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Workouts with friends: Owings Mills start-up brings social interaction to home fitness

Workouts with friends: Owings Mills start-up brings social interaction to home fitness

Three times a week, Paulette Goodwin traveled 45 minutes from her Edgewood home to Garrison Forest School's athletic center for a fitness class with instructor Monte Sanders. In just four weeks, she had lost 41/2 inches from her waist, and she wished she could work out with Sanders even more often.

In October, Goodwin, 49, found a way to do that within her own home. She worked out to online fitness videos produced by Sanders, all while livestreaming her workout with friends and family in other states. She was one of the first to try BurnAlong, an online fitness platform from an Owings Mills-based startup.

"I can see them. They can see me, and you get to challenge...

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