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Liberty grads create iPhone/iTouch fitness application

March 29, 2010 : Kristen Riordan

Two innovative Liberty University graduates have contributed their talent to the generation of handheld convenience. Alumni Bryan Dulaney (’08) and Brad Blackburn (’07) helped create a one-of-a-kind fitness application for the iPhone and iTouch called “Fit Pulse,” released in December 2009.

Fit Pulse makes it possible to keep track of personal fitness and nutrition plans at the touch of a button, including socializing and competing with other Fit Pulse members. It is designed for iPhone/iTouch users who work out or plan to start working out and want to easily manage their fitness program. The application keeps track of workout milestones while integrating the social networks platforms Twitter and Facebook.

After majoring in Biblical Studies and Graphic Design at Liberty, Blackburn started a design agency, B2B Studios, in Florida. The boutique digital arts agency provides high-quality design services to clients across the nation.

B2B Studios partnered with Dulaney and Somba Mobile (a company run by former Liberty students William Herring and Mark Hammonds), which strives to create high-quality brand name applications for the iPhone.

“Working on Fit Pulse has been a great experience,” said Dulaney, who majored in Marketing. “We have all put a lot of hard work and prayer into this app and our goal is for it to be relevant and useful in helping people achieve their fitness goals.”

The group attributes much of their success to their time at Liberty.

“We feel very humbled for the experience [we had]at Liberty and very thankful that we were able to attend school and work there, specifically under [LU founder] Dr. [Jerry} Falwell,” Blackburn said. “More than anything else Liberty equipped us spiritually to be everything we are today and everything we hope to be in the future.”


  • Fit Pulse is available through iTunes.