ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you looking for motivation to keep your New Year's fitness resolutions? Do you need a new workout and playlist to motivate you in the New Year? Have you ever ended a workout because your music stopped?
If so, you can renew your gym membership now, and while you're at it, download celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson'sTONE-Up Playlist.
"It's all about the music," says Gunnar. "The songs you play during your workout can make all the difference in your motivation – especially if you're the type of person whose workout stops when your music does."
LG recently surveyed thousands of people that work out for an hour at least once a week and uncovered that a majority (91%) feel music is vital to their workout. In fact, respondents said they need music during their workout more than they need it during their commute, shower and even sex1. That's because, according to the survey, listening to tunes helps active Americans work out for longer (87%), have more energy (87%) and get a better overall workout (87%).
TONE-Up Your Workout Sometimes, music can even take the place of a trainer. Three out of four people surveyed said they are more likely to rely on music than a friend or a trainer to motivate them during their workout.
With this in mind, LG teamed up with Gunnar Peterson to offer fitness enthusiasts the best of both worlds – a new, high-intensity workout designed by Gunnar that doesn't require any equipment besides a solid playlist. The LG TONE-Up workout, which consists of 10 moves that are repeated in a circuit for as many rounds as possible, was designed to be done anytime, anywhere, so resolutions are not an obstacle.
"Lose Yourself" in Your Workout... Whether it's a collection of EDM, classic rock or hip hop hits, having a good playlist is the ultimate workout buddy, and 81% of active Americans agree. Nearly three in five say they would put on a specific song to motivate them, if they felt like they weren't getting the most out of their workout. Those surveyed chose popular pump-up jams like Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger," Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," and Eminem's "Lose Yourself."
...Not in Your Headphones Music is such a motivator for active Americans that 22% of runners admit to having had "a Taylor Swift moment" and falling on a treadmill because they got lost in their music. Despite the risks, working out in silence is never an option, as one in five surveyed admit they'd end their workout session early if their music stopped working.
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures Because a majority of active Americans feel that not having headphones can ruin their fitness experience, some will go so far as to delay their workout until they find their lost headphones (39%), and others will even resort to buying a new pair of headphones (41%).
Just having headphones handy is half the battle, though. Nearly three in four say their current headphones frustrate them because of tangled wires (45%), an uncomfortable fit (44%) and lack of sweat/water resistance (29%).
LG's fitness-inspired TONE Bluetooth® headsets combat these annoyances by ensuring that neither a lack of music – nor sweat and wires – get in the way. Offering a hands-free experience with sought-after features like water and sweat resistance, a customizable in-ear fit or comfortable around-the-neck design, the LG TONE Active+, LG FORCE and LG TONE Active make the perfect workout companions for the LG TONE-Up workout and those 2017 fitness resolutions.
Visit LG.com for the latest in TONE headsets or stop by the Central Hall booth #11100 at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 5-8 to learn more.
About the LG TONE Active (HBS-A80) The newly redesigned LG TONE Active® Bluetooth headset stands up against the fiercest of workouts, delivering amazing music quality while also being IPx52 rated for water and sweat resistance. Contoured to fit securely around the neck, the LG TONE Active design is both lightweight and durable, offering stabilizing tips that help it stay in place. The LG TONE Active offers up to 13 hours of music play time and up to 12 hours of talk time.
About the LG TONE Active+™ (HBS-A100) The LG TONE Active+ is designed to keep up with the toughest workouts and offers two listening modes – an in-ear experience with custom-fit, retractable earbuds, or a personal surround-sound experience through the device's external speakers. With a simple toggle button, you can switch between speaker mode and earbud mode, and if you have to take a break from your playlist to take a call during your workout, the LG TONE Active+ comes with dual MEMS microphones for clear voice calls. Get your sweat on or go for a run through the sprinklers with the LG TONE Active+ still around the neck – it's water- and sweat-resistant with a rating of IPx42. The LG TONE Active+ offers up to 12 hours of music play time (up to 6 hours in speaker mode), and up to 13 hours of talk time (up to 9.5 hours in speaker mode).
About the LG FORCE™ (HBS-S80) The LG FORCE is an unstoppable companion for your active lifestyle bringing an over-the-ear, stay-put design and IPx52 water- and sweat- resistance rating. With easy to reach controls on the strap of the headset, you can turn up the volume to listen to your favorite streaming music service or take your next conference call from the treadmill, while receiving premium sound with Qualcomm® aptX™2. The LG FORCE™ offers up to 6 hours of music play time and up to 6.5 hours of talk time.
About LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc. a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's consumer-centric products -- including the flagship premium V Series models -- incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.
1 The LG TONE Music Survey was conducted by Kelton Global between November 14th and November 21st 2016 among 2,010 Americans ages 18 and over who exercise at least an hour each week (also referred to as "fitness enthusiasts"), using an e-mail invitation and an online survey. The margin error is +/-2.2%. 2 This is among fitness enthusiasts who feel losing their headphones would affect their workout. 3 Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect. Test duration: 5 minutes. Water volume: 10 liters per minute. Pressure: 50–150 kPa.