We just hit an exciting milestone; FB Plus is one year old!
FB Plus was, and still is, a huge undertaking. We spent years planning what it could be, gathered hundreds of ideas from community posts, giveaway responses, and direct feedback, and built our first ever in-house team to make it all happen. So, for its one-year anniversary, we want to share what you’ve helped us build into FB Plus, tell you a little about what’s next, and most importantly, give a huge thank you to our entire community for supporting Fitness Blender, as both free and Plus members.
Since day one, we’ve focused on listening to all of you to decide what to film, what to include in our programs, and what functionality to add to the website. FB Plus has supercharged our ability to act on your fantastic ideas and upgrade just about every aspect of Fitness Blender. If you were one of the almost 2000 members who filled out the 2020 Feature Survey last year, we can’t thank you enough. You helped us focus on what was most important to you, and build some really cool features into FB Plus. Here’s a quick recap of what has launched in this first year:
Top Feature Timeline
Oct 2019 - FB Plus launched with basic features, including ads-free player & Surprise Me.
Nov 2019 - Detailed statistics about your workouts and community post history.
Dec 2019 - Add & track your own custom/independent workouts to the calendar!
Dec 2019 - First new FB Plus workouts and FB Plus 5 Day Challenge.
Jan 2020 - See your workout history and add/save notes to individual workouts.
Feb 2020 - Filter workout search with warmup and cooldown options.
Mar 2020 - First FB Plus 2 Week Challenge launches!
Apr 2020 - Surprise Me includes multiple similar videos to pick from.
May 2020 - Added ability to save and complete challenges.
Jul 2020 - Ability to save favorite recipes.
Jul 2020 - Ability to add custom tags to workouts for better organization and search.
Aug 2020 - Create, save and repeat your own custom calendar-based routines.
Sept 2020 - List of your top 10 most used workouts.
Oct 2020 - Over 20 Weeks of exclusive 2 Week Challenges to choose from, 16 unique FB Plus workouts, and 38 FB Plus recipes.
Needless to say, we’ve been busy this year, and we’re not done yet. We have a variety of additions in the works for FB Plus and free members. Fitness Blender gift cards are coming soon, a whole new series of content from physical therapists, additional personal trainers, registered dietitians, chefs, and more is coming soon, and of course, new videos and challenges too! We're already planning for next year, so keep an eye out for our 2021 Feature Survey to make sure your ideas are on the list.
As always, we believe fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of income or access to a gym - it’s why we offer over 600 completely free workout videos. As we move forward our focus will continue to be on FB Plus, but we have not lost sight of providing free and low cost options. We will continue to release free content and site updates, and what is already free will always be free. We’re also introducing group wellness plans for companies and organizations that want to provide Plus at reduced or no charge to their employees and members.
We want to sincerely thank all of you for trusting us with your workouts, whether that is by joining as a free member, buying a program, or subscribing to FB Plus. As a small token of our appreciation, we’re giving away 10 one-year memberships to FB Plus. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post to be entered to win.
Another huge thank you goes to our Team; without them, none of this would be possible. We have always had more ideas than we could keep up with - actually that's still true lol - but now we have a team who we trust and that cares about Fitness Blender and our user's experience as much as we do. We are so proud and thankful for our teammates. Please join us in giving our Team a big thank you for continuing to help us improve the site and bring our & your ideas to life.
Lastly, we want you to have the chance to say hello and talk to some of the team members behind FB Plus, so they’ll be keeping an eye on this post for the next few days to chat with you and answer your questions about technology, user experience, and Fitness Blender in general.
Thank you for being a part of Fitness Blender!
Kelli, Daniel, and the Fitness Blender Team