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Top 100 Sports Trends in September

From 360-Degree Soccer Broadcasts to Aquatic Mermaid Lessons

— September 25, 2016 — Lifestyle
These September 2016 sport innovations range from 360-degree soccer broadcasts to
aquatic mermaid lessons that make fairytale imagery come to life while promoting active living.

When examining the month's most notable fitness innovations, sensory workouts take center stage and include examples like immersive boxing clubs, adventurous biking getaways and even kid-friendly surfing simulators that offer a fun experience for young beach lovers.

When looking at the month's top sports gear innovations, standouts include professional hockey jerseys that feature a more lightweight and breathable design along with digitized running wearables that track precision and posture while helping athletes improve their performance over time. Other notable September 2016 sport innovations include e-sports bars, athletic brand activations and activewear collections that marry style with comfort.
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Activity
Freshness
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Streaming Olympic Highlights
Streaming Olympic Highlights
YouTube's Olympic Coverage Will Give Viewers More Access to the Games
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99
Charismatic Coach Apps
Charismatic Coach Apps
This App Helps Users Follow Coach Mike Gundy's College Football Team
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98
Millennial Olympic Parodies
Millennial Olympic Parodies
Elite Daily Highlights the Generation's Social Media Obsession
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97
Media-Mocking Soccer Ads
Media-Mocking Soccer Ads
This adidas Commercial References Media Soccer Coverage Satirically
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96
Animal-Themed Olympic Ads
Animal-Themed Olympic Ads
The BBC Sport Olympic Ad Features Jungle Animals Performing Athletics
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95
Athletic Performance Bracelets
Athletic Performance Bracelets
The 'WHOOP' is a Wearable Device That Tracks Progress
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94
Real-Time Swim Trackers
Real-Time Swim Trackers
This Swimming Technology Measures Water Pressure to Assess Technique
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93
University Sports VR Channels
University Sports VR Channels
University of Miami is Launching the First College Sports VR Channel
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92
Consolidated College Sports Apps
Consolidated College Sports Apps
This App Targets Fans Of the University of Texas' Varsity Teams
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91
Competitive Sports Webseries
Competitive Sports Webseries
EE is Collaborating with YouTubers for the 'The Wembley Cup' Series
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90
Biking Trail-Mapping Apps
Biking Trail-Mapping Apps
The Trailforks App Offers a Mountain Bike Trail Database
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89
Athletic Swimmer Emojis
Athletic Swimmer Emojis
The Phelpsmoji Provides Emoticons Exclusive to the Michael Phelps' Life
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88
Cross-Sport Sponsorships
Cross-Sport Sponsorships
This Sponsorship Brings Together Spanish Soccer and eSports Teams
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87
Fantasy Pizza Apps
Fantasy Pizza Apps
This App Lets You Enjoy Pizza Deliveries During Baseball Games
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86
GPS-Enabled Sports Watches
GPS-Enabled Sports Watches
Polar's Smart Sports Watches Track Fitness Progress and More
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85
Targeted Training Apps
Targeted Training Apps
The TRN App Helps You Find a Personal Trainer and Hit Your Workout Goals
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84
360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts
360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts
The BBC's UK-Based Viewers Can Enjoy 360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts
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83
Aquatic Mermaid Lessons
Aquatic Mermaid Lessons
The World of Swimming Offers Instructional Water Nymph Swimming Seminars
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82
Dynamic Soccer Broadcasts
Dynamic Soccer Broadcasts
The 'Goal Rush' Feature Ensures That NBC Sports Viewers Don't Miss Goals
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81
Olympic Navigation Chatbots
Olympic Navigation Chatbots
'Askrio2016' Bot Directs Tourists Through the City to an Olympic Event
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80
Gritty Skateboarding Magazines
Gritty Skateboarding Magazines
'Jenkem Magazine' is Launching Its First Hardcover Print Issue
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79
Water-Resistant Casual Wear
Water-Resistant Casual Wear
New Balance's Lifestyle Collection Makes Use of Technical Material
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78
Levelling Golf Aids
Levelling Golf Aids
The DT Smart Putting Training Aid Helps Players Better Know the Course
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77
Social eSports Streaming Services
Social eSports Streaming Services
Twitter is Set to Stream a Professional Counter-Strike Match
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76
Ventilated Soccer Jerseys
Ventilated Soccer Jerseys
The New Bosnia and Herzegovina Jersey Features Climate Cooling Features
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75
Fish-Shaped Surfboards
Fish-Shaped Surfboards
These Colorful Surfboards Feature Tropical Designs
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74
Safety-Driven GPS Gadgets
Safety-Driven GPS Gadgets
The Garmin Edge 820 is Designed to Help Cyclists Keep Track of Riders
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73
360-Degree Soccer Broadcasts
360-Degree Soccer Broadcasts
Fox Sports & NextVR Will Broadcast German Soccer In Virtual Reality
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72
Saturated Golf Apparel
Saturated Golf Apparel
These Gorgeous Golf Looks Will Be Sported By Rory McIlroy
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71
Mediterranean Soccer Apparel
Mediterranean Soccer Apparel
The New AS Monaco Jersey is Inspired By the Principality's Coastline
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70
Customized Sports Apparel Apps
Customized Sports Apparel Apps
The New Nike App Lets Users Access Sports-Specific Product Tips
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69
Underwear Gaming Sponsorships
Underwear Gaming Sponsorships
MeUndies is Sponsoring the 'Immortals' League Of Legends Team
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68
Artistic Athlete Photography
Artistic Athlete Photography
Jay L. Clendenin Captured the Rio Competitors for the LA Times
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67
Digitized Running Wearables
Digitized Running Wearables
The Stepp Can Measure Running Parameters and Boost Performance
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66
Grooved Running Shoes
Grooved Running Shoes
This Puma Running Shoe Offers Improved Comfort Upon Landing and Rebounding
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65
Controllable Sneaker Concepts
Controllable Sneaker Concepts
'The Terraclaw' is a Comfortable Running Shoe That Prevents Slippage
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64
Olympian Romance Platforms
Olympian Romance Platforms
The SportsSwipes Provides Dating Profiles of 2016 Rio Competitors
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63
Grayscale Football Photography
Grayscale Football Photography
Brian Kelley Reveals Team Camaraderie and Raw Portraits of Players
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62
Battery-Free Milestone Trackers
Battery-Free Milestone Trackers
'mopusher' Bracelets Help Motivate Wearers by Tracking Success
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61
Athlete-Honoring Branded Tees
Athlete-Honoring Branded Tees
UNDEFEATED's Olympic Clothing Series Pays Tribute to USA Competitors
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60
Athlete-Designed Gradient Sneakers
Athlete-Designed Gradient Sneakers
These Nike Shoes Were Created in Collaboration with Kobe Bryant
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59
Photographic Skateboarder Activations
Photographic Skateboarder Activations
adidas Celebrated Skateboarding by Hosting a Photo Showcase
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58
Olympic Ping-Pong Tables
Olympic Ping-Pong Tables
These Tables Have a Design That Makes Them Perfect for the World Stage
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57
Lightweight Hockey Jerseys
Lightweight Hockey Jerseys
The Team Canada Nike Uniform Enhances Mobility & Minimizes Distraction
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56
Cryptocurrency eSports Sponsorships
Cryptocurrency eSports Sponsorships
Gemini Will Help Introduce Bitcoin to Professional eSports
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55
Swim-Tracking Wearables
Swim-Tracking Wearables
This Wearable Fitness Tracker is Waterproof and Sweat-Resistant
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54
Aerodynamic Olympic Sunglasses
Aerodynamic Olympic Sunglasses
Nike's 'Wing' Sunglasses are for High-Performing Athletes
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53
In-Flight Movie Premieres
In-Flight Movie Premieres
United Airlines Surprised Passengers with a Movie Premiere While Flying
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52
Bus-Inspired Sneakers
Bus-Inspired Sneakers
Kyrie Irving's Nike Collaboration Reveals Yellow Sneakers
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51
Eco-Friendly Rubber Wetsuits
Eco-Friendly Rubber Wetsuits
Patagonia's Wetsuits Ditch Neoprene For a More Renewable Alternative
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50
Auto-Locating Buckle Bags
Auto-Locating Buckle Bags
The YNOT Magnetic Series Closes Securely and Conveniently
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49
Branded Croquet Events
Branded Croquet Events
Pimm's is Running 'Pimm's Cider Cup' Croquet Games for the Public
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48
Throwback Basketball Jerseys
Throwback Basketball Jerseys
The Raptors' New Alternate Jerseys Commemorate the Toronto Huskies
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47
Pixelated Tennis Career Games
Pixelated Tennis Career Games
'Match Point' Explores Serena Williams' Victorious Tennis History
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46
Seamless Athletic Fabrics
Seamless Athletic Fabrics
Athleta's 'Sculptek' Material Redefines Strength and Support
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45
Anime-Themed Fitness Apps
Anime-Themed Fitness Apps
The PokeFit App is the Supplementary Fitness App for Pokemon Go Users
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44
Designer Olympic Ceremony Outfits
Designer Olympic Ceremony Outfits
Cuban Olympians Will Wear Christian Louboutin Olympic Outfits
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43
Commemorative Olympic Coins
Commemorative Olympic Coins
These Collector's Coins Honor the Games in Rio and Tokyo
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42
Inclusive Olympic Uniforms
Inclusive Olympic Uniforms
Hijab-Wearing Volleyball Players Demonstrate the New Olympic Standard
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41
Geometrically Patterned Shoes
Geometrically Patterned Shoes
This Air Jordan Alternate is Inspired By 1992's Air Jordan VII
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40
Running Safety Devices
Running Safety Devices
These Devices are Perfect for Self Defense if In Danger
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39
Risque Skater Brands
Risque Skater Brands
This Brand is Well-Versed in How to Appeal to Younger Audiences
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38
Massive E-Sports Bars
Massive E-Sports Bars
'Raiders E-Sports Centre' Has Over 30 HD TVs and 7,000 Square Feet of Space
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37
Interactive Apparel Initiatives
Interactive Apparel Initiatives
Adidas is Giving Fans a Chance to Design Soccer Jerseys
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36
Protective Paralympic Eyewear
Protective Paralympic Eyewear
This Nike Eyewear is Being Worn By Blind Long Jumper Elexis Gillette
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35
Waterpark Obstacle Courses
Waterpark Obstacle Courses
RNLI's 'Splashfest' Featured a Water-Themed Outdoor Obstacle Course
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34
Olympian 3D-Printed Shoes
Olympian 3D-Printed Shoes
Adidas is Giving Rio 2016 Olympians Their Own Futurecraft Shoes
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33
Bluetooth Bike Bells
Bluetooth Bike Bells
This Cycling Accessory Provides Safer Routes, Traffic Updates and Much More
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32
Stadium-Inspired Lounges
Stadium-Inspired Lounges
Panasonic's Olympic Marketing Stunt Introduces a 'Stadium of Wonders'
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31
Basketball-Themed Offices
Basketball-Themed Offices
The NBA Office in Taipei, Taiwan Has an Unsurprising But Unique Theme
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30
Sporty Technology Pop-Ups
Sporty Technology Pop-Ups
Samsung's Galaxy Studio Lets Fans Experience the Olympics in VR
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29
Modernized Running Shoes
Modernized Running Shoes
This Converse Shoe Features High-Level Performance Technologies
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28
Exclusive Minimalist Shoes
Exclusive Minimalist Shoes
The Adidas Olive Sneakers Will Only Be Available in Europe
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27
All-Inclusive Fishing Reels
All-Inclusive Fishing Reels
These Fishing Reels Have Enough Storage to Pack an Entire Tackle Box
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26
Elegant Luxury Smartwatches
Elegant Luxury Smartwatches
Garmin Has Released Its First Watch with Smart Features
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25
Coaching Basketball Sleeves
Coaching Basketball Sleeves
The 'SOLIDshot' Basketball Sleeve Improves Player's Aim with Sensors
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24
Slim Stylish Activity Trackers
Slim Stylish Activity Trackers
Fitbit's Newest Trackers are Functional and Fashionable
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23
Accessible Age-Friendly Fitness
Accessible Age-Friendly Fitness
This Ontario Company Was Made to Improve Older Adult Fitness
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22
Vibrant Collaborative Sportswear
Vibrant Collaborative Sportswear
Nike and SOPHNET.’s Bright Clothing is Made for Functionality
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21
Olympics-Inspired Vintage Sportswear
Olympics-Inspired Vintage Sportswear
'Patta' and 'Diadora' Created a Celebratory Line of Clothing
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20
Future Olympian Ads
Future Olympian Ads
This 'Fatherly' Ad Shows Kids with Incredible Talent and Supportive Parents
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19
Gold-Dipped Sneaker Concepts
Gold-Dipped Sneaker Concepts
Air Jordan's Golden Shoes Celebrate the Olympic Games
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18
Wearable Personal Trainers
Wearable Personal Trainers
This System Functions as a Tech-Based Personal Trainer
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17
Patriotic Clothing Collections
Patriotic Clothing Collections
These Clothes Were Designed for the Olympic Opening Ceremony
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16
Kid-Friendly Sailing Simulators
Kid-Friendly Sailing Simulators
Volvo Rigged a RS Tera Dinghy to Teach Valuable Sailing Skills
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15
Stabilized 4K Action Cameras
Stabilized 4K Action Cameras
The Osmo+ Camera Lets You Capture Blur-Free 4K Video
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14
Olympics-Celebrating Sneakers
Olympics-Celebrating Sneakers
These Stylish Sneakers Feature the Colors Of the Brazilian Flag
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13
Versatile Portable Watercrafts
Versatile Portable Watercrafts
The 'Kayacat' Watercraft is Four Boats in One
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12
Full-Body Aquatic Fitness Devices
Full-Body Aquatic Fitness Devices
The 'AquaBoom' System Uses Water to Safely Train Anyone
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11
Pedal-Mounted Turn Signals
Pedal-Mounted Turn Signals
The 'Bicycle Winker' Makes Cycling Safer with Clear Turn Signals
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10
Collaborative Minimalist Sportswear
Collaborative Minimalist Sportswear
STAMPD Helped to Create a New PUMA Clothing Collection
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9
Future Olympic Sneakers
Future Olympic Sneakers
Nike's Design Tributes the 2020 Olympic Games That Will Be in Tokyo
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8
Body Confidence Editorials
Body Confidence Editorials
The Women's Health Naked Issue Includes Nude Female Olympians
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7
Travel-Ready Yoga Mats
Travel-Ready Yoga Mats
The 'YOGO' Portable Yoga Mat Features a Built-In Carrying Strap
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6
Inexpensive Electric Bikes
Inexpensive Electric Bikes
A Fundraising Campaign for These Bikes Delivers Them Upon Ordering
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5
Ankle-Gripping Sneakers
Ankle-Gripping Sneakers
These Red Sneakers Were Designed for Optimal Comfort
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4
Sophisticated Athletic Wear
Sophisticated Athletic Wear
Tim Coppen's Designs for Under Armour Includes Suiting and Chinos
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3
Adventurous Biking Getaways
Adventurous Biking Getaways
CLIF Bar Led a High-Energy Event in Whistler for Crankworx
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2
Powerful Water Jet Engines
Powerful Water Jet Engines
The SCUBAJET Supplies Aquatic Equipment with More Speed
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1
Multi-Sensory Workout Clubs
Multi-Sensory Workout Clubs
Nike's 'Unlimited You' Offers a Unique and Immersive Experience
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