A new app, Physeek, helps connect people with other people with similar recreational and sporting interests. It aims to bring people and communities together through exercise and common interests by matching users to compatible members using their activities.
Users simply download the app, join the Physeek community, select their interests – such as tennis, walking, golf and yoga – and their location and indicate whether they are available now or at a pre-determined time.
In essence, Physeek is like an exercise or activity buddy finder in your back pocket that connects you with someone to do any activity with regardless of where you are or what country you are in.
“I am really excited to launch Physeek. It is a fantastic app that will help people all over the world to step away from their phones and engage with others on a personal level,” said Silvia Wulf, the app’s creator.
“Research shows that one of the key reasons why people don’t get out and involved in activity is that they don’t know anyone to do it with or they are not motivated or excited about doing it by themselves.
“I came up with the idea for the app when I couldn’t find anyone to train with at the gym. I thought there must be someone out there that I can train with – so I decided to develop an app to enable people to connect with each other to exercise or engage in recreational activities.
“For the price of a cup of coffee per month, subscribe to the premium version to access the safety and “willing and able” (WaA) features. You can find someone for a specific activity at your specified location and time. When you want to find someone to undertake an activity with, you simply utilise the WaA feature and it will connect you with other Physeekers.”
Ms Wulf added that Physeek is ideal for when you are traveling as when you are in a new city and you want to go for a run or have a game of golf, you simply use the app to find someone who knows the area and is willing and able to join you.
The app also includes an inbuilt safety feature that allows users to choose minders to follow them, or broadcast a safety message. If a user is connecting up with someone for a walk, they can let their friends know where they are going, what they are doing, who with and when.