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Life Fitness = iPod + Working Out

Makers of commercial grade exercise equipment, Life Fitness wants you to forget about Nike + iPod. They want to make iPod synonymous with working out on their machines.

Life Fitness announced that their new line of equipment would feature built-in iPod integration, allowing exercisers to plug their iPods into the equipment and view play lists or videos on the large equipment LCD screen while working out.

Hopefully by combining entertainment and exercise it will motivate folks to jump on the treadmill who would otherwise be bored by going for a run. Now you'll have the freedom to watch your own media on your individual workout screen wherever you want, and not be stuck watching the gym's TV.

The equipment will also allow you to view and control your play lists from the console, as well as charge your iPod. The new line is expected to be available in March, so get ready. I can't wait to see what it looks like and get all the details - like will I still be able to see my heart rate and watch a movie at the same time?

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dreamsugar dreamsugar 10 years
soo cool -- the only thing is -- I don't do gyms -- bummer
yamahamama yamahamama 10 years
Yep, I also have an mp3 other than ipod. I think that was a mistake on my part! Ah, well. These products don't seem all that interesting to me (interaged ipod ability). I make do with watching the news while I work the machines, and then it's only one day a week. The rest of the week I'm in spin or weight classes. No biggie.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I love the sound of this as the number one reason for not going to the gym is that I am bored once there despite the 6 tv screens...I have to go there when a programme I like is on otherwise I can't wait to get home
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
do other gyms not have tvs?? i don't live in a huge town, but we do have a large military base...we only have 2 gyms, gym x (which I go to) and a golds gym (never been in it)...our gym also has a 'theater room', which has 4 flats screens with new releases playing on it...supposedly our gym isn't as 'fancy' as golds, so i figured everyone had tvs...
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Wow - your gyms sound like they've got boredom beat!
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
oh yeah, and my gym has the tvs on the some half the equipment and central tvs on the walls for the it!
jessiedallas jessiedallas 10 years
ahhhhhh!!! some people do have an mp3 player that happens to not be an ipod!
Miss-Aretha Miss-Aretha 10 years
My Gym has about 6 million life fitness treadmills that are strapped with flat screen TVs... which is MUCH better than an ipod integration I think!! I dunno - I don't have to pay for the content of the many, many channels I can flip through while on it.
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