Runtastic focuses on personalized strength training and nutrition with new Runtastic Results App
New App Capitalizes on Bodyweight Training to Transform the Body in Just 12 WeeksSAN FRANCISCO, CA | Published on: 12.11.2015
Today Runtastic – a leader in the digital health and fitness space that offers a comprehensive ecosystem of apps, products and services for tracking and managing health and fitness data – announced the release of the Runtastic Results app on iOS and Android. The Results app features a dynamic set of personalized training plans focused on building strength, decreasing body fat and increasing muscle definition. The app is designed to put users of all fitness levels on a 12-week path to success through a variety of workouts utilizing instructional bodyweight exercise videos and a comprehensive Health & Nutrition Guide. Bring your body and the Results app – no other tools required!
“Runtastic Results is an app made for the motivated user looking to jumpstart their health and fitness routine,” said Florian Gschwandtner, CEO and co-founder of Runtastic. “The easy-to-follow training plan doesn’t require any additional equipment and is proven to show results. I couldn’t believe how much stronger, happier and healthier I felt after just 12 weeks!”
App Features & Benefits
In the Runtastic Results app, Premium users begin their 12-week transformation by first completing a simple fitness test. Based on the results, a personalized training program is assigned to each user which includes more than 120 step-by-step instructional exercise videos and week-by-week health and nutrition tips to maximize total -ody transformation. Over the course of three months, workout plans are adjusted per the user’s feedback and experience – making the plan flexible and tailored to individual needs.
Each 15-45 minute workout varies in focus area – boasting common bodyweight moves like push-ups, sit-ups and burpees, as well as lesser known exercises that utilize the user’s bodyweight to generate optimal impact. For those not yet registered for a Premium Membership, Runtastic users can still make use of Standalone Workouts without committing to a 12-week program.
In addition to a massive variety of exercises and workouts, the app is translated into 12 languages - ensuring an enjoyable experience for users worldwide.
Developed by Experts, Tested by Employees
The Runtastic team was determined to prove that customized, equipment-less workouts could be done anywhere, at any time and generate incredible results. In a massive employee (plus family and friends) test, 293 Runtastics opted to test the app first-hand and share their results. There was nothing to lose, except a lot of sweat and body fat. The team put in 3,000+ hours of training and lost an average of 5.2% body fat in order to tweak and help develop the perfect bodyweight training app for users. Together, the test group completed two workouts per week and individuals were required to complete an additional one to three on their own – depending on their fitness level and weekly fitness routine.
Advantages of Bodyweight Training
Bodyweight training, using an individual’s own weight to provide resistance for exercise movements, is 2015’s top fitness trend, beating out last year’s No. 1, high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Simple, straightforward exercises have proven to increase strength, jumpstart metabolism and boost an individual’s entire fitness level in less time than many other training methods. A key element that makes bodyweight training so popular is that an individual or group can do the exercises anytime, anywhere with no equipment, gym or trainer required. The training improves agility, stability and endurance, and also prevents injuries. Learn more about bodyweight training in Runtastic’s recent infographic.
“I have been an advocate of strength training for over ten years,” continued Gschwandtner. “Now with Runtastic Results, users can achieve total-body transformation, anytime and anywhere, with little guesswork. There’s sometimes great value in getting back to the basics!”
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Founded in 2009, Runtastic has rapidly grown into an innovative suite of apps, products and services that track and manage health and fitness data to motivate individuals to get in shape, stay healthy and improve overall fitness. In August 2015, the company was acquired by adidas Group.
With more than 150 million downloads and 75 million registered users on Runtastic.com, Runtastic’s mobile applications sync directly with proprietary hardware to track distance, speed, pace, duration, heart rate, calorie consumption and route traveled (via maps) when running, biking or engaging in other exercise activities. The results can then be viewed directly within the app, via Runtastic GPS devices or on Runtastic.com, where users can view their online training log, get detailed data analysis and compare with others. Whether you are a novice or an athlete, Runtastic makes exercise easy and fun.Additional information can be found at Runtastic.com or you can follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.