This was quite a year! As I hinted in July: I have been working on a web-based service and it just went into its beta-testing phase today! Hurray!

The new service is called burntrac and it is a web-site for activity tracking, nutrition logging, fitness coaching, and find/organizing local fun events. That is quite a lot and it took me a whopping 10 month to implement the beta version of it.

First things first though! The idea for burntrac came to me when I was getting rather annoyed at the fitness web-site that I was using at the time. A lot of metrics and statistics that were presented to me were not really aligning with reality anymore. It turned out that other people had complained about this issue beforehand too, but to no avail. Then, a friend of mine, mentioned to me that she really would like an app (or something) for tracking nutrition information. That is a problem for me too, because calorie counts only help me so much, but I desperately need a way to check my micronutrient intake!

I started working on burntrac in January and I only stopped working on it for about 1-2 months when I was in Yoga teacher training. That was a good break though, since talking to a lot of fitness professionals helped me to narrow down all the ideas floating in my head and to create a more focused service.

Long story short: at this point only people that got a promocode from me can use burntrac. If you feel that you really need to be a beta-tester too, then feel free to get in touch with me. There might be a promocode waiting for you too!

I believe that burntrac is technically rather well-positioned and it will be interesting to see what the future holds!

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