What GymFu is All About
Training doesn’t have to suck – it doesn’t even have to be in a gym! At GymFu, we’ve made a series of unique motion-detecting iPhone apps which will help you make progress wherever and whenever you want.. For a truly motivating experience, our games enable you to battle other users across the internet in a hot and sweaty show of endurance and strength. Kinda like a massively multiplayer online game… only you get fitter!
We have four minigames:
- PushupFu – our flagship application, attach it to your upper arm and train on the way to achieving 100 consecutive pushups
- CrunchFu – hold it to your chest and gain feedback and support as you train towards a 200 crunch goal
- SquatFu – put it in your pocket then see how many squats you can do. Improve your fitness and work towards 200 reps
- PullupFu – our newest app extends our collection to include our most hardcore of muscle workouts yet. Show off to your friends by achieving 50 pullups in a row
You can find out more about the apps at the main GymFu site.
Why we Founded GymFu
Being an occasional gym-goer himself, co-founder Jof started to wonder why it is so many people spend such large amounts of money on gym membership only to give up after a few months.
The answer was to make exercise more compelling by combining a portable personal trainer with challenges and battles to keep people motivated. And it works! Almost all our active users make some improvement, with as many as 40% at least doubling their max reps! Better still, the apps are cheaper than a pen and notepad so they can actually save you money too!
GymFu was founded by Jof Arnold and Benjie Gillam, fusing Jof’s lateral thinking fu (forged in a career of innovating nuclear reactors, robotics, spacecraft, fuel injection systems and motorsport) with Benjie’s awesome coding fu (honed by 16 years at the cutting edge of web software).