I want to share with you why I’m so excited to be part of this Virtual Reality Fitness company. But first, I’ll briefly introduce myself and share how I came to Black Box VR.
I have spent my entire professional career in the athletic club industry. What started as a part-time job to help pay my way through college became my chosen career path. I’ve always considered myself one of the lucky ones who gets to combine his passion with his work. One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about working in the fitness club environment over the years has been the opportunity to be a part of people’s journey to fitness and better health.
About four years ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Ryan DeLuca, the co-founder of Black Box VR, at an industry function where he was the featured speaker. He talked about the Black Box VR workout, the mission of the company and the overall vision he and co-founder Preston Lewis had dreamed up of creating the world’s first Virtual Reality Fitness gym.
I was immediately drawn in by the forward-thinking technology as well as the vision to see what the potential was with VR even back then. But I was also intrigued by the idea that Black Box VR has so much potential to help an entire new segment of the population discover the joy of exercise and fitness, and to see that working out can be fun.
That brings me to why I am so excited to be a part of Black Box VR. I have joined an incredibly committed team that has developed an amazing fitness product. Our mission is to use the fun and addictive nature of video games to help people become their best selves, which really resonates with me. I love the fact that whether you are new to exercise, a gaming enthusiast, or a disciplined athlete, there is something in the Black Box VR game system for you.
Today’s reality is only about 23% of Americans exercise regularly. And with rising rates of obesity and underlying metabolic disorders such as diabetes and hypertension, people need an alternative to the old paradigm of exercise.
I know firsthand that exercise can be fun, social, and rewarding. As a life-long fitness enthusiast myself, I believe Black Box VR is an exciting solution for so many people seeking alternatives to tradition workouts. I am so excited to be part of a team that is already unlocking the future of fitness.
We’re excited to help people discover their capabilities and have fun doing it.