If you like to go out and get sweaty, there can be a problem. Sure, you can tell yourself to get fit, but it’s also easy to tell yourself to have a nice lie-in and a McDonalds breakfast.
So what if you knew someone who wanted to go running too? What if you could find someone who (like me) seems to find it “enjoyable” to try and cycle up hills at 5.30AM on a Sunday? Well, now you can. Use an app called Jaha. It’s iOS-only at the moment but they’re working on an Android version for “later in the year” (please don’t ask about Windows Phone, you know the answer). The PR bod tells me that it’s “Like Tinder for fitness enthusiasts”.
In a way I guess it could be, and we’d put out the usual warnings about the ladies getting requests from lots of guys for a “workout”. Perhaps do some chatting first and go out in a larger group before spending lots of time on a quiet country lane late in the evening?
What this app will do is use your location to find others who want to play a sport or work-out. Good plan, good plan. From the main screen you’ll be able to see who else is interested in the same activities as you. You can then compare your activities and training progress.
The app uses (are you ready for this) a “proprietary algorithm based on your fitness level and location” to determine your matches, meaning that you won’t be matched up with someone who’s superman and, likewise, you won’t end up with this guy (unless you’re like him too perhaps).
It doesn’t matter what sport you do – be it running, walking, tennis, yoga, biking, hiking, plus much more. It’ll do the lot. It’ll work with fitness trackers and they’ve even sent us a video to show you around…
So if you want to find someone to get sweaty with, get further details in the press release below, or head to Jaha.com.
Jaha App Launches as the Ultimate Way to Bring Locals Together to Participate
in Sports and Fitness Activities
From running, hiking and tennis to golf, volleyball and yoga, Jaha is the easiest way to find and connect with others sharing the same workout, sports and lifestyle interests
San Francisco, CA, June 23, 2015 – For anyone looking to meet up with others in their area for sports and fitness activities, Jaha, a new iOS app that launched today, is the easiest way to bring people together. Jaha is a location-based app that helps find others in the users’ neighborhood to exercise, play a sport or work-out, together. With Jaha, it is easy to find a running/hiking partner, a tennis game, a fourth player for golf, a pick-up basketball/soccer/volleyball game, a yoga/Pilates partner, or another person for any other sports and fitness activity. Users fill out a profile section to identify their interests and can interact with other people to connect to participate in sports activities together. Jaha is the app where fitness people meet.
Jaha for iOS is available for free on the App Store at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id962449682. The Android version of the app will be launching later this year.
YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/qe4rmxbjjdM
Jaha delivers an easy-to-use, “fitness friend finder” that helps local people of all sports and fitness levels connect, from the casual to the serious sporting enthusiast. The app provides a fun way to experience fitness, combined with a simple interface. Users can chat with those they have connected with via the app, create customizable challenges for friendly competitions, and track their progress.
Users connect via Facebook and can search for partners within a certain distance, age range and gender, providing the perfect match for their fitness needs.
With many people exercising alone, Jaha provides a safer alternative, as users can easily find others in their area with similar interests and skill levels. For example, two people running together is safer than running alone, however many people may have a hard time finding someone to join them on their workout, until now. With a range of up to 100 miles, it is easy to find people close to a user’s home to join together. It is also a motivational tool, as everyone connecting via Jaha can encourage their new fitness partners to active and meet their goals.
“We know there are many times people don’t exercise because they don’t want to do it alone and it can be challenging to find a fitness partner. Jaha changes that with a one-of-a-kind app to connect people via fitness,” said Gary So, co-founder of Jaha. “With Jaha’s GPS technology and easy to use interface, it is simple to find others in your area for whatever type of fitness and sports activities that interest you.”
Jaha also provides the user a wide range of fitness information and resources such as the ability to track steps taken and distance traveled, all viewable in the stats page of the app. Users can also set daily goals based on steps or distance and know where they stand at any time, as they try to reach their goal. By competing with fitness friends via the app, users can set challenge parameters to see who reaches the goal first and message each other “to talk smack” on the Smack Board and encourage each other to do their best.
The app can track a users’ workout statistics and via Jaha’s proprietary algorithm will suggest potential fitness friends nearby. Because these statistics can’t be forged, Jaha ensures that matches are the real deal and are good “fits” for a user’s fitness level and interest.
To be able to track additional statistics, Jaha has teamed with its first hardware partners, SOUL,http://www.soulelectronics.com and the company plans to integrate with other popular fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Jawbone to allow the millions of people using these devices to enjoy the full features of the app, as well as connect with the people in the area that use these various trackers.
Press Assets and Product Images: www.jaha.com/press-kit
Jaha was founded with a mission to bring local people together through the interest of fitness, hence the motto “Where fitness people meet.” Stemming from problems in the market of mundane and non-social apps tied to fitness trackers to community driven apps that were only created for hardcore users, Jaha was created to target casual fitness users to enhance their “fitness life” experiences both on and offline. More information is available at www.Jaha.com and please connect via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.