Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Nerd Fitness leveling up.
And the sound of YOU leveling up.
When I started Nerd Fitness 5.5 years ago, I created the tagline “Level up your life, every single day.”
I wanted to encourage people to look at life like a game, and look at themselves as the main character. I wanted to gamify how we changed and grew in our lives.
About four years ago, I created “professions” based on different methods of exercise and video game archetypes:
- Warrior - power lifting
- Ranger - cross training
- Scout - endurance training
- Assassin - bodyweight and gymnastics
- Druid - yoga and tai chi
- Monk - martial arts
At the time, I had this vision for a massively mutliplayer online fitness “game” in which Nerd Fitness Rebels could select their classes and start leveling up by completing health and fitness quests. The game was called “Rising Heroes,” and we even spent over a year and significant resources trying to bring it to life.
Ultimately, the timing wasn’t right, and I had to put the project on hold. This broke my heart, as I knew the NF community was as excited for it as I was! However, I knew there would be a way to eventually make this massive dream a reality.
Nerd Fitness started as just a blog, then it became a community, and now it’s evolving even further to literally turn life into a game. Although we have been around for five years, I feel like this is a new beginning.
The start of a new phase in our Rebellion’s history.
Rising Heroes isn’t a reality quite yet, but today we get to take a giant step closer to building the perfect platform for this “life is a game” vision.
After years of idea mapping, planning, and building the right the right team around us to make it happen, we’ve overhauled the Nerd Fitness Academy, our online fitness course and community that’s been helping over 5,500 people get fit just this year.
After months of behind the scene work, we can finally announce all of the epic and awesome changes that have come to the Academy.
Including, yes… the ability to track quests, earn experience, and literally level up your character on your way to a healthier life!