The Phyzseek Story

Our story is typical of many aging health and fitness buffs. We worked out for years, watched what we ate, with the occasional splurges, but as we got older we seemed to be losing the battle. Fat was starting to accumulate around the mid-section, fatigue was setting in earlier in the day and sleep was restless. Oh, and it was obvious, hormone levels weren’t what they used to be. But why? We thought we ate right and kept fit. How could we turn the tables to regain the strength and energy we had when we were younger?

At about this time we were introduced to a well-known boot camp style high intensity workout program. The exercise program was very different than anything we had ever done and the results we were seeing were amazing. We had lost weight, gained lean muscle mass, and had more energy. Unfortunately, the exercise program also included heavy weights and Olympic style lifting, which combined with workouts measured by speed and number of reps, eventually took its toll on our bodies. Due to frequent injuries, what began as the answer to our fitness woes, came to a sudden end.

Now what? With backgrounds in medicine and analytics as well as a passion for working out and staying fit, we were determined to find a better way to enhance our levels of fitness while maintaining functional longevity. We studied the science, researched methodologies, tested theories and eventually discovered Phyzseek.

Eric J. Ende, MD, ACSM-CPT
Eric is a co-founder of Phyzseek as well as its CEO and CFO. Before starting Phyzseek, Eric received his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an MBA from NYU – Stern School of Business. Combining the two degrees allowed Eric to become a biotechnology industry analyst and eventually a consultant to multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and investors. To further his passion for and understanding of health and fitness, Eric received a Personal Training Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Using his medical & science backgrounds, his business degree & analytical expertise as well as his ACSM-PT certification, Eric researched, designed and co-founded Phyzseek to bring forth a revolutionary workout motivation mobile app for men and women seeking supreme fitness and functional longevity.
Chad P. LaBonte
Chad is a co-founder of Phyzseek and serves as COO. Prior to this venture Chad had a 25 year career in real estate, building an extensive knowledge of several facets of the business such as asset acquisition, property management, leasing and developing retail shopping centers and large scale master planned communities. Chad was a competitive athlete for most of his early life, playing a variety of sports, including college football and lacrosse. Training for sports - weight training, powerlifting, plyometric and speed drills - was central to Chad’s life. His enthusiasm for physical fitness didn’t end after he hung up his cleats. Chad continued to pursue fitness in a variety of disciplines from bodybuilding, HIIT, stationary bike, running, kickboxing, swimming and yoga. Today Chad sticks to PhyzWOD’s (Phyzseek Workout of the Day) and yoga for fitness and golf and fishing for recreation. He’s known to rock out playing the drums in a band too!

Frequently Asked Questions - Equipment

Phyzseek provides a standard daily workout for everyone but adjusts according to what equipment the user has available to them.The exercise equipment page of the App allows you to input what equipment you may have available either at home, at the gym or on the road.The Phyzseek app will provide alternative exercises depending on your equipment.Thus, you may have no equipment in which case the workouts will be body weight only or at the other end of the spectrum you may have all of the equipment available to you in which case you can perform the standard workouts.

Ideally, we recommend performing the workouts with all of the required equipment.  To do so, you will need access to the following: a pullup bar, weights (barbell w/plates - total weight of 60 - 65 lbs. for men and 30 - 35 lbs. for women, dumbbells 20 – 30 lbs. for men and 10 – 15 lbs. for women, and kettlebells – 40 – 50 lbs. for men and 20 – 30 lbs. for women), a wall ball (16 – 20 lbs. for men and 10 – 12 lbs. for women), an ab roller, rings/tethers and a jump rope.  You may also need resistance bands, and an ab mat.  Equipment can be easily purchased on Amazon with delivery right to your door. 

Very simply, the answer is YES.  With the new heart monitors, tracking your heart rate during workouts has never been easier.  While they may not be 100% accurate, they are very useful for maximizing workout results.  The App is designed to easily capture, track and analyze the heart rate data. 

Tracking your weight and blood pressure will help you monitor improvements in overall health. Weight can be easily tracked with a traditional scale or using the wireless FitBit Aria Scale. You should measure your weight prior to beginning the Phyzseek program and every week thereafter, inputting the results into the Phyzseek App. Blood pressure can be monitored with an automatic blood pressure machine that either attaches to your upper arm (more accurate) or wrist. Again, you should measure your blood pressure prior to beginning the program and every week thereafter. Blood pressure should be 130/80 or lower.