KickStarter Spotlight: WalkJogRun for Android

KickStarter Spotlight: WalkJogRun for Android

Apr 11, 2012

New Years Eve; the day when most Americans were making promises to change something about their lives, chances are that getting fit was high on most of those lists. But, of course, getting in shape is never as easy as it sounds at 1 am in that crowded bar, and running in place on a treadmill rarely seems like an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. Exercising outside is a great idea but still can get repetitive, and venturing off the beaten path can be risky. Another problem is that it is very hard to stay on a regiment. Sure anyone can stick to a plan for a few days, but it is incredibly difficult to stay dedicated to a training plan without some outside help. Enter WalkJogRun, who have launched a Kickstarter to help develop an Android app for their service. For those who are unfamiliar, WalkJogRun is a great online tool that is most simply defined as a pin board for joggers and runners to post their favorite running routes for others to view and try out.

Not a jogger? Don’t worry, WalkJogRun also is accessible for those who just want to take a nice relaxing walk around town. The routes on WalkJogRun vary from simple 1 mile jaunts to 13.1 and 26.2 mile marathons and are categorized as walks, jogs, runs, or even rides for bikers. Included in the mobile app is WalkJogRun’s extensive database of personal training plans, which are customizable and range from simple workout routines to full marathon training programs. But for me, I find that WalkJogRun shines the brightest for those runners who constantly travel. Waking up in a town that is unfamiliar makes it daunting to go and get a morning jog in, but for those with the WalkJogRun app there is no guessing or uncertainty. WalkJogRun allows users to pull up specific routes recommend by the people who know those cities the best.

Seeing as this is a small company trying to make the leap from iOS to Android, the use of KickStarter is a necessity, and like all the KickStarter projects we feature here I strongly recommend that anyone interested shouldn’t hesitate to lend a hand. Who knows, maybe a few New Years from now, getting in shape will seem more appealing.