Even before Peloton was the clear leader in networked exercise equipment for the home. So it really came as no surprise that Peloton’s sales soared when the gyms closed and people got stuck in them. Coupled with the success of Peloton, a growing industry of affordable exercise equipment is changing the way we exercise. Why risk going to a gym when you could bring one into your living room?
This week at the Gadget Lab, WIRED Digital Director Brian Barrett talks to us about Peloton and the future of the gym.
Brian recommends Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy starting with the novel Wolf Hall. Lauren recommends I can destroy you on HBO. Mike recommends Reverb’s YouTube channel.
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