A new fitness app has a new way to get you to and from the gym: head and neck.
The app, Crunch Fitness, allows you to connect with other runners and have them run together at the same time.
And for those who have never heard of Crunch Fitness before, it lets you log into your Facebook account and upload photos of your workout.
It works by scanning your Facebook feed and asking you to upload your workout on your phone.
“You can see your friends’ photos of you running with your friends, and you can tag your friends,” Crunch Fitness co-founder and CEO Joe Cramer told me.
“We call it the ‘tag-and-go’ model.”
Crunch Fitness is a collaboration between Cramer and his friend Ryan Hall, who founded the popular app The Running Company.
I met up with Cramer on a rainy Friday afternoon to see how the app works.
Here’s what we did:We put together a workout routine that would last 10-12 minutes.
This included a 5k and 5K run, two half marathons and a triathlon.
Then, we tagged each other with a selfie and sent the photos to a team that was also running.
Ryan Hall shared some of the photos he took on the way to the gym.
Once the workout was done, we uploaded the photos into the app and shared the results with the rest of the Crunch Fitness team.
We were told that we had two days to get the workout in, so we were able to run a total of 13 miles with Crunch Fitness.
If you want to join the fun, Crunch Fit is currently available in the U.S. for $99, and Canada for $39.99.
Crunch Fitness isn’t the first fitness app to combine head and/or neck with running.
The Fitbit Blaze app, for example, allows runners to connect and run with one another on the same device.