As he contemplated this concept, he kept coming up with reasons that this was a good idea. His mother had fallen while walking alone on a nature path, breaking her leg in multiple places, and was later fearful of walking alone, a concern that countless others shared. Some people sometimes need to just get out of the house and talk to someone. Others wanted to exercise, but not with the intensity and expense of L.A. personal trainers or classes. With more reasons stacking up, he launched The People Walker, made a Facebook page and tacked flyers around L.A.
What he didn’t expect was for the idea to become extremely popular, but not because he was getting walking requests from people all over the world, but because of the positive impact it had on people. Smartphones and social media had replaced real human relationships, and people were feeling isolated.
Chuck realized he needed to create an app so that he can bring on more walkers and bring the service to other cities. Chuck met Aryan in Australia at a wedding and the two agreed to grow the company together with the mission to have their service create positive momentum in people’s lives through movement and connection. As they brought on more walkers and team members, they decided to drop “The” from “The People Walker” and call the company “People Walker.” Now People Walker hopes to help people all over the world by getting them out of the house, moving, and connecting with people offline.