Making Fitness Fun and Unique!!
We practiced law for a number of years, and the next question was, “Now what?” We not only wanted to do something where we could be our own bosses, but also have a lot of FUN! 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 gym on a bus that allows people to fit in a fun and happy workout while on the go, right?
The idea to create a gym that allows you to safely workout on the open road was actually proposed at the family dinner table one night in August of 2014. And, there it was … our collective, 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. Research shows that our increasingly sedentary lives, which includes commuting for long hours and sitting in general, is directly linked to chronic disease. “Sitting is the new smoking,” doctors say. After reading dreary article after dreary article, we were inspired to tackle this public health problem in a fun way.
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. Within months, we were able to build this incredible mobile gym, meet every regulatory and motor vehicle safety standard, and create the most fun, mindfulness-based indoor cycling class that went along with it. We were thrilled!
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!
Eric and Seema Brodie, Co-founders