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Wakeout

A new way to wake up—with workouts you do in your pajamas

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Jamie Williams@jamwilly420 · Tech geek and crowdfunding enthusiast
I have a few concerns regarding a workout in bed (potential back damage for instance). Will there be warnings to people who own a very soft mattress, or equivalent routines near the bed?
Lewis P. Conant@youtedp · I am looking for the new good products.
@jamwilly420 Good point. That was the first thing that came out of my mind when I saw this
Angus@angus_halen · Founder, Lyrical.me
@pddro I just can't see this as being in anyway safe. Saying that your models didn't report any problems while filming the video is a nonsense; have you had this properly vetted by medical and fitness professionals?
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@angus_halen Yes we have. Anyway, this isn't a hardcore fitness app, just body movements to get you out of bed. Not really getting the point here. Wakeouts are pretty safe and chill.
Osiris M.@mellamoosiris · Entrepreneurship, beer and metal 🤘
@angus_halen @pddro No doctor nor professional athlete would recommend to do sit ups on a mattress. You can clearly see in the gif how the model's lumbar area is sinked and that's just a recipe for back injuries. I get that you have to sell your app but don't tell people to chill just for stating the obvious risks.
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@angus_halen @mellamoosiris Edited my comment for clarity, not telling anyone that offers feedback to chill 🙈
Angus@angus_halen · Founder, Lyrical.me
@pddro cool, it's got no professional medical backing but "probably" fine. That will hold up in court I'm sure.
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@angus_halen 🤓 Woah, that escalated quickly. Seriously, I doubt anyone's going to take anyone to court over simple, lazy body movements that help people wake up. 😘
Paul Loffredo@occamsrazor_314
@angus_halen @pddro Woah, who spit in his avocado toast?! If you don't feel your back will hold up after :30 seconds of sit ups, try the exercise on the floor. Careful though, your carpet may be too plush to allow for medically safe menial exercise.
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@angus_halen @occamsrazor_314 Consult your doctor and local professional athlete before you attempt these Pijama Crunches or the Lazy Leg Raises.
Ana Cardona Morfin@anacmorphin · Just Tea No Shade
@pddro Also, you didn't consider the risks of choking should the pillow they're lifting falls on their face. Seriously. :P
Jamie Williams@jamwilly420 · Tech geek and crowdfunding enthusiast
Check this out: http://spr.ly/60078taCF just saw it on FITNESS fb page
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
Thanks for the hunt @robjama! Wakeout is the result of feedback we got from our readers of a newsletter we send called Power Mornings. In each of the 13 issues so far, we included a little home workout routine you do in bed or by the bedside to help you wake up. It was what our readers enjoyed the most out of the newsletter, so we decided to turn it into an app! 🛏 We designed 78 "Wakeouts" that you do drowsy, in the comfort of your bed, in your pajamas. Simple movements to help you wake up. 🏃 A wakeout routine is randomly generated and consists of three exercises. It takes less than three minutes, but it'll get your blood pumping. Pro subscribers can chose to keep going for as many exercises as their body can handle. ⚡️ You can either set the alarm to wake out as soon as you wake up, or hit the "Wakeout Now!" button and it'll generate a new routine on the fly. We're here all day, reading every comment. This project came out of feedback, and it'll get improved and polished with feedback. Please tell us all your concerns, ideas and issues. Have a powerful week, ⚡️🐻
Ian Kibble@iankibble
@pddro interested in the 'Power Mornings' newsletter - where can I subscribe? thanks!
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@iankibble Thanks! You can sub here (and btw, we've moved to a monthly format, website not yet updated): http://powermornings.co
Robleh Jama
Hunter
@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
This is one of the coolest alarm clocks / workout apps I've seen! That's coming from someone who's made an alarm clock app and several fitness apps :) Instant download. Congrats on the launch Pedro 💪
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@robjama This means a lot! Big fan of your work!
Dimitar Milanov@dmilanov · Consultant
Sorry but I cannot see how this is safe for areas such as your lower back or your wrists for that matter. Never mind you can take 2 seconds to get out of bed and do this on the floor
Patrick Gregory Meehan@patrick_gregory_meehan · Product Manager, PERQ
@dmilanov Completely agree. This is nonsense.
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@dmilanov @patrick_gregory_meehan 😢
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ Product Hunt
I love this idea. Reminds me a bit of 5 minute flow: http://maxshank.com/change-your-... Doing some full range of motion in the morning is GREAT for you. I do something similar everyday. The point of it isn't to be a "workout", but to get joints/muscles moving and ready for the day. I'd suggest adjusting the messaging here. Calling it a "workout in bed" makes it sound a bit too serious (which is why I'm guessing so many people are commenting about safety). I'd position it as a way to help you wake up / move / feel better throughout the day. No one's getting abs doing a 3 min workout by their bed. But they certainly can get blood flowing and improve range of motion.
Pedro Wunderlich
Maker
@pddro · Designer of oddball apps. Guatemala.
@mscccc Brilliant contribution, thank you Mike!