July 14, 2020
A new 1,287-mile bike route now connects Montana to Minnesota, winding through mountains and prairies while taking riders from Yellowstone National Park — America’s first national park — to the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Read more on Travel and Leisure.
July 14, 2020
For decades, Yeti Cycles has used the word ‘tribe’ to define fellow Yeti bike riders. That ends on July 14, following a #NotYourTribe Change.org petition that started circulating last week asking Yeti to eliminate “tribe” from its marketing. Read more on GearJunkie.
July 13, 2020
Skechers President: Shoe-Box Tossing Incident Was ‘Troubling,’ Company Stands Firm on Mask Requirements for Stores
Skechers has issued a response following an incident during which a customer who refused to wear a face mask while shopping in one of its stores threw shoe boxes at employees. Read more on Footwear News.
July 10, 2020
Mindbody, the technology platform for the wellness industry, announced that the company’s Co-Founder Rick Stollmeyer is transitioning from the role of CEO to executive chair and that the Mindbody Board of Directors has appointed current President Josh McCarter to CEO effective August 1. Current chief technology officer Sunil Rajasekar will assume the role of president, while Aaron...
July 8, 2020
Garmin has launched a range of new solar-powered smartwatches, with multisports functionality. The three model ranges are the Fenix 6 Solar, Instinct Solar and the Tactix Delta Solar Edition, which is said to be built to military standards. If you’re outside enough and use its most economical mode, Garmin claims that the...
July 7, 2020
The Japanese athletic brand released its newest running shoe, and it's just plain weird. The Enerzys look like manufacturers accidentally dropped a regular upper into a vat of bubblegum. Read more on Canadian Running Magazine.
June 17, 2020
As states across the country allow restaurants, shops and gyms to reopen, questions around safety remain. Experts are especially worried about gyms. Check out the creative way this gym is making it work on CNN.
June 16, 2020
Fitbit introduces ready for work solution to help employers manage workplace health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic
Fitbit’s Ready for Work solution gives employees access to key health metrics from their Fitbit device along with exposure, symptom and temperature logging, all within an easy-to-use Daily Check-In feature that provides employees with guidance on whether to go into the workplace. Read more here.
June 11, 2020
Designed with three layers, the UA Sportsmask, which is a reusable and water-resistant performance face mask, was made with breathability in mind. The mask was also designed to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets by the wearer. Read more on Footwear News.
June 3, 2020
Swedish insurance company Folksam oversaw a test of 27 popular helmets for safety. Four of the top-ranked helmets are available for consumers in the United States. Read more on VeloNews.
June 2, 2020
The sportswear giant announced that it has developed six new workouts aimed specifically at children, which will be available via its free Nike Training Club app. Find out who is teaching the class and what it entails on Footwear News.
May 28, 2020
In this interview, Foley discusses his contrarian view of physical retail stores (he plans to use the pressure on malls and retailers to add more premium locations to Peloton’s nearly 100 retail stores world wide). He also discussed plans to make the company’s bike, which retails for $2,245, or $58...
May 25, 2020
If you’re an avid Strava user, you know that every upload comes with an average pace, date and time, and a map. Whether you like it or not, the map is part of everyone’s file and shows the path you took to get your exercise done that day. A map...
May 20, 2020
Documentary filmmaker Marina Zenovich discusses 'LANCE,' her ESPN 30 for 30 film set to air this Sunday. Read more on VeloNews. On a related note, apparently Armstrong is not in love with the film according to this interview in USA Today.
May 19, 2020
Encouraging more users to pay for a Strava subscription will, according to co-founders Mark Gainey and Michael Horvath, fund future product development and, crucially, provide a route for the company, founded in 2009, to become profitable. Read more on BikeRadar.
May 11, 2020
In an effort to curb the cost, hassle, and environmental effect of the the new rush to buy home exercise equipment, one innovator has created a device that makes Campbell’s soup the center of your (very light weight) workout. Read more on Fast Company.
April 28, 2020
Allbirds fans love the brand’s eco-friendly lifestyle sneakers. And now, the company has sustainability-focused performance shoes. The shoe was created with natural materials including its Sugarcane-based SweetFoam, eucalyptus and a reengineered version of its merino wool. Read more on Footwear News.
April 27, 2020
The record-breaking class was led by Robin Arzón, Peloton's vice president and head instructor, who broadcasted the 30-minute Pop Ride right from her ... living room. It also beat the company's previous record of 19,000 riders in its 2019 Turkey Burn class. Read more on Mashable.
April 21, 2020
Peloton today announced that it will resume live workout classes after finally closing its studios on April 3rd when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Classes will now be streaming from the instructors’ homes. Users can expect between two to three new live classes daily; the schedule currently focuses on morning classes, but the...
April 6, 2020
The idea behind the shoe is to reduce contact time with the ground, because the more time spent on the ground, the more power lost. ASICS says that losing the spikes does two things: it promotes power and makes them one of the lightest sprinting shoes on the market. Read...
April 6, 2020
Peloton Interactive Inc said on Monday it would pause live production of its exercise videos at its New York and London studios through April 30 after an employee at its New York City-based production studio has tested positive for COVID-19. However, it would continue to add new, pre-recorded content on its...
March 30, 2020
New Balance will make protective face mask prototypes in its Massachusetts factory amid the coronavirus crisis
New Balance has created some of its most coveted sneakers in its Lawrence, Mass., manufacturing facility. Now, the company is preparing to produce face masks. See their prototype on Footwear News.
March 24, 2020
With over 3 billion activities uploaded from all over the world, Strava ‘knows where athletes actually run and ride.’ The new Routes tool uses that knowledge to provide route recommendations personalized to athletes’ preferences for location, distance, surface type (pavement or dirt) and hilly or flat terrain. Read more on...
March 23, 2020
Peloton announced that it will temporarily suspend the sale and delivery of its Tread, a treadmill with a touchscreen to stream live and on-demand classes, because the size of the machine is too big to deliver to customers while attempting to maintain physical distance during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sales of its...