Vigor workouts Client Review

Oct, 17 2016

Waren Claiborne, COO of Vigor Workouts

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review summary

The launched app excelled in beta testing, and Sunflower Lab is already working on new features for the next release. The development team’s honesty, accessibility, and service ensure trust from non-technical experts.








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Introduce your business and what you do there.

Vigor Workouts started out as a website where we used a survey and video system to record people’s physical assessments. From that information, we would create monthly tailored workout plans for that person. I’m the COO. I manage all the personal trainers on staff.


What challenge were you trying to address with Sunflower Lab?

We wanted to create an integrated members’ website and an app.


What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed an app that was able to communicate with the website so the user could get the same information from either one. We needed a messaging feature to be able to communicate. Parts of the app have graphing and areas where the user can input their own information that will then integrate into the graph automatically. We needed to have access to the platform so that our employees could upload exercises to our library. I am new to the coding world, but they were great at explaining things.

How did you come to work with Sunflower Lab?

Our CEO found them. We were trying to find someone who could do what we needed and stay within our budget. Many companies were charging $250,000 just to get started, which was not feasible for us as a startup. One of the companies that we looked at that was too expensive for us referred us to Sunflower Lab. They seemed very confident that they could do what we wanted. We looked at some of their work, and it seemed like they were a fit for us. We had a few conversations over the phone with them, and everything seemed to fall into place.

How much have you invested with Sunflower Lab?

We have spent approximately $100,000 on our relationship with Sunflower Lab.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have been working with them for two years, and the work is ongoing.

Results & Feedback

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I can’t speak to it yet because we’ve only done testing with the first launch and we didn’t do a mass one because we didn’t want to deter people from using the app until it was flushed out and all the details were in there.

The first system where we would do assessments over the internet and provide exercises was the beta testing in personal training. We plan to fully launch the app in May because we’re waiting on certifications to be able to branch into physical therapy, which was our goal from the beginning. Our CEO is a Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at USC, and he has to do an internship, so we’ve been working on presentations of our product for the company where he works. Before we got the presentation ready, they did a Google search on him and found links to what we were doing. They’re trying to work with us to switch what they have in their system over to ours because they checked the app out, and they like it much more than other products already available in the field.

How did Sunflower Lab perform from a project management standpoint?

We had been using a system called Basecamp within our own company, but when we started with Sunflower, they introduced us to Slack, and we now use that for all of our communication. They also use Google Documents so that we are all able to edit the same page at the same time. Any updates are loaded on Google Docs Spreadsheets, and we can add comments and questions.

What did you find most impressive about Sunflower Lab?

They are very honest, which is why I keep using them. I’ve never felt like I’ve been taken advantage of. Every conversation we’ve had has been very open and frank, which is very important for someone like me who is non-technical.

Are there any areas Sunflower Lab could improve?

In the very beginning, there was a slight language barrier because the owner and a lot of the employees are Indian. Within the first week, I was able to get used to how they communicated, and everything was fine after that.