The Task: To develop an app that simplifies everyday life for coaches and athletes.

The Result: Et brukervennlig verktøy for organisering og gjennomføring av treningsøkter for lag, vennegjenger eller egentrening.

When Norway shut down due to Covid-19 in the spring of 2020, entrepreneur Rune Åsheim Mo spent time on bringing a buzzing idea to life. This is how the collaboration between Zpirit and Åsheim Mo began on the development of the training tool CoachYou: an app for organizing and setting up training sessions, widely available for both Apple and Android users.

As the target group varies widely in experience, user friendliness and a good overview must be ensured. The app connects a planning module, a licensing system for clubs, chat, a module for customized exercises, and more. The user interface must be intuitive so that everyone can handle the functions.

We developed several systems to integrate the modules in a single platform, including an API for exercises and license as well as a video and chat platform, where everything can be managed from one control panel by the customer.

CoachYou is primarily an exercise bank for several sports. In addition to a textual description, the exercises are presented and illustrated with films and drawings. This is very useful for parent trainers who rely on proper guidance to pass on their knowledge.

So far, CoachYou is approaching 2,000 downloads, and several clubs are buying licenses for their teams and actively using the tool. Future plans for CoachYou are to develop a social platform that can challenge and engage the athletes through Reels or TikTok videos. The hope is to also use CoachYou as a measure in preventing dropout from sports.