This $1,500 mirror streams live fitness classes to compete with Peloton and ClassPass

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Another at-home fitness company is making its debut today. Mirror is coming out of stealth mode with the introduction of its eponymous device. It’s a mirror atop a 40-inch, 1080p vertical display that plays live or prerecorded fitness classes. The idea is that you can stand in front of the mirror, follow a trainer’s instructions that are displayed behind your reflection, and still see yourself working out. It’s in stark contrast to people having to prop their phones up to watch a class or working out in their living rooms because it’s where their TV is. The device costs $1,495. Yes, that’s right. It’s very expensive. With it, you get a heart rate monitor that straps across your chest and resistance bands. A monthly content subscription costs $39.

The device includes built-in speakers, so there’s no need to hook up external audio, although you can over Bluetooth. You can play your own music through Spotify Premium or rely on Mirror’s own music. The class will automatically load a playlist, but users can swap those out as they want. It also features a 5-megapixel built-in camera at the top with a privacy cover. This is only used if users pay for personal training sessions.

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How to Create the Ultimate Exercise Playlist

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Figure out what to plug intoyour playlist for optimal exercising.

Studies show that the rhythmic speed of your music influences your athletic performance. Here’s how to use that information to create the ultimate playlist for your workout.

While it’s no surprise that fast-paced music is a good and popular exercise companion, a study published last year discovered a direct correlation between fast-paced music and athletic performance…

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Fitness Experts Agree Stretching Before Exercising Could be Harmful

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Stretching before exercising could be harmful

Want a better work-out? Then don’t stretch beforehand, some experts say. Many people take it for granted that they should start their exercise routines with some stretching on the spot, perhaps hoping it will loosen them up for their work-out. Most fitness experts now agree this kind of static stretching before exercise is not just counter-productive, but potentially harmful.

 

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1 in 5 Have Inherited the ‘Unfitness Gene’

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No matter how often some people workout they still don’t feel any fitter

Spent hours sweating it out in the gym but don’t feel any fitter? Blame your parents.  One in five of us has inherited ‘unfitness genes’ that mean no matter how often we pound the treadmill, we’ll still be out of puff.

 

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Inflatable Water Ball Lets You Walk On Water

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Shinra Manufacturers of Guangzhou, China has made it possible for you to walk on water with the Inflatable Water Ball.  Now, I’m all for the idea of being able to walk on water.  Really, I am.  I think it would be pretty cool in a nondenominational deity sort of way.  But…

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Nintendo To Introduce Food Delivery Channel In Japan

Nintendo To Introduce Food Delivery Channel In Japan 

I’m sure you have all gotten nice and slim using the Wii Fit, which is good, because much like a Thanksgiving turkey in September, Nintendo now has a plan to fatten you up. Probably so you’ll be more inclined to buy Wii Fit 2 and work it all off again. Beginning this spring, Nintendo will intro the Food Delivery Channel in Japan, just like how TiVo users can order Pizza Hut.

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Motivatrix MX10 Workout Master

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Looking for a complete wellness solution that will positively impact the health of your family members? Enter the Motivatrix MX10 Workout Master.

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