On May 6, 2014 Weight Watchers confirmed that it has acquired Wello a startup that connects people with personal trainers to receive private fitness consultations through online video chat.
Wello is changing the way that people get and stay fit by connecting fitness professionals with clients over live, interactive video for convenient, affordable and effective workouts. Wello enables clients to easily search for, schedule and pay for 1-on-1 and group workout sessions with Wello-vetted fitness professionals. Wello sessions can be done from home, a hotel room, office or local park. A computer, webcam and internet connection is all that’s required – no fitness equipment needed.
About Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world’s leading commercial provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds more than 36,000 meetings each week where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. Weight Watchers provides innovative, digital weight management products through its websites, mobile sites and apps. Weight Watchers is the leading provider of Online subscription weight management products in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.
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