MyTrainer by Jon Gunn Review – A fitness tool unlike any other
By: Jonathan Gunn
Version #: 1.1
Date Released: 2015-06-04
Price: $1.99User Rating:
Health and Fitness is one of the most thriving categories in the App Store. However, most of them use an automated system for giving you advice and tips, or simply host some videos and animations of workouts. And still worse is the fact that each app is just a clone of the one before it. MyTrainer by Jon Gunn is a new player which aims to bring a personalised and innovative touch to this sometimes boring segment.
Jon Gunn has been a personal trainer for 6 years and inspired by the request of one of his clients, he set out to create an app which would allow better interaction between fitness professionals and health seekers. The MyTrainer app was the result.
MyTrainer makes it easy for any fitness instructor or personal trainer to create a profile and start sharing their expertise. Sign up with your email and fill in details like age, location and contact info. Give a brief introduction as bio, your certificates and equipments available, and the training styles you specialise in. You can also include your availability each day, price rate and the modes of payment you accept.
That’s it, your account is immediately live on MyTrainer app, to be reached by thousands of searchers. In addition, you can also frequently post pictures and videos to complete your impressive profile.
On the other side, if you are a normal user looking for a good fitness tutor, MyTrainer app is best designed for that too. Just tap the Find a Trainer button, enter your location and the radius range you are comfortable with. Now, select your style of work-out from options like personal trainer, physical therapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, yoga trainer, weight loss and nutrition coach, cycling, boxing, swimming and more.
What you see next is an extensive list of health and fitness providers around you. Not only the registered trainers on MyTrainer, but results from Google search also appear here, so that you are never short of options. Scroll the results, push them on a map, go through the trainer’s qualifications, reviews, price and more till you find the best one for you.
Now, you can call, mail or even text them to get an appointment, or use the map view to just drop in.
When I checked out the Find a Trainer feature, I was surprised to see so many boxing trainers in my area and the funny thing is that some of the highest rated places are the ones which I din’t know even existed. So I guess MyTrainer app is doing its job well.
To conclude, MyTrainer app lives up to Gunn’s dream of making it easier for users to find the best trainers while at the same time, allowing the latter to market themselves better in the fitness platform.
Would I Buy Again:Yup
Who Is It For:People who are looking for new things in fitness
What I Like:The concept
What I Don't Like:A sorting system for results would have been great
Final Statement:A fitness tool unlike any other.
Article By Roshan
From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.
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