W8X

W8X provides the most effective and engaging workouts through connected fitness equipment—think Peloton for strength training

Strength training powered by robotics

W8X helps athletes get the most out of their workout. Our training system automatically changes resistance to adapt to a user's needs. The system is the size of a shoebox and provides safer and more effective training than traditional equipment. Controlled through an app, the system also tracks metrics and provides valuable feedback. We are working with leading coaches and professional athletes to reinvent strength training for the gym and for the home.

Our Team

The W8X team shares a passion for health, fitness, and technology. We are here to create a fitness revolution starting with elite and professional athletes.

Andres Calvo

CTO

Andres researched wearable robotics at the MIT Media Lab (M.S., 15'). He has five years of work experience developing software and designing user interfaces for wearable devices as a contractor at the Air Force Research Labs.

Felix Huettenbach

President

Felix is a serial entrepreneur who received his degree in Technology and Management from the Technical University of Munich. He has experience founding two startups and working in private equity and as a business advisor.

Alex Breton

Head of Product

Alex has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has designed and built robotic systems at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and has extensive product design experience working at a medical device company, SpineFrontier.

Sonal Singh

Business Development

Sonal is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She has a background in Marketing, Business Development, Risk, and Product Strategy from her experience at Discover and VISA.

Alex Lednev

Software Engineering

Alex is an electrical engineer at MIT (B.S. 16', M.Eng. 18'). He has relevant experience in high performance power electronics from his work at the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One Team and at the Porsche Motorsports LMP1 Team.

Our Interns

The W8X team shares a passion for health, fitness, and technology. We are here to create a fitness revolution starting with elite and professional athletes.

Charlotte Folinus

R&D

Christine Noh

Product Design

Julia Rue

Industrial Design

Rob DiSanto

Product Design

Donovan Doyle

Business Development

Daniel 'Gonzo' Gonzalez

Software Development

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Email us at info@w8x.life

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