How Virtual Reality Is Reshaping The Future Of Home Fitness

Designed specifically for Oculus Quest, and paired with your smartphone, Supernatural provides users with the intimacy and guidance of expertly coached, one-on-one daily workouts, detailed fitness tracking, an expansive catalog of popular music and—thanks to the fully immersive nature of VR— a chance to exercise in the world’s most beautiful locations without ever leaving home.

“What we know is that thousands of people are succeeding in their fitness goals for the very first time, by seamlessly incorporating Supernatural into their homes and discovering a routine they look forward to day after day,” says CEO and co-founder Chris Milk. “These experiences illustrate the value of a tool that taps into a person’s inner strength to release the joy that only physical movement can bring. If we can keep you smiling while you sweat, we believe we can also reshape your entire fitness perspective. The most exciting part is that this is

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Stephen Curry Enters Fitness Wars As Tonal AI Home Gym Raises $110 Million

Tonal has landed an additional $110 million in investment ($85 million Series D, $25 million venture debt), bringing the total funding for the AI home gym to $200 million. New investors in the round include Amazon Alexa Fund, Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Clippers Paul George, Seattle Seahawks Bobby Wagner, and pro golfer Michelle Wie. Now with 20 sports celebrities backing it including Serena Williams and Klay Thompson, the startup is looking to become a fitness portal for the entire family.

As the surge in demand for home fitness equipment has exploded during the pandemic, investor interest has been growing in the sector. This has led to a flurry of M&A activity most notably Lululemon’s recent $500 million acquisition of Mirror. Peloton, which now has more than 2.6 million members, reported its first quarterly

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Your Best Home Gym – Personal Fitness Options Just Got Better

Known as “the Ferrari of gym equipment,” Italy’s Technogym has been the choice of high-end fitness centers and commercial gyms for a quarter of a century. More than 80,000 fitness facilities in over 100 countries use the brand. If you travel and favor luxury hotels, you have probably seen and/or used it – Technogym is so popular with 4 and 5-Star hotel fitness centers that many brag about having the brand just as they do about using Frette linens or Bose sound systems. This is how I got to know the products, by working out on the road.

Now Technogym is bringing its long track record of sleek, functional design and very high quality to the

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These nurses work in a hospital ‘hot zone.’ The virus stalks them as they return home

There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center in Fullerton.

a person lying on a bed: Nurse Michele Younkin, left, comforts Romelia Navarro at the bedside of Navarro's dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton on July 31. Antonio was Younkin's first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

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Nurse Michele Younkin, left, comforts Romelia Navarro at the bedside of Navarro’s dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center’s COVID-19 unit in Fullerton on July 31. Antonio was Younkin’s first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

It’s a clear line of demarcation. On one side, the cold zone, where only a surgical mask, scrubs and shoe coverings are necessary. On the other, the warm zone, where the gloves come on. And the N95 mask. And the gown. And the hairnet. And the face shield.

Another step through glass doors and it’s into the hot zone, where coughing patients in green-patterned gowns await.

It’s outside this unit, in an area not marked by red tape or glass doors, that

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Whiten Teeth at Home or in the Dentist’s Office?

You can get the shine back on your smile with a variety of teeth-whitening methods. There are pros and cons to brightening up at the dentist’s office or with an at-home kit.

At-Home Products

Whitening rinses. They’re easy to use. All you do is swirl it around in your mouth for a minute.

The whitening agent in the product is in contact with your teeth for just a short time, so your choppers get brighter gradually. Rinses can help prevent new stains after you whiten your teeth.

Whitening toothpaste. It has ingredients that remove surface stains with gentle brushing and may provide gradual brightening. But some people get sensitive teeth if they use these products.

Gel strips. You usually put them on your teeth once a day for up to 2 hours. Depending on how strong the product is, you may need

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