Getting distracted during a workouts used to be frowned upon, but now, distractions have become the key to getting better results and, oftentimes, a better body.

Often called digital fitness, or fitness 2.0, the latest movement in the exercise realm is all about immersive experiences that help users compete with themselves and others in a fun and interactive way that helps pass the time while getting a good work-out in. Digital fitness got its start with wearable devices like FitBits and AppleWatches, and has hit the group fitness circuit hard with classes like OrangeTheory and SoulCycle taking off; but it’s the latest in-home machines that are taking this trend to the next level. From virtual reality workouts that sculpt your body with robotic precision to machines that allow you to attend your favorite NYC classes from the comfort of your own home, the future of fitness is high tech and it’s virtually the best thing since the Pilates ball.

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It’d be a mistake to classifying the Peloton Tread ($4,000) in the same group as a mere treadmill. Beyond the fact that it comes with a shock-absorbing slat belt and a carbon-steel frame with a modern knob for changing incline and speed, the real showstopper that sets this machine apart from anything else found on the weight floor is its 32-inch HD touchscreen that connects users into a virtual fitness studio. This innovative machine brings the excitement, motivation, and community of studio fitness classes to the home with a mix of live cardio and strength workouts taught by an elite team of NYC fitness instructors. Classes stream in high definition on the personal touchscreen with more than 10 live classes offered daily and more than 1,000 on-demand classes offered in the fitness library. Workouts can take place both on or off the Tread, where at any point users will find themselves running, lifting weights, walking, or holding planks on the floor. The machine’s real time metrics make it easy for users to compete against their best times or track progress with an in-class leaderboard and integrated heart rate and elevation monitors. onepeloton.com/tread