Create a Free Character Today and Join the Fight!

War is coming…

Okay not really, but like the start of any great epic nerdy movie, we need to set the stage: WAR IS COMING.

There we go!

Every day, our modern world is being dragged further into the darkness. Fast food to keep us fat, technology and entertainment expertly crafted to distract us and make us lazy, forcing us into a life void of direction. This insidious sickness has been wreaking havoc on us unsuspectedly for decades, and only now are we starting to fight back.

Hmmm, that’s a bit dramatic. But I bet I got your attention, right?

Today is a big day for the Nerd Fitness Rebellion. Starting RIGHT NOW, you’ll notice some changes around here, and we’ve just released a fun update that can be the foundation on which you’ll be building your leveled-up life.

You can now create your free Nerd Fitness Character, turning yourself into a video-game character, and start completing a multitude of quests designed to challenge you and help you get stronger, lose weight, and live a healthier life.

We’ve been working on this for years, and today we’re excited to add a fleshed-out questing feature to the mix!

If you’ve been reading NF for a while and you’re already sold, stop reading now and click below to create your free character today!


If you need more convincing, keep reading below about the benefits you get from joining the 20,000 people who have already created an NF character.

Get hooked on leveling up your life


assassin quests

If you’ve ever played a video game before, you know how addicting it can be to watch your character turn from weakling with just a cloth tunic and wooden sword into DRAGON SLAYING BAD-ASS!

Games are successful at this because they actively target certain parts of your brain that love to make progress. When you’re level 1, you know what you need to do to get to level 2, onward to level 3, and so on. Like a carrot dangled in front of a horse, we see that next quest and say “okay fine just one more…”

I’ve dedicated the last decade of my life to studying video game mechanics and how they can benefit my personal health and fitness, and the wellness of my fellow NF rebels.

Starting today, you can level up your life too. After all, what kind of boring game would Life be without quests!?

When you create an NF character, you’ll have access to hundreds of free quests, tied to corresponding experience point values, that help you get started (and stay committed to) your journey to living a healthier life. Whether it’s going for a mile walk, making healthier food choices every day, or even deadlifting twice your bodyweight, you will have tasks to complete that are designed to help you cultivate a healthier, stronger, happier life.

Just like in a game, as you complete these quests your character will level up. That satisfaction of seeing “DING! LEVEL UP!” can become addictive, and you’ll start to wonder what other quests and things you’re capable of.

You’ll always have a quest to work towards, you’ll be motivated to reach the next level, and you’ll have fun with it along the way. These quests are broken down by category depending on how you want to train:

  • Interested in heavy strength training? Keep your focus on the Warrior quests and work on getting stronger through their challenges
  • Love running, swimming or biking? Work your way through the Scout quests that will help you build endurance and stamina.
  • Want to be more flexible and focused? Druid quests are your game! Follow the progressions and work on becoming more bendy.

With each additional quest completed, you’ll get closer to that life you’re fired up about. Life CAN be a game, and it CAN be fun.

Note: outside of the HUNDREDS of free quests, we have some added quest lines that are locked – those are quest lines available to people that have joined the Nerd Fitness Academy, Nerd Fitness Yoga, or Camp Nerd Fitness.

We’re excited to add more free quests as time goes on, along with new quest lines that tie into NF premium courses and events.

Have fun with it!


I want to help you find out what you’re capable of.

I love hearing from people who have really taken this “I’m a character in a big ass game of life” to heart. When you create your character on Nerd Fitness, you’ll be asked what type of character best resonates with you. You can learn all about each of the different classes but here’s a quick breakdown:

Your CLASS is based on your physical training style. You can read all about it here:

warrior-largeWARRIOR: You love the idea of getting stronger and more powerful. Every day is an opportunity to move heavy things or test yourself against others in competition and prove your might.

scoutSCOUT: Built for distance and efficiency rather than strength and power, you can outlast any animal on the planet. Your muscles are designed with endurance in mind, and you can cover great distances whenever necessary.

rangerRANGER: A jack-of-all-trades, Rangers are well-equipped for any situation. You’re good at strength training and pretty good at covering distances when required, but neither is a specialty.

assassinASSASSIN: Every building can be climbed, every gap can be jumped, every obstacle can be conquered. Assassins spend most of their time training with functional body-weight exercises, as that’s usually the only thing they need to lift.

monkMONK: Monks can kick your ass with their fists and feet, and they can do it before you even know what’s happened. Incredibly agile, lightning fast, and loaded with power, Monks specialize in martial arts to stay in shape and destroy the opposition.

druidDRUID: Druids spend a majority of their time training in the arts of yoga, tai chi, and other movement-based disciplines. Each movement has a purpose, and that purpose is to further improve the dexterity, agility, and strength of the druid.


ADVENTURER: Adventurers are brave souls who fear nothing and are always curious about what’s over the next hill or across the ocean. They are often found working diligently with their allies to help ensure that every adventure leads down the correct path, exploring and learning for the sake of others.

Think of this like a fun way to differentiate your character and give him/her/it an identity.

You can change your class whenever you want depending on how you’re training or what you’re working on in your life, so have some fun with it!

In addition to that, you are definitely encouraged to craft a badass character name, write an epic origin story, and share your dreams of world domination with friends and fellow Rebels. You’re only limited by your imagination, and you can choose (or not!) to nerd out as much as you’d like with roleplaying your character in this game of life.


In addition to really digging deep into your character’s identity and origin, you can even create your own series of life quests and assign point values to those as well.

If you’ve read my book “Level Up Your Life,” you’ll know all about how to structure your life quests and make progress on them.

So, you’ll have two different leveling systems: your NF level goes up when you complete the free quests, and your EQ level goes up when you complete the Epic Quest missions you’ve created for yourself.

Be Part of Something Bigger than Yourself

Camp NF 2015

You are not alone.

Nothing makes me happier than getting emails from people who stumble across Nerd Fitness say “I feel like I’ve found my new home.” 20,000+ people have already created characters, and almost 300,000 people from all over the world have joined the Nerd Fitness Rebellion.

Turns out that even though we may feel weird and alone, we’re not. We’re spread throughout the world, but we can level up together right here.

Regardless of where you live, where you’re at on your fitness journey, and what you’re struggling with, here you can be who you want to be, quirks and all.

Join us.

Create your character and start leveling up your life today. Share your character page with your friends and fellow rebels and ask for help. We have a thriving message board community ready, willing, and able to help you join the fight for a better life.

Embrace what makes you unique – and share it proudly. Create a character that speaks to your personality and pick quests that align with your goals.

This is just the beginning… we have some grand plans for our Nerd Fitness character system, so I hope you have grand plans for life.

Let us know and share your character page below. Who are you, and what character are you building?

I’ll start:

I’m Steve Kamb, aka Rebel One, a level 15 Assassin hell-bent on world domination inspiring my fellow rebels to live healthy, happier lives by setting a good example. I want to find out what I’m capable of, and every day I wake up excited to find out what I can do today that I couldn’t do the day before.

Who are you, what is your class, and what do you hope to accomplish?


PS: In case you skip to the PS, or you think I’m too long winded (definitely true), just click here and create your character!

Get The Rebel Starter Kit

Enter your email and we’ll send it right over.

  • The 15 mistakes you don’t want to make.
  • The most effective diet and why it works.
  • Complete your first workout today, no gym required.
  • These are the tools you need to start your quest.
  • I love this!! TwiggyNerd, the lvl 1 Ranger reporting in!

    Any chance we can see it turned into an Android/iOS app?

  • I’ve been playing around with this and I’m seriously having way too much fun! I can’t wait to do these challenges

  • I’d be interested in seeing how that all played out. Part of one of my quests is to build an Android app 🙂

  • James Cavallo

    It isn’t a new idea. It’s been an Academy exclusive thing which they decided to make for free so now there’s no point in paying for the academy.

    Everyone in the academy has been asking for years for an app version of this and it’s never going to happen.

  • Skyking

    This looks a lot like Rising Heroes. If we donated to the aborted Rising Heroes campaign back in 2012, can we get premium access?

  • Anonymouse

    Any plans to allow for multi-classing? My current goals and workout routines are pretty much in the middle between warrior and assassin (with a sprinkling of druid) and it seems like switching classes wouldn’t work very well for me.

  • Sarah Dalziel

    I have Assassin as my chosen class (bodyweight training), but I mark quests off in the other classes as I complete them as well. Many of the quests actually bridge classes, so you can be flexible in your goals even if you are working with a single class choice. Many people are hybrid (ranger/warrior for example), and some people switch classes depending on what they want to focus on at the time. It’s a personal preference.

  • Jesse

    Really like the attitude you guys got going on here and the leveling up part as well. I’m gana start a challenge wish me luck!

  • Frank

    Good motivation to get off my butt. I’m on my third challenge already and feel great!

  • Michelle Badwulf Murphy Roush

    Well, aren’t you a ball of sunshine??

    –NFA paid member who is personally excited to be able to finally have a more NF-centric accountabilibuddy since none of my friends will shell out the $100 (also still holding out hope for an app)

  • Sally Ann

    I want to share a great app I came across. This is really a game changer you guys have to check it out. With our busy lives it can be hard to keep fit with this app everything is easy. And there are rewards!! Everything is here, diet, exercise, fitness trainer. The app is Mevolife and the website is

  • David Stack

    hahah lets see what we can do

  • David Stack
  • David Stack
  • Elissa Matton

    Absolutely love it! Except for the part where the leveling system isn’t available if you don’t have a payed Academy membership. This article surely suggests otherwise…

  • Pingback: Exercise sucks. Here's what to do about it. | Nerd Fitness()

  • David Stack
  • Jose Garcia

    seriously having way too much fun! I can’t wait to do these challenges