Tonal, which offers a home connected weight machine, is adding to its library of on-demand exercise programs by introducing a Peloton-type live class service called Tonal Live. Classes begin streaming on October 20.
During classes, coaches will give you pace hints, feedback on your training and thanks, according to a press release. The machine’s home screen and app are also getting a redesign that “allows for discovery and a schedule of live workouts, an on-demand library of past live workouts and the ability to to preview the movements of a workout “. Tonal also adds a “social zone” where users can interact.
Adding live lessons corrects a noticeable gap in Tonal’s offerings. Old Edge Natt Garun, a staff member, criticized Tonal for not offering live lessons in its January 2020 machine review and said the prerecorded sessions may seem too repeated or become outdated over time. For Tonal users who might get bored with the classes currently available, the live sessions could offer a regular variety of workouts.
Like a Peloton bike, however, a Tonal machine doesn’t come cheap – it costs $ 2,995 and has a monthly subscription.