Personal trainer matching app, Fitain, has launched its freemium version on Google Play and App Store. The new version of the app, which helps personal trainers find suitable clients in their region, now offers a range of additional services to support PTs in managing all aspects of their client relationships.
According to the World Economic Forum, downloads of fitness apps grew by 46% in the first half of 2020*. With the UK facing the prospect of a second wave of Covid-19, and further regional lockdowns likely, the growth of digital fitness looks set to continue.
The new version of Fitain offers trainers the ability to not only find, connect and communicate with clients but also manage client sessions, and it is free to manage up to three clients. For trainers managing more than three clients, Fitain costs 99p for the first month, and £9.99 a month after month one, with no contracts or tie-ins.
Fitain’s founder, Lee Austin said: “The global pandemic has seen a seismic shift in the way people exercise. With gyms closed and households on lockdown, people searched for new ways to keep fit at home, and having adapted their behaviour have now continued to workout in new ways. Our app helps put trainers in touch with those seeking their services, then manage those relationships on the go.”
Traditionally personal trainers have used a variety of apps and services (including paper diaries!) to manage their clients and sessions. This enables PTs to create client sessions, invite clients to attend, make notes and repeat and manage future sessions. Sessions can be either remote or in-person and can be seen and managed by both the client and the trainer.
Research conducted by Kantar for Fitain in June highlighted that many UK adults had fallen into unhealthy habits as a means of coping with the pandemic. These included snacking more (37 per cent) comfort eating (23 percent) and drinking more alcohol than usual (22%). Despite this, there were also some positives. Over a quarter (28 per cent) of respondents said they had more time to exercise, and 17 per cent had adapted where they exercised as a result of Covid-19.
Fitain founder Lee Austin’s aim is to make fitness more accessible for those who struggle to get to a gym, or who are looking for a more personal, tailored approach to their fitness journey. The Fitain app now features personal trainers in all regions of the UK, as well as in some overseas countries. The app gives people a chance to find real-time training that is tailored specifically for them, without having to set foot in a gym.
Notes to editors:
Omnibus survey of 1,205 UK adults aged 18-75 conducted by Kantar UK June 6th-7th 2020
Fitain is a new free app which enables personal trainers and fitness experts to match with people seeking their services in their local region
The Fitain app is now available to download for free on the App Store for Apple users and Google Play Store for android mobile
Lee Austin, founder of Fitain, is available for comment/interview.