Personal Trainer in Your Pocket

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Having a personal trainer is a wish list item for a lot of people but the app Fitmo is making it much more accessible. Fitmo is an app specified in personalizing a workout schedule as well as serve as a messenger set on connecting fitness trainers with their clients. You can download Fitmo and scroll through the various available coaches on the app’s marketplace that best suit your lifestyle and exercises. Fitmo shows a profile description of each trainer along with their picture. Most exercise apps are impersonal in that they rely on individual end users to input and record data. Fitmo is set on changing that by having a direct line of real time monitoring, communication, and analytics that can be shared between the user and an assigned fitness trainer in order to meet workout goals.

 

Fitmo syncs up with already popular fitness trackers like Jawbone, Healthkit, and Fitbit, by gathering already inputted exercise plans and health data. The app then collects this information and stores it in a centralized dashboard that is viewable to both you and your fitness coach.

Both users and coaches can leave messages for one another in order to best communicate approaches and workout plans. Your coach can see your progress at all times and increase or decrease intensity of your program as you reach a benchmark.

Fitmo keeps a calendar called a “Health Plan” which is set up by your trainer and sent to you and other clients detailing each workout routine for each coming day. The Health Plan lists out what type of exercises (cardiovascular, weight training, etc.) your coach has assigned along with their durations, an accompanying how-to video, and the number of reps and sets. Coaches can assign point values and the level of difficulty for each individual exercise they list, as well as notes and other data in order to detail your routine.

Fitmo provides various clips of exercises fit for your workout routine once you start. The videos include a countdown timer set for each exercise that you wind up doing. After you’re done with one exercise, the app will move on to the next video and the process is repeated. You can give your coach feedback on your progress in whether or not you actually completed that exercise or even liked doing it.

You can download Fitmo today in Apple’s App Store. A private coach will cost you about $50 a month.