San Jose, CA (PressExposure) August 29, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
Silicon Valley startup "Digital Environment" aims to serve both couch potatoes and experienced athletes alike with the release of Private Coach, a fitness software that claims it brings computerized training advice to a new level.
Personal Training software has drawn great attention recently. While earlier programs only served as virtual training diaries, often geared towards a manufacturer's fitness product, today's second generation products support multiple sports, usually include a nutrition tracker, and help athletes stay motivated and optimize their workouts. However, according to Martin Menzel, Founder and Lead Developer of San Jose based software company Digital Environment, still none of these solutions can fully replace a Personal Trainer. "The human body is too complex and the range of individual preferences too wide. Over time your situation and goals might change, and the software needs to be able to grow with you. Competent advice is critical to avoid injuries and maximize the return of your sweat." Being an avid athlete himself, Menzel, grandson of world-class tennis player Roderich Menzel, spent years studying training techniques and nutritional concepts. "With Private Coach we made the shift from a source of canned advice, as you can find it online, to something that comes up with a training plan which truly fits your situation and lifestyle. It is as close to a real Personal Trainer and Nutrition Expert as possible."
If you aren't working out right now, maybe it is a good time to get serious with last new year's resolutions being about as far away as next year's. Experienced athletes, on the other hand, might enjoy a new twist on their training. The program is available now for Windows at http://www.private-coach.com starting at $45 for the Personal Edition (30-day trial is free), with a Mac version to follow later this year.
Digital Environment is a San Jose based, family held software manufacturer specializing in sports software. The company provides Personal Training solutions to end consumers as well as organizations including gyms, sports clubs, and schools.