Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we've blown away our initial fundraise target. There's been a ton of interest in our BodBot Plus for Life offer, and we want to keep it available for all of our early supporters. For the cost of just a single personal training session, get BodBot Plus for LIFE.
Each and every dollar helps us make BodBot better, and we have an aggressive roadmap for additional improvements to the product:
BodBot provides fully personalized exercise and nutrition recommendations, available anytime on the web and - soon - on mobile.
BodBot uses a sophisticated algorithm based in biomechanics and physiology to tailor and personalize exercise recommendations for any goal and any starting point. In addition to tailoring your workout regimen based on your abilities, BodBot also adapts and adjusts your workouts based on your performance.
Hand-in-hand with our training recommendations, our nutrition engine allows for seamless tracking of foods and meals, while providing recommendations that are tied not only to your goals, but also your training status. To ice the cake, BodBot provides a robust set of tools for tracking your progress over time.
We’d love to reward to you for funding us and guaranteeing the completion of the product. Fund BodBot now and gain access to all of our current premium features, as well as early access to all of our features in development.
All recommendations are precisely targeted. Whether you're strong or weak, fat or skinny, flexible or inflexible, fast or slow - even whether you have postural or joint issues - we'll tailor your workouts to your abilities. In addition, we’ll take into account whether you exercise at the gym or at home, and how much time you have available. Our training algorithms will tailor everything precisely to you and your goals.
More than that, BodBot lives and breathes with you - if you go play pickup basketball or go for an unexpected swim we can adjust your workouts on the fly. Miss a workout? Not a problem - the algorithm recalculates your future workouts to give you the best possible recommendation the next time around. Our nutrition engine works similarly - have you been hitting your calorie targets lately? Protein? Are you deficient in calcium? In zinc? Our nutrition algorithms not only provide targeted recommendations for your goals, but also adapt and change with the actual foods you eat and progress you make.
For all the technical complexity in our backend, we strive to keep the experience simple, fun and attractive.
Over the past several years we've worked day, night and weekend to build the engines to support both the training and nutrition recommendation systems. In that time we've built not only the algorithms and databases that support sophisticated tailoring of training and nutrition, but also a host of web and mobile tools for interacting with that content. A few months ago we released part of our training suite at BodBot.com, as well as an early version of the mobile app.
In these past few months of testing our website and algorithm, we've gone from literally just a handful of family and friend testers to well over one hundred thousand users and counting. Our users love the site, and have had some really great things to say about the product (http://www.bodbot.com/Testimonials.html). Indeed, our users send us thank you emails daily, and our site is pushing up against the limits of our servers.
Up until now we've self-funded BodBot entirely. We've used our savings from our previous jobs to pay for the servers and our living expenses while we build it. We have taken - and will continue to take - as much personal risk as is necessary to make BodBot a success. That said, $20k will be incredibly helpful in guaranteeing the release of our beta product. The money will go straight towards our servers and further upgrades to the app itself. While we can also make great use of much more money - including completing instructional images and videos for all of our exercises, starting work on a wearable tracking and analysis tool which integrates seamlessly with BodBot’s recommendation engines, and potentially even integrating with DNA services like 23andMe - we can absolutely grind it out and complete the core product with $20k. There is already a strong interest in BodBot premium accounts - and if we can keep going and release our beta, we should be self-sustaining by the point of its release (which means you'll be able to continue to enjoy BodBot for many, many years to come).
By funding us you not only gain access to our existing premium features, but you'll also receive early access to all of our features in development, including even our most advanced premium features. More than that, you will be contributing to a social good - securing the development and existence of a product that will help many other folks reach their body, weight loss and health goals.
BodBot was founded by Eddie Laux and Sergio Prado - and it is a labor of love and purpose. Eddie grew up obese, and lost 70lbs as a teenager through hard work and careful research. At the other extreme, Sergio grew up emaciated, standing 6 foot and 120lbs as a 17 year old. Also through purposeful learning and hard work, Sergio put on over 60lbs of muscle. Fitness fundamentally changed our lives.
After his dramatic weight loss, Eddie entered college at 16, walked onto the crew team and studied neuroscience at Columbia University. On the crew team he fractured his back, and gained a whole new perspective on physical therapy. The (painful) lessons he learned from rehabilitation helped to complement and further his understanding of strength, hypertrophy and conditioning methods. With his neuroscience degree Eddie also studied the neural regulation of appetite and weight. This helped him gain additional perspective on the intersections of exercise, nutrition, neuroscience and endocrinology (a sample of which can be found here - with a little humor: http://www.bodbot.com/Cognitive_Health.html).
Sergio, meanwhile, grew up the son of a Mexican immigrant farmer in rural Missouri - and against long odds was admitted to Harvard, where he graduated with honors. While in attendance, Sergio also competed and trained on the university's Shotokan Karate team. During college, he was also the CEO of a successful video game company; since graduation, Sergio has worked at both Google and Microsoft.
We both program and build day and night all the capabilities and features which are making BodBot possible. In addition to having the skill sets and minds to do the work, we have an unstoppable purpose and drive to see it through.
We're offering huge discounts on our BodBot Plus premium service as well as early access to all of our latest and greatest features.
For the next 60 days only, we'll be offering our plus accounts at just $5/month - a 50% discount on the standard rate.
For $20 you'll gain early access to all of our training features in development, and for $30 you'll gain access to all of our nutrition features in development.
However for $50, we're offering something huge. BodBot Plus for LIFE. For the cost of a single personal training session, we're offering fully tailored workouts that adapt with your progress and work with your schedule - for LIFE. You'll never be charged again, and you'll have access to everything available now and everything about to come out - the personal trainer in your pocket, the nutritionist, and the suite of tools to help keep you motivated and on track.