Why is it so hard to find an awesome workout near you?
Think about it: it's easy to find a restaurant, book a flight or buy electronics online - so why isn't there an easy way to find workouts? Why is it so hard to find a great yoga workout, or a free running clinic, or a Parkour group? Most of us want to work out, but finding something that we want to do and that fits a busy schedule can be really hard! We believe that if you have easy access, to a wide variety of awesome workouts near you, with other like-minded people, choosing to work out becomes a lot easier and you'll do it a lot more - and solving this problem has become our obsession.
What's Training Mobs, and what can you do with it?
Training Mobs is a website and social fitness community that helps you easily find and share awesome workouts near you. On the website, you can find training 'mobs': groups of people who get together to do all kinds of workouts. You set your workout and location preferences, and you get a personalised feed of mobs near you. It's simple and easy to find a mob to join, or add your own. Now, while the site is awesome it's simply a tool to help you get offline, because the community is what makes Training Mobs really great. We're busy folks who make time to workout, and get a real buzz out of doing that together. We find great workouts, share them with our friends and invite them to join us. We motivate each other to push our own limits and achieve our goals - and have a great time doing it!
Digging a little deeper
So, we're obsessed about making it easier for people to get together to work out. Actually, it's a little bigger than that. 'Finding an awesome workout near you' was a problem we experienced ourselves and wanted to solve, but when we got thinking, we found it's part of a much bigger problem. You see, most of us want to work out, but there are all kinds of things that get in the way of us actually doing that (it's called 'friction'). How can we overcome that friction and do justice to our good intentions?
We've got a few ideas. By making it super-easy to find, post and share great workouts, we eliminate some of the friction. By finding awesome studios and trainers (oh yes, we're open to you guys!) we help bring a wider variety of mobs - and more of them - to the community for you to try. By helping you connect with your friends and a community of people who are awesome to work out with, we help you work out and have a great time doing it. It's our obsession to help you do justice to your good intentions to get and stay fit and healthy.
Our 'big idea'
Some people love to work out and that's awesome. But for many people, 'working out' has all kinds of negative associations: think boredom, pain, drudgery. Contrast that with something like partying or rock concerts which have all kinds of positive associations: exciting, fun, awesome! Well, what if someone hears about a mob and goes along - and they have a great time. Maybe they're with their friends, maybe they meet some cool people, maybe they just love the workout. What if they came back again, and again, and again. What if they started bringing their friends... and those friends brought their friends... and so on (it's happening already!). What if - over time, a community of people grew around the world, a community of people who loved to get together to workout because it was simply too awesome not too?
Ultimately, that's our hope: to change the common psyche around working out, and to help anyone - anywhere - get together to work out, one mob at a time!
Here's how you can start the Training Mobs community wherever you are.