At GymFu we’ve been blown away by how much progress you guys have made: 40% of you have doubled your reps; the top 100 PushupFu champions have 300,000 pushups between them; some of the top SquatFu guys have done nearly 1000 reps each (!!!) – not to mention the people who’ve achieved 200 crunches via CrunchFu! Amazing!
Now we’ve got something really awesome, we want to shout about it and help as many people as possible to get fit… but we’re only a tiny company so this is where you can help; we need you to tell the world about our apps – using Twitter and/or Facebook.
If you’re wondering what’s in it for you, well apart from getting more people for battles and the warm fuzzy feeling of helping people get fit we’re offering something we know you’ve been wanting for ages;
NEW VOICES! FOR FREE! Plus a 33% price reduction!
Yup – FINALLY, not only a pair of human voices to motivate you through the workout but also a price reduction so now you can get all the apps for a more rounded workout!
How you receive the voices is easy; from 1pm GMT on Tuesday 6th Oct (that’s 2pm in London, 6am in San Fancisco and 9am in New York) and for TWO WEEKS ONLY all you need to do is open the app, go to Home and use the special offer button to tell your friends about the apps.
You can find out more about the offer and the Terms and Conditions here.
For me, gaining muscle is hard. For years it seemed that relentless visits to the gym and gulping down buckets of whey protein made no difference. So when I stumbled upon Tim Ferris’ post I was pretty excited; here’s a guy who put on a phenomenal amount of muscle in a short time. It sounded too good to be true (doesn’t it always?), but it was pretty convincing all the same.
So a few months ago – with nothing to lose and everything to gain – I set about the task of turbo-boosting my muscle, Ferris-style. But here’s the catch; I wanted to do it completely without supplements. That’s right; no casein, no whey protein, no Weight Gain 4000 – just simple meat and vegetables. What’s more I wanted to prove you don’t need to be a gym-obsessed meat-head to make gains, so I ditched the gym too! Crazy huh? Here’s how it went: Click here to find out
Before we show you the stats, let’s set the scene with a little story.
It’s November 2008 and I’m standing in a quiet basement gym with an iPhone strapped to my arm with elastic bands. On the phone is the first working prototype of PushupFu. I press the button and start squeezing out some pushups only to hear the robotic voice of the FuBot shoult “HALF” the moment I started to falter. And you know what? I actually did a load more reps! I obeyed this crazy terminator-style voice without thinking twice. It was a truly bizarre experience and at that moment I knew we had something special.
Since then I’ve clocked up thousands more pushups and put on 10kg (22lbs) in muscle. Clearly it’s worked pretty well for me, but how well has it worked for the rest of our users? Well, we’ve taken a dive into the data and the results are very exciting! Click here to see the results
Some of you may have noticed the new support pages we added this week. If you have, you’ll already have seen we’ve been adding loads of great content to them to improve your GymFu and fitness experience. If not, then you’ll want to have a look at them here right away.
We want the GymFu support pages to be the best you’ve ever seen, so if you think something is missing please feel free to email us. How? At our new contact page of course!
Today marks a special day: the launch of the new GymFu website and blog. Here we’ll be covering all sorts of things from the best GymFu straps through to exercise, nutrition and comments on the latest goings on in the wellness world. Be sure to subscribe and/or visit regularly as we might even throw in a few exclusive sneak peaks into our latest applications.
For those of you new to GymFu, we make motion-detecting fitness minigames to add a bit of spice to exercise. The whole thing started one day in the gym when Jof asked himself why so few people kept up exercise. The answer was to make fitness more compelling by combining a portable personal trainer with challenges and battles to keep people motivated. Since our launch (at 2am on New Years Day!) our users have clocked up an amazing 2.2 MILLION reps… and that’s just the start! read more