There have been some fun developments in the fitness app-osphere as of late.
Free Fitness Samples
RunKeeper will soon be a source for free samples. RunKeeper is an activity tracker app, like Runtastic, Edmondo, MapMyRun and Noom. With 34 million users it is one of the most popular among runners and cyclers who want to keep track of their pace. While the app has a paid upgrade version, it has been ad free since it was launched in 2008. Recently, the company teamed up with San Francisco-based mobile advertising company Kiip to start offering advertising in the form of member rewards. These rewards will be free fitness samples when users hit certain milestones in their workouts. Products in the line up right now include Propel fitness water, Quaker Oats, Secret deodorant, P&G products and Peeble.
Train Like a Superhero
Who doesn’t get amped when the horns start blowing and Rocky Balboa starts training or when Tom Cruise takes down an alien in War of the Worlds? Um, yes, they are too superheros! Now you can get amped about your own workouts and battle your own aliens. There is a new app out, from Six to Start makers of Zombie Run, that will have you training like a superhero so you can battle the galactic unknowns.
Superhero Workout Game has 12 high intensity workouts to prepare you for the various missions. Each workout is about 20 minutes. These are all body weight exercises, so no special equipment or gym access is required. The app tracks your progress through your iPhone camera. As you workout you gain superpowers.
Superhero Workout is available for $4.99 right now for iPhone users with an Android version coming in the Fall.