Organized by: Erika Ellis
Event Name: Women Startup Challenge
The Workout Buddy is a software application that will be available through a gym website and mobile application on your phone allowing gym members to find a buddy/ partner for your daily workout. Using analytics and demographics, such as those that the application "pipl" uses, the Workout Buddy will help locate a suitable member to partner with.
I came up with the ideal in hopes to create this, because I know there is a need for this service. Studies show that people work out better and are motivated to actually work out, with the help of a partner. And as a Navy Veteran I know the benefits of being a part of a team and having a buddy to rely on.
Also some people don't have transportation to a gym and if carpooling or catching a ride is accessible,with their workout partner, then it's beneficial to the environment as well.
The money that I raise will go to hiring a reputable software development company to build the application. And will be used for promotion and marketing materials.
This application will become invaluable for companies and gyms by offering their members incentives. Health Insurance companies are always looking for better ways to get employees to improve their health, so to help lower their healthcare rates. By partnering up with a Workout Buddy, employess and people looking to get healthy, will stay motivated and achieve their goals.
This will be a great tool, to get people working out and enjoying it.