Meet Alex Azzi, a passionate CEO with a mission to help awesome people become even more awesome. As the leader of VRWorkout, his goal is to address the global problem of physical inactivity and leverage the next paradigm in computing, spatial computing, to help people move and enable happier, healthier, and longer lives.
In this exclusive interview with ValiantCEO Magazine, Alex shares his unique vision for the future of fitness and how VRWorkout is revolutionizing the way people exercise. From controller-free gameplay to multiplayer group workouts, VRWorkout offers a fitness-first experience that is unlike any other VR fitness app.
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We are thrilled to have you join us today, welcome to ValiantCEO Magazine’s exclusive interview! Let’s start off with a little introduction. Tell our readers a bit about yourself and your company.
Alex Azzi: Thank you for having me! My name is Alex Azzi, and I’m thrilled to be here today to talk about VRWorkout, a company I’m proud to lead as CEO. My personal mission has always been to help awesome people become even more awesome.
That’s my passion, my calling, my Ikigai, which is the Japanese concept of finding the intersection of what you’re good at, what you can get paid for, and what the world needs.
At VRWorkout, we’re on a mission to address a significant problem that we’re seeing globally, which is the lack of physical movement. We believe that physical movement and exercise are the most powerful contributors to health and wellness. So, we’re leveraging the next paradigm in computing, spatial computing, to help people move and enable happier, healthier, and longer lives.
We’re excited to be at the forefront of the VR technology and are using it to create a unique and innovative fitness experience that encourages physical movement.
At VRWorkout, we’re passionate about making a positive impact on humanity at scale. Our goal is to enable a movement that drives the future of fitness, promoting happier, healthier, and longer lives for all.
If you were in an elevator with Warren Buffett, how would you describe your company, your services or products? What makes your company different from others? What is your company’s biggest strength?
Alex Azzi: If I were in an elevator with Warren Buffett, I would describe VRWorkout as a revolutionary fitness experience that uses first-of-its-kind controller-free gameplay to unlock true bodyweight exercises like pushups, crunches, planks, and burpees, all while leveraging the cutting-edge technology of spatial computing.
Unlike other VR fitness apps that mainly focus on cardio, VRWorkout is designed to be a safe and balancing experience that engages users in a wide range of movements, while keeping them centered in a fixed location.
It features 8 different immersive worlds, a strong song library, and a unique way for people to work out together across the globe in multiplayer group workouts.
VRWorkout is a fitness-first experience that offers user-level adapted workout routines every day and regular post-launch updates. Our biggest strength lies in using VR technology to guide people into following certain movements, reducing the gap between instructions and action, and minimizing mental stress while making workouts more fun.
We believe that VRWorkout is the future of fitness, and we are excited to be at the forefront of the physical movement initiative.
What advice do you wish you received when you started your business journey and what do you intend on improving in the next quarter?
Alex Azzi: What I would have started with earlier ventures is building in public, which we are now doing with VRWorkout on Discord. Listening to the needs and wishes of customers has proven to be effective in creating a loyal and engaged user base.
In the next quarter, we intend to continue improving our customer support by responding promptly to reviews and questions. It is crucial to ensure that users feel heard and supported.
Customer service can be the differentiator for any brand. Responding to users’ feedback and providing assistance can go a long way in building trust and loyalty with our customers.
Overall, I believe that fostering a strong community and providing excellent customer support is what makes VRWorkout thrive in the long run.
Online business keeps on surging higher than ever, B2B, B2C, online shopping, virtual meetings, remote work, Zoom medical consultations, what are your expectations for the year to come and how are you capitalizing on the tidal wave?
Alex Azzi: As one of our co-founders is a medical doctor with expertise in both medicine and technology, we are well-positioned to take advantage of the current trend towards virtual health, wellness and fitness. We create engaging workouts that are designed to improve both physical and mental health outcomes.
Overall, we believe that our unique combination of medical and technological expertise, along with our commitment to customer satisfaction, will enable us to succeed in the rapidly growing extended reality space.
Business is all about overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities for growth. What do you see as THE real challenge right now?
Alex Azzi: The real challenge we see right now is the sedentary lifestyle and physical activity crisis that many people are facing. The World Health Organization has identified the need for “Active People”, “Active Societies”, “Active Environments”, and “Active Systems” to address this issue.
It is essential to maintain good health and stay physically active to be able to navigate the constantly evolving economic landscape and overcome any obstacles that come our way.
We believe that our product VRWorkout has the power to promote physical activity and healthy habits which are crucial for personal well-being.
2020, 2021, 2022 threw a lot of curve balls into businesses on a global scale. Based on the experience gleaned in the past years, how can businesses thrive in 2023? What lessons have you learned and what advice would you share?
Alex Azzi: In light of the challenges businesses face, I believe that finding and aligning personal mission with business mission is crucial for success in 2023. I advise businesses to focus on creating products and services that add value to people’s lives and help them overcome challenges.
Technology can be used to create innovative solutions that are accessible and affordable, and foster communities that support one another. As the world continues to change, it is important to be adaptable and open to new opportunities, while also staying true to your core mission and values.
As the CEO of VRWorkout, I have learned that the potential impact of VR fitness goes beyond just physical health. VR fitness has the ability to increase accessibility, make workouts more engaging, personalized, and foster virtual communities, while also improving mental health.
What does “success” in the year to come mean to you? It could be on a personal or business level, please share your vision.
Alex Azzi: Success in 2023 for me means achieving our goal of establishing VR fitness as a mainstream option for people to improve their physical and mental health. On a personal level, it means seeing people’s lives changed for the better through our technology.
I envision VRWorkout becoming a well-known brand and industry leader in the VR fitness space, with a loyal community of users who are passionate about our product. We aim to continue innovating and providing new and exciting experiences that keep users engaged and motivated to stay active.
Ultimately, success for us means making fitness more accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and contributing to a healthier world.
Jed Morley, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Alex Azzi for taking the time to do this interview and share his knowledge and experience with our readers.
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