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A portable system retrieves one or more exercise programs from a remote communication system that provides motivational content for a user exercising upon an exercise mechanism. The exercise program further includes at least one control signal that controls one or more operating parameters of the exercise mechanism. The portable system includes a control device configured to retrieve the exercise program and deliver the motivational content to the user by way of an audio delivery device, while delivering the control signals to the exercise mechanism. A sensor communicates with the control device and tracks one or more measurable parameters of the user during the user's performance of the exercise program. Data representative of the one or more measurable parameters can be delivered to the control device for delivery to the remote communication system.

Title
Methods and systems for controlling an exercise apparatus using a portable remote device
Application Number
9/776410
Publication Number
6997852 (B2)
Application Date
February 2, 2001
Publication Date
February 14, 2006
Inventor
Darren C Ashby
Richmond
UT, US
William T Dalebout
North Logan
UT, US
Scott R Watterson
Logan
UT, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
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UT, US
IPC
A63B 21/00
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