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 - Social

You will be asked if you want to join a PhyzTeam after you have performed a minimum of 5 Phyzseek workouts.  The reason you will not be asked until after you have done 5 workouts is to prove that you are committed to the App and workouts.  It could be quite disruptive if you join a PhyzTeam and then quit shortly thereafter leaving the other seven teammates without committed members. 

The idea behind joining a PhyzTeam is simple. If you are being held accountable by a small group of peers then you are more likely to be motivated to perform at a high level and be more consistent about doing the workouts.

The App will identify users with similar attributes to you (PhyzioLevel, Age, Gender, and modification status). Or, you can create a team of your choosing (after you have done 25 workouts), consisting of either current members of Phyzseek or people from your contacts. Each team will contain up to 8 members with the ability to encourage and hold each other accountable.

When you log on to the Phyzseek App each day, you will be able to see who on your PhyzTeam worked out and how they did.  You can comment if they haven’t worked out that day or congratulate them on a job well done.  Or, you can just discuss the daily workout and commiserate.

Phyzseek has an active on-line fitness community.Through the social feature, you can post workout results, new personal records, and PhyzioLevel improvements to either the entire Phyzseek community or to just those users you choose, such as your PhyzTeam. In addition, you can participate in the general feed to merely commiserate about the daily workouts, share nutrition tips, new recipes or proper exercise technique.

The Top 25 Board shows who amongst users of the App ranks highest based on various criteria.  The Top 25 Board is available on the Workout Analysis screens.  It shows who performed best for a specific workout, who has the highest PhyzioLevel, or who has worked out at the highest Intensity. 

The Leaderboard shows where you rank amongst different users.  It can be shown for all users of the App, for only your peers (same age group, gender and workout modification) or for only your PhyzTeam.