and progress tracking to your fitness goals.  The extension of the group class phenomenon leveraging the scale of the internet offers consumers new and unique options for exercise. We will check out two front-runners in the space - Peloton and Mirror - and how they are innovating by leveraging connected devices and technology for on-demand and customized exercise classes.  We have certainly evolved from the fitness classes via VHS tapes in the 1980s to some of the digital technology-infused workouts of today…

Timestamp

Topic

1:03

Virtual Fitness Classes 

5:48

Peloton

13:52

Mirror

21:42

Summary

References and Links from Episode 39:

Peloton

Mirror

  1. $1,995 for the bike not including sales tax
  2.  $250 delivery and setup fee
  3. $125 for Peloton cycling shoes
  4. $468 for membership ($39 a month), required for the first year. If you pay up front for one year, a thirteenth month is included, and for two years, three extra months are added.
  5. Year 1 total:  $2,838 plus tax
  1. $1,495 for the Mirror unit,  not including sales tax
  2. $250 delivery and setup fee
  3. Subscription (required): $39 a month ($468 a year), with a one-year minimum commitment
  4. Year 1 total:  $2,213 plus tax

Peloton

Mirror

Bill Gates

“Innovation is a good thing. The human condition is improving because of innovation."

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Hello, I'm Christopher Allen and I'm passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves - physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually, and culturally. Feel free to follow me on IG. You can read more about my story here.

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