Exercise system and method

  • US 10,639,521 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2019
  • Issued: 05/05/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exercise system for computer-augmented use at home by a first user participating in an exercise class accessible over a computer network, the exercise system comprising:

  • an exercise device configured for use by the first user;

    a sensor configured to generate first user performance data based on activity by the first user associated with movement of a portion of the exercise device; and

    a computer configured to;

    cause a display screen to present a plurality of available exercise classes for selection, wherein the plurality of available exercise classes comprises a plurality of available archived exercise classes for selection, each of the plurality of available archived exercise classes comprising content for an entire exercise class;

    accept from the first user, via a user input interface, a selection of one of the available archived exercise classes, thereby resulting in a selected exercise class;

    receive, via the computer network, data representing content of the selected exercise class;

    cause the display screen to display the content of the selected exercise class while the first user participates in the selected exercise class;

    receive, via a sensor input interface, the first user performance data from the sensor during at least a portion of the selected exercise class;

    generate, on a basis of the first user performance data, a first user performance parameter;

    receive, via the computer network, performance data representing user performance parameters for a plurality of other users over at least the portion of the selected exercise class, wherein the performance data was generated by the other users in one or more locations on the exercise device or at least one other exercise device while participating in the exercise class; and

    cause the display screen to display, during the selected exercise class, a dynamically updating ranked list of the first user performance parameter and at least some of the performance parameters for the plurality of other users, such that the performance parameters displayed on the dynamically updated ranked list are synchronized to one another to thereby simulate the first user competing with at least some of the other users during the selected exercise class.

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