Thanks for reaching out, it's great to hear from you!
There is a certain comfort achieved after having gone through the process once, however I believe that it's almost human nature to second guess your own ideas. I think that the best thing to pull away from the process I went through is that it's only natural to be intimidated / second guess yourself. However, in OpenIDEO's platform there are no distinctively bad or distinctively good ideas, everything is fluid and has potential. The only way to be a part of it, is to jump right in. So, I guess that's my opinion, even though it can be intimidating you should just jump right in (and that's what I plan to do from here on out, haha)
Great to hear from you! You make some really great points, especially that people stick with workouts better when they are more accountable! That is one of your foundational outlooks, that this motivational band will help build communities that keep one another accountable.
Did you check out our website? www.lizzarro.wix.com/sweatsmart
Under the 'Join us' tab we have some example user profiles where you can message one another and build community calendars, as well as build your 'ranking'. The Ranking system is similar to the levels idea that you mentioned in your comment- the more you check in after exercising and the more you exercise with your community the higher your rank will become.
I think adding a personal goal chart would be a great aspect for our Users. We currently have a place on the User profile pages where they can write anything they would like, i.e. goals, motivations, things that have held them back in the past, etc.
Maybe we could have the community leaders develop weekly goals for their communities, kinda like allowing the community to take control of the micro aspects? What are your thoughts?