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Meet Robert and Ryan O’Bannon of Just Got Fit

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert and Ryan O’Bannon.

Robert and Ryan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Nine years ago, I sold my company and thought retirement (at 47) would be the way for me. What I did not realize was a passion I have to work and retirement lasted about 5 months. I bought into an existing construction company and began researching how I wanted to spend my next working 25 years. Everything pointed towards a population that quickly was moving into an age bracket where health, wellness and fitness will become a priority if not a necessity. My son, Ryan, and I started studying, have become certified as a personal trainers, nutritionists and working on other certifications knowing that there will be a growing need.

The question of how to get to the public was still unanswered and has now become clear. We now have Just Got Fit that offers an advanced health and wellness platform that provides customized workouts, customized meal plans, biometric integrations, 3D body morphed projections, education and corporate wellness, to name a few features. We work with small business (wellness program integration), first responders, weekend warriors, stay at home moms, corporations, trainers, nutritionists, high schools, physicians, gyms, property management, and many more. We have a growing base of high schools, small businesses, corporations, strength & conditioning coaches, trainers, bodybuilders and nutritionists in Houston, College Station, Las Vegas, Glendale AZ, San Diego and Dallas and over 100,000 users on the platform.

Has it been a smooth road?
As with any start up there has been nothing smooth about it. It is a steep road up and even steeper down, you simply don’t pause and know that this is a dynamic time for growth. What works today may not work tomorrow and we stay prepared to consider all things.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Just Got Fit story. Tell us more about the business.
We have a health and wellness philosophy that has a focus online and through a platform that provides individualized programs with everything from custom meal plans to customized content delivery based off of modifiable health risk factors. What all that means is that we consider the individual and where they are right now and where they would like to be, adjusting along the way. We build workout plans around equipment that you have available, education articles about your likes and your health and meal plans based on your preferences. We partner with people and businesses from all backgrounds and size to deliver optimal wellness to them and their clients.

We also have personal trainers that work in a number of gyms, we offer boot camps, lectures on fitness and nutrition and corporate wellness programs. For the companies that already have wellness programs in place our platform fits nicely as an added benefit and can be offered to any size company for as little as 27 cents per day. We also are able to brand the platform to a company’s own colors, logo and are capable of integrating biometrics and track participation for any rewards programs.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I see a huge shift in a more mature health, wellness and fitness industry by the one fact that we are an aging population. With age comes wisdom and with that comes a respect for our health and our bodies. More of a factor is that 87.5% of the population today is either overweight or obese and projections do not show this number getting better on its own. It is estimated that 30% of our youth (2-19 years) is overweight or obese. Fitness will be big, wellness programs in companies of all sizes will be big, but I believe the biggest area of growth will be in nutrition.

Pricing:

  • Wellness Platform – workouts, meal plans, education $99.95 / year
  • Corporate Wellness – as little as $50 per year per employee
  • Mention this article and get 15% off

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