The Scoop: Tonal has revolutionized the home gym by incorporating smart technology into the workout routine. The slim wall-mounted machine features adjustable arms, digital weights, and an interactive touchscreen with personalized coaching programs to train and motivate the user. Tonal can measure the effectiveness of a particular workout in real time and provide tips to singles and couples who are willing to invest in their physical fitness for the long run.

Supercomputer engineer Aly Orady has struggled with his weight since childhood. At age 35, he got serious about getting healthy and joined a local gym in search of a fitness solution that worked for him.

Months of strength training helped Aly build muscle and lose 70 pounds. The only problem was Aly couldn’t keep up such a rigorous gym routine and pursue other interests in his personal and professional life. No existing home workout equipment met his needs, so he invented a smart all-in-one fitness machine called Tonal.

Tonal uses a combination of AI technology and digital weights to simulate the experience of going to the gym and working with a personal trainer and spotter.

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Tonal has transformed the fitness industry with its high-tech solutions.

When a person stands in front of the Tonal touchscreen, they can assess their fitness levels and choose a workout program that suits their abilities, preferences, and schedule. The machine uses electromagnets to create electronic resistance during a weight-lifting routine.

Tonal provides technology and guidance that empowers everyday people to lead healthier lives and reach their fitness goals. Its system calculates what a person needs to do and lets them do it from home.

Health-conscious singles and couples no longer need a gym membership or personal trainer to stay fit and active — they can install Tonal to enjoy a guided workout routine supported by the latest technology.

“Tonal is the world’s smartest home gym and personal trainer,” the team said. “The Tonal replaces an entire gym’s worth of weight training equipment with an all-in one system that mounts onto the wall.”

The Versatile Fitness System Can Adjust to Meet Your Needs

Tonal encourages people to challenge themselves, but the technology itself isn’t a challenge to master. A professional team will come to your home to install Tonal onto the wall and connect it to the WiFi, so the setup process is no sweat.

Once the machine is installed, a Tonal member can navigate the touchscreen to choose their favorite workout. The virtual coaches can walk people through stretches and exercises that put their body to the test. The movement library includes over 170 moves ranging from deadlifts to squats.

Though Tonal doesn’t take up a lot of space, it can cover a lot of workout ground with its adjustable arms and digital weights. The weights use an electric motor to create the right amount of resistance for a person’s strength requirements. It can provide up to 200 pounds of force for each rep.

“Tonal’s patented digital weight is the most advanced and scientific way to get stronger and faster without the limitations of old-school dumbbells,” the team said.

A single person can use Tonal’s fitness assessment to learn what types of exercises they should do and how much weight they can safely take on. The virtual coaching programs can also provide feedback throughout the routine based on the user’s body position and movements.

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The dynamic library of Tonal workouts can suit people of all fitness levels.

The Dynamic Weights Mode can provide a challenging yet accessible strength training routine with custom adjustments. Tonal’s AI technology monitors the quality of every rep and adjusts its internal resistance based on the user’s body. This happens seamlessly in real time, so the weight decreases as a person tires out and starts to slow down.

It’s no wonder The New York Times, Men’s Health, and other media outlets have hailed Tonal as the world’s smartest and most versatile piece of fitness equipment.

The company’s world class coaches guide users with step-by-step instruction and motivation. Training in everything from sport performance to injury prevention to mind-body fitness is available so users can find the coach who’s right for them and switch whenever they’d like.

“Set a goal, select a program, and follow along as Tonal coaches guide you through every movement,” the Tonal team said. “Whether you are a novice or an expert, Tonal takes the guesswork out of strength training so you get better results in less time.”

A Convenient & Affordable Alternative to a Gym Membership

Many gyms closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and many longtime gym members were forced to reassess how they could stay fit while under lockdown. The home gym became a popular solution, and Tonal grew exponentially to meet a new demand.

Tonal can provide the equipment and mentorship usually found at a gym without having to take up an entire room in the house. It hangs unobtrusively on the wall and is ready at a moment’s notice to support an at-home workout.

“Having a Tonal will not only save you time, but also money,” the Tonal team said. “Members only have to pay for one membership to unlock unlimited AI personalization, unlimited Tonal workouts, and unlimited accounts for you and your family.”

The Tonal membership calculator can help a single person or family crunch the numbers and see how much money they can save per month by switching from a gym membership to Tonal.

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Tonal has used AI to improve upon the traditional gym experience.

Tonal can have a life-changing effect on a single person’s health and happiness. Many rave reviews have shared success stories about getting into shape, losing weight, and becoming more active in the fitness community.

Michael D. installed Tonal in his home in an effort to exercise more frequently and reduce his cholesterol. He said he felt intimidated by the idea of going to a gym, and he liked that Tonal could meet him at home.

“I’ve had TONAL for almost a year now and my body and mind couldn’t be more energized,” he said. “Tonal is an investment in ourselves and loved ones around us.”

Tonal was built on innovation, and the team has plans to continue its forward momentum by expanding its strength training content and educating people about the benefits of at-home workouts.

Choose a Workout Buddy to Join You in Getting Fit

Tonal has a variety of programs that help singles and couples get stronger day in and day out — and have fun while they’re at it. The smart technology is equipped to handle solo workouts, partner workouts, and group workouts.

Partner Workouts allow couples to hold each other accountable and stay motivated throughout their health journey. Members of the same household can use the Tonal machine separately or together. The machine calculates a Tonal Strength Score that rates how you’re doing overall and compares your work with that of members of the same age and gender. It also helps singles and couples celebrate their achievements along the way.

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Singles and couples can use Tonal’s world-class coaching and equipment to improve their fitness.

Tonal can also connect members of different households — such as sisters, cousins, or couples in long-distance relationships — through its Virtual Group Workouts. Groups can include as few as two or as many as 10 members. Tonal sets up a group leaderboard so workout buddies can track each other’s progress and bring a playful competitive element to their fitness routines.

“Virtual Group Workouts are the best way to strength train and have fun with your workout buddies without having to be in the same place,” the team said. “Everything is tracked as seamlessly as if you were working out on the same Tonal.”

A Tonal user named Amanda said in a review that she enjoyed how the smart technology made her at-home workouts challenging yet fun.

Amanda received Tonal as a Christmas present from her husband, and they have been using it together to work toward their health goals. “He’s loving it just as much as I do,” Amanda said. “We decided to take part in the programs that Tonal had specifically put into place for us — it’s just like having a personal trainer — and we’re getting stronger every day.”

Tonal Has the Technology to Support Your Health Goals

When Aly encountered roadblocks in the fitness world, he used his creativity, technical knowledge, and entrepreneurial skills to create a solution. Tonal has powered an efficient and practical gym alternative that uses AI technology and adjustable digital weights to bring out a person’s best performance.

Tonal began as a “what if” question by a Silicon Valley engineer, and it has become a growing sensation in the fitness community. The guided workouts, real-time feedback, and digital weights can give at-home workouts an upgrade and empower singles and couples to take control of their health and fitness.

“We are constantly improving and have new content being added to increase the way you get strong,” the Tonal team said. “In the next few years, Tonal will continue to lead the world in the importance of strength, both physically and mentally, to improve the vitality, health and wellness of your life.”

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