Powhow Launches vStudio™ Platform

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Fitness, dance, music, and arts instructors - Powhow vStudio™ provides the first complete solution to bring your business and clientele online.

For anyone thinking about opening another location, opening an online studio is a no-brainer and should be a priority.

Online Yoga Studio Becomes the Next Location

We are revolutionizing the way in which fitness, dance and music professionals think about their businesses. Just like Amazon changed the fundamental way in which we buy and sell. – Viva Chu Cofounder and CEO

Powhow, the leading global platform for live webcam classes, moves out of Beta this week and announces the public launch of Powhow vStudio™. Powhow vStudio™ transforms the way that fitness trainers, music teachers, and dance studio owners are able to grow and manage their businesses by allowing them to connect with their clients in multiple ways. Instructors can train and interact directly with their clients via webcam, broadcast and stream their in-studio classes live to a global audience, or upload recorded videos for their clients to train on their own time.

Before Powhow’s vStudio™, instructors and studio owners ventured online to grow their businesses by piecing together solutions from various technologies like YouTube, Skype, PayPal and MindBody. With the launch of Powhow vStudio™, Powhow will be the first platform to give instructors a complete solution for videos, live lessons, payments, scheduling, and client management. “Powhow takes care of all the technical and behind the scenes set up and issues that previously I would have to do on my own with services like Skype. The Powhow vStudio™ platform has been invaluable in allowing me to do what I do best and providing my students with the best possible experience!” - Sadie Marquadt, International Bellydance Superstar

Powhow vStudio™ revolutionizes the training industry by eliminating the start-up costs of launching your own studio business. Powhow vStudio™ is available to fitness, dance, music, and arts professionals as a subscription service with packages as affordable as $30 per month. Powhow manages all software, videos, and hosting allowing instructors to launch a professional home page to market their studio, classes, and videos within minutes.

“We are revolutionizing the way in which fitness, dance and music professionals think about their businesses. Just like Amazon changed the fundamental way in which we buy and sell… Powhow empowers the yoga, fitness, dance and music teacher down the block to instantly expand their businesses outside of their local neighborhood.” – Viva Chu Cofounder and CEO

Since November 2012, the start of its Beta, Powhow vStudio™ has enabled over 700 instructors to successfully launch their online businesses worldwide. Powhow’s instructor base ranges from individuals just getting started to established brands and large studios who teach a wide variety of topics: yoga, kettlebells, bellydance, Irish dance, Tai Chi, piano, watercolors and pottery.

As a paid subscriber to the Powhow’s vStudio™ service, instructors may list their classes on powhow.com, the world’s largest marketplace of live webcam classes with 3,700 classes available per month. Sales transactions on the site have grown 40% month over month and net revenues have quadrupled over the past 6 months.

About Powhow

Powhow is the leading global platform for live webcam classes. Powhow's vStudio™ Platform enables fitness, dance, music, and arts professionals to connect with their students in multiple ways. Instructors can train and interact directly with students via webcam, broadcast and stream their in-studio classes live to a global audience, or upload recorded videos for their students to train on their own time.

Co-Founded in September 2011 by serial tech entrepreneur Viva Chu and his wife Agatha Chang when they had trouble scheduling fitness classes with their favorite instructors. In 2004, Viva sold his first company Transplay, an early pioneer of in-game advertising and commerce, to Massive Incorporated which was later acquired by Microsoft. Later he sold his second company Handipoints to Slide, which was acquired by Google, where he spent a year as Head of Product Marketing and Strategy.

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