By Terry Trucco
What’s the first word that leaps to mind when you think of treadmills or elliptical machines?
Entertaining isn’t my first choice, either. But a new generation of screens being rolled out at top-flight hotels hints that Get Me Off Of This Thing doesn’t have to be the auto-pilot mantra when you climb onto a cardio machine.
The new touch screens from Matrix Fitness have more in common with an iPhone than an old-style fitness apparatus. Touch the screen – 17 inches on treadmills, 15 inches on elliptical machines – and you can access your Facebook page, Twitter account or on-demand videos or TV. (more…)