Sit Less. Be Happy.
We practiced law for a number of years, and the next question was, “Now what?” We wanted to do something where we could be our own bosses. One of us had experience in the transportation industry. The other one had experience teaching stress-reduction classes. So, of course the logical progression was to build a bus with stationary bikes on it and provide stress-reducing indoor cycling workouts at the same time, right?
The idea to create a mobile gym that could travel through traffic was actually proposed at the family dinner table one night in August, and for some crazy reason, both of us had a mind-blowing, AHA moment. Some people would say that the summer heat had gone to our heads.
Since lawyers don’t generally jump into anything without researching the heck out of it, that is where we started. We discovered that our sedentary lives of commuting long distances and sitting at our desks all day is directly linked to chronic disease. Doctors say, “Sitting is the new smoking.” After reading dreary article after dreary article, we were inspired to really pursue a new and fun solution to this problem.
We were lucky to meet a forward-thinking team at the Transportation Oversight Division of Massachusetts that helped us get the wheels on the bus going round-and-round. Once everything was built to meet regulatory and motor vehicle safety standards, we were thrilled to get the approval to operate our unique mobile cycling studio!
We were even more ecstatic when people had only awesome things to say about their BikeBus experience! Check out our Gallery, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
See you on board!
Seema & Eric Brodie, Co-Founders