Although the winter in Sweden has gained a reputation for itself, the cold and the darkness do not keep Swedish people from their power workouts, indoor and outdoor. It is hence no surprise that the Swedish app scene is booming with health & fitness apps, especially in recent years. These rising stars essentially cater to the niche market of Sweden yet they also embrace a global outlook on the digital health industry. Read on if you’re curious to learn a thing or two about the Swedish fitness app scene, you may even pick up some tips to achieve your body goals while having fun too!
“The beginner is a hero”, claimed HeyOuts. The Stockholm-based startup vows to make training fun again by making it super easy and affordable to book single yoga classes instead of gym membership. If you are not yet ready to commit to one training regime, it’s fine, there are no upfront fees, you can just pay for the classes you book. The app can be described in three simple terms: hassle-free, cheap and social. Why not book that hot yoga class that you’ve been dying to try with your best friend? Within a few swipes, HeyOuts will make sure that you’re both on the class rooster!
* Note: due to a limited number of trial yoga studios, during it’s soft launch in Q1 2017, users will need an invite code to get access to the class bookings.
Mamma Mage is developed by Katarina Woxnerud, a professional trainer who is a mother of two herself. As the name suggests, the training app targets mommies after childbirth. The exercises are so simple they can be practiced at home, arranged in 7 levels to choose from. 28 different exercises are designed specifically for postpartum mothers, focusing on stomach muscles training. The app also provides helpful description about mom’s belly and what should be considered when exercise.
Funbeat is your trusty training pal, with a modern twist. The site has been around in Sweden for quite a while, though it wasn’t until 2015 that the application was released. Together with the website, it creates an ecosystem of social training: the Funbeat app is your fitness diary, the data will be synced to the website, where you can set goal, monitor your progress based on the Funbeat’s customized report. Better yet, Funbeat knows where the fitness parties are: the app is available for Iphone, Android, and can fetch data from both Suunto MovesCount and Garmin Connect!
Credits: Försvarsmaktens träningsklubb
Long name notwithstanding, FMTK is the Swedish abbreviation for the Armed Forces Training Club. Yes, you read it right, there is a training app developed by the Swedish Armed Forces. If this fact alone has not piqued your interest yet, the app features will. FMTK is an all-around fitness app, it has everything you need to start training: data bank rich of exercises, training programs that linked to actual Armed Forces operations, and workout challenges to take with your training pals. If you’re one of those “seasoned veterans” in the fitness field who has been training for a while and looking for more challenging exercises, FMTK is the place to go.
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