Spotlight Series: Yulia


At PumpUp, we’re proud to have members of different skill levels working out with our app!

Recently, we spoke with Yulia V. from Halifax, Nova Scotia about her experience working out with the PumpUp app. Here’s what she had to say:

For years I have tried to attend the gym regularly, kept buying gym passes and memberships, and ended up dropping out of gym after a month or two. I think there was a combination of factors contributing to it, such as lack of time, cost of gym membership, and the last but not the least being conscious of my body and not feeling comfortable around the “sportsy” types. When I was working out on my own, I often felt unwell after the workout, but I could not justify the expense of a personal trainer.

I am 45 years old and started putting on weight recently, which led to other things, including pain in my joints and shortness of breath. I decided to work towards improving my health, but was not quite sure where to begin. I started with changing my eating habits and switching to a healthier food. That brought some results - I lost about 10-12 pounds in 3 months. However, it did not improve my body to the extent I wanted, as there was no muscle building up.

I found an article about PumpUp in the Chronicle Herald and decided to give it a try. I downloaded the app and programmed in the simplest option - no equipment, 30 minutes’ exercise, aim at building muscle. (I was actually very surprised when the app produced a workout program for me!) I have been using PumpUp for a month and a half now, working out at home 3 times a week. The results are noticeableI am not gaining weight, I feel lighter on my feet and can walk for longer periods of time, and my core muscles have improved.

I see PumpUp as a wonderful, easy to follow and affordable workout option - "a personal trainer in your pocket!" I really enjoy the fact that demonstrations are available for each exercise. I got myself a yearly subscription several days ago. Thank you very much for this great app!

As Yulia has experienced, PumpUp is the perfect alternative to a great personal trainer. You can use the app to create personalized workout routines for home, the gym, or on-the-go. We’re proud to hear that Yulia is feeling great and seeing awesome results from working out with the PumpUp app!

Do you have a story on how PumpUp has helped you? We’d love to hear it.

Ps. Don’t forget to download PumpUp to start living a more active and healthy life!