In a society raised on soft drinks and fast food, staying healthy and fit is not easy. Throw in life's busy schedule and lack of a solid fitness plan it seems impossible to find time to run on a treadmill. For some, personal trainers are an option which adds a level of motivation and commitment. Now there is a web 2.0 alternative for people looking for a fitness regiment and a nudge to get into the gym.
RunFatBoy.net has launched to offer a web-based fitness planning and tracking system. By entering your weight, age and answers to a few easy questions RunFatBoy.net generates a custom workout plan. The plan can be easily tweaked if the user finds the workout too easy or difficult. Additional exercises can be added to the plan as well.
RunFastBoy.net was created using a combination of Ruby on Rails and PHP by Jim Jones, founder and CEO, of MakeNoize, Inc. a Lincoln, Nebraska company. I recently asked Jim what sparked the creation and he had this to say:
"Being active through high school and college, the past few years, I definitely let myself go. After having some health issues related to my weight, I began working out again. I noted how tedious it was keeping track of my individual exercises. I wanted a clean, simplistic system but something that didn’t require a lot of maintenance. Thus RunFatBoy was born."
RunFatBoy.net offers a clean intuative interface making it easy to use. RunFatBoy.net also sends email updates to remind you to workout and you can also subscribe to custom RSS feeds of your workouts. Each day a user can also add workout note as journal entries. RunFatBoy.net currently does not offer mobile capabilities but is considering adding SMS text messagaing daily of workouts plans to follow along on your mobile device which could be a valuable added feature.
At only $5 a month (30 day free trial available) it is a lot cheaper than hiring a personal trainer and offers a place to log your workouts to stay on track. Check out this RunFatBoy.net demo and jump back into the swing of things by signing up today.