Personal Training App Tapactive Brings Personal Trainers to You

Get ready to see more workout groups at your local park. Tapactive, a NYC-based company, has redefined how you work out with a trainer.   Launched…

Get ready to see more workout groups at your local park. Tapactive, a NYC-based company, has redefined how you work out with a trainer.


Launched in early May of this year, Tapactive paved the way for how we exercise with friends. Founded by Dan Ovid and Robert Victor, Tapactive supplies customers with personal trainers on demand, even at the last minute, through mobile phones. The company delivers a personal trainer that fits your needs and goals based on a questionnaire directly to your home, office, park or private gym. You can meet with a professional boxer or a trained Pilates instructor depending on what your interests are. Training for a marathon? Tapactive has instructors for that too.

The customer service department is on point, so no need to stress about what park to choose or which instructor is the best. I had a training session booked within 10 minutes and was even given an additional $15 credit.


I went with the standard strength training session on a Sunday evening at 6 pm. My trainer, a seasoned boxer, brought with him TRX ropes and mats for our hour together. Starting with some basic stretching, we moved into a series of TRX workouts involving squats and chest-pulls, and then lunges mixed with cardio and ended with an intense core workout on the mats.

Sure, you can get a trainer at your local gym, but there's something to be said for working out in an unconventional space. With sessions starting at $79 and $10 -$20 for each additional person, it's a perfect activity to organize with a group. Imagine Pilates with your closest friends in a park overlooking the Hudson. How much more motivation could you possibly need?

The company is currently in beta, serving only Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn depending on the trainer's availability. With plans to extend to the Hamptons for beachside sessions, the company is bound to grow significantly. The future of the company seems promising, especially in NYC. With most people always on the go and with more and more people using mobile apps to accommodate their fitness routines, Tapactive is a nice addition. The company plans to integrate their platform with devices like Nike + API, creating the perfect marriage between digital motivation and real-life instruction.

Not only is it a nice alternative to a bottomless mimosa brunch with friends, it's also a bit cheaper.

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