Thor Sketch

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Alven and I built a small webapp together that I wanted to share with you today: motivation.io.

The idea behind motivation.io is simple: when I go workout at the gym and lift weights, it requires a lot of effort and energy. What I like to do before I go to the gym is open YouTube, search for bodybuilding motivation, and then watch a video or two to get myself pumped up for the gym.

While this has been working great for the past two years or so, it gets tedious after a while. It’s hard to find fresh videos that are of decent quality, and it adds an extra minute or two onto my daily pre-workout ritual.

motivation.io solves this problem for me. When you visit the site, it randomly plays a high quality (hand selected) weight lifting video to get you pumped up. Want to watch a few? No problem, after the current video ends it’ll load up another video random, for as long as you want. As long as the device you’re on can play YouTube videos, you should have no problem getting it to work on your laptop, mobile phone, etc.

Anyhow, if you’re into lifting weights, give motivation.io a try and let me know what you think!