Monday, July 23, 2012

RUNNING WITH OLYMPIC LEGEND MICHAEL JOHNSON’S MOBILE APPS

Do you still remember Michael Johnson? The world-class Olympic gold-winner made history at the 1996 Summer Olympics when he became the first man to win both the 200m and the 400m gold at the same games. Johnson is the fastest man ever over 400m, and also kept the world record for the 200m until overtaken by Usain bolt in Olympic 2008. Now he is back! He is not back on the Olympic track, but back on training with us, along with the release of his two motivational running apps. “I truly believe that it will help many people achieve more out of their running and will make it more fun too. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with all those runners out there.”Said Johnson.

MOTIV 8The Michael Johnson Motiv8 app helps you to get  fitness back on track, gives you an Olympic legend as their running coach and has Michael run alongside you throughout running. Its unique 'timesplicing' allows runners of all standards and all ages to run with words of encouragement from him every step of the way. Before starting, you could choose from different Olympic standard warm-ups as well as targeting a selection of time and distance challenges. During running, you can not only Listen to your favourite music tracks while Michael Johnson will give you feedback on your music, but also see your progress on the in-built map and the distance, time and pace of each run. In the end, you maybe receive the ultimate accolade - a Michael Johnson Certificate of Achievement, and just share the details on Twitter or Facebook to impress your friends.

FUN RUNAnd the other app? It is a casual and funning game. The Michael Johnson’s Fun Run aims to encourage more people especially children to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and exercise and a good diet are key to achieving this. In different environments, it always promises frighteningly fast-paced action, fantastic food facts. Though your fingers are doing the sprinting, it’s your mind that’s doing the thinking, reinforcing the message that burgers and milkshakes slow you down whilst healthy alternatives put you on the right track! Amazing! I think this is a good solution to the problem of child obesity nowadays in USA and Europe.

The Motiv8 and Fun Run is available on iTunes, and in Google Play Motiv8 is also available.

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