Added 19 July, 2013
Distance learning, or taking classes by computer, is taking off around the globe through numerous open university projects the world over. Now companies are figuring out how to use technology to let people "attend" physical education classes without actually having to show up in person. There's nothing like the motivational power of a group fitness class. A great instructor, the right music and the energy of a crowd moving together all coalesce into an experience you usually can't get from home. The Peloton bike allows spinners to take part in live streaming classes broadcast from a studio in New York City. You can connect with friends and have a virtual ride together while the bike's console measures performance metrics.