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When it comes to incentives, sometimes it pays to think small

Dec 10, 2021
A new study finds that small incentives can work to nudge some people into doing something they are already inclined to do anyway, like exercise.
Small incentives has shown to be effective enough in getting people to do things like work out.
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Competition for indoor exercise sector heats up as cold weather approaches

Sep 9, 2020
Peloton announces it will reduce the price of its original bike, and offers a more expensive model.
A Peloton stationary bike sits on display at one of the fitness company's studios.
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Brexit is the leading source of frustration in the U.K., says Gymbox's Rory McEntee. "We wanted to provide an outlet for all the pent-up emotion."
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Is interconnected exercise the next big thing?

Feb 28, 2019
Peloton, the seven-year-old maker of interconnected exercise machines, could go public in the coming year.
Peloton bike users at the Fairmont Hotel gym in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Orange you glad you're working on your fitness?

Jan 8, 2016
Orangetheory is the latest fitness trend with a tech twist.

Gimme Shelter

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Oct 16, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace look at the state of homelessness starting in the 1970s.

A fashionable workout

May 22, 2015
The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes says we've reached peak yoga pants.

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Gym plans in the New Year? Economists think otherwise

Jan 2, 2015
Why almost half of people with gym memberships are no-shows.

A fitness tracking app that will lower your deductible

Dec 2, 2014
In Massachusetts, working out can benefit your body and your bank account.

Taking fitness monitors for a test run

Jul 1, 2013
An array of gadgets will track your fitness program, tell you in great detail how many calories you're burning, and what your heart rate is. They can even give you a kick when you are falling short of your goals.