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Why Allen Chen Built Fitbod The Smartest Strength Workout App

20 Minute Fitness Episode #56

This week we’re bringing you the second episode of our ‘Why I Built This’ mini-series on the 20 Minute Fitness Podcast. Having Allen Chen on the show, who is the Co-Founder & CEO of Fitbod, we talk about how Allen has built Fitbod with one of his college best friends, what Fitbod really is and how it works, and where the Fit-tech industry is heading. 

Listen on to learn about Allen’s journey from Wall Street to an office located at the back of a gym in downtown San Francisco and why he thinks Fitbod is at the forefront of innovation in the fitness world!

Three Things You Will Learn

1) How A Portfolio Optimization Strategist From Wall Street Built A Successful Workout App

Are you in finance, but want to make a career jump into health & fitness? It’s not impossible! Allen was actually going to build his career at a hedge fund on Wall Street but instead he decided to build a smart strength workout app, Fitbod. On this week’s episode you can learn interesting things about how he was able to utilize his skills from finance to create Fitbod

2) What Fitbod Is, How Its First Version Looked Like And How It Works Now

A precise AI-powered recommendation platform for strength training packed into a little IOS app is what Fitbod is today. However, it started off as a much more simple idea that Allen and his Co-Founder created to tackle the issues they were facing at the gym. 

Press play to hear how Fitbod worked when it first launched on the App Store and how it has improved ever since!

3) The Upcoming Trends In Fit-Tech

Going beyond Allen’s journey with Fitbod, we also take a look at the direction the fit-tech industry is headed. After we have learned to master the tracking of data, it’s time to process it and provide actionable recommendations to users. Tune in to learn more about Allen’s vision for health & fitness innovation and why he thinks Fitbod is at the forefront of it! 


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