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Readers and Tweeters Diagnose Greed and Chronic Pain Within US Health Care System



Readers and Tweeters Diagnose Greed and Chronic Pain Within US Health Care System

U.S. Health Care Is Harmful to One’s Health

Thank you for publishing this research (“Hundreds of Hospitals Sue Patients or Threaten Their Credit, a KHN Investigation Finds. Does Yours?” Dec. 21). I am a psychotherapist and have written about this problem in my blog. The mercenary American health care system is hypocritical in the stressful financial demands and threats it imposes on so many patients. Stress due to health care-related bankruptcy, or the threat of bankruptcy, is harmful to one’s health. A health care system that is supposed to treat illness and restore health can, in fact, cause serious illness and/or exacerbate existing medical problems. The higher levels of stress and the threat of bankruptcy that all too frequently follow needed medical care can be harmful to individuals with cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure and heart arrhythmia, and can trigger panic attacks in those who suffer from anxiety disorders. There may be digestive issues associated with higher levels of stress, and the patient’s sleep may be adversely affected. The individual may have to cut back on essentials such as food and medications because of unpaid medical bills, aggressive calls from collection agencies, and the threat of bankruptcy.

All of this in the name of “health care” delivered by professions and organizations that proclaim the importance of beneficence, justice, and non-malfeasance within their respective codes of ethics. Curative stress? Therapeutic bankruptcy? The hypocrisy is palpable.

American history is replete with examples of discrimination against certain groups, including racial discrimination, the disenfranchisement of women, child labor, and others. Eventually, political measures were enacted to correct these injustices. It’s only a matter of time until the American health care system, including the pharmaceutical industry, is forced to reform itself for the sake of the men, women, and children in need of essential health care. It’s not a question of if, but when.

Thanks for the article about hospitals suing patients. I just switched health plans in New York state. Reasons: My previous insurer raised my premium over 90% last year, paid very little of my claims (leaving Medicare to pay most of the claims), and sent me to collections. This, even though I worked two full-time jobs for most of my 46 years of teaching. How do insurance companies and hospitals get away with this unethical and outrageous behavior?

Unhappy New Year of Deductibles and Copays

Listened to a conversation between Noam N. Levey and NPR’s Ari Shapiro, regarding Levey’s article on Germany’s lack of medical debt (“What Germany’s Coal Miners Can Teach America About Medical Debt,” Dec. 14). Levey passed along the tidbit that Affordable Care Act plans purchased through state exchanges would pay a maximum out-of-pocket amount of $9,000 a year. Likely Mr. Levey knows the actual details of the ACA at least as well as I, but I had well over $20,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for my own care last year (in addition to annual premiums of over $15,000). The deductible/copay aspect of health insurance is rigged against folks who actually use their insurance. The in-network and out-of-network provider scheme is likewise designed to benefit providers as opposed to patients.

I’ve had health insurance for about 40 years, since I graduated from college. Always a plan paid for by myself, never through an employer. I’ve had my first year of using a lotof heath care services (colon cancer surgery and chemo follow-up), and the bills are quite astronomical. Still awaiting the final negotiations between Stanford Hospital and Blue Shield of California for the $97,000 bill for services for the surgery and stay in the hospital. Though my surgery was in September, the two had not resolved the bill by year-end. Now all my copays and deductibles have reset, and I’ll be back at the starting gate, dollar-wise.

Greedy to the Bone?

In orthopedics, surgery is where the money is (“More Orthopedic Physicians Sell Out to Private Equity Firms, Raising Alarms About Costs and Quality,” Jan. 6). Just as a private equity-controlled ophthalmology group tried to persuade me to have unnecessary cataract surgery (three other eye doctors agreed it wasn’t necessary), too many orthopedic patients can expect to be pushed to unnecessary surgeries.

The Painful Truth of the Opioid Epidemic

In a recent article, Aneri Pattani and Rae Ellen Bichell discussed disparities in the distribution of settlement funds from lawsuits against major pharmaceutical companies, especially in rural areas (“In Rural America, Deadly Costs of Opioids Outweigh the Dollars Tagged to Address Them,” Dec. 12).

We suggest that the merit of many of the lawsuits that led to these large settlements remains unproven. While Purdue Pharma clearly overstated the safety of prescription opioids in treating chronic pain, judges in two high-profile cases ruled in favor of the pharmaceutical companies stating that prosecutors falsely inflated the danger of opioids and noted that opioids used per FDA guidelines are safe and effective, remaining a vital means to treat chronic pain. Also, many cases involving Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson, and others were settled based on expediency, rather than merit. This may have been due to the reasoning that continuing their defense against prosecutors having access to limitless public funds would lead to bankruptcy.

The primary cause of America’s overdose crisis is not physicians’ “overprescribing” opioids. Dr. Thomas Frieden, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted that the rise in prescription opioids paralleled the increase in opioid deaths up to 2010, leading the CDC to create guidelines in 2016 limiting opioid use to treat chronic pain. However, cause-and-effect relationships between the legitimate use of prescription opioids and opioid deaths remain unclear. For example, the National Institute on Drug Abuse noted in 2015 that since 2000, misuse of prescription drugs preceded the use of heroin in most cases. But legitimate prescriptions by physicians to patients with chronic pain constituted only 20% of the cases leading to heroin addiction. Prescription drugs used by heroin addicts were from family members or friends in 80% of the cases leading to heroin use.

Since at least 2010, the volume of prescription opioids dropped by over 60% — yet overdose deaths have skyrocketed to over 100,000 cases in 2021. The opioid overdose death crisis is now driven mainly by illegally imported fentanyl and in part by a misguided crackdown of the Drug Enforcement Administration against physicians who legitimately prescribe opioids to chronic pain patients, forcing them to seek out street drugs.

Statistics from Michigan indicate that nearly 40% of primary care clinics will no longer see new patients for pain management. The CDC, in its 2022 updated guidelines, attempted to clarify misunderstandings, including inappropriate rapid tapering and individualizing care. However, the public health crisis of undertreated pain remains. Some states have passed intractable pain laws to restore access to opioids to chronic pain patients with a legitimate need, indicating the shortfalls of the CDC guidelines to treat pain.

We’re fighting to hold accountable the companies that helped create and fuel the opioid crisis so we can help people struggling with opioid use disorder across North Carolina and the country get resources for treatment and recovery. We need this money now to save lives.

To that end, I wanted to flag one concern about the article on rural counties and opioid funding. It looks as if the comparison and the maps about North Carolina funding by county and overdose deaths may not correlate. The reporting seems to reflect overdose deaths on a per capita basis, but funding is indicated by total dollars received.

This spreadsheet might be helpful. It ranks each North Carolina county by the amount of funds they will receive from the distributor and Johnson & Johnson settlements (as posted on per capita, using 2019 population figures. In per capita rankings, rural and/or less populous counties are typically receiving more funding per capita than larger counties. For example, the 10 counties receiving the most per capita funding are all rural and/or less populous counties (Wilkes, Cherokee, Burke, Columbus, Graham, Yancey, Mitchell, Clay, Swain, and Surry). Wake County, our most populous county, is ranked 80th.

It’s also important to note that the formula was developed by experts for counsel to local governments in the national opioid litigation, who represent and have duties of loyalty to both large urban and small rural local governments. It takes into account opioid use disorder in the county (the number of people with opioid use disorder divided by the total number of people nationwide with opioid use disorder), overdose deaths as a percentage of the nation’s opioid overdose deaths, and the number of opioids in the county. Click here for more information.

Indeed, one of the special masters appointed by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in the national opioid litigation found that the national allocation model “reflects a serious effort on the part of the litigating entities that devised it to distribute the class’s recovery according to the driving force at the heart of the lawsuit — the devastation caused by this horrific epidemic.” (See Page 5 of this report of Special Master Yanni.)

You’re absolutely right that rural counties were often the earliest and hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, and it’s critical that they receive funds to help get residents the treatment and recovery resources they need. We’re hopeful that these funds, whose allocation was determined in partnership by local government counsel, will help deliver those resources.

A Holistic Approach to Strengthening the Nursing Workforce Pipeline

As we face the nation’s worst nursing shortage in decades, some regions are adopting creative solutions to fill in the gaps (“Rural Colorado Tries to Fill Health Worker Gaps With Apprenticeships,” Nov. 29). To truly solve the root of this crisis, we must look earlier in the workforce pipeline.

The entire nation currently sits in a dire situation when it comes to having an adequate number of nurses — especially rural communities. With the tripledemic of covid-19, influenza, and RSV tearing through hospitals, it’s never been more evident how vital nurses are to the functioning of our health care system. A recent McKinsey report found that we need to double the number of nurses entering the workforce every year for the next three years to meet anticipated demand. Without support from policymakers and health care leaders, we cannot meet that.

As a health care executive myself, I’ve seen firsthand how impactful apprenticeships can be because they help sustain the health care workforce pipeline. From high school students to working adults, these “earn while you learn” apprenticeships allow students to make a living while working toward their degree, and my system’s apprenticeship program has even reduced our turnover by up to 50%. It provides a framework to support a competency-based education rooted in real-life skills and hands-on training for key nursing support roles, all while team members earn an income.

Education is key to developing competent, practice-ready nurses. Not just through apprenticeships but early on in students’ educational journey, too. According to the newest data from the nation’s report card, students in most states and most demographic groups experienced the steepest declines in math and reading ever recorded. As we continue to see the devastating impact the pandemic had on young learners, it’s crucial we invest more in remediation and support, so students graduate from secondary school with a deep understanding of these core competencies and are ready to pursue nursing. A recent survey of nearly 4,000 prospective nursing students from ATI Nursing Education found that a lack of academic preparedness was the top reason for delaying or forgoing nursing school.

Without intervention now, our nursing workforce shortage will only worsen in the future. We need our leaders to face these challenges head-on and invest in a holistic approach to strengthen our nursing pipeline. There’s no time to waste.

Planning Major Surgery? Plan Ahead

I read Judith Graham’s good article “Weighing Risks of a Major Surgery: 7 Questions Older Americans Should Ask Their Surgeon” (Jan. 3) on CNN. Thought I should add some personal experience. At age 78, my mother had back surgery in 2016. When she was getting prepped, she was given multiple documents to sign. Once signed, she was immediately taken to surgery. There was not enough time to read any of them. In hindsight, we are certain the documents were mostly for release of liability if something goes wrong. After surgery, she had “drop foot” — total loss of use of her left foot. Never heard of it. She was told she would regain use in about six months. Never happened. She had to use a walker and still had numerous falls in which her head had hit the ground multiple times. She slowly slid into long-term “confusion” that was attributed to her falls and passed away at age 84.

My story is about my abdominal aorta aneurysm surgery in 2022 at age 62. I did not have an overnight recovery — tube taken out of my throat, catheter removed, and was immediately transferred to a room. An IV pump of saline was left on and my arm swelled up — I thought my arm was going to burst. Five days later, I was discharged. Everything seemed rushed. The only postsurgical “instructions” I received were to keep the incision clean and not to play golf, and I don’t even play golf. I recuperated at home, and after five months I still have abdominal pain that I’ll always have.

Both of our surgeries were done on a Friday. I’m certain our experiences were due to hospital staff wanting to leave early on Friday, and weekend staffers are mostly the “B” team. So, my advice is to suggest to the elderly not to have surgery scheduled on a Friday unless there is absolute urgency in choosing the date.

I am writing to express my concerns over the significant misinformation in the article about what older Americans should ask their surgeon before major surgery.

Most abdominal aortic aneurysms are treated with endovascular methods. These minimally invasive procedures still require general anesthesia (with a breathing tube), but most patients have the tube removed before leaving the operating room, and many patients leave the hospital the next day with minimal functional limitations due to surgery being performed through half-inch incisions in each groin.

The “best case” surgical scenario described in your article describes open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, which is recommended for fewer than 20% of patients requiring aortic aneurysm repairs.

In essence, you’re threatening everyone who comes in for a tuneup with an engine rebuild.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are still undertreated in the U.S., with many patients not receiving screening recommended by Medicare since 2006. Your article misrepresents the “best case” scenario and may dissuade patients from receiving lifesaving care.

— Dr. David Nabi, Newport Beach, California

I read, with interest, Judith Graham’s article about older Americans preparing for major surgery. But you failed to mention the life-altering effects of anesthesia. My independent 82-year-old mother had a minor fall in July and broke her hip. After undergoing anesthesia, she is required to have 24/7 care as her short-term memory has been forever altered. Was there a choice not to have hip surgery? I didn’t hear one. Did anyone explain the issues that could (and often do) occur with an elderly brain due to anesthesia? No. And now we are dealing with this consequence. And what happens when you don’t have money (like most people in the U.S.) for 24/7 care? I hope you’ll consider writing about this.

The High Bar of Medicare Advantage Transparency

Unfortunately, KHN’s article “How Medicare Advantage Plans Dodged Auditors and Overcharged Taxpayers by Millions” (Dec. 13) provided a misleading, incomplete depiction of Medicare Advantage payment.

This story focuses largely on audits that, in some cases, are more than a decade old. While KHN’s focus is on alleged “overpayment,” the same audits show that many plans were underpaid by as much as $773 per patient.

More recent research demonstrates Medicare Advantage’s affordability and responsible stewardship of Medicare dollars. For example, an October 2021 Milliman report concludes “the federal government pays less and gets more for its dollar in MA than in FFS,” while the Department of Health and Human Services’ fiscal year 2021 report shows that the net improper payment rate in Medicare Advantage was roughly half that of fee-for-service Medicare.

KHN’s article is right about one thing: Only a small fraction of Medicare Advantage plans are audited each year — denying policymakers and the public a fuller understanding of the program’s exceptional value to seniors and the health care system. That is why Better Medicare Alliance has called for regulators to conduct Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits of every Medicare Advantage plan every year.

There are opportunities, as outlined in our recent policy recommendations, to further strengthen and improve Medicare Advantage’s high bar of transparency and accountability, but that effort is not well served by this misleading article.

Targeting Gun Violence

I’m curious why KHN neglected to actually get into all the “meat and potatoes” regarding its report on Colorado’s red flag law (“Colorado Considers Changing Its Red Flag Law After Mass Shooting at Nightclub,” Dec. 23). Specifically, it failed to report that the suspect in this case used a “ghost gun” to execute the crime in Colorado Springs, and more importantly what impact any red flag law is going to have on a person who manufactures their own illegal firearm. Lastly, why is it the national conversation regarding the illegal use and possession of firearms curiously avoids any in-depth, substantive conversation of access to firearms by mentally ill people? Quite frankly, this is the underlying cause of illegal firearms use and no one wants to step up to the plate and address the issue at any in-depth level. It’s categorically embarrassing for American journalism.

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Setup Your Account with Your Email Program Using IMAP




Setup Your Account with Your Email Program Using IMAP

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions for with their answers


  1. What’s the difference between IMAP and SMTP?
  2. Does Mailbird Support IMAP? / Does Mailbird Support POP3?
  3. What does ‘port’ mean in my email settings?
  4. How do I know if I need POP3 or IMAP?
  5. Can I set up Mailbird for Mac?
  6. How can I import my old emails?
  7. How can I manually set up on Mailbird?
  8. How does Mailbird protect my privacy?

1. What’s the difference between IMAP and SMTP?

The short answer is that IMAP connects to your email providers’ server and is used for receiving email while SMTP is used for sending mail to other servers.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a protocol that requests that your email provider will save all of your messages and folders onto its own servers. This way, whether you are using an email client or webmail, you will be able to connect to your email account and view anything you have received because it’s always stored on their server.

STMP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is the protocol for sending emails out of your account to other destinations. It enables your email client to connect to the server of your provider to send outgoing mail, especially to other servers.

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2. Does Mailbird Support IMAP? / Does Mailbird Support POP3?

Yes. Mailbird uses IMAP or POP3 to connect to most email providers. Mailbird’s technology can detect the server settings automatically when you enter your email address.

If it is unable to detect the settings, you can set up your email manually by entering the details your provider has listed for their server settings: like the IMAP or POP3 Port and IMAP or POP3 Security.

You will also need to enter the username and password you have assigned with your email provider.

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3. What does ‘port’ mean in my email settings?

You can think of the ‘port’ like an address number. The same way that an IP address identifies the location of a computer, the port identifies the application operating on that computer.

There are a few common port numbers, always use the recommended settings to configure your email server to Mailbird.

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4. How do I know if I need POP3 or IMAP?

If it is important to you to save space on your desktop, or if you’re worried about backing up your emails, select IMAP. This means that your emails will be stored on the server of your email provider.

POP3 will download your emails to be stored locally and then delete them from the server. This will free up space on your server, but if anything happens to your local storage, those emails won’t be available online. If you are comfortable exclusively having a local copy of your files, POP3 is a viable option.

Read this article to learn more about their features and differences.

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5. Can I set up Mailbird for Mac?

Mailbird for Mac is on it’s way! Unfortunately, Mailbird is not yet available for our friends using Apple devices. If you’d like to be kept in the loop on Mailbird for Mac, click here.

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6. How can I import my old emails?

If your old emails are still available in your account, they will automatically be imported. IMAP protocol syncs your emails and folders with the email server, making it possible to manage your emails on any device that is connected to your account.

Once you add your account to Mailbird, it will grant you access to your emails immediately, no further action is required.

Note: If your emails are from your local server, it won’t be possible to import them because of IMAP protocols.

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7. How can I manually set up on Mailbird?

This page will walk you through setting up an email account to Mailbird. Step 6 refers to the manual process.

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8. How does Mailbird protect my privacy?

Our Privacy Policies and Terms of Use are 100% compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as of 25 May 2018.

Mailbird cannot ever read any of your personal information. This includes your emails, attachments, and account passwords. Mailbird is a local client on your computer and all sensitive data is never shared with Mailbird or anyone else.

You may contact us directly at any time to review or opt out of the information we hold that pertains to you and your account. Please write to [email protected].

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Unlocking the Potential A Comprehensive Guide to Wpc2029 Login




Unlocking the Potential A Comprehensive Guide to Wpc2029 Login

Discover how to effortlessly manage your account with Wpc2029 Login. This guide provides step-by-step instructions, FAQs, and insights for a seamless experience.


In this digital age, accessing and managing online accounts has become an integral part of our daily routine. Whether it’s for work, education, or personal use, having a user-friendly login process can significantly impact our productivity. This article delves into the world of Wpc2029 Login, offering you a comprehensive understanding of the process, troubleshooting tips, and essential FAQs. By the end, you’ll be equipped to navigate the login process with confidence and ease.

Wpc2029 Login: Your Gateway to Seamless Account Management

Wpc2029 Login is a secure and efficient way to access and manage your account on the platform. Whether you’re a seasoned user or a newcomer, the login process ensures that you can dive into the platform’s offerings hassle-free. Let’s explore the step-by-step guide to make the most of your login experience:

Step 1: Accessing the Login Page

To begin, open your preferred web browser and enter the official Wpc2029 website address in the URL bar. Alternatively, you can simply search “Wpc2029 Login” on your search engine.

Step 2: Entering Your Credentials

Once you’re on the login page, you’ll be prompted to enter your login credentials. Provide your registered email address or username in the designated field. Next, input your password. Remember, passwords are case-sensitive, so ensure you type it accurately.

Step 3: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

For enhanced security, Wpc2029 employs a two-factor authentication process. After entering your credentials, you may receive a verification code on your registered email or mobile number. Enter this code in the specified field to proceed.

Step 4: Access Granted

Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed the login process. You’re now ready to explore the features and services available on Wpc2029.

Navigating Common Login Challenges

Sometimes, even the most seamless platforms can present minor hiccups during the login process. Here are a few troubleshooting tips to keep in mind:

  • Forgot Password: If you forget your password, don’t worry. Click on the “Forgot Password” link on the login page. Follow the instructions to reset your password via email.
  • Account Lockout: After multiple unsuccessful login attempts, your account might be temporarily locked for security reasons. Wait for a short while before trying again.
  • Browser Compatibility: Ensure you’re using a compatible browser version to prevent any compatibility issues during login.

FAQs about Wpc2029 Login

Q: Can I change my login email address? A: Yes, you can change your login email address in your account settings. Remember to verify the new email for a smooth transition.

Q: What should I do if I don’t receive the verification code? A: Check your spam folder first. If you still haven’t received it, you can request a new code on the login page.

Q: Are there mobile apps available for Wpc2029 Login? A: Absolutely! Wpc2029 offers user-friendly mobile apps for both Android and iOS devices. You can download them from the respective app stores.

Q: Is two-factor authentication mandatory? A: While not mandatory, two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your account. It’s recommended for enhanced protection.

Q: Can I access my account from different devices? A: Yes, you can access your account from various devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones. Just use your login credentials to log in.

Q: What if I suspect unauthorized access to my account? A: If you suspect any unauthorized activity on your account, change your password immediately and contact Wpc2029’s support team for assistance.


Unlocking the potential of Wpc2029 Login is all about convenience, security, and efficiency. With the step-by-step guide, troubleshooting tips, and insightful FAQs provided in this article, you’re well-equipped to make the most of your login experience. Navigating the digital landscape has never been smoother, and with Wpc2029 Login, you’re in control of your account like never before.

Remember, a seamless login process is the first step towards maximizing your interaction with any online platform. So, dive in, explore, and enjoy the features Wpc2029 has to offer.

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5 Key Benefits of Using a Virtual Training App for Fitness




5 Key Benefits of Using a Virtual Training App for Fitness

There are benefits to working out in a group (synergy, sense of accountability) and exercising alone (mindfulness, connection with your inner self). Virtual training combines the best of both worlds.

Some top virtual training apps offer progress-tracking features, gorgeous filming locations, and countless class options. Here are five key benefits of using a virtual training app for fitness:

Increased Motivation

Virtual training has the potential to keep users engaged and motivated. It provides a convenient way to work out from home or on the go, eliminating barriers like traffic, gym intimidation, or lack of time or space.

Virtual workouts also offer an endless number of exercise options. From full-body toning to dance cardio, you can find the suitable class to fit your mood and keep your workouts fun and varied.

A virtual training app offers fun cardio challenges, music, and virtual coaches to motivate you to work up a sweat. It even takes your fitness to the next level by taking you on a gamified adventure in different landscapes and worlds. It also features an extensive library of curated workouts and trainers, including celebrity trainers and athletes. You can visit this site, for your reference

Real-time Feedback

Users can see the results of their workouts in real-time on a dedicated virtual trainer app. This gives them a clear sense of progress and inspires them to keep working out.

Many apps gamify the workout experience by turning it into a game, which makes the exercise more enjoyable and reduces perceived exertion levels. This increases user retention and loyalty and opens various monetization opportunities for fitness software developers.

A fitness app projects a virtual personal trainer onto a workout machine or home gym and adjusts the training program to suit the user’s abilities. The augmented reality technology captures and displays real-time data like route navigation, speed, heart rate, cadence, and power for analysis and feedback.


fitness apps provide users with various experiences catering to different ages, skill levels, and motivations. This helps them break common barriers to exercise, such as lack of time or motivation, shyness, or fear.

Some apps provide prerecorded workouts to eliminate the boredom of exercising, while others enable users to connect with personal trainers and online communities for a monthly fee. This allows them to get personalized training from their homes, saving gyms and trainers costs for bringing customers to physical locations for demonstrations and training sessions.

For example, a virtual training app like Fitness Evolution transforms stationary fitness equipment into immersive virtual environments where users can run, cycle, and row through various worlds and landscapes, such as Antarctica, the Amazon rainforest, or outer space. These gamified excursions are fun and motivating, keeping users engaged over long periods and driving high customer retention and monetization rates.


Personalized Training

A key challenge for many exercisers is that routines can quickly become tedious and lead to workout burnout. Virtual training apps help keep workouts fresh by providing new moves, different settings, and the ability to work out with friends.

Some apps go beyond simply streaming videos by pairing users with a fitness coach that develops a plan tailored to their goals and equipment availability. The coach contacts users during workouts and holds them accountable to meet their fitness goals.

Fitness apps that feature a virtual trainer can also project a personal hologram for users to follow during a workout, showing them the proper way to perform exercises and giving tips on form. These interactive features can add fun and competitiveness to an activity, motivating users to keep improving their scores or indicators on the leaderboard.


Virtual fitness is an excellent option for those who don’t have the time to commit to a gym schedule. Some apps offer workouts tailored to a client’s individual goals and ability, while others provide a range of exercises that allow the user to set their own pace.

For example, an app provides strength, cardio, yoga, and stretching workouts that can be customized for a client’s specific needs. Their activities also vary in difficulty, so you don’t have to worry about getting overwhelmed or unable to keep up.

Likewise, some provide a variety of weight-lifting exercises that can be easily adjusted for a client’s desired skill level. These features can help increase adherence and build muscle strength.

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