Our mission is to improve global health and activity rates by revolutionizing the fitness experience. While researching for Gixo, we were stunned to discover how little activity it took to see massive health benefits. We also asked tons and tons of people why they don’t exercise. There wasn’t a single person who questioned the idea that exercise is important. Instead they asked, “How do I make time for it?” and “Why does it have to suck so much?” We knew we could create something to solve those problems. Gixo is a mobile app that offers more than 180 live fitness classes for anyone and at all levels, every week. Users can workout from home, the office, their neighborhood, or the great outdoors – essentially turning phones into virtual gyms. There is a variety of workouts – 15, 25 or 40-minute sessions – that range from cardio (like walking and running) to strength training (focusing on areas like core and glutes). Every class has great mixed music with an awesome live coach giving feedback and tracking your progress throughout the entire workout.
Selina Tobaccowala, Cofounder
Selina Tobaccowala is co-founder and CEO of Gixo, a fitness app that offers live classes for anyone to exercise anywhere. Their mission is to create better, more social fitness experiences. She also currently serves on the board of Redfin.
Prior, Selina was President and CTO of SurveyMonkey, where she was responsible for all products sold through its self-serve sales channel, and led marketing, growth, product, and engineering. During Tobaccowala’s tenure at SurveyMonkey, the website has become the world’s leading survey platform with more than 15 million customers globally. Before SurveyMonkey, she has held leadership positions at TicketMaster’s Europe division and Entertainment Publications. In 1997, she co-founded top online invitation and social planning website Evite, where she led the company’s development, operations and strategic direction.
Selina holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.