Tonal, the smartest home gym, announced that it is launching Tonal Live, a new workout format that brings together the power of personalized strength training with an engaging studio experience that fosters community among members with new social features and real-time coaching.
“Tonal has always been unique in the way that we’ve approached our workout content with adaptive weights, individualized pacing, and form feedback that are customized to our members in real-time,” said Aly Orady, Founder and CEO of Tonal. “As our community has grown over the past few years, we’ve been encouraged by the organic social engagement, the craving for more interaction with our coaches, and the excitement that comes from reaching new milestones; Tonal Live will allow us to connect these elements through a studio experience while retaining the foundation of what differentiates our workouts: personalization, guidance, and feedback.”
Tonal reached out to me and asked if I could test this new feature. I was happy to enroll in their first ever Live class with Coach Trace. Aside from a couple buffering lags, it was otherwise a flawless and enjoyable experience. The whole idea of a Live class has become very popular in the fitness realm. It’s no surprise that the innovative Tonal now has this feature. I’ve tried many live classes on different platforms, but none have been as engaging as the Tonal. There’s nothing like following along and getting a Shoutout from the coach as they call out your achievements and praise your intensity. Plus, they also have another great feature known as the “Social Zone” that allows you to cheer others on as well! Even though it’s not a competition, it is fun trying to get the most volume. Just another engaging element of a Live class.
Tonal Live expands upon the existing personalized coaching experience with real-time community classes calibrated specifically for each member, bringing the social element of a workout class to the home. Features include:
- A redesigned Tonal Homescreen and mobile app that allows for the discovery and a schedule of Live workouts, an on-demand library of past Live workouts, and the ability to preview the movements in a workout.
- A Social Zone where members can interact directly with each other and see a spotlight of member’s activities as they achieve PRs and milestones.
- Real-time coaching and interaction that includes pacing cues, verbal form feedback and shoutouts from the coaches leading the workout.
As part of the Tonal Live experience, Tonal has introduced four new coaches: Coach Brendon, Coach Nikki, Coach Trace, and Coach Woody. Tonal Live workouts will begin streaming on October 20th, 2021. After 24 hours, Live classes will also be added to Tonal’s growing on-demand library, which includes thousands of existing personalized workouts – from strength training to HIIT, yoga, bootcamp, barre, and more – for beginners to professional athletes. Tonal Live is one of the many investments the company is making in further innovating its content and product initiatives.
Tonal has raised the bar for connected strength training as the only offering that combines revolutionary equipment leveraging digital weight with the most advanced A.I. training available. Unlike other products that rely on traditional dumbbells and barbells, Tonal is moving the industry forward with intelligent fitness through adaptive resistance technology that learns from the user for a more personalized and more effective full-body workout. As its product and member base continues to evolve, Tonal recognizes that motivation comes in different forms, and as such, is excited to introduce a new workout experience for those motivated by the social aspect of exercising with others. Overall, this was a great experience and I look forward to the Live class feature being a regular occurrence in my fitness journey.