17 Game-Changing Health Start-ups

FitOrbit
Tech Cocktail's Frank Gruber (left) presented FitOrbit SVP Amir Hosseinpour (right) with an award at SXSW.
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FitOrbit

There’s no doubt America is suffering from an obesity epidemic and some of the hottest start-ups are trying to do something about it. FitOrbit, for example, is opening up the personal training industry to more people by making certified trainers available via a Web platform that’s only about $10 a week, versus the premium trainers get per session in the gym. There are about 200 trainers to choose from and you can pick one that would fit your personality, whether you need a drill sergeant who will push you to your limit or someone who can empathize with your challenges and gently coax you into meeting your fitness and health goals. After you choose a personal trainer he or she will create a weekly workout and meal plan based on your lifestyle and preferences. Each exercise comes with detailed instructions and photos and videos.