Digital Health startup NavaFit™ launches mobile apps to help individuals attain wellness goals
Company applies innovative consumer technology to the health and fitness market
New York, NY (October 13, 2015) NavaFit Inc. today announced the launch of its NavaFit app for iPhone® and Android®. The app helps individuals find others to train with, participate in local fitness & sporting events, and stay motivated. Users can download the apps on the App Store and Google Play.
“As high medical costs drive us to get more serious about fitness and wellness, individuals are constantly looking for new and fun ways to stay motivated and meet their goals”, said Sussy Coronel, the company’s co-founder & VP Marketing. NavaFit connects individuals who share similar fitness and wellness goals. As users connect and build their Squad, they can then use the app’s real-time messaging and activity discovery features to meet, train, and participate in events together. Users share their accomplishments by posting photos and videos on the Brag wall.
NavaFit also gives individuals access to coaching provided by certified personal trainers, dieticians and other experts. This service is delivered in the app using video chat and text messaging. The company piloted the feature with a Detroit ad agency. Participants lost weight, gained energy and felt a high level of accountability to their Squad and coach.
Gavin Stewart, co-founder & CEO said, “Today, mobile technology such as Telehealth is being used effectively in traditional medical care. We are extending those benefits to the fitness and wellness space through our apps and software.”
NavaFit Inc. was founded by Gavin Stewart, Sussy Coronel & Byron Varlack. The team has extensive experience in healthcare, technology and consumer retail from Philips Healthcare, Hewlett Packard and Estee Launder. The founders hold business and engineering degrees from the Wharton school of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University. The company is currently raising a SEED round of funding.