FitStar launches first app with NFL star Tony Gonzalez, creates custom-made train movies on the fly
Train apps are a dime a dozen and the health coaching video market is much more saturated. New comer FitStar sees a chance to mix the 2 varieties with an software platform that is half video CMS, with a particular twist. The primary app being provided, FitStar: Tony Gonzalez, creates a custom-made exercise routine in your iPad, pieced collectively from eighty totally different workouts that the star tight finish guides you thru. The top product is not terribly dissimilar out of your common exercise DVD, however the route it takes to get there’s dramatically totally different. Whenever you first launch the app you will be requested to create an account and fill out some primary details about your self together with your degree of health. A quick evaluation program helps set up a baseline, then a routine is generated dynamically only for you utilizing particular algorithms. The truth is, each time you hearth it up, a brand new routine is created to maintain you from becoming bored with a repetitive exercise plan.
The app depends totally on guide suggestions from you, so mendacity about what number of push-ups you probably did or how a lot you struggled will solely end in a much less precisely tailor-made session your subsequent time round. However, should you reply truthfully, FitStar will have the ability to actually superb tune a routine for you — in case you’ve acquired robust lats the app will push you a bit additional throughout again workouts, or in case you’re trying to construct up your quads might ask you to do extra squats. The FitStar platform is able to importing knowledge from health merchandise like coronary heart price screens and sensible scales, providing a shocking quantity of flexibility. And future apps might even combine with exercise providers like Up or Fitbit.
Whereas the Tony Gonzalez app is the large information as we speak, what makes the providing fascinating is the promise of future expandability. New content material can simply be added with out the necessity to undergo Apple’s approval course of, because the clips are pulled from a central on-line database. And CEO Mike Maser insinuated that enlargement packs might be within the pipeline that may add weight coaching or yoga to the primarily physique weight-based mostly strikes included at launch. In fact, there are social options for sharing phrases of encouragement and actions with pals. And, since FitStar is a platform and never only a standalone app, your connections will switch mechanically to new titles down the street. FitStar: Tony Gonzalez is free to obtain, although, you will have to pay for a subscription to unlock some premium options. Is it actually like having a digital private coach? Not fairly. However, it definitely will get nearer to that objective than different apps.
FITSTAR USHERS IN NEW ERA OF FITNESS:
NFL STAR TONY GONZALEZ FEATURED IN NEW ADAPTIVE VIDEO-BASED FITNESS APP FOR IPAD SAN FRANCISCO
June 6, 2013 – FitStar, a subsequent-era health firm devoted to mixing the facility of iPad and immersive well being and health content material, has launched its first app, FitStar: Tony Gonzalez solely on the App Retailer.
FitStar’s debut video-based mostly health app options Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) celebrity and future Corridor-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez in an interactive and adaptive exercise system that acts as a private coach. With a customizable program permitting individuals to progress at their very own price, FitStar offers a variety of workouts and objectives-based mostly packages at launch and can proceed so as to add routines and extra content material over time.
“It is our mission to create health apps impressed by true health specialists,” stated Mike Maser, CEO, FitStar. “Tony and FitStar share the identical imaginative and prescient of creating health and wellness extra accessible, interesting and galvanizing to a broad viewers, and teaming up with Tony on FitStar: Tony Gonzalez, for our first health app, was a pure match. We sit up for evolving our platform and including help for extra cellular units with suggestions from everybody who makes use of FitStar.” FitStar: Tony Gonzalez leads customers by way of an preliminary health check that creates a customized program with recommendation for general conditioning, weight reduction and vitamin. The adaptive nature of the app’s tailor-made health packages imply that it is completely suited to individuals simply beginning a health way of life or these already in form however trying to take themselves to the subsequent degree. FitStar: Tony Gonzalez caters to a cellular, on-the-go way of life with exercises that may be executed anytime, anyplace because it requires little to no gear by specializing in a variety of dynamic workouts that use physique weight. The app is constructed on the FitStar platform that permits speedy addition of latest content material, connects with health monitoring units and streaming media providers and is cloud-enabled to permit individuals to attach with associates, share achievements and monitor progress.
“Well being is my private ardour and I labored intently with FitStar to place collectively a extremely efficient but completely customizable program from my private train routines and vitamin habits,” stated Tony Gonzalez. “The wonderful thing about FitStar is that it is designed for everybody and all over the place: from newbies to health specialists, on the street or at house. The power to have an actual impression on individuals’s properly-being is an unimaginable honor.”
Returning for his seventeenth NFL season, Tony Gonzalez is called a health guru whose health lifestylehas helped him keep a excessive degree of athletic excellence over the previous few years of his profession.
FitStar: Tony Gonzalez is the primary product from FitStar, underscoring the corporate’s mission to encourage individuals to reside more healthy lives by creating progressive well being and health apps.
FitStar is backed by an inventory of excessive profile know-how, leisure and sports activities leaders together with Google Ventures, Advancit Capital, the enterprise capital agency launched by Viacom Inc. and CBS Company vice chairman Shari Redstone, and FLOODGATE Fund, a number one enterprise and know-how funding agency managed by tech pioneer Mike Maples, Jr.
The FitStar: Tony Gonzalez App is accessible totally free from the App Retailer on iPad or at www.AppStore.com/FitStarTonyGonzalez.
For extra info and on-going updates, please go to www.fitstar.com.
FitStar Labs, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco. The corporate’s mission is to construct a digital well being and health platform to encourage individuals to reside more healthy lives. Based in 2012, the corporate is backed by a number of outstanding angels and enterprise buyers together with Google Ventures, Advancit Capital, FLOODGATE Fund, Founder Collective, MESA+, Neil Younger and Bob Stevenson’s LLL Capital, Ronnie Lott and Ed Zander