Peloton’s New AI Movement Tracker Is Revolutionising Strength Training - Women's Health

Peloton’s New AI Movement Tracker Is Revolutionising Strength Training

Few things can rival the euphoria of a sweat session. But as the saying goes, when it comes to levelling up your fitness routine, sometimes it’s a matter of training smarter, not necessarily harder.

If there’s one thing you can count on in 2021, it’s that any new launch, release or announcement in the fitness world that comes from Peloton will be one that causes a stir. Since its launch, the company has become renowned globally, amassing a cult-like following for its spin classes that seem more akin to a dance party with your best mates than a workout that sees your muscles burn. It’s not surprising that Peloton has expanded rapidly, with the platform now offering treadmill classes, strength workouts and pilates, with members joining live streams around the world. If ever there was a club you wanted to be a part of, it’s this one. 

But perhaps the biggest announcement yet from Peloton is that which they made recently, bringing a new product called the Peloton Guide to its community of fitness enthusiasts. Powered by AI, the new fitness tracker is designed to make strength workouts at home more effect and accessible for all skill levels, allowing you to see the data on your workouts in real time. 

Where the product differs from other Peloton hardware like the Bike and Peloton Tread, the Guide is just a small camera that plugs directly into your TV. Built with machine learning and smart camera capabilities, it will guide you through your strength workouts with clear and easy-to-follow instruction. If you’ve found yourself gravitating towards streaming classes during lockdown, unwilling to return to the gym in favour of the comfort of your home living room, you’d likely be familiar with the experience of moving alongside an instructor all the while questioning if you’re doing it correctly. That’s where Peloton Guide comes in, coaching you via the technology and giving a clear course towards getting stronger. 

With Peloton Guide, members are encouraged to mimic the movements of the instructor while simultaneously receiving real-time feedback on form. For strength training, this kind of innovation is invaluable as form is essential not only when it comes to building a base and gaining strength, but also in minimising the risk of injury. There’s also a Body Activity function that shows you which muscles you’ve recently worked and which ones you should focus on in your next session for a well-rounded fitness routine – no more skipping leg day! 

If all that wasn’t enough to entice you, Peloton Guide can be used hands-free, with Peloton users able to use their voice to wake up the Guide, start a class, press pause, skip, forward or rewind if you missed an important cue. It also gives recommendations on the classes to take next to ensure you continue to see progress and achieve balance in your body where there might be imbalance. 

As Tom Cortese, Peloton’s co-founder and chief product officer, explains: “Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen the interest in our strength content explode. Peloton Guide demystifies strength training to create a more engaging experience that will help Members stay motivated. We combined our world-class Instructors and class content with the best machine learning technology to create a whole new way to train. This is just the beginning for Peloton strength. Guide will keep getting smarter so it can grow stronger alongside our Members.”

The good news? Peloton Guide is much cheaper than you’d think. Priced at just $750, it’s the company’s most accessibly-priced hardware product to date and includes the new Peloton Heart Rate Band to see you on your way to achieving all of your fitness goals. To find out more, visit the official website here

By Jessica Campbell

Jess is a storyteller committed to sharing the human stories that lie at the heart of sport.

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