Released this week, Yoga Studio for iPhone offers a great alternative to paying for expensive yoga classes at the local studio or gym. It has already made a splash on the App Store, being featured in the New and Noteworthy section in the U.S. and rising quickly up the Health & Fitness charts. But with hundreds of yoga apps on the app store, what makes this one unique?
Most good yoga apps offer one of two key features: either they provide a great class experience by showing full video routines, or they provide the ability to customize classes, usually via a photo slideshow of poses. But not both.
Yoga Studio is different - it offers HD video classes and the ability to modify them or create new ones from scratch. A unique library of over 1,700 individual video clips is what enables the app to automatically stitch together a full, flowing video of almost any class. This "video stitch" feature means users no longer have to compromise on class quality or flexibility. Video stitch is not available in any other yoga app.
Key features include:
- Choose from 30 ready-made HD video classes
- Create unlimited custom classes - with full video
- Schedule classes that sync with your calendar
- Detailed info and advice for over 280 poses
- Great for beginners and experts alike
- A clean, attractive user interface
HD video classes for everyone:
Yoga Studio includes 30 ready-made classes suitable for beginners and experts alike. Learning how to move from one pose to the next is just as important as learning the poses themselves. That's why all classes come with full HD video and teacher commentary that's clear and easy to follow. Classes cover different ability levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced), duration (15, 30 or 60 minutes) and focus (strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance or combination).
Easily create personal classes:
Unique features like smart-link and pose blocks make creating a new class simple. Smart-link can automatically make new classes flow better by connecting poses that might not naturally lead into each other. Pose blocks allow users to add short sequences of poses - like a sun salutation - to a class with one tap. Best of all, Yoga Studio will stitch together a full, flowing video of every new class made.
Freedom to practice wherever, whenever:
Watching yoga videos over the internet is great, but limited by the need for a connection. That's why classes in Yoga Studio are downloaded on demand to the phone. Once downloaded users have the freedom to practice wherever and whenever they want. Yoga Studio's video stitch technology also means file sizes are around 10 times smaller than normal HD videos, saving precious space on the device.
Schedule classes that sync with the calendar:
Class scheduling makes it easy for users to stay on track and help them fit yoga into their busy lives. Classes are added straight into the iPhone calendar and reminders generated when a class is due to start. Classes can be scheduled as a one off or repeated every month, fortnight, week or day.
For a limited time, Yoga Studio 1.0 is available for $0.99 (regularly priced at $2.99) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health and Fitness category.