As time spent on mobile devices stretches longer and attention spans get shorter, a Texan thinks she has a solution to combine personal technology and a healthy lifestyle.
Lizzie DeLacy, founder of DeLacy Wellness in Houston, has launched a new app called Bodypeace that offers workout sessions, recipes, and tips for a healthier lifestyle, but in a different way than consumers might be used to.
"Rather than focusing on really long sessions, though, we have a couple in there, we focus on short five-minute sessions, so anyone can fit movement into their schedule and lifestyle," DeLacy says. "Additionally, we break it down by body part focus, because oftentimes people don't know necessarily what exact movement or pose or stretch they might need."
DeLacy worked as a private fitness instructor for years before deciding to create the Bodypeace app to make her coaching and practices accessible to more people. Her goal is to help as many people as possible feel better so they can grow to be the best version of themselves, referring to this concept as "Eventual Energy."
The Bodypeace app, which launched on iTunes and Google Play on July 17, allows users to filter by body part, choosing between an all-body session, or focus on a specific spot, such as hamstrings, hips, back, shoulders, and more.
"In my experience as a yoga instructor, I saw that these are pain points for a lot of people," says DeLacy.
The app tailors content for the user by asking a series of questions about workout habits and lifestyle. There is a free-trial period for users to explore the app, as well as paid options, $17.99 a month or $119.99 a year.
"The busier people get, the less they want to spend time in their cars or pay the fees that are associated with gym memberships, and having the ability to do something from the comfort of your own home or on demand that fits your schedule," says DeLacy, "I think it's really appealing to a lot of people, myself included."
DeLacy shares that many fitness apps out there geared toward getting a six pack or losing weight can be intimidating to those who have never worked out before or have an injury that they're recovering from. She designed her app to be accessible for all fitness levels, ages, and genders.
A version of this story originally was published on our sister site, InnovationMap.