As the weather begins to get warmer and we can finally admit that it is indeed Spring, there is often a boost in gym memberships as people start to wear their summer wardrobe again. Korean startup Everthink is a company dedicated to making fitness more accessible for everyone, no matter where you are through its mobile app, Fitness Coach.
Working out isn’t easy for everyone. Some people are conscious of the their image or don’t know how to use the machines in the gym. Constantly having to ask a trainer can be embarrassing and personal trainers are also expensive. Fitness Coach is a great app if you are new to exercise or would just like someone to help guide you through a routine. A virtual coach guides you through your exercises along with voice-over instructions, making it easy to follow the correct posture and form.
While there are many other exercise apps on the market, simply knowing how to do a certain exercise is not enough. The app is based around a comprehensive selection of workout routines and includes circuits, aerobics, home workouts, gym workouts, specific body-part exercises and a 12 week routine for beginners. There are even stretching and back-pain routines for those looking for a less strenuous exercise program. Nevertheless, content is not watered down and more advanced exercises such as kettlebell workouts are also covered.
One of things I personally find a little annoying while working out at home is keeping an eye on the time in between sets to make sure I don’t rest to long. Fitness Coach gives you one less thing to think about by automatically displaying the rest time after sets and restarting the video once the time is up. There is also no need to feel restricted by default settings either, the number of reps, sets and rest time are all fully customizable and you can even select a music track to match the mood of your workout.
Of course keeping track of your progress is essential to stay motivated and Fitness Coach does a great job of this. Enter in your height, body weight, fat, and other measurements to view your changes easily via a graph. Workouts can also be recorded in the built-in calender so you can see what you did specifically on each day.
Everthink was founded almost one year ago on the 1st of April and earlier released the app Yoga Coach. Founder Kim Jong-hyeok was always interested in fitness and started the company after finding that other exercise apps available on the market were not very helpful or comprehensive. While Fitness Coach currently only supports English and Korean, Japanese will be added in April followed by other languages at a later stage.
Download the app for iPad or iPhone here. An Android version will be released later this year.