Working Out with Friends Now Easier than Ever, Thanks to Wello

February 21, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

When Wello was first launched, it provided personalized instruction to users via two-way video conferencing. The platform allowed users to easily create time to exercise based on their own schedules, all from the comfort of their own homes.

But now it has got to a higher level. Wello users will now be able to take group classes with trainers, allowing them to connect with friends, family, or other users who wish to participate in the same classes. Each group workout can have 3 to 5 participants, with class times and curriculum set by the trainers.

Wello group workouts do come at a discounted rate and it really make things much easier. They start at just $7.50 per session, compared to individual training sessions on Wello, which typically start at $19 each, and go up from there.


The Wello group workout rate is also a significant discount over typical group classes at the local gym. In addition to interaction with the trainer, group workout participants will be able to see and chat with other members of the group workout.

People who sign up for group classes on Wello can then invite their friends to also join. That adds a new social element to the service which previously wasn’t available. Meanwhile, trainers can still provide feedback to users, as they can monitor each participant’s actions via video.

Founded by Ann Scott Plante, Wello did raise $1 million in seed funding from Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow, Aberdare Ventures, Mayo Ventures, Morado Ventures, S-Cubed Capital, PhilQuo Ventures, and other good souls.

So if you have a laptop, internet connection and a simple plug-in, fitness is a dream that you can realize without spending a lot of money.

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