Wellington, Florida – Blue Whale Apps today introduces WOD Challenge, free for iPhone and especially designed for Athletes and Boxes participating in the CrossFit fitness program, which allows them to send and receive named WOD (workout of the day) challenges. The app includes a built-in search function listing Athletes and Boxes within a user-selectable zip code or radius. Users can also be challenged via Facebook and earn virtual trophies, which indicate the number of challenges an Athlete has won. Included are more than 60+ WODs to choose from.

Feature Highlights:
* Challenge friends and Athletes to a WOD
* More than 60 WODs to choose from
* Challenge other Boxes to see who is the top Box
* See where you rank on the leaderboard for WODs
* Earn virtual trophies for winning challenges
* Brag about wins to friends on Facebook and Twitter
* View leaderboards by current location
* Complete a WOD by Rx or scaled option
* Receive a notification when a challenge is sent to you
* Browse Athlete profiles and send a WOD challenge

CrossFit is an exercise program developed by CrossFit, Inc. and practiced by members of more than 6,000 gyms and individuals, mostly in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, “CrossFit advocates a mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as ‘constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement,’ with the stated goal of improving fitness (and therefore general physical preparedness), which it defines as ‘work capacity across broad time and modal domains.’ Workouts are typically short – 30 minutes or less – and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises; equipment used includes barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and Boxes for Box jumps.

“These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed ‘Workouts of the Day’ or ‘WODs.’ Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or ‘Boxes,’ typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity WOD, and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress. Some affiliates offer additional classes, such as Olympic weightlifting, which are not centered around a WOD. The aim of CrossFit is to physically prepare people for whatever life might throw at them. It is not about following a particular routine, but about constantly varying workouts.”

Gregg Weiss of Blue Whale Apps explains, “WOD Challenge takes the competitive nature of CrossFit and turns it into a mobile and social experience that you can share with your friends and fellow Athletes. Now Athletes and Boxes can see where they rank on the WOD Challenge global leaderboards.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation)
* Requires iOS 6 or later
* 9.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
WOD Challenge is free and available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness category. Boxes can upgrade to a premium membership that includes a link to its website and logo. Blue Whale Apps and WOD Challenge are neither affiliated with nor endorsed by CrossFit, Inc.

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Blue Whale Apps is an 8-year-old interactive firm with headquarters in South Florida. The company provides businesses and entrepreneurs with an array of application development services including iPhone Application Development, iPad App Development, and Android App Development. Its team consists of highly experienced professionals, who have worked with the world’s leading technology, advertising, and design companies. Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Blue Whale Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. "CrossFit", CrossFit Games logos, the CrossFit Journal logo, CrossFit Kids logos and other CrossFit graphics, logos, slogans, tag lines, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are the trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of CrossFit in the U.S. and other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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