Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

What equipment do I need to get started?

All you need is:

  1. your computer or a mobile phone with a camera and microphone, and an internet connection.
  2.  any kind of workout gear plus equipment if needed

How it works

What is it like working with a stranger?

Most users find it strange at first, but it does what needs to be done: an appointment to exercise!

Do I need to keep the video on the whole time?

It depends. If you are running, then maybe not.

Do I need to keep the audio on the whole time?

No, it is not required. Only of you prefer to workout with music, it would recommend muting the microphone.

How long is a workout session?

Ideally, a BeMyFitnessMate session is at least 30 minutes long, but right now there are no restrictions set.

What if I am not going to be matched with workout buddy?

This project has just started, so you may not have a buddy straight away, but I will do my best to find one!

How is accountability enforced?

If you buddy does not show up for the appointment, write me an email.

Can I chat with my workout buddy?

Not really or at least not much. Talking with your buddy should be restricted to the begin and end of your session. At the beginning, you’re encouraged to say hello to your buddy and share your workout plan. At the end, you should check in and ask your buddy how the session went.

It is not allowed to sell fitness coaching sessions or the like during the sessions. This is a peer to peer community.

What kind of workout can I do on BeMyFitnessMate?

You can do all sorts of training: go to the gym, run, do yoga, zumba, hooping or any kind of workout at home. As long as you can log in (so swimming might be difficult). The main thing is to set up your camera so that your partner can see you while both of you workout. Report misbehaviour to me.


What does BeMyFitnessMate cost?

Currently, the basic plan is free of charge for everyone.

Can BeMyFitnessMate do [insert feature here]?

BeMyFitnessMate is still in the early stages of development. We are working on improving the service.

Want to speed up the development process? Share BeMyFitnessMate with your friends to help us grow faster, or contact us with your ideas.

What if I have an idea for a new feature?

We’d love to hear your idea. Share it with us.