Launched by CcHUB CEO and Co-founder, ‘Bosun Tijani, Truppr, aims to simplify and make fitness an attractive lifestyle by providing a platform for a vibrant community of physical activity enthusiasts to make fitness a lifestyle.
The social tool that connects people, irrespective of their current lifestyle and shape, with physical activities and teammates in cities across the world is available as an Android, iOS and web app and promises a simplified process of organising amateur sporting events and teammates, has a one-stop shop for finding and booking sport venues in cities around the world and wants to be an easy way to find teammates and fitness partners even while on business trips, holiday or in a new city.
“I play football for fun and fitness twice a week and consistently struggled to keep the routine due to difficulty in finding teammates and venues while on business trips or in new cities,” says Bosun, an avid sport lover who has lived in 5 different cities in the last 10 years. Bosun, who created Truppr out of his own personal fitness challenges says millions of people globally rely on team sports and physical activities as a source of regular exercise and these are the people Truppr hopes to serve as a niche social tool.
Available for use globally, Truppr is looking to drive mass adoption across Africa in its first year before it expand to other parts of the world.
“We see the African market as a space that could provide the right platform for us to grow sustainably considering the emerging interest in healthy living, a growing middle class, steady rise in income levels and diffusion of ICT. We want to be part of that growth by helping more people achieve their objective of making fitness a lifestyle” says ‘Bosun.
Truppr is incubated and funded by the Co-Creation Hub and has benefited from the Tony Elumelu Foundation early stage grant for technology ventures. With over 7,500 users, 55 new users per day, 343 events and 78% active users participating in at least 3-5 events per month (in its first 4 months), Truppr is ramping up activities to generate awareness and position itself as one of the globally relevant tech start-ups emerging from Africa.
Users such as Kathleen Ndongmo, see the app as a great leap forward.
“My weightloss goals have now turned into a challenge to beat my personal best every time I participate in a Truppr activity. As an ambassador I organized a walking event that had over 300 people register. That to me is disrupting health and fitness!”