Going to the gym—not the actual workout, mind you, but merely going there—is hard, which makes the concept of mobile gyms just so genius. And two of them, GymGuyz and Inform Fitness, are now operating in car-averse Manhattan.
In fact, it was a Manhattan food truck that first inspired Inform Fitness founder Adam Zickerman to launch his business, Well+Good reports. "I said to myself, 'Wait a minute—I can put my gym on wheels, too," he said.
Though the two concepts are similar, there's one very important difference between Inform Fitness and GymGuyz: Inform's vehicles are much larger (and look more like a small bus), so workouts are able to take place inside the van; whereas GymGuyz simply transports 365 pieces of fitness equipment via van and sets up shop anywhere the client wants—often in parking lots.
"Once, we met someone in the middle of a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot," GymGuyz founder Josh York told the wellness website.
Both services include personal training sessions for individuals and groups, but Inform's run for 20 minutes, while GymGuyz's are one hour long. With GymGuyz, your first session is completely free, but with Inform, your consultation is only free if you book a workout.
· Why Go to the Gym When It Will Come to You—In a Van [Well+Good]
· How to Build Your Home Gym From Scratch [Racked NY]
· Inform Fitness [Official site]
· GymGuyz [Official site]