Best Buy is adding “dedicated fitness space,” selling spin bikes and connected treadmills, in more than 100 stores by the end of the year.
It’s part of Best Buy’s bigger push to be a destination for health tech.
Workout equipment will be available online, including spin bikes from Flywheel Sports, a compression recovery system from NormaTec, muscle rollers from Hyperice, rowing machines from Hydrow and a series of connected treadmills by NordicTrack. The products will begin to hit stores in the coming months.
The announcement comes as Best Buy has already started to venture into health tech. It acquired GreatCall, a health-services platform that focuses on personal emergency response services for senior citizens for $800 million in August 2018.
5.The XFL will kick off in 2020 with the ninth team made up of 35-40 players.
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At a recent XFLSummer Showcase, Commissioner Oliver Luck confirmed that the league will have a ninth team.
Luck’s theory, “what we want to try to avoid is our teams having to sign players off the street,” Luck said. “Example, Dez Bryant signed with the Saints this past NFL season, the first ten minutes of . . . that particular practice he tears an Achilles tendon.
The league wants to have a group of guys, 35-40 players representing all positions, that will be based in Dallas who basically are staying in shape.
With a 25-second play clock the XFL is going to require quite honestly a little bit better conditioning than what some of these guys may be used to in the NFL or the CFL.
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Tim Tebow is batting .144 in AAA this season reminded me of a take that has been percolating for awhile but I haven’t put on paper: The XFL could really use him.
Coach Jim Zorn a longtime Seahawks quarterback and former quarterbacks coach for the team liked what he saw from the tryout players, many of whom he hopes will be on his roster when the league begins its second iteration in 2020.
Vince McMahon is doing a lot right now. He is not only the director and final decision maker in WWE, but he is also preparing for the 2020 re-launch of the XFL. Those two worlds are reportedly merging.
According to Brad Shepard, Vince McMahon is looking to “dabble” in WWE’s money not his personal stock. These funds are reportedly intended to provide additional funding for McMahon’s football side project.
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