Get more work done, faster, more enjoyably — alongside some great people.

Here at Ultraworking, we’re constantly searching for why peak performance happens.

You know the feeling, of course — flow state. Everything happens quickly and easily. Work clicks, flow state happens, time flies by, and everything gets done faster than you thought possible.

Flow state and peak performance feel great and lead to getting an immense amount done. If you’re ambitious and want to do a lot in the world, you know that getting into flow and buzzsawing through your work is a fast-track to getting more of the work you care about done.

So how do we make that peak performance happen?

The Work Gym:
Virtual Coworking for Overachievers

We’ve invented a lot of tech over the last couple years and gotten an amazing reception from people in demand fields — attorneys who bill $1000/hour, inventors commercializing new research into industrial products, a wide variety of executives and startup founders, PhD candidates, accountants, programmers, and people doing amazing creative work.

We found two things —

(1) There’s immense productivity benefits from the accountability and social factors of working alongside great people.

(2) Some lightweight structure is highly-beneficial for dropping into flow state regularly.

That’s what we’ve built with The Work Gym — a place to come work alongside some of the most terrific people in the world, with lightweight structure and tech to keep a session on-track and ensure you’re getting all your work done.

The Work Gym:
Social Factors

 
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The type of people in our orbit are all analytical, ambitious, and excellence-oriented — within 48 hours of the TWG launch, we had members in over 15 countries including the United States and Canada, three Latin American countries, eight European countries, four countries in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

These are incredible people — attorneys doing interesting international and tech law, inventors, startup founders, PhD candidates, accountants, managers, programmers, engineers, and creatives.

We all can use more excellent people in our lives, and working alongside terrific people is a fast-track to flow state. It’s inspiring and makes work more enjoyable, you wind up learning about how people in different fields think during breaks and debriefs after sessions, and knowing you’re accountable to everyone else there has a highly motivating effect.

But let’s not be shy about saying it — almost all virtual coworking spots online have failed in the past. “Good concept, but it seems to not be working” type stuff.

We think that’s primarily because of a most people lack of lightweight structure to stay on track.

Work Cycles:
A Lightweight Structure for Flow State and Productivity

Here at The Work Gym, we don’t just get people together on video calls — we have an extremely lightweight, fast-moving structure of working called Work Cycles.

If you’re in the Ultraworking orbit, you’ve probably come across Work Cycles by now — it’s a structured way of working where attendees get anywhere from 10% to 400% boosts to productivity in a structured work session.

Now, 400% sounds crazy at first until you realize it’s merely getting two normal days of work done in a half-day — something we’ve all done when we’ve been under deadline pressure or in an inspired flow state. Attendees regularly report +200% to +400% over their normal baseline.

This is done by spending 5-10 minutes of lightweight planning before embarking on a work session —

 
 

Then, during the Work Session, you break down each 30-minute block of progress you’re going to make. This gives you an objective, accountable target to hit for the next 30 minutes.

With practice, this setup takes 1 minute for every 30 minutes of work you do, and it keeps you on-track, forcing you to clarify exactly what you’re doing, and marking whether you got it done or not —

 
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We typically work in 30 minute blocks of focused work, followed by 10 minutes of breaks to evaluate and plan the next block as well as take a break. Attendees to TWG events can socialize a bit on the breaks, share thoughts, and get feedback from whoever is moderating the round of Work Cycles.

Meanwhile, our tech will automatically graph your completion rates and how your energy and morale change over time. When you’re on Work Cycles, you’ll never have that, “Wait, what did I do today?” feeling ever again.

Work Cycles Every Saturday and Sunday:
Special Launch Pricing

Our first core feature of The Work Gym is having regular, instructor-run Work Cycles available.

We're launching by having two Work Cycles sessions each week — on each Saturday and Sunday, from 4PM-8PM Eastern time (1PM-5PM Pacific).

It’s dead-simple:

(1) Join the Work Gym.
(2) Block the calendar for the session(s) you want to attend.
(3) Show up on the videoconferencing call.
(4) Get a ton of work done.

No prep is needed beforehand — we’ll have the moderator of each session set up and explain how to get started, and walk you through planning your session quickly and then get into working.

There’s minimal theory — a few best practices around setup and planning, but then it’s just getting your work in a maximally supportive environment with some great lightweight tech helping you stay on track.

“The biggest thing I realized is that when I focused during Work Cycles, I can get a workday done in 3 hours... By getting the work done in disciplined cycles, that then frees me up to work on bigger things, as well as showing me where I was wasting time in the past.”

— Glennn Holman, Consultant; Dallas, Texas

Special Launch Pricing for TWG

The Work Gym is launching with Cycles every Saturday and Sunday at 4PM Eastern Standard Time (1PM Pacific). Yes, there will be two sessions every single week.

For Launch, a pioneer TWG membership will be $49/month, billed quarterly. We anticipate that we'll charge either $99/month or $199/month once the full suite of functionality for The Work Gym is available, but people joining at the special Launch pricing will be grandfathered into that rate forever.

At $49/month, we think it’s a darn good value even if you only come once per month — in the past, we charged $140 for a single weekend of Work Cycles, and people signed up, had a great time, and came back again and again. We think the launch pricing is a total no-brainer even if you come once a month, but if you want to come 8x/month — that’s great too, the more Work Cycles the merrier.

“I was pleasantly surprised with my performance — at least 3x more productive than normal. I’ve read about productivity best practices and implemented some of them before, but you have to try something like this to really experience the benefits.”

— Neil Taylor, Commercial Director at Mobedia; London, UK

When you join TWG, you’re going to (1) get an immense amount done, (2) with some great people working alongside you. For some people, it’s a total game-changer — again, we get reports ranging from measurable +20% to +400% increases in attendee output.

Long-Term Roadmap for TWG

We think our initial Work Cycles 2x/week are already worth the price of admission for TWG, but we've got some big plans going forwards. Here's the roadmap —

1. Work Cycles 24/7: As our membership grows and we're able to bring on more staff to run sessions, we'll move to hosting multiple times per week, and multiple times per day — if the demand is there across timezones, we’ll eventually get to having four sessions per day, 365 days per year. Within a year or so of launch, you should be able to do some Cycles whenever you want with some great people there.

2. Standard Formats for Accountability Groups, Business Groups, and Book Clubs: A huge number of the most productive people in the world — in business and entrepreneurship, in creative work, and in a host of other disciplines — are part of accountability groups, discussion groups, or book clubs. The problem is, these are hard to get going and hard to keep going. We're currently developing technology to streamline this process so people can join standard-format groups for excellent discussions, accountability, and sharing lessons.

3. Matchmaking Features for Group Discussions and Productivity: If you log into any modern multiplayer video game, you can get connected with another player somewhere around the world with a similar skill level to play a match against them. We think this type of functionality should exist for productivity, work sessions, and discussions — through a mix of surveys and code, get paired with someone at similar skillset and with similar goals, in order to have either a quick shared work session or to explore long-term sharing and discussion.

4. Comprehensive Data and Personalized Guidance: What hours of the day do you perform best? How much work did you do yesterday, last week, and last month? We're building a platform that can take all your data from individual work sessions, as well as habits and longer-term endeavors, to see your stats and get guidance on when you perform best and how you can perform better.

5. Ongoing Tech and Training for Habits, Mental and Physical Performance, Planning, Estimation, and Better Work Sessions. We're starting with Work Cycles because there's an obvious benefit to being able to log on and have a highly productive high-accountability work session once per week. Over time, we'll be building out a mix of tech and events to help you ensure your habits are on-track, your plans and planning are on-track and current, and everything is running smoothly.

6. A ton more stuff to help you get immensely more done. Over time, we'll be releasing a bunch of members-only events and community features, a bunch of useful and insightful ways to track and improve your progress, and integrating with other popular services that do the same. We're working towards helping you get control of how all your time and attention goes, and deploying it to have the best possible life.

These added features are in development right now — as we get closer to feature completeness, we'll be increasing the price, but Pioneer members will be grandfathered into the $49/month pricing forever.

“As a programmer when I first heard of cycles I had some reservations. But after some real world experience, I went on to realize that if your tasks aren't divided into small enough pieces that they fit within 30 minutes, you probably don't know the problem well enough. So now I'm sold on using cycles for programming - it's saved me from a lot of wasted time and effort.”

— Han Chang, Programmer, San Francisco, CA

Join Today, Get Pioneer Pricing Forever

In the past, we used to charge $140 for a two-day set of Work Cycles. Now, you can get Work Cycles twice every weekend for just $49/month billed quarterly.

We think Work Cycles alone is worth the price of admission here, since it's a massive boost to quality of life and performance. Over time, we'll move towards having Work Cycles available 24/7 for members to be able to log in and get their work done with accountability and guidance in a terrific environment with other great people around.

We're particularly excited to help members form accountability groups, business discussion groups, and book clubs with people of similar interests and skill levels. Some very cool stuff is in the works.

And really, a lot more is coming. We think at $49/month ($147 per quarter), it's a great value that's going to become an even better value over time. People who get Pioneer Pricing now will be grandfathered into pioneer pricing forever, even when the price goes to $99/month or $199/month eventually.

We're aiming to make this the single most useful and productivity-enhancing resource on all of the Internet — an ambitious vision, to be sure, but one we think we're capable of reaching.

If you join today, you'll get access to 8+ sets of guided Work Cycles every month, and all the upcoming features — we'll be releasing major features every month, to help you get more work done and connect with other like-minded people.

And finally — we stand by our work with a 100% guarantee. On the vanishingly unlikely chance that TWG doesn’t help you hit much higher levels of performance, we’d be happy to courteously refund 100% of what you paid with no questions asked.

“Enthusiastically recommended IF you’re serious about leveling-up.”

— Gregg Jones, U.S. Army Special Forces Officer (retired), Georgetown Professor

Ready to check it out? You can join here —

In our launch window, Pioneer Pricing is $49/month, paid quarterly. ($147 for three months).

Members joining at Pioneer Pricing will keep that $49/month rate forever; we anticipate charging $99/month or $199/month once we get to feature-complete.

Salutations!,
Sebastian Marshall and Kai Zau
Ultraworking