The way millions work out has been changed forever. Connected fitness has been described as a cure for mental burnout, providing users with a community working towards the same goals and the luxury of exercising on their terms. According to a survey of millions of Americans, 50% of adults and nearly 75% of teens do less than 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Could connected fitness be the answer to getting more people active? These machines have attracted controversy due to extravagant purchase prices and effective uselessness without a monthly subscription fee. This is understandable, but as Patrick McGee argues, it's price versus value in most instances, and for many, the fun and rewarding elements are more than worth it.