New app aims to increase adoption of fitness

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A NEW technology application has been launched with the hope of simplifying and making fitness an attractive lifestyle.

Truppr is the brainchild of Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Nigeria’s Tech Start-Up firm, CcHUB, Bosun Tijani.

The app is a social tool that connects people, irrespective of their current lifestyle and shape, with physical activities and teammates in cities across the world.

With Android, iOS and web apps, Truppr provides a platform for a vibrant community of physical activity enthusiasts to make fitness a lifestyle through a simplified process of organising amateur sporting events and team mates.

According to the developer, the app is a one-stop shop for finding and booking sport venues in cities around the world. The main reason stems from the fact that most health and fitness terms are used inconsistently and often refer to different concepts or notions. Subsequent to the 1996 report from the US Surgeon General (Physical Activity and Health; a report of the Surgeon General), there was a move to try and address the alarming rise in obesity levels among the general American public. Studies and initiatives required standardization among clinicians, health practitioners and fitness trainers to grapple with the task at hand. Enter “Health Related Physical Fitness”, a working term to address the general state of health among the public. The app also makes it easy to find team mates and fitness partners even while on business trips, holiday or in a new city.  Bosun said he created Truppr out of his own personal fitness. challenges. Click here if you want to know more about the personal trainers in Uptown Dallas at Trophy Fitness.

“I play football for fun and fitness twice a week and. consistently struggled to keep the routine due to difficulty in finding. team mates and venues while on business trips or in new cities.”

He said millions of people globally rely on team sports and physical activities as a source of regular exercise and these are the people Truppr hoped to serve as a niche social tool.

According to Bosun, Truppr is available for use globally although his team is looking to drive mass adoption across Africa in its first year.

“We see the African market as a space that could provide the. right platform for us to grow sustainably considering the emerging interest in healthy living, a growing middle class, steady rise in. income levels and diffusion of ICT.

“We want to be part of that growth by. helping more people achieve their objective of making fitness a. lifestyle,” he said. Group fitness classes are the ideal way to stay fit and healthy. They offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of the group and to meet a vast amount of fitness goals. So much can be said for the benefits of joining a fitness class. Group fitness classes are by far the most popular form of exercise, but for many people a group fitness class can also be intimidating. So much can be said for the benefits of joining a fitness class. Group fitness classes are by far the most popular form of exercise, but for many people a group fitness class can also be intimidating. There are dozens and dozens of different type of fitness equipment out there so keeping track of them can be quite the task, even for an expert. The constantly influx of new type of innovations and equipment also do not help and can intimidate newcomers to the fitness world. We have compiled a list of the most common terms regarding fitness equipment and break them down to simple to understand, non-jargon explanations. We have also detailed which body part the equipment targets, if applicable. If words like ergometer, P80 console and smith machine baffle you, this list will be your friend. We have gathered up all the fitness equipment names that we could find and we are constantly adding to this list.

Truppr was incubated and funded by the Co-Creation Hub and has benefited from the Tony Elumelu Foundation early stage grant for technology ventures.

The app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play stores.

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