Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, and YouTube) dominates people's lives. With over 400 million diabetics worldwide, people can improve their health and happiness thru exercise. According to the World Health Organization, people age 18-64 should exercise 150 minutes a week.
Many people spend their precious time living thru their favorite sport or Hollywood star's lives. What they need to do is use their star as inspiration to move from a "sideline spectator or troller" to "going on the field." To succeed, just focus on being a better you instead of trying to look like a professional athlete as their day job is to have a perfect body. Also be aware that celebrity bodies are often photo-shopped which make it unwise for people to imitate.
The call-to-action is for the fitness ecosystem to band together for the betterment of the world to train together to achieve their fitness goals. Using your social media influencer platform, let's challenge everyone to activate their community by signing up for JustHuynh.
You have millions of fans waiting for your social media posts, but struggle to hold themselves accountable and motivated to exercise. Use your influence to make positive impacts in society by encouraging your fans to signup at JustHuynh so that we can launch in communities that have sufficient training partner demand. Your fans will love you even more for motivating them to achieve their health goals.
Many gym members signup during New Years to take advantage of discounted rates, but stop showing up after a couple months - being susceptible to diabetes and obesity. In the United States, there are over 55 million people with gym memberships where a stunning 80% go unused. To enhance your gym community as a mission-driven owner, it is important to ensure that current gym members have a wonderful experience to bring in new gym members. Motivating 80% of the unused memberships to work towards their fitness goals will earn you respect in the fitness community as an owner who cares about your member's health.
Trainers are valuable for people on all ends of the spectrum ranging from 0% exercise to professional athlete. With a mobile application such as JustHuynh that connects people nearby to train together, cultivating a community of people working towards their fitness goals will result in healthier and happier people. The call to action is to raise awareness in your communities thru social media and word of mouth so that you'll have access to an excited clientele base either locally or anywhere if you're an online trainer.
Companies rely on productive employees for business profitability. The health of employees is critical to performance as Wal-Mart experienced when requested employees to push carts each day for physical activity. After a period of time, the employees became healthier, Wal-Mart's healthcare costs decreased, and company performance improved.
Many companies have corporate gyms. The time is now - spread the word (i.e. Executive leadership, HR, Benefits Administrators) for employees to sign up at JustHuynh so they can find training partners at work or outside who can provide the needed accountability and motivation to achieve their fitness goals. Healthier employees will lead to lower healthcare expenditure and increased business profitability.
A Huynh-Huynh (win-win) situation for everyone!
Many people have time preferences for working out - typically morning, lunch, or dinner. I workout at 4:44AM for the needed energy to fuel me thru the day. As an aside, 5AM is the earliest gyms open so it's always exciting to see a line of die-hards standing outside the gym for the manager to open the door. Starting the day with a morning fitness victory is a sensational feeling. To get started with the 4:44AM club or another workout time, you'll need the below.
Set goal of whether you're striving to lose weight, gain muscle, or maintain athleticism. Put a time period deadline (i.e. 30 days, 3 months) to reach this goal then reassess after every goal period. These goals can be measured with body weight, speed, endurance, agility, and strength. Many people religiously idolize athletes and celebrities for their physique. Instead of just cheering on the sideline, follow your favorite people on social media to understand the nutrition and exercise routines that can be incorporated in your life.
Determine days/times of the week that you'll be working out so that those times are blocked in your calendar. Before the workout, lay out all of your workout gear (i.e. clothes, music, pre/post workout meal, shoes, workout plan, etc) in a place for you to see so that you won't skip the workout.
Map out your workout routine. For example, I typically lift 3 times a week and cardio 3 times a week - Sundays off! Have a library of your favorite workout routines/programs that you can use to target different muscle groups for muscle confusion and growth.
Based on your fitness goal, ensure that you have a balanced nutrition of protein, carbohydrates, vegetables, supplements, fats, etc.
Many people start New Years Resolution strong in New Year but give up in 2 months. Working out with training partners provide the needed accountability and motivation to achieve your fitness goals. Identify or find at least 5 people who you can train with. Thru gamification and community support, JustHuynh can help you be a better you!
During my undergraduate college days, Facebook just started to take over MySpace, but there weren't opportunities at the time for students to get their foot in the door with startups for real-world experience.
3 reasons convinced me to take leap of faith in turning down stable 6-figure salary post-MBA to pursue my passion of helping people achieve their fitness goals: technology, passion, grit.
As a first generation Asian American college graduate, the most preferred career success route was to attain high GPAs and Test Scores for stable occupation as a doctor. Unfortunately, the nightmarish experience in "Intro to Biology" Freshman year at Bowdoin changed my career path.
To develop interpersonal skills, I stepped outside of my comfort zone to sell Cutco Cutlery with Vector Marketing and serve coffee at Dunkin Donuts for two consecutive summers. Those two summers led to a 4 year consulting journey - lodging on average 200 hotel nights each year as a road warrior.
With emergence of technology startups solving people's problems at a rapid pace, I was dedicated to using my talents in tech so spent life's savings and 2 years of forfeited opportunity cost for MBA at Vanderbilt in entrepreneurship, strategy, and operations with internship stints at Sprint and Samsung.
Post-MBA, I got married that summer but was still unemployed as a highly educated and qualified individual - which perplexed my inner circle.
Everything happens in life for a reason so I've always positioned negative and positive experiences as a stepping stone for a greater meaning.
As a martial artist and sprinter, I love working out at 4:44AM at least 5 times a week to fuel me thru the day. One day when I was working out at Planet Fitness, I noticed something there that occurred elsewhere in the world where I've workout (i.e. colleges, gyms, hotels, public spaces, etc) where many people set fitness goals for a variety of reasons such as for aesthetics or health, but quit on themselves within 2 months. Speaking with the achievers and quitters, they all expressed want for training partners who can provide needed accountability and motivation.
Over 400 million people worldwide have diabetes. Personally, I struggled with obesity in college and consulting. Fortunately, training with partners helped me overcome those challenging times.
Motivated and mission-driven to help make the world healthier and happier one workout at a time - I passed on corporate career opportunities to fully focus on developing a mobile app that helps connect people nearby to train together to achieve their fitness goals.
Startup life is like fitness where there is no overnight success. You have to put in the work. The work ethic I've poured into fitness translates perfectly with navigating the startup roller coaster.
For market validation from people and tech community, we were ecstatic to have been accepted into StartupGrind and Collision Startup Programs.
Boot-strapping - I'm grateful for team of volunteer fitness-passionate students (undergrad, MBA), personal trainers, social influencers, gyms, corporate wellness programs, and partners who are spreading the word to signup for mobile app at www.justhuynh.com so we can launch in your community once there is sufficient training partner demand.
Power of Sharing
With over 7 billion people in the world and 400 million affected by diabetes, the power of sharing on social media by one individual can have tremendous viral reach such as experiences with airlines, taxis, and health.
Let's do some good together for a healthier and happier world - use social media to notify everyone to signup at www.justhuynh.com.
Francis Huynh is Founder & CEO of JustHuynh - the social fitness company that helps people build confidence and self defense skills thru group fitness martial arts and power athletics training. Personally experiencing obesity during college and consulting, training with partners helped Francis become healthier and happier. With time as most valuable resource, Francis turned down corporate career opportunities post-MBA to dedicate his life to help 400 million+ people affected with diabetes worldwide reach their health goals. Francis completed his undergrad at Bowdoin and MBA at Vanderbilt.