Yesterday I learned about a site that I feel is sort of a kindred spirit to Health Month. It’s called Social Workout, is based in NYC, and seems to be interested in a lot of the same ideas that I’m interested in. Basically, bringing the social and game element to health-improvement and behavior-change.
Today I talked with Oliver Ryan about what he’s doing, and we were definitely on the same page about ALL of our ideas. It’s interesting to run into a business that in many ways is a competitor, but to have nothing but good will for the success of the business.
The way I see it, the world of health + social + games is going to be huge. Nobody has yet gained traction on the idea though. It’s a very unique place to be. It’s like sitting in a canoe in a small pond with a few other canoes, knowing that a glacier is melting right around the corner, and would be filling the entire valley surrounding us with gushing, clear, beautiful water. In the meantime, we’re building bigger boats.
I’m going to be in NYC for 1 day next month and can’t wait to meet the Social Workout team. Best of luck to you guys and let’s keep working on this fascinating problem.