2013 was a big year for Zamzee as we pursued our quest to improve kids’ health by making physical activity more fun. We launched our healthcare business and built new enterprise products to help motivate, measure and manage physical activity. Here are the highlights:
Meanwhile, all the Zamzee users were moving and taking Zamzee Challenges to earn Zamz. In March, pburdette became the first Zamzee user to earn a free XBox in 2013!
Every month, new Zamzee group programs were being launched in healthcare settings and schools across the country. And in June, the students at Greenfield Hebrew Academy in Atlanta, Georgia recorded over one million minutes of physical activity with their Zamzee meters! Way to go, GHA!
On the national front, this year obesity was finally recognized by the American Medical Association as a disease. This status upgrade by the nation’s largest physician group helped cement obesity’s status as a real and serious health crisis facing the nation.
Physical activity also gained important recognition over the summer. Just ask Dr. Frieden, the Director of the CDC: moving is the closest thing we have to a wonder drug.
While obesity and physical activity were gaining national media attention, Zamzee was traveling the country talking to physicians and school leaders about how we use technology to increase physical activity.
Our year ended with the launch of a new Program Curriculum for Zamzee for Groups instructors. Folks are already queuing up to try it!
From partnerships to product launches, 2013 has been a milestone year for Zamzee. Thanks for joining us on the adventure!