With recent news that the Great North Run has been cancelled and the London Marathon postponed until October, motivation for those who have spent months training may be on the wane.
Now is harder than ever to get up and get running, especially for those who are used to training with running partners.
Thankfully, the Auro personal training app includes motivational audio workouts that are guided by expert trainers so runners have someone with them at all times, giving them the nudge they need to keep training hard to reach their fitness goals and stay in shape for any running events when the world returns to some sort of normality.
The app currently includes race training plans for everything from running the first mile to training for a half marathon and from July, Auro is launching additional GPS tracking so runners can track all their metrics (Pace, distance, routes, calories, time splits) on the app LIVE and after they complete a run.
Easily downloadable and requiring only a phone and earphones, the app integrates with Apple Watch, Garmin, Myzone and a range of other wearables to provide detailed heart rate based analytics and personalisation so progress can be tracked over time. Users can also overlay their own music or Spotify playlists.
The Auro app is a personal trainer in your ear from London based fitness technology startup, Auro. The app includes motivational audio workouts that are guided by expert trainers and tailored to an individual’s fitness goals and level. Within the app, there are hundreds of world-class workouts and recommendations are provided for suitable classes based on the users own ability.
Using the app means that there is no reason to skip a workout anymore as all the classes are on-demand so all that is required is a set of earphones/headphones and a smartphone. Classes can even be downloaded in advance so can still be done when Wi-Fi isn’t available.
For an affordable monthly subscription fee, Auro users can have the benefit of a fitness studio or personal trainer at times, locations and a price that is better for them.
The fitness classes available on the Auro app include outdoor running, walking, treadmill, X-trainer, strength training, spin, rowing, yoga and stretching and are curated with a killer playlist but users can also overlay their own music from Spotify if preferred. The personal trainers offer professional fitness advice throughout the class and guide users through their workout to keep motivated and using the right techniques.
Using AI based algorithms, Auro analyses multiple input streams to hyper-personalise fitness experiences like a real PT. It also integrates with Apple Watch, Garmin, Myzone and a range of other wearables to provide detailed heart rate based analytics and personalisation.
The audio based style of the app is to encourage users to learn the correct form and technique but afterwards allows users to concentrate fully on the activity without having the distraction to look down or at a screen as they are exercising.