The startup that wants you to wear a VR headset while working out just raised $5.5 million

Would you wear a virtual reality headset while riding a bike? The answer is no, hopefully, but what about a stationary bike? One Cambridge-based fitness startup, VirZOOM, is hoping virtual reality ca

Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

Want to exercise more, but lack motivation? An app called Lazy Jar, aimed at Fitbit owners, may be able to help. The app actually penalizes you a monetary amount if you fail to meet the fitness goals

U-Gym massages you during exercise

I’m a big fan of massages, so I stopped dead in my tracks when I came across a company in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 Startup Alley earlier today. Taiwan-based U-Gym is a deep layer muscle m

Mumbai-Based Fitternity Raises $1M Seed Funding To Match Users With The Right Workouts

Fitternity, a discovery platform for workout classes and other fitness services based in Mumbai, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners. The company’s search platf

Study Shows Why It’s Worth Your Employer’s Money To Buy Everyone Walking Desks

Desk jobs are slowly killing us. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bbc.com/news/health-18880989">Perhaps even worse than dying early</a>, our office-potato lives are making us more <a target="_blank

Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time

Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/ces-2014">CES 2014</a> : a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running technique in r

The Ultimate Guide To The 50+ Hottest Health And Fitness Apps, Gadgets And Startups Of The Year

The holidays wreak havoc on our bodies, with their mandatory over-indulgence in food as well as family and reminiscences. As we reflect on the year past -- its victories and losses -- we also begin lo

Review: EA Sports Active 2 For Kinect

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/CM-Capture-3.jpg" /><strong>Short version:</strong> EA Sports Active 2 can be your own personal trainer if you manage to set up Kinect p

Adidas MiCoach Now On iPhone, BlackBerry: GPS-Assisted Exercise Gets You Into Shape For Free

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/mc1.png" />MiCoach, <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/adidas/">Adidas</a>’ easy-to-use training system that <a HREF="http://www.cr

The Pokemon return: HeartGold and SoulSilver

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/DLF_0902.jpg" /> So I got a random delivery today, and I was quite surprised to see it was from Nintendo. Even more surprising was when I

adidas miCoach Pacer tracks your heart rate, helps you get fit at your own speed

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/pacer.jpg" />Against all the odds, I have found something genuinely interesting at <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/ces10/">CES</a>

Cyberbike may be the largest Wii accessory to date

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/bike.jpg">If you’re a Wii owner and you've been thinking to yourself, “Boy, there aren't nearly enough available accessories for my c

Did you know that Apple patented an iPod exercise system last year?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/appleex.jpg" />A recent patent filing—well, recent in this sense that is was just published, but was actually filed last year&mdash

Wii Fit Plus coming October 4th, priced at $20

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wiifitplus.jpg" alt="wiifitplus" title="wiifitplus" />Nintendo has officially announced Wii Fit Plus, a somewhat incremental upgrade to i

Quick hands-on: Perfect Pushup V2

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ppv21.jpg" />The Fitness Fairy just dropped off the Perfect Pushup V2, from Perfect Fitness. So consider this a quick hands-on, not a ful

President Obama: Don't spend all day playing video games; go exercise!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/wiifiiiiit.jpg" />Let's not dwell on this for too long, since it's largely a non-issue. President Obama, speaking to the American Medical

NBC notices Wii exercise games, taps THQ for 'Biggest Loser' version

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/Biggest_Loser_Wii_Sleeve.jpg" alt="Biggest Loser" />NBC's <em>The Biggest Loser</em>, a hit reality TV show that pits real-life overweight co

Nintendo to announce Wii Fit Plus next week?

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/image502.jpg" alt="Wii Fit Plus" />You guys down with <em>Wii Fit</em> or what? Loose talk around the internet seems to indicate that we'll a

Cobblestone treadmill patent would eliminate running on pesky smooth surface

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/treadmill.jpg">A patent just came across the tubes a moment ago for a treadmill with “a simulated cobblestone running surface,” the i

Review: Yes, the Perfect Pushup

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/pp1.jpg" />About two years ago I first started seeing commercials for The Perfect Pushup on TV. The pitch was impressive and seemed perfe
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