Friends with Fitness Benefits

Share Article Launches ‘The Social Fitness Network’ Giving Active Individuals Access to Unprecedented Levels of Collaboration, Competition and Tracking

“LegacyChamp is a game changer for the way people approach fitness,” said COO Gershon Blyden. “It’s what active individuals have been waiting for. LegacyChamp will provide users with the most immersive fitness experience they’ve ever had..."

Any active individual knows that connecting, comparing or competing with peers can help take their fitness activities to the next level. But there has never truly been a platform for sharing accomplishments in rich detail with niche groups, until now. Set for beta launch later this month, is the first and only social fitness network that combines the addictive interactivity of social networking with the unmatched ability to track and compare detailed statistics by activity and peer group.

At launch, users of LegacyChamp will be able to create groups to track and compare achievements in 19 different activities, each with their own customized stat categories. A key aspect of LegacyChamp’s social experience will be the ability to share accomplishments through micro-blog posts called “blasts.” Blasts let users update friends on their latest successes, brag about scoring more points than their rivals and encourage others to improve performance. They will be displayed on easy-to-read “Blast Boards” that are assigned to each individual profile and group.

LegacyChamp will compliment this high level of connectivity with its intuitive stat tracking engine which will group and compare users based on skill level and results. Individual accomplishments will be rewarded with virtual trophies while also being ranked against those of other group members. An easy-to-use interface will allow users to see charts, tables and graphs that measure their workout progress against that of others. To foster an environment of healthy competition, users and group administrators will be able to issue specific statistical challenges to other users or their entire group.

“LegacyChamp is a game changer for the way people approach fitness,” said COO Gershon Blyden. “It’s what active individuals have been waiting for. LegacyChamp will provide users with the most immersive fitness experience they’ve ever had --motivating them to take their workouts to the next level and creating a positive impact on every aspect of their healthy lifestyles.”

In addition to its sharing and tracking features, LegacyChamp will expose users to special “fitness deals of the day” on food, equipment and access to fitness centers. The network’s mobile app will keep users connected and allow them to set work-out reminders and track stats on-the-go. LegacyChamp will continually add to its list of features and activities as it grows.

Finding the Fire: The Story of LegacyChamp
An Ironman athlete. The former New England High School Football Player of the Year. A state champion in high school track and field. These are just some of the athletic accomplishments of the founders of LegacyChamp. The drive that made them so successful as athletes also helped propel them to great success in their professional careers. But settling into life and their careers, they missed the competition and camaraderie that had been such a part of their athletic success. They wanted to rekindle that fire.

The five friends and workout partners started a simple email chain chronicling their exercise habits and progress. But competitive instinct soon took over. They couldn’t stop sharing their stats, bragging about their accomplishments and trying to one-up each other. With every day that passed and email sent they were taking on new challenges and recording new personal bests. Suddenly, they were in better shape than when they were twenty. They had created a new way to workout with each other that eliminated all physical boundaries and borders. Most importantly, they had rekindled the fire. The idea for LegacyChamp was born.

With passion and professional success in tow, the five founders set about turning their idea into a true social fitness network. It would help others rekindle their fires and ultimately improve the fitness experience for active individuals everywhere.

“When we started that email chain we were just looking for a way to add a little motivation and excitement to our workouts; little did we know that chain would change our lives,” said CEO Alan Clarke. “It made such an impact on us that we knew we had to create something that would allow other active people to experience what we did. That’s why we created LegacyChamp. It’s about connecting. It’s about comparing. It’s about competing. It’s about improving fitness. And that’s just what it’s going to do.”

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