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Apple Fitness Plus vs. Peloton: Which streaming workout service is better?

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If you like working out with an Apple Watch, but wish it offered more exercise guidance, you’re getting your wish this year. Announced on Tuesday, Apple Fitness Plus is a monthly service that gives you unlimited access to workout classes spanning the most popular genres, from HIIT to yoga and rowing to cycling. It connects to your Apple Watch to record your heart rate, pace and calories burned during your class, and show you those metrics in real time on whatever screen you use to follow the workout.

Fitness Plus puts Apple in direct competition with many other workout streaming services, such as Peloton, Daily Burn and Glo, which provide a variety of on-demand video fitness classes. While none of those connect directly to an Apple Watch to show you real-time stats on the screen, many will connect to a heart-rate monitor to show your heart rate

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Apple Fitness Plus comes after Peloton with streaming workouts that sync with Apple Watch

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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Fitness Plus, a fitness streaming subscription that gives you guided workouts using the workout metrics from your Apple Watch. The service is similar to Peloton Digital and other fitness streaming services out there, but this is the first that’s been built explicitly for the Apple Watch

Here’s how it works: You pick any workout video from the Fitness Plus app on your iPad, iPhone or Apple TV and start it. Your Apple Watch syncs your heart rate, calories burned, pace and duration data to Fitness Plus. You can then see that data on whichever screen you’re using to follow the workout. During some workouts, you’ll get onscreen cues to ramp up your pace or heart rate to push yourself.

The service costs $9.99

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Dentist who extracted tooth on hoverboard gets 12 years

An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth while riding on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars for that stunt and other wheel-y bad crimes.

Seth Lookhart was sentenced Monday in Anchorage Superior Court on dozens of charges that stemmed from actions that ranged from his scooting antics to Medicaid fraud and removing a patient’s teeth without their permission, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

He was convicted back in January on charges of reckless endangerment, illegally practicing dentistry and medical assistance fraud.

“In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people,” Judge Michael Wolverton said in handing down the sentence.

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Seth Lookhart on the hoverboard during the procedure

The court heard testimony at his trial from patient Veronica Wilhelm, who was sedated when he was recorded performing her tooth extraction on a hoverboard in July

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How 305 Fitness Founder Sadie Kurzban Is Pivoting Her Business Model Amid Covid-19 Closures

While hundreds of New York’s boutique fitness studios are still fighting to reopen, one company is resolute to remain shut through the rest of 2020.

“There’s no break even in sight,” says Sadie Kurzban, founder and CEO of 305 Fitness. “At this time, the team and I do not expect to reopen our studio locations before 2021.”

Since August 24, New York State has begun lifting restrictions to allow some gyms to operate at one-third capacity and under specific guidelines, including but not limited to requiring masks during class, upgrading HVAC systems, and allowing for 6-10 feet of social distance in class. Kurzban explains that in an average 305 studio, 10 feet of distance means reducing classes to less than 25% of a normal class size.


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Hoverboarding Dentist Receives 12-Year Prison Sentence for Fraud

An Alaskan dentist who was filmed riding a hoverboard while performing a patient’s procedure has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

According to Anchorage Daily News, Seth Lookhart received his sentenced Monday, about eight months after he was convicted of 46 felony counts of Medicaid fraud as well as embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and illegal practice of dentistry. Lookhart gained national attention after he was seen in a video extracting a sedated patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard. The 2016 footage, which was taken by one of Lookhart’s employees, shows the dentist on the device as he quickly removes a tooth with forceps. He then rides the hoverboard into the hallway before raising his hands in the air. The video was reportedly taken without the patient’s consent.

ADN reports charges were filed against Lookhart in 2017, after his former employee told authorities he was increasing profits by using intravenous sedation

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5 Things A Dentist Can Say By Looking In Your Mouth

A dentist is not just a specialist in oral health but he can tell a lot about your general health just by looking in your mouth. Apart from tooth wear and tear or gum problems, there are many other things that your dentist can guess through your mouth’s condition. This does sound creepy and interesting at the same time but it is true. Oral health is very important as a poor oral condition can be a great breeding ground for germs and bacteria. They not only affect your teeth and gums but also enter the body to create more troubles. Listed below are some facts that a dentist may tell by simply looking at your teeth: 

1. You like aerated and sugary drinks

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If you are someone who loves to drink soft drinks, sports drinks, lemon soda, etc., your dentist can predict this habit of yours by looking at your

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Overbrook Village to bring fitness studio, market, townhomes to old Lime Cola building | Greenville Business

The old Lime Cola Bottling Company building along East North Street will become the centerpiece for a new mixed-use development called Overbrook Village.

The development will border two longstanding Greenville communities – the Overbrook Historic District and Greenline-Spartanburg neighborhood – and be the site for retail establishments, including a fitness studio and food market concept, and townhomes.

The former Lime Cola facility, today in a state of disrepair at the corner of East North and Chestnut streets, will house the new C.O.R.E. Grow Strong athleisure boutique currently on East Washington Street.



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A rendering showing how the old Lime Cola Bottling Company building will look after renovation as part of the Overbrook Village project. Provided



The 4,200-square-foot building will also be home to C.O.R.E. owner Currie Gossett’s new fitness studio and plant-based market.

The Lime Cola building, built in 1948, is one of the few remaining vestiges

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St. Louis-based PLNK fitness studio expanding

“Expanding into new markets has been a goal for a long time and we are confident we’re taking all the necessary measures and steps to move forward”

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis-based Pilates studio PLNK is expanding outside the metro area with fitness studios to open later this year and 2021.

Founder Brooke Meek will open PLNK in Omaha, Nebraska, on Oct. 3 and Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Oct. 10. More fitness studios are slated to open in Memphis; Des Monies, Iowa; and northwest Arkansas in 2021.

The new studios will employ 8-10 instructors and 10-15 part-time support staff. The Omaha studio will have 2,200 square feet with 12 Lagree Method Megaformer machines, private bathrooms and a kids area while Tulsa will have 2,400 square feet with 14 Megaformer machines, private bathrooms and a kids area.

“We chose markets with similar demographics as St. Louis,” said Meek, adding that PLNK (pronounced

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Dentist Kallangur, Prevent Dental Suite voted top 3 in category “The Best Dentist in Brisbane” – Press Release

Prevent Dental Suite is an affordable family dentist located in Kallangur North Brisbane. Due to their high quality of dental services the Three Best Rated, designated them as one of the top 3 in the category “The Best Dentist in Brisbane”.

Three Best Rated is a business recommendation site that selects what are considered to be the three best businesses within a category, such as dentists, for a given city. They select businesses based on several categories including reviews, pricing, value, trust, general excellence, and more.

“Whether it’s a nervous patient or a new patient, everyone feels relaxed after seeing us, and they visit us again and again,” said Prevent Dental Suite’s Principal Dentist, Dr Shilpa Gupta. With many years of clinical experience and exceptional skills, Dr Shilpa also loves dentistry and enjoys helping patients of all ages. She is very gentle and friendly in nature. She dedicates long hours

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Activist Predicts Navalny Will Need Month To Regain Fitness

The activist who helped bring Aleksei Navalny to Germany for treatment after he was poisoned has predicted the Kremlin critic will need a month to regain full fitness.

Navalny made his first public appearance on September 23 after being discharged from a Berlin hospital where Germany said he was being treated for poisoning with a potentially deadly Soviet-developed nerve agent.

“He is still not 100 percent from what he was before [falling ill],” Jaka Bizilj, founder of the Cinema for Peace Foundation, told foreign journalists in Berlin on September 24.

“When we got the first reports, we got the impression he had made a fast recovery and was fit, but we have to be careful,” he said. “I think he will need at least a month to be fit again.”

Navalny was flown from Russia to Berlin last month after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia. The West

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