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iFit® Introduces Fitness Breakthrough: Personalized and Automatic Heart Rate Training with iFit ActivePulse™

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iFit, a global leader in interactive connected fitness technology, today announced the upcoming release of iFit ActivePulse automatic heart rate training. iFit’s cutting edge technology uses complex algorithms so an iFit subscriber’s heart rate controls the treadmill in real time, automatically adjusting the speed and incline to maintain the optimal heart rate zone.

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An iFit user wears the iFit SmartBeat forearm heart rate monitor, while ActivePulse technology automatically adjusts the treadmill’s speed and incline to keep her in the optimal heart rate zone. (Photo: Business Wire)

An iFit user wears the iFit SmartBeat forearm heart rate monitor, while ActivePulse technology automatically adjusts the treadmill’s speed and incline to keep her in the optimal heart rate zone. (Photo: Business Wire)

iFit’s game-changing innovation removes the guesswork from heart rate training, by allowing a member’s heart rate to automatically scale and tailor iFit’s vast library of workouts to their individual fitness levels and goals. iFit has applied for patent protection on ActivePulse, which will be available on all iFit-controlled NordicTrack®, ProForm® and Freemotion® treadmills.

Until now, the benefits of heart rate training have hinged on how well a person is able to manually monitor and adjust their effort in order to remain in a particular heart rate zone. In contrast, iFit ActivePulse creates a real-time feedback loop between a user’s measured heart rate and the treadmill’s speed and incline.

iFit ActivePulse heart rate training keeps the user in their optimal zone, while enabling them to accomplish their fitness goals by targeting different heart rate zones.

“ActivePulse lets each iFit customer's heart rate personalize their treadmill workout without the complicated calculations and constant manual adjustments that have long been associated with heart rate training,” said Mark Watterson, President of iFit. “ActivePulse provides a workout that is catered not just to a member; it is catered to that member based on how their heart rate is functioning during the workout.”

Daily variables such as hydration, sleep, and stress have a direct impact on heart rate, therefore the effectiveness of a given workout can vary from one day to the next based on heart rate performance. iFit ActivePulse scales and tailors the intensity of any iFit program to optimize the workout based on their heart rate at that moment—even incorporating advanced algorithms to gradually “learn” their unique behavioral patterns over time.

Heart rate training—the concept of exercising within predetermined ranges (or “zones”) of a user’s maximum heart rate to achieve specific fitness goals—has been used by elite athletes and coaches around the world for more than 30 years. With various heart rate zones corresponding to fitness goals like building endurance, and promoting recovery, heart rate training is widely accepted as the most intelligent way to achieve consistent and measurable progress towards specific fitness goals.

iFit ActivePulse is compatible with leading Bluetooth® heart rate monitors with broadcast functionality, including the iFit SmartBeat™ forearm heart rate monitor, as well as third-party devices from brands including Polar®, Garmin®, Wahoo® and WHOOP®.

Included with all iFit memberships, ActivePulse will be available on all iFit-enabled NordicTrack, ProForm and Freemotion treadmills via an automatic iFit software update in January 2021. The feature will become available for stationary bikes, rowers, and ellipticals from NordicTrack, ProForm and Freemotion soon thereafter.

About iFit

iFit is the patented connected fitness platform that powers NordicTrack, ProForm and Freemotion equipment. ICON, the creator and owner of iFit, pioneered interactive fitness and was issued its first of many patents for its training technology in the early 2000s. Founded with the belief that the majority of consumers would benefit from an interactive, personal training experience at home, iFit’s trainer-led, streaming workouts are now trusted by millions of consumers around the world.

iFit offers workout options for every fitness level and interest—from bodyweight training, boxing, HIIT, yoga, Pilates and more—to connected fitness workouts on NordicTrack home equipment. Patented interactive technology allows iFit Trainers to create workouts for iFit members that automatically adjust the member’s incline, decline, speed and resistance in sync with iFit’s streaming workouts. iFit interactive content is available on NordicTrack, ProForm and Freemotion treadmills, stationary bikes, rowers, ellipticals, strength machines and the iFit app.

ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. is a global health and fitness leader and owner of iFit, NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion and other fitness brands. Based in Logan, Utah, the 43-year old company has a multi-decade heritage of innovation and quality. ICON currently holds more than 330 patents, with more than 80 pending, and its products are sold in 116 countries. iFit workouts are streamed in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese, with more languages planned for 2021.

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Colleen Logan, clogan@iconfitness.com

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