03 Feb “Bring the Gym to People at Home, But Maintain A Sense of Community”
“It’s that time of year where the best of intentions to fulfill those New Year’s resolutions start to falter,” the Baltimore JT reports. “It’s not hard to guess that many of those resolutions revolved around fitness and exercise. Everyone wants to be healthier, but between work, friends and family, gym routines tend to take a back seat on the priority list.”
One new company, founded by two Baltimore residents who both have backgrounds with startups and in the tech sector, is looking to help people keep their fitness resolutions through BurnAlong, a new site that aims to bridge the gap between brick-and-mortar gyms and online fitness.The idea is fairly simple: Bring the gym to people at home, but maintain a sense of community … Then users and up to three friends can take the class together, joined by a video chat platform where all are viewing the instructor.Sue Sheian, a native Baltimorean and owner of Beach Body Barre in Bethany Beach … described it as Facebook meets Skype meets YouTube for fitness…
Both Sheian and Charlie Bauer, a yoga instructor at fellow early partner gym Prana Studio in Annapolis, are already getting good feedback, especially from clients who weren’t able to make a class but were still able to work out with them.