Do you have a son or a daughter, friend, colleague, or spouse that spends all of their free time playing video games? Does it seem like they never get enough exercise and eat poorly? Is it something they want to improve but just don’t have the motivation? I have some good news if any of this sounds familiar. An entrepreneur, Steve Kamb, (who I stumbled across listening to podcasts) created a program that helps people learn how to work out, eat well, and provide motivation to achieve these goals. Welcome to the world of Nerd Fitness.
What is Nerd Fitness?
I am blogging about his program today because as many of you may know – I am all about promoting wellness businesses that make America and its constituents healthier. If we can get people to eat healthier and exercise more regularly, it isn’t crazy to think:
- Health insurance would become more affordable. We could reduce the amount of people with chronic diseases that are expensive to treat
- Have an improved economy with reduced sick days and more productive hours
- A happier population in general that doesn’t have their life overshadowed by poor health
- And many more possibilities I am overlooking
The reason I love the concept of Nerd Fitness is because it uses principles that made certain games like Everquest, World of Warcraft, Runescape, etc. incredibly popular. As a matter of fact, in 2015, the company that owns World of Warcraft announced it has over 7 million players worldwide! The reason these games are/were so popular is because you can level up your character by completing certain tasks. You can physically see your player progress, and other players will acknowledge it. It is a sign of prestige within the games’ worldwide community to have certain stats, items, etc. If you want to be the best character in the game (which many people try to be who play) you have to have a character that is good at everything. That takes work within the game. Imagine if you could apply this principle to daily life?
How does Nerd Fitness motivate?
Good news, Nerd Fitness has taken this concept and applied it to real life! As a matter of fact, their slogan is “level up your life”. They are basically using the same psychology that made the games mentioned above so viral and using it to motivate people to improve their lives. In their online academy you are given certain tasks to perform involving workout exercises, nutrition, self-improvement skills and more. Each time you complete a task, you get “experience” towards leveling up your character in their community! You can gain respect within the online community, improve your health, and increase your self-esteem. They even have videos and experts that provide quality information on how to perform exercises, what to eat, and much more.
In conclusion, if you know someone who is struggling with their health and needs a new system to guide them, definitely advocate Nerd Fitness. Some people just need the proper type of motivation to get themselves going. After all, who wouldn’t want to level up their life?
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