Zoom is releasing a new tool to let paid users charge for admission to online events like conferences or fitness classes

Eric S. Yuan standing in front of a sign: Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications takes part in a bell ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York Reuters

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Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications takes part in a bell ringing ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York Reuters

  • Zoom is introducing OnZoom, a new way to host events — free and paid — using the popular videoconferencing tool.
  • Zoom has come to be used to host all kinds of events amid the pandemic, from board meetings and conferences to fitness classes and concerts. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
  • Zoom is also launching a new kind of app integration, called a Zapp, that can bring information from productivity tools like Dropbox, Slack, or Asana directly into a video chat.
  • Facebook launched its own features for paid videoconferencing events over the summer.
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As the pandemic drags on, Zoom is releasing a

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Fitness Coalition, LI Law Firm Spearhead Lawsuit Against Cuomo

SYOSSET, NY —Two weeks after Michigan’s Supreme Court overturned the continued emergency executive orders of Gov. Whitmer, a coalition of business owners on Long Island are hoping their own lawsuit will achieve the same result in New York.

The New York Fitness Coalition, an advocacy group of gym owners who came together during the coronavirus pandemic, is leading the class-action lawsuit. A news conference to announce the lawsuit is being held Wednesday at the Sysosset office of The Mermigas Law Group, P.C.

Charlie Cassara founded the New York Fitness Coalition, which sued Gov. Cuomo in July, seeking an injunction of Cuomo’s orders in order for gyms to reopen. This lawsuit, Cassara, says is a broader effort to declare the extended emergency executive orders that Cuomo uses to mandate the COVID-19 business and school regulations as unconstitutional and illegal.

“This wasn’t his job,” Cassara told Patch. Once the original aims of

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Go365 Members Can Now Earn Incentives for Completing Digital Fitness and In-Studio Classes across All Xponential Fitness Brands

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Concierge Health, a technology platform which allows health clubs to interface with healthcare insurers and providers to seamlessly take advantage of incentives like reimbursements and rewards, and Xponential Fitness, a curator of boutique fitness brands across fitness & wellness verticals, today announced a partnership enabling  Go365 members to earn credit for completed Xponential Fitness digital workouts in addition to the ability to earn credit for participating in classes at all Xponential Fitness Brands studio locations.

Go365,  a nationally recognized wellness and rewards program, motivates members to make positive lifestyle changes by tracking simple wellness achievements and rewarding them for these healthy choices. Members are able to choose their level of engagement and participate in personalized activities tailored to their specific health needs and interests. These rewarded achievements can be converted into gift cards, compatible fitness devices and much more.   


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Khloe Kardashian’s fitness schedule kept her ‘sane’

Khloe Kardashian’s fitness schedule kept her “sane” during lockdown.

Khloe Kardashian standing in front of a brick wall

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Khloe Kardashian

The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star admits there have been some “crazy times” in the world because of the coronavirus pandemic but she has turned to exercise to keep her going and keep her mental state positive too.

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Explaining about her fitness regime, she said: “I definitely think because of my fitness journey and already having such a regimented schedule when it comes to working out, it kind of kept me sane during these crazy times. I had to learn to adapt by doing mommy-daughter workouts. [True] is obviously not working out, but it’s things like me putting her in a wagon and sprinting up a hill. I belted a wagon to my waist because I don’t have any

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Retro Fitness Secures New Investment from Arena Capital Partners to Expand into the Boston Area

Over the next year, the expansion across Boston is slated to create hundreds of jobs for the local community with the ability to service over 40,000 members, elevating the focus on health and wellness starting in Middlesex and Essex counties.

With exercise, health and overall fitness top of mind across the country, Retro Fitness saw a spike in franchise sales amid the pandemic. Over the past several months, Retro Fitness franchise sales have spiked significantly with a 300% increase from single to multi-unit ownership among existing franchisees, and a 200% increase in sales of new fitness locations. This was a direct result of its new leadership team that brings a new strategic vision and expertise to Retro Fitness’ highly profitable franchise model. Amplifying their growth, this multi-million dollar investment from Arena Capital will introduce the franchise to new territories in Boston.

“We’re thrilled to be able to expand Retro

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The best fitness watches you can still get on sale for Prime Day

We’ve also added a few fitness watch accessories for you!

Oct. 14, 2020Updated: Oct. 14, 2020 7 a.m.

Fitness trackers are on sale for Amazon Prime Day.

Fitness trackers are on sale for Amazon Prime Day.

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More now than ever before, Americans are focused on their wellness. We have finally become more mindful of the quality of foods we eat, our daily water intake, the amount of exercise we do, and how much sleep we get.

And, in typical modern fashion, we can rely on technology to keep track of it all – right on our wrists. Fitness watches are not new to the worlds of fashion or wellness, but they’re cheaper than they’ve ever been. For less than $150, you can easily track your heart rate, workouts, sleep, calorie consumption, blood pressure, and even catch up on the latest news.

As always, your Chron Shopping team has done a little digging through thousands of products

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu credits physical fitness and ‘desi’ food for his speedy recovery

Venkaiah Naidu wearing a suit and tie: He also expressed happiness at knowing that the other staff members who had contracted the disease in the Vice President Secretariat had also recovered from Coronavirus.

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He also expressed happiness at knowing that the other staff members who had contracted the disease in the Vice President Secretariat had also recovered from Coronavirus.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has credited his speedy recovery from Coronavirus to his physical fitness, mental tenacity and desi food. In a long blog posted from his facebook account, the Vice President said that he firmly believed that it was his physical fitness and strict adherence to traditional food which ensured his recovery from the disease despite his old age and him being a diabetes patient.

“I could overcome COVID-19 infection because of my physical fitness, mental tenacity, regular physical exercise like walking and yoga, apart from eating only desi (traditional) food,” the Vice President wrote in his blog. He also said that he always preferred to eat traditional food and continued the practice during the quarantine period

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Global Sports and Fitness App Market Outlook & Forecasts 2019-2020 & 2027

The “Sports and Fitness App – Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global Sports and Fitness Apps Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.4% during the forecast period

Rise in the investments from the leading companies towards the development of new applications with advanced features and increase in the use of smartphones are the major factors driving the market growth. However, growth in the security issues and concern towards privacy is restraining the market growth.

Sports and fitness apps are transmuting people to stay healthy and also helping to reach the goals of an individual. People are acquiring more knowledge towards the health benefits as these apps comprise monitoring diet plans and also suggest the best exercises. With the sports and fitness apps, there is no necessity to go to the nearest gym or yoga centers; an individual can stay healthy and

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Planet Fitness, Round1 will bring changes to local malls

MOORESTOWN – New tenants coming to South Jersey malls show the changing face of shopping centers.

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A Planet Fitness gym will open Thursday at Moorestown Mall, occupying more than 22,000 square feet in a complex that’s lost several big retailers in recent years.

And Round1, a “family entertainment center” based in Japan, will debut Oct. 24 at Deptford Mall. The new arrival will offer 12 bowling lanes, five billiards tables and 250-plus arcade games — will occupy more than 50,000 square feet vacated by the struggling Sears chain.

a person walking down a street in front of a building: Shoppers pass Round1, a family entertainment center opening Oct. 24 at Deptford Mall.

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Shoppers pass Round1, a family entertainment center opening Oct. 24 at Deptford Mall.

Mall operators say they’re eager to diversify their tenant mix in the face of a harsh retail environment, particularly for traditional brick-and-mortar chains.

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D614G mutation in SARS-CoV-2 increases viral fitness and infectivity

Severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) belongs to the beta-coronavirus family.  Coronaviruses are positive-sense, single-stranded RNA viruses, and have one of the largest genomes among RNA viruses.

Out of the 7 known coronaviruses that have infected humans so far, 4 (HCov-229E, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-NL63, CoV-HKU1) can cause seasonal, mild respiratory symptoms in healthy people. In contrast, the SARS-CoV-1 and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) are closely related to SARS-CoV-2 and have caused the 2002-2003 SARS and 2012 MERS epidemics, respectively. The current coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global public health emergency with over 38 million cases and 1.08 million deaths worldwide to date.

The SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) glycoprotein

The surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has a spike (S) glycoprotein, which is a large homo-trimeric glycoprotein that forms a crown at the virus capsid surface. Each S protomer is further divided into two domains – S1 and S2

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