STORY OF W8X
W8X was born out of a true melding of two like minds. We (founders Zachary and Felix) were both working on smart fitness equipment using electric motors, but it was only once we met that things started to come together and the idea behind W8X took off.
We participated in the MIT Delta V accelerator and the Masschallenge Boston accelerator, receiving support from many talented and passionate people along the way. In just over a year, we’vefine tuned our technology and found our place in the market. And now, we’re getting ready to unleash the power of W8X onto the world.
We’ve poured our heart, sweat and tears into W8X, sleeping at our desks and making early prototypes out of scrap material. But when we started to see working prototypes and people’s reactions to the idea, we knew it was all worth it. We are grateful for everyone who has helped bring W8X to lifes o far. We look forward to seeing what the future holds.
Poor fitness leads to major health problems throughout the world and especially in the U.S. The obesity rate among American adults has tripled over the last 50 years to a staggering 40% today. At this rate, over half of Americans will be obese by 2030.
With W8X, we want to change that depressing statistic one person at a time. W8X is designed to help people not only work out, but to actually take responsibility for their physical health and make a lasting life change.
“If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation” – Dr. Robert Butler, the founder of the National Institute on Aging
HOW WE PLAN TO MAKE AN IMPACT
BUILD OUR COMMUNITY// Create a community of people (#w8xfam) connected by unconditional support and a workout program without judgements or exclusivity.
FACILITATE PERSONAL GROWTH THROUGH FITNESS// Give people the personalized, intense workout they need to stay self-motivated and educated about their fitness goals.
MAKE PROPER TRAINING ACCESSIBLE// Enable people to take control of their health by giving them the equipment and knowledge to do so.
FIT TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR LIFE// Make today’s high tech world work in our favor and take fitness to the next level.
EMPHASIZE THE BEAUTY OF THE HUMAN BODY// Create a brand that promotes the beauty of our human form.