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Shift

Fitness for podcast lovers

Shift

Fitness for podcast lovers

Shift is a fitness app that lets you seamlessly play podcasts while resting between sets, and music when you lift. On average you’ll finish a 30 minute podcast by the time your workout ends.

We also make a serious attempt at making you smile, so you'll find lots of easter eggs, and you’ll have an avatar that levels up and evolves as you workout. Just for that extra long-term motivation. In this beta version you’ll need a Spotify premium account in order to connect to your favourite music.

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to share with you all the story behind why we built this. I’m a podcast lover, and tend to fill every idle time in my life with podcasts. I also workout at a gym, and as I’m always looking for new ways to fill idle time with podcasts, I’ve realised that I could totally do this in between workout sets. Which lets me finish a 30 minute podcast episode in a 50 minute workout. So I started using Spotify and the Podcast app to switch between music and podcast listening as I workout. However, this process was really convoluted.

So, being an developer I wanted to get this problem solved, and thus we built Shift. The product works really seamlessly, and I feel going to the gym also has a huge productivity bonus. I've also spent a lot of time having fun with it and added features I feel makes sense in a fitness app, such as gamification and workout tracking. You'll get an avatar that levels up and evolves as you workout for instance. Would love to get some feedback here!
The app sounds like a great idea! Unfortunately it is only available for iOS atm, are you planning to expand to Android and how could I keep up to date about a potential Android release?
@SebastianRut Great to hear! The Android app is in the making. Let me know your email and I'll hit you up once it's ready. Thanks!
@michaelGunnulf is there a way to message you in private? I'd like to keep my mail out of comment sections.
@SebastianRut Sorry horrible suggestion. I'm @michaelgunnulf at Twitter. You could send me a DM there?

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