MobieFit announces the launch of FirstRun App at Sofitel Mumbai BKC. FirstRun is MobieFit’s first mobile app designed to make runners out of those who’ve never run before in their lives.
The app is available on the Google Play Store for free, including all premium features.
FirstRun is the debut product of MobieFit, a company founded by Gourav Jaswal with Gul Pang as co-founder and born out of Prototyze, an incubator for technology-centered businesses.
Users can select from two running programs: a 5 kilometre program (based on Josh Clark’s world-renowned C25K program) and a 10 kilometre program. The most unique feature of the app is the personal trainer, Gul Panag.
FirstRun has many unique features that set it apart. Primary among which is the presumption that the user can run only one minute (yes, only one minute) at a time for the first session.
A personal trainer guides users through the process, ensuring motivational levels never drop. Gul is the in-app personal trainer for the 5K and 10K programs, giving runners essential tips along the way.
Don’t worry about Speed or Distance
FirstRun does not focus on speed or distance, instead just encourages people to run for a set time.
With a combination of walking and running, the app ensures that exercising becomes easier for users at any stage of fitness or the lack of it.
Perfect for Beginners
On the first day, the runner only needs to run for less than 10 minutes with each run being only one minute. So even beginners can start running with ease. As they progress, the running time gradually increases.
Train for a 5K and 10K
The 5 kilometre program is structured in a way, that a beginner can go the distance in just 9 weeks, by running thrice a week. The 10 kilometre mark can be achieved by running thrice a week for 12 weeks.
Users can run outdoors or even indoors, since FirstRun has a unique treadmill mode, that gives you the right instructions at the right time.
In-app music player
Runners love music on their daily run, so there’s an in-app music player to keep them company every time they step out.
FirstRun is a great tool to train for marathons as it makes you a disciplined runner.
Quotes from Key People:
Gul Panag, co-founder, MobieFit
“I wish I had access to this kind of technology when I started running. If I had the support of a fantastic app like FirstRun, I would have definitely struggled less to run my first 3 miles.”
“Over the years, I have seen how important it is to bring fitness into our lives. I have witnessed first-hand the positive transformation it has brought in those close to me.”
Gourav Jaswal, Founder and Director, MobieFit
“FirstRun doesn’t just log your runs. It coaches you to run. While I’ve led an active life and been involved in many fitness activities, I was never a runner. This is what took me in nine weeks into running 5km.”