Alabama student helps create at-home workout app
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Aajene Robinson
As workout apps become a regular part of people’s fitness routines, there’s something big these consumers are missing out on: personal help. And that’s something University of Alabama student William Blohm wants changed through the use of a fitness app he helped design.
Without a personal trainer’s knowledge on proper form and exercises, those beginning their fitness journey are at higher risk for injury, or another injury for those with a history.
That’s why Blohm joined the EZPT as a marketing and graphic designer. EZPT is an app that helps its users work out from home safely. Unlike other workout apps, it takes tracks users’ workouts via their phone’s camera and offers auto-generated feedback on form and potential improvements. Users can share routines with friends, build custom routines and view performance over time.
“What we are doing here is changing people in a positive way,” Blohm said. “One of the biggest functions we have for people is that it can teach them how to (work out) correctly without a trainer or a (physical therapist) standing right next to them.”
The app watches users’ workouts through their phone cameras and gives feedback in real time.
“If your form is off, it corrects it instantly, helping you avoid injury and to help you know what it feels like to do it right,” Blohm said. “It has really come a long way. We are very excited to see what the future holds for us and what we can do.”
The app is free to download, but offers a monthly plan for $12.49 or a yearly plan for $99.99. It is only available on the Apple Store for iPhone.
If you’re interested in giving it a try, you can find it right here.