GoGet.Fit was chosen as one of three winners at the City of Edmonton HealthHack competition on April 16th. Congratulations, I feel should go to you, our GoGet.Fit users, who took the time to provide feedback these past months. Thank you.
What we did?
The GoGet.Fit proposal provided a plausible solution on how to take the City of Edmonton to become a more active. At the core of the solution was targeting our two key communities on our platform: On one hand the healthcare professionals & community-based fitness partners and on the other hand, the individuals who use the mobile app.
For the mobile app users:
We created a prototype of a new Behavioral Support Tool (BCT). The new experience is called the “reflective exercise”. This feature identified by Sullivan and Lachman in 2017 as a foundational BCT that's missing from almost all fitness apps, and given we are a “habit” focused app we took it as our mandate to create it for our users.
Here’s how it works, when a GoGet.Fit member misses a workout, at the end of the week they will receive an email with a reflective exercise whose goal is to insure that a missed workout does not happen again for the same reason.
Here are the three questions we ask you to reflect on:
1st. Reflect: Identify what the reason you missed that workout?
2nd. Prepare: What could you do next time to avoid this outcome (2 ideas)?
3rd. Take action. Choose which is the best idea to rescue your workout next time.
The new Industry Listing Page:
The other feature we worked on for the competition was a new fitness partner industry listing page. It was created to enhance the networking of the healthcare providers with community-based fitness partners. This industry listing page of local searchable fitness partners removes the barrier of “where to send a patient” for healthcare providers (e.g. doctors) when counseling a patient to become more active. This means it’s just a click away-- a direct access to dedicated “community-based” local exercise experts who can provide guidance and support for patients in their pursuit to become active in their day-to-day life. We feel that Networking these two communities is one of the keys to resolving the inactivity healthcare crisis that directly impacts almost 85% of Canadians.
Did you know that most of these Canadians will try to become more active at some point in their adult life, clearly if left unsupported over 80% will continue to fall off the wagon within months and will continue to suffer the results of lifestyle modifiable disease burdens from inactivity.