Since the COVID vaccines have arrived, the fitness industry, like any other consumer industry, started ramping up again.

Of course, fitness didn’t go anywhere during the pandemic (even if you spent a bit more time on the couch than usual). Online fitness surged in popularity. Fitness apps exploded. Trainerize got…

Here’s what we agree on

In June, I wrote an article on AI (which was published by Geek Culture on Medium). It talks about the pairing of AI and personal trainers, which is kind of the Trainerize MO — tech and human working together to build smarter, more impactful relationships and ultimately healthier lifestyles. …

If you google “AI in Fitness”, the result is predictable: a bunch of headlines, with varying degrees of absoluteness about how artificial intelligence is going to change the world.

Revolutionizing fitness

Making gyms obsolete

Rivalling personal trainers

Upgrading home workouts

I’m definitely down for a catchy headline, but I think…

Ask anyone following my Instagram Stories and they’ll say I’m fitness tech obsessed. Yes, closing my rings on my Apple Watch is a daily habit for me. Yes, I’m the Managing Director of an app that connects fitness businesses to their clients and members. Yes, I have a Peloton.


History often repeats itself — When 2020 becomes history, which trends will stick to define the future of digital fitness?

Warning: obvious statement coming up.

It’s a weird time. Globally, we’re all experiencing an unprecedented phase of our lives. And the fitness industry is certainly in an unprecedented time.

We’ve witnessed a huge slow-down for fitness businesses like gyms and studios. More than we’ve seen in 100 years or more…

Have you ever had an idea for an app and thought, “This must exist already.”?

I had that experience recently, and it was a bit of a deja vu moment.

I’m dealing with a shoulder injury at the moment, so I’ve been seeing my physiotherapist. Last week, I went to an appointment, and he gave me some exercises to work through.

I went home and…

I thought we launched a Watch App. But what I felt was completely different.

We’ve been a bit busy this year at Trainerize.

Well, a bit busy is definitely an understatement.

First, there was the immediate and drastic impact of COVID-19 on the fitness industry. This huge hurdle for our customers required some major pivots for our organization. …

We’ve seen personal tech transform all different aspects of our lives, particularly since the launch of the first iPhone. This was a huge shift for my career too, having built a fitness app for Blackberry prior to the iPhone launch, which spurred a pivot to develop Trainerize.

Over the past…

I want to be transparent: when COVID-19 hit North America and gyms were forced to close, Trainerize saw a significant dip in tracked workouts. But what I want to focus on is what happened next.

I was having a chat with Trevor Chong, Trainerize’s Product Director and co-founder this afternoon about his thoughts on WWDC (Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference). His enthusiasm on the possibilities of technology driving the fitness industry forward is contagious, and I always look forward to our annual follow-up chat on what…

Sharad Mohan

Co-Founder and CEO of @Trainerize — the company known for digitizing the fitness club experience.

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