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GOAL: This app will enable people who want to get fit or learn a sport to connect with fitness enthusiasts through barter and skill-swapping.

Imagine you could get anything you want without spending money…

It’s so often we procrastinate with making positive changes in our lives, just because we can’t afford it. Health and fitness is a prime example.

You may wish to get in shape but lack the experience, hence why you’d rather hire a coach first. But what if your pockets aren’t deep enough and you can barely afford the gym membership?

What if you could offer some of your skills in return for coaching? Perhaps you can design a killer logo? Maybe creating websites is your forte? Or what about you teach someone how to play guitar?

  • Step 1 - Create your profile
  • Step 2 - See what's available in your area
  • Step 3 - Find other fitswappers
  • Step 4 - Propose FITSWAP!

WHO: Ru Wikmann is a personal trainer and the founder and host of Shredded Brainiac podcast. He has coached some of the top executives and entrepreneurs in London through his High Flyer Fitness methodology. Ru also has obtained WBFF Pro status, a highly respected accolade in the fitness industry.

London Personal Trainer Ru Wikmann
London Personal Trainer Ru Wikmann

 

WHAT: Ru is joining forces with a team of developers to bring you FITSWAP for iOS, Android and web. Imagine you could get any service for free by using your skills as a Fitness Ninja... or if you're a Fitness Novice, you could improve your health, get help to lose weight or learn a sport by trading your skill of choice. 

Lack of money won't be an obstacle anymore.

 

WHY: Ru knows what's it like to be weak, unfit and barely functional as he spent a part of his childhood in hospitals due to a bone condition. He was lucky enough to have a friend that taught him weight training. This transformed him from a skinny teenager who couldn't do single push-up into a pro athlete. Not everyone has a fit friend in their life, hence why an app like this can change lives.

 http://www.ruwikmann.com | http://www.shreddedbrainiac.com

Thanks to Format Design London for the graphic design and Hansjan Kamerling for the app prototype!

 

 

Risks and challenges

I have built an extensive network of fitness professionals and freelancers in other fields, hence, it will be easy to acquire users for the initial phase of the project. The main risks are in relation to costs and timings overrunning in regards to our budget for developing the app.

In app development teams must often pivot as they run into delays or other problems. We also need to allocate the proper funds to pay the developers while still delivering on time. Despite this my team has a vested interest in building FITSWAP, which means that we can spend more time and money on enhancing the user experience. The community here on Kickstarter and also my network will be able to participate in the development of FITSWAP and it will be a very transparent process.

Once the V1.0 of FitSwap is built, I will be able to involve private investors to provide the budget necessary for going global. Some of my connections have already expressed interest in investing and all I have to do is deliver the initial product.

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    You will receive an exclusive VIP invite to the official launch party of FitSwap in Central London.

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    Ambassador (social media)

    You will become an official ambassador for FitSwap to appear in all our social media campaigns and have your full name and field of work CREDITED.

    You will also receive an exclusive VIP invite to the official launch party of FitSwap in Central London.

    You will also gain access to our exclusive beta testing group, being one of the early users and shaping the app into a global product through your feedback.

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    Ambassador (TV, print & billboard)

    You will become an official ambassador for FitSwap to appear in all our TV, print and billboard advertising campaigns and have your full name and field of work CREDITED.

    You will also receive an exclusive VIP invite to the official launch party of FitSwap in Central London.

    You will also gain access to our exclusive beta testing group, being one of the early users and shaping the app into a global product through your feedback.

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