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A Peloton Coach's Bananas 5-Day Wedding Tells Us a Lot

About celebrity, specifically

(Newser) - If you're a Peloton user, you're no doubt aware of Ally Love's wedding. For the uninitiated, she's a popular Peloton coach, and her five-day (yes, five) wedding was played out for all to see on Instagram. Carefully. As Anne Helen Petersen writes on her Culture Study...

Peloton Price Cut May Signal Changing Times

Company's exercise bikes boomed during the early days of the pandemic

(Newser) - The popularity of Peloton exercise bikes boomed during the early days of the pandemic, but it looks like things have cooled down considerably. Whether the waning interest is specific to the company or a sign that the shift from gyms to at-home workouts is waning as well remains too early...

Peloton's Rides Are More Scripted Than You Think
Peloton's Rides Are More
Scripted Than You Think

Peloton's Rides Are More Scripted Than You Think

'Hollywood Reporter' looks at how the company aims to be the 'Netflix of wellness'

(Newser) - Peloton's fortunes have soared during the pandemic, with more people than ever shelling out $2,000 or more for an exercise bike and riding along with instructors on video. But what happens as the world reopens and people aren't stuck at home as much? The Hollywood Reporter takes...

Peloton Is Shifting Manufacturing to US

Company is spending $400M on Ohio factory

(Newser) - Peloton says it will soon have jobs as well as exercise equipment for Americans. The company announced Monday that it is spending around $400 million to build its first manufacturing facility in the US, reports. The northern Ohio factory, which will make Peloton's bikes and treadmills, will...

Peloton Shares Dive 14.5% After Treadmills Recalled

Dow Jones rose 97 points to record high

(Newser) - Major US stock indexes closed with mixed results Wednesday as a pullback in utilities and real estate companies kept gains elsewhere in the market in check. The S&P 500 posted a gain of 0.1% to 4,167, after having been up 0.6% earlier in the day. The...

After Death of a Child, Peloton Recalls Its Treadmills

It's a major reversal for the company

(Newser) - In a major reversal after pushing against this very outcome , Peloton is recalling its treadmills after one child died and 29 other children suffered from cuts, broken bones, and other injuries from being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday that Peloton...

Regulator Issues Warning for Peloton Treadmill

US Consumer Product Safety Commission says dozens of children have been injured

(Newser) - Safety regulators warned people with kids and pets Saturday to immediately stop using a treadmill made by Peloton after one child died and others were injured, per the AP . The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said children and at least one pet were pulled, pinned, and entrapped under the...

Peloton Fighting Demand to Issue a Recall

CPSC is worried about treadmills after a child's death and other injuries

(Newser) - Peloton is waging a behind-the-scenes fight with a federal agency to avoid issuing a safety recall of its treadmills. Or at least it was the behind-the-scenes until the Washington Post reported on it Friday. The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants the company to recall its $4,300 Peloton Tread+ after...

After Child's Death, Peloton Issues a Warning

Keep children and pets away from treadmills and other equipment, Peloton advises

(Newser) - Peloton has advised treadmill owners to be careful after a child was killed in an accident involving its Tread+ product. "While we are aware of only a small handful of incidents involving the Tread+ where children have been hurt, each one is devastating to all of us at Peloton,...

Biden's Peloton May Cause 'Unexpected Headache'

High-tech bike hooked up to internet could cause cybersecurity risk in the White House

(Newser) - There's nothing wrong with a president who takes care of himself, but how Joe Biden stays fit could lead to what the Guardian calls an "unexpected headache." It's been reported that, before he became commander in chief, the 78-year-old kicked off each day in Wilmington, Del....

NordicTrack Sues Peloton
NordicTrack Sues Peloton

NordicTrack Sues Peloton

Companies have traded lawsuits, accusing the other of taking ideas

(Newser) - A rival company is arguing that some of the features on Peloton's latest stationary bike seem familiar. Icon Health and Fitness, whose brands include NordicTrack, filed a patent infringement lawsuit on Thursday, CNN reports. The legal battle is circular: Peloton had sued Icon in May and its lawyer said...

Peloton Takes Advantage of Closed Gyms

Company plans to roll out cheaper treadmill

(Newser) - With many Americans either unable or unwilling to go to gyms during the pandemic, Peloton is planning to roll out some new products. Sources tell Bloomberg that the company is planning to introduce a new, cheaper version of its Tread treadmill. The new version, which will be smaller and will...

Reflecting on Pain, Apple Adds to Donations

Other companies announce gifts to battle inequality

(Newser) - Apple will be donating money to combat discrimination, CEO Tim Cook said, but that's just the start. "We have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored," Cook wrote in a memo to employees after...

Guess What 'Peloton Husband' Got His Girlfriend for Christmas

'Here's hoping this goes over better the second time,' writes Sean Hunter

(Newser) - The actor who portrayed a husband in an infamous Peleton commercial this holiday shopping season apparently isn't cowed by public reaction. He announced on social media that he got his real-life girlfriend one of the company's exercise bikes, reports TMZ . "Here's hoping this goes over better...

Peloton Actress Places Blame for Hubbub on Her Face

Monica Ruiz says she may have spurred outrage because character's eyebrows looked 'worried'

(Newser) - She starred in an ad for a stationary bike that ended up going viral—and now Monica Ruiz says she thinks she knows why. Ruiz, a mom of two, is the actress in the infamous Peloton commercial , in which she plays a thin, apparently affluent woman receiving one of the...

Guru: Exercise Titan Is So Done
Guru: Exercise Titan Is So Done

Guru: Exercise Titan Is So Done

Andrew Left at Citron Research sees dark days ahead for Peloton

(Newser) - Peloton's month could get worse—we're just not sure how. First, a company commercial was widely panned and inspired a tongue-in-cheek response . Then stock fell, and kept falling this week. Now an esteemed short seller predicts that Peloton shares will plunge to just $5 in 2020, CNN Business...

A Peloton Ad Goes Viral, Not Exactly in a Good Way

It's being ridiculed on social media as sexist, elitist, and generally cringe-inducing

(Newser) - If the old adage of "all publicity is good publicity" is true, then Peloton has a terrific ad on its hands. If the opinions of lots of people on social media count for anything, the ad is closer to a sexist, elitist, cringe-inducing dud. Either way, the spot for...

The 'Peloton Girl' Is Back
The 'Peloton' Fight
Is Far From Over
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The 'Peloton' Fight Is Far From Over

Actress Monica Ruiz is now in an Aviation Gin commercial

(Newser) - The so-called "Peloton Girl" is back and apparently needs a good, stiff drink—or at least that's how she's portrayed in a new Aviation Gin commercial, Marie Claire reports. It opens with the actress, Monica Ruiz, looking traumatized before she and two girlfriends toast "to new...

Peloton Defends Widely Criticized Ad

'We're disappointed in how some have misinterpreted this commercial'

(Newser) - It's been criticized as sexist , compared to an episode of Black Mirror, and linked to a steep drop in the company's share price—but Peloton is standing by its controversial holiday ad . The ad, which can be seen here , features a woman, who is already slim when she...

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