Wow. Imagine doubling your revenue in one year like this.

"Peloton...was perfectly situated to meet consumers’ needs when stay-at-home orders went into effect, and its business doubled in 2020, generating $1.8 billion in revenue."…
Peloton bought industry leader Precor for $420 million in cash in December. Bike+ delivery times were ten weeks or more, so this should help.

"In September, [Peloton] launched a treadmill [then] announced it was buying Precor, which makes commercial fitness equipment."
"Peloton now has 3.6 million users; 500,000 of them stream content from its app without one of its machines."

WFH = both work from home and workout from home
The pandemic brought overseas supply chain issues to the forefront. Not only were masks and critical equipment in short supply, gym equipment companies struggled due to huge demand during lockdowns.

Purchasing a domestic equipment factory is a huge plus.…
"Precor is a leading manufacturer of commercial fitness equipment with an existing manufacturing base--around 625,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity--in the U.S."

Maybe the pandemic will encourage some "on-shoring"--bringing manufacturing back to America.
If you can't afford a future-is-here $2500 smart bike (or only $49 USD/month for 39 months, 0% APR)--walking, hiking, HiiT, yoga, weights, resistance bands and so much more are still realistic.

Try these small "micro-habits" to achieve a healthier 2021.…
Post-pandemic, we need to address the fragility of the critical supply chain. But also improving national health--universal healthcare, walkable communities, food, exercise, lowering of stress, sleep, poverty reduction, diverse impacts--is a top, trillion-dollar priority.
There is no $49 USD/month for 39 months, 0% APR program for fixing America's systemic ills--long-term, dangerous underlying conditions. Broken social trust. Rising inequality. A toxic, greedy, irresponsible information economy fueled by algorithms and ad revenue.
Years of negative partisanship, stagnation, delayed maintenance, fairytale nationalism/race superiority, unrepaired past violation, and magical thinking made us uniquely sick, uniquely vulnerable to a perfect storm of catastrophe when the virus tsunami hit our shores.
I'm happy for the success of home gyms. Health is a necessity.

Our national task is even more inclusive: elderly, working class/essential workers, families with kids, rich/poor, humans of all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities. Our interconnectedness is more apparent than ever. Image
The French word "peloton" embodies the idea of mutuality, working together--"a group of cyclists that are coupled together through the mutual energy benefits." It requires complex cooperative strategies. It requires teamwork.

Let's get healthier together, America.

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