Ommyx Breaks Through Confusion of Wellness With Computer Learning
CrossFitters and fitness enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for new ways to better pursue improved health. They now have a brand-new option in Ommyx, which uses computer learning to break through the confusion of wellness like the Kool-Aid man going through the wall.
One big thing: Gathering data and clearly translating it is the key focus, and Ommyx works with a wide variety of outside sources. The app has native support for several wearable devices, pieces of fitness equipment, and data services.
- The list of supported connections includes Apple Health, WHOOP, Oura Ring, Strava, Fitbit, Peloton, Garmin, Concept2, Eight Sleep, Polar, Suunto, Tempo, Wahoo Fitness, Withings, and Zwift.
- The Ommyx app gathers data from these devices, and it uses computer learning to examine it all. It “generates hypotheses about your current physiological condition” and makes recommendations for optimizing that condition.
- Ommyx also narrows the focus down to each individual user. What works for one person will not work for everyone. Ommyx examines body type, gender, age, and goals while determining how each body will change based on certain tweaks.
Kassandra Hobart, Ommyx Co-Founder: “It’s the season of life, it’s how your body’s changed, grown, and developed. It’s your stress capacity, it’s your perceived sleep versus your real estate. There’s all these other factors that go into it.
“So that’s what I love about Ommyx is that it evolves with you. It’s not a one-size-fits-all. But the app actually will help you in whatever season of life you’re in. It’s not just looking at your historical data, but it’s looking at what you’re doing right now too.”
Hobart is a co-founder of Ommyx – joining CEO David Mehlman and Benjamin Chaikin. She is also one of multiple experts that have helped bring Ommyx to market. Hobart’s focus is on nutrition and fitness, and she joins a group of experts brought in to pursue the goal of providing a product that can benefit everyone regardless of background.
- “Our product is system agnostic,” Mehlman said. “We don’t care whether you wear a WHOOP or Oura, or are paleo or vegan, or do CrossFit or Decathlon.”
- “We are using data and your historical individual experience to guide and determine what things can have a causal impact or a causal relationship with other things that you do.”
One unique selling point of Ommyx is that it has a custom-built food tracker. There is no need to open other apps to input protein, fat, and carb sources; it is all in Ommyx. There is also the option to input your own nutrition goals or have Ommyx calculate them for you based on your other data points. Users can also just hide the goals and focus on tracking food.
The reason: Anyone that has tried to improve their overall health has stumbled upon thousands of articles and YouTube videos offering solutions. Some try to sell programs while advertising six pack abs in 30 days while others talk about “one quick fix” to boost metabolism and get a beach body.
- A common theme in many of these “solutions” is that they often try to sell a specific program, whether it is a meal plan, workout routine, or supplement.
- This is not the goal of Ommyx. Instead, the focus is on analyzing and presenting the data along with recommendations for incremental and sustainable changes.
- Recommendations could be as simple as “ingest a certain number of carbohydrates before working out” or “wake up 30 minutes earlier” during the week. Waking up at 4:30 a.m. and working out may be ideal for Jocko Willink, but it’s certainly not sustainable for other people.
Mehlman: “My background is in analysis. I started my career on Wall Street, and it just never made sense to me that there was one thing that everyone could do, or one pill that everyone could take, or one exercise everyone should do given how different we all are.”
“I think a lot of that frustration for me came from reading articles or things in the space, where it was like, ‘This is why you shouldn’t work out in the mornings’ or ‘why you should only eat eggs on Wednesdays.’
“…Our goal and our dream is to be a source of truth and to provide people with information and education and let them make their own decisions because so many of these things are prohibitive. That’s where you just see people are unable to stick with them for a long time.”
The price: One important question that must be answered focuses on the cost of entry. Ommyx is $19.99 per month, but a year subscription is also available at $179.99. This is a 25 percent discount over the monthly price.
- Morning Chalk Up subscribers will have the opportunity to get a special look at the app. They can use the code CHALKUP at check out in the Apple Store to receive one month free. Ommyx is not currently available on the Google Play store.