PUMA has added workout sessions by local brand training ambassadors Takkies and Shane Burnell to PUMATRAC, joining global ambassadors Lewis Hamilton, Adriana Lima and more. The innovative training app suggests daily running, boxing, ballet, strength, Pilates as well as high intensity interval (HIIT) and low intensity interval (LIIT) workouts uniquely curated to fit the individual’s need and lifestyle, and to motivate them to reach their fitness goals.

Fitness fans who sign up for the app on Google Play or the App store choose a goal from Speed & Endurance; Lean & Fit; Flexibility & Balance; or Strong & Ripped to enable the app to recommend daily workouts. Users select a trainer from a list that includes Takkies and Shane, and are provided with a session overview, with videos of the trainer demonstrating the correct workout positions. Users can connect to their Spotify or Apple Music playlists to train to their favourite jams, invite friends to join to keep each other motivated and schedule workouts for a specific day and time. The tracking feature in the app also enable users to keep track of all their training in one place. 

“It is important to have recognisable South African PUMA faces on the App, to add some local flavour to what is a very cosmopolitan group of trainers, fitness fanatics and personalities sharing their favourite workouts,” says PUMA South Africa Marketing Director Brett Bellinger. 

Takkies says she loves being part of PUMATRAC because it feels like your own portable personal trainer: “It’s on your phone so you can take it everywhere and you can train anywhere. Another great thing is that it offers so many different styles of workouts created by a diverse group of global athletes and trainers.”

Shane says PUMATRAC plays a key role in keeping exercise interesting: “Well we always have our phones on us, so now there’s no excuses! The app is great because no matter who you are, there are workouts to suit all types of people which encourages everyone to get involved.”

In the workouts Shane and Takkies can be spotted wearing the latest PUMA training shoe the Zone XT, inspired by the zone where progress happens, that moment when the heartrate speeds up, making the body burn fat most efficiently, also boosting endurance and increasing your metabolism. The main benefits of these new trainers include maximum cushioning, support, and grip – making the Zone XT perfect for any type of training, mainly HIIT workouts.

PUMA will also run a training challenge on the app, so keep an eye on PUMATRAC to win.