I wanted to share a cool Indiegogo campaign with you called iFitnessWise. It’s in pre-launch so check it out before the crowd gets there. iFitnessWise uses Myers-Briggs and other personality typing to help you find fitness and diet plans that match your personality. I’m an ENFJ, though I sometimes test as an INFJ (if I’m not getting enough ‘me’ time).
I believe in Health at Every Size, and for me, that does entail working out. The iFitnessWise system gives you a free quiz to help you figure out the best way for you to work out so that you enjoy it. As an example, I hate going to the gym. I hate people looking at me while I’m working out, so I choose activities like swimming in my pool or riding my bike (and I used to use an elliptical, but hated it), all things I can do from home, outside of a gym. By the way, watch the video on the site! It’s hilarious.
iFitnessWise is about matching exercise and diet strategies that are a good fit for your personality; approaches that will feel easy and natural rather than being a struggle every day.
There are no one-size-fits-all answer for fitness.
What works for you is unlikely to work for your friends. That is because you have different personalities. iFitnessWise helps you select and manage a fitness strategy that is natural for your personality. As a team we have worked with all sides of personality research and sports psychology. From our experiences in the NFL and MLB, there is no such thing as “one size fits all”.
I can really appreciate this because I’ve been frustrated in the past with people saying ‘Do X, it works for me.,’ and then I try it and I hate it or see no results.
The app, once it’s finished, will help tailor more suggestions to suit your personal needs, which is really cool. It will tailor not only suggested workouts, but food planning, too.
It’s not often that I share Indiegogo campaigns with you (the last one was OCC Makeup January Rising) but I really feel like this one fits with my own personal outlook on fitness. Fitness should be suited to you, rather than you adapting to it.
The site also has several other free personality quizzes (as well as paid personal consulting), which you might find interesting.
Have you heard of Myers-Briggs? Do you know your Myers-Briggs personality type? Let me know!