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Recently it was announced that TRUE Fitness, a leading manufacturer of fitness equipment, has partnered with Outside Interactive to provide virtual courses on TRUE’s next generation Transcend cardio consoles.
Outside Interactive is the developer of Virtual Runner, an interactive HD video technology offering race event course and virtual videos. This new partnership will allow users to see and experience race courses prior to race day or simply enjoy scenery as they train on TRUE cardio products.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with True Fitness,” stated Gary McNamee, Outside Interactive’s president and founder. “We have partnerships with some of the largest and most prestigious races in the United States to provide a great backdrop for exercisers. What better way to showcase them to the world than on TRUE products?”
“Our next generation Transcend console is all about taking the user to the next level of fitness experience,” says Matt Hacker, Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for True. “We consider having the ability to provide a first person virtual atmosphere a must, so partnering with Outside Interactive is a great opportunity and a win for everyone.”
Courses offered range from the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta to a summertime run through Central Park. Or, if you are in the mood for a more secluded run, a quiet Mediterranean beach or a snow swept path in the Alpine
Mountains are options as well. Viewers can even enjoy a run on a course along Niagara Falls, through the hills of Bali, see the beautiful outback of Australia, or tour one of the most popular running routes in the world, the Washington Mall
National Park in Washington D.C. These course videos are prominently featured within the TRUE Transcend consoles and distributed to thousands of health clubs, military bases, hotel chains, rehabilitation centers and homes around the world. The Transcend console is available for TRUE’s treadmills, bikes, and ellipticals, including the popular Alpine Runner Incline Trainer and Spectrum
Stepper-Elliptical-Runner. The easy-to-use interface of the Transcend console provides easy access and intuitive navigation to user tracking and progress during workouts. Numerous technology and entertainment options are available on the Transcend with Bluetooth for app connectivity, audio and heart rate; TV, Internet, and apps like Netflix and YouTube.
List of current featured courses: Australian Outback, Alpine Mountains, Central Park, Hills of Bali, Mediterranean Beach, New Balance Falmouth Road Race, Niagara Falls, AJC Peachtree Road Race, and Washington Mall.