LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kumu Wellness, part of the Spark Capital portfolio (Oculus, Twitter, Tumblr) has announced the launch of its first mobile app, Kumu (iOS) to the App Store. Designed and developed from 5 years of data and health science, Kumu matches users with their own Coach, someone dedicated to motivate, guide, and add accountability to daily health and fitness.
"Spark Capital is proud to have Kumu as a part of our portfolio of companies. By creating a product that allows clients to receive personal, affordable, mobile Wellness Coaching, Kumu has become a clear solution to health and wellness issues that cost the world billions of dollars each year." – Todd Dagres, Founder & Partner, Spark Capital
What makes Kumu so unique are the Coaches, as only the top 4% of applicants pass Kumu's rigorous screening to become Kumu Wellness Coaches. All Coaches complete a proprietary training program, including an immersive Motivational Interviewing course designed to create a client-centered coaching experience, allowing Coaches and clients to get to the root of health and fitness obstacles and create small, actionable changes. Kumu Wellness Coaches are made available to clients via in-app text, photo messaging, and video chat, allowing clients to connect with Coaches on a level not achieved through traditional online and virtual coaching platforms.
The Kumu Wellness app also includes several features not typically seen in health and fitness applications, like the Kumu Team Feed. Built into Kumu Wellness is a social feed which allows users to interact with, and motivate friends using the app; users can even give their teammates a High Five on a job well done.
To compliment the personal attention a client receives from their Coach, the Kumu Wellness app integrates with Apple Health and also allows users to connect their fitness and activity trackers so that their Coaches can monitor their activity level and give real-time feedback to create actionable changes for their clients every day.
With the power of real time and historic data coupled with the dynamic abilities of real Wellness Coaches, Kumu gives clients a 360-degree view of their health and fitness, while offering features and functionality unparalleled by other fitness and wellness products.
The Kumu Wellness app is currently available for purchase in the App Store.
About Kumu: Kumu was designed and developed by a passionate in-house team of 10 individuals in Los Angeles, was founded by Jake Steinfeld of Body by Jake and led by CEO J.C. Mauricia. Kumu is a product of FitOrbit, INC.
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