Gym

  • Gym-As-You-Go wants to let you pay per exercise

    Gym-As-You-Go wants to let you pay per exercise

    Wish you didn’t have to pay as much if you rarely went to the gym? Gym-As-You-Go wants to offer pricing based on usage rather than monthly subscriptions. The TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Hackathon project uses NFC to let you check in at work-out machines. You’re then charged a fee for how long you use the machine, and Gym-As-You-Go keeps a percentage. “The most painful point of… Read More

  • Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

    Lazy Jar’s app makes you pay for not exercising enough

    Want to exercise more, but lack motivation? An app called Lazy Jar, aimed at Fitbit owners, may be able to help. The app actually penalizes you a monetary amount if you fail to meet the fitness goals you’ve set for yourself, in terms of metrics like steps per week, miles walked, or calories burned, for example. The idea that some people may need a little bit of an extra push to start… Read More

  • Private Social Networking Service Grou.ps Regroups To Focus On Health And Fitness

    Private Social Networking Service Grou.ps Regroups To Focus On Health And Fitness

    White label social networking service Grou.ps is now closed for new signups as the company is changing its strategy from being a general private social networking service to focusing solely on the health and fitness industry. The company is also changing its name from Grou.ps to GymGroups. Grou.ps was one of the first private social networking services on the market — together with… Read More

  • Nike and Apple burrow further into the lives of gym bunnies


    As if it wasn’t enough that your Nano was counting your every step through the chip in your Nike+ shoes, now it can track every mile you pretend to bike at the the gym. Ellipticals and such, too. They’re teaming up with 24 Hour Fitness and some Virgin thing to provide machines that track your use, assuming you have the time and inclination to plug your gear into the the… Read More

  • Breaking: Steve Ballmer Spotted Naked At Gym

    So this summer my friend “James Cagney” was interning at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. He had lots of cool and amusing stories of the shit that went down there. But he’s back in Philadelphia now and just told me his pal spotted Ballmer naked at the gym. At first I was taken back by the horror, but managed to pull myself together and get more details. Aside from going on huge… Read More