Local app Peebee makes it easier to exercise

A new local app called Peebee aims to makes it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle by allowing users to find local outdoor and indoor classes, connect with qualified trainers, find exercise buddies and discover exercise activities in their area.

Clinton Gahwiler, psychologist at the Sports Science Institute of SA and one of the founders of Peebee, clarifies what we all hate to know:

“People will try to tell and sell you otherwise, but there are no shortcuts to fitness. It takes effort and patience over time”.

Mind the intention-behaviour gap

Many people have the intention to be more physically active, but struggle to maintain it.

The obstacles can be internal, like being too self-conscious to walk into a gym, or external, such as security concerns about running alone.

The Peebee platform is committed to helping people find solutions to these and other challenges, all in the name of maintaining a healthy lifestyle over the longer term.

A powerful commitment device

One of the most common challenges is that some of us do not trust ourselves to stick to the commitments that we make.

To this end, the Peebee team has formulated 9 steps to developing a healthy habit. The app features an interactive version of these steps, allowing users to work at overcoming their personal obstacles to regular exercise.

Become a local app tester

There are two versions of the Peebee app – one for the public, and one for fitness professionals.

As the team involved in its development are all local, these apps are being tested first in Constantia, Bergvliet, and Tokai.

Locals have an opportunity to be involved at the very beginning, and to provide feedback that can help Peebee become as useful as possible to its future users around the country and beyond.

See what exercise activities are being offered by trainers in your area, and make specific requests if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Do all this and more, once you download the Peebee app for free from any app store.

Photo credit: Lauren Rautenbach Photography

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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