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Mum invents app that gets you fit without having to go to the gym

Gym owner is particularly targeting new mums with tech that means you can train and eat a nutritional diet at home

A Devon mum has launched a fitness programme via an app to help those who are wary of joining a gym or unable to attend exercise classes – so they can work out from their own home.

Jo Taylor, a personal trainer who owns a Tavistock gym with her partner John Phillips, wanted to create a health-and-fitness service especially designed for those who weren’t comfortable in a gym environment – as well as stay-at-home mums with young children and others who aren’t able to leave their homes to exercise.

Jo has already helped hundreds of people to build successful fitness routines during her time at the gym, and wants to reach out to others, particularly women and especially new mums, who might not otherwise be able to work out.

My Peak is an online fitness platform providing workout plans and guides, alongside nutritious recipes and healthy eating plans, with access to Jo’s expert advice on demand. Users only need to download an app to a smartphone, tablet or log in online via a PC.


Jo, who has a seven-year-old daughter, said: “I totally get that the gym isn’t for everyone – and as a working mum, I know how hard it is to make fitness a part of your everyday lifestyle and routine.

“I wanted to do something to help the people who wanted to get fit but didn’t know where to start; maybe they’re at home with a new baby or a young toddler and they can’t get to the gym, or maybe they just don’t feel comfortable going to a gym environment to work out.”

“My Peak is a really easy way of starting a fitness programme from your own home, and it’s designed for everyone, from those who have never exercised before to people who want a more advanced workout.”

All of the workout plans can be done without any equipment, and there are video tutorials to explain each exercise and show how it can be done at home. Many can be adapted to suit those who might have limited mobility too.

My Peak’s fitness programmes combine HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training – exercise with a balanced diet plan.

“My Peak aims to dispel the myth that you need to live off salad or workout for hours on end to be healthy,” Jo said. “Not all fitness journeys are about losing weight either – health and fitness comes in all shapes and sizes.

Article by William Telford, Plymouth Live. Images by Stuart Bailey, Tamar Valley TV.

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