The Nerd Fitness Academy is Open!

Class is in session!

After a year of development, months of testing, and more than a few late nights and early mornings hard at work (Staci and Taylor, you are my Heroes), the Nerd Fitness Academy is officially open for enrollment!

Starting today, you can join us in Men’s Fitness 101 or Women’s Fitness 101!

(existing members, sign in here)

These beginner self-paced courses have everything you need to get healthy, lose weight, build muscle, and actually STICK with your resolution to change your life.  We’re actually not big fans of giant sweeping declarations and overly drastic New Years Resolutions, which is why our courses are designed the way they are.

If you’re somebody that has woken up on January 1st for years and said “This is the year I’m going to change!” and then given up three weeks later…the Academy might be for you.

If you’re somebody that has been reading Nerd Fitness but hasn’t “found the time” to get started with exercising, the Academy might be for you.

If you’re somebody that is ready to get started, but overwhelmed and just wants somebody to tell you how to work out and what to eat, the Academy might be for you.

If you’re somebody that is half human and half robot and fights crime, then I’m glad you’re a reader of Nerd Fitness, Robocop.

Now, if the Academy doesn’t sound like something you’re interested in, or you’re a bit more advanced and don’t need instruction, that’s cool too. Either way, thanks for being a part of the Nerd Fitness Rebellion. I like you.

Contest Winners!

Here are the 10 12 people that have won entry into the Nerd Fitness Academy!  

I ended up picking 12 winners, because why the hell not!

Congrats to all the winners, who have already been emailed this morning!

  • Nicole D.
  • Meriel G.
  • Rachel the Weevil (I’m going to assume she’s not actually a weevil!)
  • Aimee S.
  • Jen A.
  • Jennifer S.
  • Ben C.
  • Matt J.
  • Philip L.
  • Steven T.
  • Michael D.
  • Liam S.

Congrats to all of our winners, excited to see you in the Academy :)

Onward and upward

(Pirate Steve thanks you for reading Nerd Fitness!)

Today is a big day, and I’m so proud of what Team Nerd Fitness has created.  We’ve worked so freaking hard on this thing, and I’d be most appreciative if you’d check it out.

Believe it or not, we’re already hard at work coming up with even more improvements to the Nerd Fitness Academy, and will be adding more content to each of the two available courses.  We’ll be continuously identifying ways that we can make the experience better for our students after listening to their feedback, and I have no doubt the future is bright.

By the the way! Thanks for understanding if you run into any technical glitches – we have a tiny team and we’ve been working around the clock for months to bring it to life!  Our wizard Jonathan (who might actually be a wizard – he’s that good) has been monumental in helping bring this course together.

On top of that, we’ve already begun planning on the next course to add to the Academy: our plan is to simply ASK you what kind of skills and things you’d like to learn about on an in-depth level, and then create those things with your suggestions in mind.  We’re all in this game of life together!

2013 was a big year for Nerd Fitness online, growing from 25,000 subscribers to now almost 150,000!  This is mind-boggling to me.  I’m so excited we get to impact and help so many people help themselves live healthier, happier, lives.

2014 will be even better. Starting with the Academy and continuing with Camp Nerd Fitness (going on sale in February!), we’re going to find more ways to bring the Nerd Fitness community together, both online and in real life.  Oh, and we have a few other surprises up our sleeves too :)

I’m excited to be a small part of this community.  The Rebellion has already become something far greater than I ever could have imagined, and its showing no signs of slowing down.

Thanks for being here. Thanks for reading.  Thanks for TAKING ACTION!

Feel free to leave any questions you have about The Academy as comments on this article, and I’ll do my best to answer them as quickly as possible!

Enjoy your day, and don’t forget to level up.


PS: Just a heads up: the Nerd Fitness Academy is going to be constantly evolving, and we’ll be consistently adding more content and features as time goes on, which means at some point in the future we will definitely be raising prices.  However, anybody that joins an Academy course will receive all future updates for life, for free.

PPS: We’ve had a few people asking questions about the course/lessons and if they can sign up now even if they can’t start for two weeks, or need to take a break. Absolutely! Because this is a self-paced course, you are free to go fast or slow, start or stop when you need to, and conquer life at your own speed.

PPPS: Big article and new 6-week challenge starts on Monday. Let’s crush 2014.  Deal?


Author: marcus