Shape of Things to Come

June 26, 2015

shapeU-logoSeal-Bin Han ’17, a self-described “scrawny, nerdy kid,” came back from Johns Hopkins’ Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center one night last semester feeling down. “It’s a culture,” he says of the gym. “I didn’t know how to use the equipment, and people looked at me funny when I went to the weight room.”

Stopping by a friend’s room in his dorm after he returned from the gym that night, Han remembers, the two chatted about how there had to be a solution for eager but ignorant gym goers like them who were hesitant to pay the often expensive costs of personal training. That solution has now materialized in a company Han and his colleagues launched in September 2014 called ShapeU.

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