A digital and offline fitness coach to keep you on track
If you have a smartphone and are looking for a health coach to make sure you dona��t cheat on your workout or diet, the HealthifyMe app is your best bet. It tracks your lifestyle, diet, exercise and weight in an Indian context. Co-founder and CEO, Tushar Vashisht, says, a�?Gyms, trainers, nutritionists and physicians seem too far away and too expensive. We believe that healthy living should be a simple way of life. Our app nudges people towards healthy behaviour.a�?
A panel of experts evaluate the health statistics of users in real time once your details are logged on the cloud. a�?HealthifyMe uses a combination of cloud-powered software (a smartphone application), hardware (wearable pedometers) and manpower (nutritionists, trainers and yoga instructors) to help people reach their fitness goals,a�? explains Vashisht, adding that premium users connect with their dedicated experts using in-app messaging interface and via Skype. a�?Like a 24×7 personal trainer in your pocket,a�? he says adding, a�?Only offline doesna��t work for everyone and purely online isna��t enough to keep motivation at a peak. Assisted online is the solution.a�?
a�?HealthifyMe makes tracking meaningful as an expert looks at the customera��s data, provides contextual plans, recommendations and motivation at a fraction of the cost it takes at a gym,a�? he says, crediting features of nutrient breakdown of your food and advice, including what to eat next as a plus point. a�?We also have a GPS tracker, to monitor your run, walk or biking trips. The integration with a wearable pedometer that syncs with the app over Bluetooth keeps track of steps, distance and calories.a�?
The young entrepreneur hopes to take the app to the entire sub-continent and sign on at least one lakh users before 2016.
a�� Aakanksha Devi