If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ve picked up on my obsession of all things CrossFit. I’ve definitely drank the Kool-Aid, all the flavors! I’m also excited about all things related to CrossFit from equipment (Seriously. Lacrosse balls. They’re amazing for mobility). When I was approached to learn about a new CrossFit app launching, I had to also share it with you! Here’s their latest press release with additional details. Sounds like a great app for when I can’t make it to the box for a workout or on a Sunday, when my box is closed, and I still want to get a great workout in!
New Crossfit App Being Launched by Perspyre
Prospering business Perspyre last week announced that it was a launching a brand new crossfit app for its social network platform for fitness fanatics. The app will look to bring together the crossfit community with athletes who compete in disciplines such as triathlons, running, swimming and cycling under one single community app.
Perspyre is a Boston-based startup that now boasts more than 4,000 members on its network, and believes that by launching this new crossfit app, it can further extend its reach in the mobile market.
After recently changing its company name from AMRAP4Life to Perspyre the company is looking to take advantage of the big demand for fitness-related mobile apps on the market at present. They are looking to follow in the footsteps of seasoned apps such as PumpUp who have a community of over 1.7 million users. PumpUp is an app that has successfully tapped into the reported 17% that utilize mobile Internet via smartphones globally according Gaming Realms, the industry experts that are behind online title Spin Genie.
With the mobile Internet market stronger than ever, Perspyre will have to provide users with something more than just standard crossfit methods and tips, though. The companies co-founder Jason Chisholm told Med City News that the app will aim to encourage its community to share photos, nutritional information, injury recovery techniques, compete against other members, and invite other members to their gyms. The community aspect is something that Chisholm is steadfast on promoting as he; himself is a keen crossfit enthusiast.
Chisholm also hopes to attract a host of vendors and brands to help him and his team to continue to upgrade the app in the coming months. With the app also hosting information regarding facilities, he hopes that trainers and “intensive fitness communities” utilize the app thus attracting potential sponsorship deals.
Whether Perspyre can achieve the lofty expectations of Chisholm, is still uncertain. But as the crossfit market continues to evolve, many will welcome this new community app especially if they feel it offers something different to the major players already at the top of the pile.
** This is a guest post by Paul Thomas . Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own. **
Paul is a graduate from the University of Oregon. Upon completing his degree, Paul went into a career in organizing triathlons for his local community while also holding down many freelance writing positions. In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his friends and competing in triathlons across the United States with his fiance, Sam.