When you think of Netflix, you think of your butt on the couch for hours, maybe with a huge bucket of popcorn as you binge watch your favorite series. Well, now the streaming service wants to help get you moving.
The company just introduced something called the Netflix Personal Trainer, which serves up motivational words from your favorite Netflix characters. According to the streaming service, the trainer "connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth and uses an accelerometer to monitor your activity level during your workout." It also encourages you to work out more, because if you start getting lazy, the Netflix character you’ve chosen “will deliver motivational words to keep you going.”
And while that’s all well and good, this trainer can also interfere with your binge watching. Apparently if you’re watching Netflix while working out, or even listening to music, and you start slowing down, the trainer will pause your entertainment and you won’t be able to watch it again until you start moving.
Now this could get annoying, but it could also be fun, because you get to pick the trainer who’ll motivate you. There are 14 different motivational voices available including “Ultimate Beastmaster’s” Terry Crews, to characters from “Orange is the New Black,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” “The Crown” and more. Check out a video about the trainer to the right.