COVID-19 has put a halt on some aspects of our lives, but fitness shouldn’t be one. Although some gyms and sports centers have slowly opened their doors to the public in some parts of the world, others still prefer to do their workouts at home. This isn’t a problem having tons of videos and tutorials for every kind of exercise available online. However, exercising alone could potentially make you feel lazy and uninspired as time goes by.
The GoJoe app was launched last June to solve that particular problem. With their tagline “Exercise on your own, but not alone”, it helps people in doing workouts in a team-based environment. The app allows you to stay connected and exercise with or against your friends and even with some fitness influencers and celebrities. This turns your workouts into an exciting and interactive one.
Not just your average Joes
The inspiration for GoJoe started 17 years ago when founders Phil Steele and Will Turner, along with their six other housemates, began an annual fitness competition where they would compete in teams. They’ve applied the very nature of that event into the app.
Navigating the GoJoe app is simple. The first thing you need to do is to create or join a team. Then, set up a challenge as a goal to reach for your group. An example can be having the fastest time in reaching a certain distance or most miles cycling over a set timeframe. The last step is to simply exercise whenever you’re free. You can choose to add the numbers manually or sync the app to your wearable fitness device to automatically transfer the data.
Recently, GoJoe, alongside with Kiltwalk, supported a celebrity-led, virtual team exercise challenge for a cause. Tennis coach Judy Murray and Radio DJ Des Clarke led their teams and encouraged their members to get active or raise funds for their chosen charity. For those who want to try it out, the app is available for free on Android and iOS.
YouTube: GoJoe Explainer