At age 4, I was given my first computer from my grandfather, I used one to teach myself math at age 5, to write my first screenplay at age 10, to develop my first webpage at age 12, to code a novel program at age 20, and to file a patent on my first invention the summer of 2020.
From over a decade of work experience as a counselor in the mental health field to gaining hands-on experience as a personal trainer in the fitness industry, I understand the human condition and how both mental health and physical health are inextricably intertwined.
After the birth of my second son, despite my best efforts, I was still unable to find a local gym that suited the needs of both myself and my children. While I liked the convenience and flexibility of at-home solutions, they lacked either the human connection data, or both. I wondered, why should I have to choose between partial, inadequate solutions?
From the trainer's perspective I felt that the industry lacked any competitive technology. How could one reasonably live-stream a class while still providing feedback to multiple users at once? I could not even effectively focus on numerous people speaking during a video conference, and at least that technology highlighted who was speaking at the time, whereas fitness instructors did not even have any way to know who to focus on when providing virtual solutions. Therefore, I am both the consumer and the end-user of MotivateU’s solution.