VFit’s Weekly Inspo
VFit is the ultimate start up story. We began four years ago by forging our own path in online fitness.
What makes us a start up? We started!
We had an idea for a need that was not being met out there and we crafted to the best of our ability a platform to deliver this idea to the world.
With that first week, we started something that had never been done before: an online fitness studio that maintains the personal connection of a real life gym by using a two way platform to connect trainers with members across the country.
Did we have a Business Plan? Nope!
Did we have investors and funding on hand to get up and running? Nope!
Did we have an idea and a whole lot of passion? You bet!
And that purpose and passion has been the fuel we place our feet on the ground with each morning, knowing that what we are doing is making a difference in so many lives, our own included!
When VFit opened, we started with 0 members, a free week of classes, 15 classes on the schedule and ended week 1 with 65 check in’s.
Fast forward through the journey and we now have close to 300 active members, 60+ classes a week and nearly 1,000 check in’s a week.
Our platform isn’t built on the fanciest lighting, clothes, or equipment.
We are a platform built on REAL lives. On taking every barrier away as to why you can’t make exercise consistent in your life, and delivering it to our team in a way that is fun, effective, relateable and uplifting.
Each class is a personalized workout, handwritten by our world class trainer team.
A full array of classes, many VFit exclusives, that pack functional fitness in for our members – in 30 minutes or less.
We’ve been celebrating all month long as VFit turns 4 because this is a HUGE milestone.
On Saturday, October 26th, we threw the ultimate birthday party called Fit Fest.
From owner Rachele moments after Fit Fest was over:
It’s hard to sum up what today’s party meant, but it was amazing! 86 rockstars coming together to sweat and smile and raise some money.
At the end, the kids started singing VFit happy birthday! VFit is such a big part of our kids lives.
They are often there watching (or joining) us in action as we show up to take care of ourselves. I’ve watched babies turn to toddlers, kids turn to teenagers, babies in the tummy to the real world and beyond.
I’m so proud to have a platform where we can be the real life super heroes for our kids. Where they want to take care of themselves, and be active, and exercise because they see mom or grandma or auntie loving it so much.
And the fact I’m probably MOST proud of… that in the 4 years of VFit we have never asked our team to track a calorie, a pound, an inch or a heart rate.
Sure some do this on their own, but to this day, THE only number VFit tracks is how many times you SHOW UP! Because at the end of the day, that’s the number that matters.Rachele Jaegers, VFit owner
VFit has run 364 days a year since we opened our online doors four years ago.
In that time, VFit has made some serious IMPACT.
In just four years, nearly 5,000 VFit classes have been held online.
In just four years, 111,000 personal visits have been made to VFit’s live online classes.
That’s 111,000 times a mood was improved and a VFit member became healthier and happier! We may not be brain surgeons, but we sure are fighting for health on the front lines.
4 years ago when we created VFit, we had no idea what we were doing or where it would go. What VFit has become to so many of us is way beyond our wildest dreams.
VFit has truly become a way of live for hundreds. Simply the word ‘VFit’ means something.
VFit means taking your self care personally.
VFit means making your self care a priority.
VFit means taking on a no excuses mindset and finding a way to fit it in.
VFit is real life.
VFit means not waiting for the perfect conditions because there is NO perfect.
And VFit means, that’s okay!
VFit’s mission is “To break the barriers of time and space, making self care attainable for any person willing to commit to workout and improve their wellness.”
What better way to do that than to deliver world class workouts directly to our members? We strip away every barrier there is to fitness so that it only comes down to YOU.
Your will to step into class and take time out of your day for self care.
Last week, we broke a VFit Studio record with 909 check ins.
Imagine that … 909 times VFit delivered on our mission to improve wellness and making self care attainable for ANY person willing to commit to workout and improve their wellness.
This number far surpasses our first MONTH of check ins when we started out just 4 years ago. And we know this number is set to continue to grow as we spread our mission with the world.
Can’t stop, won’t stop. That’s a big motto around here, and we’ve only just begun.
Thank you all for being part of this MAGIC!! Here is to living your dream, reaching for the stars and surrounding yourself with the most incredible team to take the journey with!
Rachele, Maria, and the VFit Team