Wellsphere: A Healthy Lifestyle Community Now in Public Alpha

Posted Jan 29, 2007

Wellsphere was created by Ron Gutman and Dave Kashen, two MBA Stanford Business School alumni. Wellsphere is a social network that promotes wellness within the community of users and aims to help members ‘live healthier, happier lives.’ Through the network, Wellsphere aims to provide information regarding people, places, food & dining, and sport centers revolving around the welness theme.

Common uses for the website include finding trainers and instructors. Users also recommend gyms, yoga studios, spas, and other places for physical fitness. Wellsphere also encourages users to list healthy dishes at various restaurants and review sports equipment and apparel.

When creating a profile users fill in About You, Relationship Status, Orientation (Straight or Gay/Lesbian), Body Type, Height/Weight, and City/State. When this is done, users then create wellspheres (goals I want help others achieve and goals I want to achieve). Users also fill in their activities and skill levels for those activities.  Once this is done, users can search for activity partners or browse through Local Resources.

Events associated with Wellsphere appear to have a great turnout by looking at pictures on the Wellblog.  Wellsphere is growing rapidly and has an active user base, especially in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley.  I believe that the idea of the website and its premise will do wonders for the founders.  Everyone is seeking ways to become healthier.