Young Entrepreneurs Eddie Laux and Sergio Prado have launched BodBot – combining a personal trainer, nutritionist, and fitness coach in a free app for iOS and Android devices.
The app launched in alpha version just a few months ago, but already has over 100,000 active users. The team has launched their campaign on Fundable to introduce improved features and become a force to be reckoned with in the fitness world.
How is BodBot disrupting fitness?
A game-changing algorithm.
In a world of fitness apps crowded by data trackers and instructional libraries, BodBot stands out. The app was created using an algorithm based on biomechanics and physiology, that provides tailored recommendations to reflect an individual’s goals. Suggested fitness routines and meals are customized to a user’s previous fitness experience, equipment available, schedule, body dimensions, nutritional needs, strengths, and weaknesses.
The app creates personalized exercise and meal plans, and continues to adapt and adjust with user progress. If you go for a hike, eat an extra slice of pizza, or miss your regularly scheduled workout, the algorithm dynamically adapts with you.
Both founders are a living testament to the transformational power of fitness
Eddie grew up obese, and lost 70lbs as a teenager through hard work and careful research. At the other extreme, co-founder Sergio grew up underweight standing 6 foot and 120lbs as a gangly 17 year old. Through purposeful learning and dedication, Sergio put on over 60lbs of muscle.
After his dramatic weight loss, Eddie was admitted into Columbia University at the age of 16, where he became a collegiate athlete and studied neuroscience. Eddie’s studies on the neural regulation of appetite and weight have helped him gain additional perspective on the intersections of exercise, nutrition, neuroscience and endocrinology that are the foundation of BodBot.
Sergio grew up the son of a Mexican immigrant farmer in rural Missouri – and against long odds was accepted and admitted to Harvard, where he graduated with honors. While in attendance, Sergio also competed and trained in karate. Since graduation, Sergio has worked at both Google and Microsoft.
Eddie and Sergio have used their technical knowledge and personal journeys to create BodBot as a tool to help others on their path to becoming healthy and fit.
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