Lockdown wellness: 6 Fitness apps you must download to stay fit

Fitness Apps

Globally, coronavirus positive cases are touching the sky with each passing day. India has jumped to being one of the top 10 worst-hit countries. Although the Government has permitted some offices and factories to resume their operations, many people still prefer to work from home to avoid getting Covid 19.

It is definite that we are away from access to space that we had before the lockdown. The lockdown has not only hampered many people’s mental but physical health as well. In fact, gym, yoga studio and fitness centres remain shut. However, keeping the mind and the body fit is equally important right now.

As we don’t have an option to go out and workout, here are some mobile fitness apps which will help us to stay fit and fine during lockdown.

  1. StepSetGo

StepSetGo (SSG) is a fitness tracking and gamification app. The aim of this app is to motivate people to get fit. This is done by providing incentives to the process of walking itself. People walk and in turn they earn SSG-coins – StepSetGo’s in-app currency – as pertheir walk counts. These earned coins can be used to redeem freebies and exclusive discounts on the app’s bazaar.

SSG app was launched by Shivjeet Ghatge, CEO and Co-Founder, in January 2019. Now, it has crossed 5 million downloads and has 4.2 ratings on Google Play Store.

“Given the COVID-19 situation, it is imperative for any brand to consider the implications of the on-going crisis on the direct consumer. Keeping our user’s happiness and emotional quotient in mind, at StepSetGo, we are consistently working towards offering innovative engagement to keep the users occupied both mentally and physically,” Said Shivjeet.

StepSetGo has also introduced a campaign #CountingOnYou during initial 21 days of lockdown, where users were encouraged to walk at home as much as possible. It has launched multiple FitGames for users not only for expending physical energy but mental well-being too.

SSG is in partnership with several edtech startups over the last two months. This includes upGrad, Shaw Academy, Toppscholars, Edubull and MyCaptain. They joined hands together to motivate their users to adopt new hobbies and learn new things. By using SSG coins on the app, users can avail these courses.

Since the Lockdown 1.0 was announced on 24th March 2020, a total of 488,000 unique users have participated in walking challenges on this platform.

  1. Twellness App

TW (Twellness) is a Technogym’s new fitness app based in Bologna, Italy. It conducts specialised sessions by master trainers for users across the globe. Pankaj Arora, MD of Technogym India said, “In these challenging times, our digital platform allows fitness clubs to offer training and coaching programs to their customers at home.”

He also expressed about the club members who have the opportunity to also train at home are proved to be more loyal to the club in the medium-long term. In case, they are unable to attend the facility for some time, they are more likely to return as they have not lost their training habit.

Technogym is a complete package for home fitness based on the availability of space. This bucks up training needs, sport passions, and home interior style. This app can be download in both android and iOS devices.

Moreover, Technogym has been the official fitness partner for the last seven Olympic games, including Tokyo.

  1. GOQii

GOQii is a smart health app launched by serial entrepreneur and gaming guru Vishal Gondal in 2014. This incorporates several programmes where healthy behaviour is rewarded with cash discounts and insurance discounts. These programmes are real-time personalized coaching, a health e-commerce store, scheduling doctor appointments, and a unique GOQii cash.

The startup also had a pre-existing platform of live videos (GOQii Play), e-commerce (GOQii store), and doctor consultations. It has announced several initiatives such as contact tracking, wrist bands to detect body temperature, and videos on emotional and mental well-being over the last two months. The aim focusses on keeping users fit and healthy.

  1. HealthifyMe

HealthifyMe is India’s leading AI-led health and fitness app. It is a one-stop-shop for all fitness and nutrition needs which serves more than 16 million users in over 300 cities. This keeps track of the user’s lifestyle – eating habits, fitness, and weight.

The startup has trained its AI coach Ria to answer complex questions related to immunity and viral infection amidst coronavirus pandemic. To help people understand how resilient they are to external infections, HealthifyMe has launched an immunity assessment test on its app.

So here is an advice, update its latest version as it has many new features related to eating balanced diets, exercising at home, sanitising hands and sleeping better. The best part about this startup is to provide free nutritionist and exercise consultations if anyone needs help.

  1. Fittr

Fittr is an online fitness app based in Pune which assigns professionals for fitness and health goals. From March 15 I.e. days before the lockdown India was announced, this app has started providing free online workout classes.

Jitendra Chouksey, known for self-proclaimed fitness buff, founded Fittr in 2016. He remarked, “Fitness isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity and needs to be made a part of our lives. The COVID-19 situation has driven home the point that all of us need to take care of our bodies and our overall health.”

The startup conducts free online workout sessions twice a day by its coaches for over 8 lakh members. These sessions include bodyweight exercise, yoga and meditation, and those exercises that can be done using everyday household items.

  1. Curefit

Curefit is an app-based service provider whose headquarter is in Bangalore. Its motto is to address preventive health care providing engagement, coaching, and delivery using both online and offline channels.  The startup was founded by Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori in 2016. It basically has four properties – Eat.fit, Mind.fit, Cult.fit, and Care.fit.

Each property has a significant role. Cult.fit looks after physical strength and fitness, Eat.fit provides healthy and nutritious food, Mind.fit focusses on mental wellbeing, whereas Care.fit integrates medical and lifestyle care.

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the startup has also launched ‘Cult Live Masterclass’. It is a line-up of workout sessions with famous influencers including actors, sportsperson, and choreographer. Interestingly, Mandira Bedi, Yasmin Karachiwala and Mary Kom have opened this series on 3rd April 2020.

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