About Fit Leagues

Fit Leagues was started in the fall of 2011 when I had the idea of combining the motivational aspects of a league and ladder system that is frequently used by online video games and applying that to endurance fitness activities. I figured that if I could see how much others like me were exercising it might get me out there more often. Even better, if I could see that I could get ahead of someone else by running 1 more mile or going for a short bike ride, I would be much more likely to do it.

Then with the help of a few friends, this site was created. Even in the beginning with just a couple of friends using the site, I have found that I am much more likely to go for a bike ride or run each day and each of those activities is probably a little bit longer than they would have been otherwise.

--Dan Oachs