From platforms helping users find and book yoga classes to smart devices helping users track and analyse every run they go on, there is no shortage of fitness startups out there. Now a Brisbane startup is launching to help fitness lovers find each other and work out together.
It used to be that people looking to get healthy would just adjust their diet somewhat and exercise. Then gyms became fashionable, and with the gym trend came the protein shake. Now a new Australian startup is aiming to do for protein shakes what “Keurig and Nespresso have done for improving coffee consumption.”
The nerd has been one of pop culture’s favourite targets over the last few decades. They’re always drawn as gangly and bespectacled, they’re socially awkward, and they never get the girl until they undergo a dramatic makeover on Beauty and the Geek. Sydney startup PT Essentials wants to set that stereotype aside by finding Australia’s fittest developer.
I have mentioned a number of times before that FitTech is starting to become a crowded marketplace in Australia; it feels very similar to the the group buying trend of 2011, which ended in a handful of acquisitions and a truckload of closures.
Sydney based PT Essentials is a mobile solution that was specifically designed for personal trainers and fitness professionals to help them run and manage their daily activities
Sydney-based startup OneFitStop has announced that it has secured seed funding for the finalisation of its technology and initial rollout in the Australian fitness industry. The angel investor that contributed to the seed round is seasoned entrepreneur Lewis Bloch. However, OneFitStop remains tight-lipped about the amount raised.
If the only thing you’ve been lifting is your smartphone and cake, BattleFit has you in their sights. The new social workout app is designed as a handheld personal trainer which also collectively challenges users and their friends to reach their ultimate fitness goal.
The BETA or version one of BodyWise attracted over 35,000 users as one of the first ‘quantified self’ apps on the market. This version was released in September last year, and the trio have used the experience to build from the MVP the missing pieces based on observation of the user base and feedback.