Now you can workout and win prizes through this website, Vastus. Three Northeastern University students have created an online platform where users can compete in fitness challenges to win prizes and connect with personal trainers.
Kalon Boston, Leo Belyi, and Blake Hatch launched their website, named Vastus, in November 2018. With the goal to lower the cost of personal training and making it easier for people to get workout built by experts.
How it works is users’ complete fitness challenges on videos. The best video wins the challenge. The winner gets a prize which can include workout apparel, free sessions with personal trainers, and monthly memberships at gyms in Boston.
The challenges are posted on the website for a time period of three weeks. It includes workouts like pull-ups and push-ups until you back down, and cardio exercises and weight training.
Usually, the challenges are the same workout routines which people are doing in gym. The workouts vary from hard to easy, so that anyone can compete in the routine they feel comfortable with.
One of the challenges was the Reck Fit Challenge. It included 50 squats, 40 lunges, 30 sit-ups, 20 push-ups, and 10 burpees. The prize was an apparel from Reck Fit Gym.
The website works for both, the users and the trainers. People are using it to exercise and be fit while it is the perfect place for marketing for personal trainers and gyms.
Boston wants to further build the company as a platform where businesses can run corporate wellness programs. Businesses can partner with Vastus to offer employees a chance to promote healthy behaviour in the workplace.
Boston and his co-founders were assigned a mentor from IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator, which helps student entrepreneurs grow their ideas and pairs them with a business-savvy mentor.
Their hard work and determination have brought them success. The website has different trainers for users to connect with a trainer whose philosophy aligns with their personal goals.