There’s no need to bemoan the resolution rookies who have arrived at gyms en masse this month, overtaking coveted front-row class spots. MoveWith, the popular Boston- and San Francisco-based platform used by instructors to advertise workout classes, has debuted an audio class series called MoveWith Now that records bootcamp, meditation, barre, Pilates and yoga classes for users to play on their phones.
Currently available in beta, the service officially launches in February, when the public will have full access to instructors from across the country, including Boston’s own David Magone, Rich Downing and Naomi Rotstein. “Audio classes give movers more opportunities to work out with the teachers they love and discover new incredible teachers who aren’t necessarily near them,” says MoveWith’s Charlotte Winthrop. “MoveWith Now connects you with authentic, passionate teachers who are creating high-quality audio classes that you can do on your own terms.”
But before you even work up a sweat, you can also use your phone to start chipping away at those extra post-holiday pounds with Snap It, a beta release from Boston-based food-tracking app Lose It! that (unlike your Instagram followers) encourages you to upload pictures of your breakfast. Snap It analyzes the photo, generating the name and quantity of each item on the plate. “The holy grail is a system which can automatically recognize the specific foods, nutritional values and quantities in a photo,” says Lose It!’s Elyse Winer, explaining that the more users upload pics, the more likely an ID of “sushi” will one day be refined to “six-piece spicy salmon avocado roll.” And with users reporting twice the weight loss results as those who don’t use the Snap It feature, you may soon be ready for your own close-up.