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MobieFit, a venture focused on the health & fitness sector led by celebrity-actress Gul Panag has announced the launch of their first mobile app FirstRun App on the Android Playstore. FirstRun can be downloaded from here. The app is available on the Google Play Store for free, including all premium features. FirstRun is MobieFit’s first mobile app designed to make runners out of those who’ve never run before in their lives.

FirstRun has many unique features that set it apart. Primary among which is the presumption that the user can run only one minute at a time for the first session. Some of the other features include:

1. Personal Trainer to motivate you

A personal trainer guides users through the process, ensuring motivational levels never drop. Gul Panag, is the in-app personal trainer for the 5K and 10K programs, giving runners essential tips along the way. Especially, in a country like India, where the self-actualization levels are lower, we feel a personal coach can bring the right set of motivation to get a person off the couch and start running. In the future, additional personal trainers will be added.

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2.Multiple Programs: 5 Km and 10 Km

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 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. In the future, additional programs will be added.

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3.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.

4.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.

5.Treadmill mode
Users can run outdoors or even indoors, since FirstRun has a unique treadmill mode that gives you instructions geared towards running on a treadmill. So that even if it’s too hot or it’s raining, you can continue your run.

6.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.

MobieFit is a venture focused on mFitness and is one among many ventures born at Prototyze, a Goa-based incubator founded by Gourav Jaswal.

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