I have to agree with DC Rainmaker here. Having more than text in workouts would make them way more interesting.
From the DCRainmaker blog post above:
(Before I continue, yes, I know this post is about Kinomap, but when I see other opportunities for the technology, I’m going to talk about it. That’s the inner geek in me.)
And, as I’ve argued for quite some time – it’s exactly this sort of execution that I think competitor app TrainerRoad is missing out on (and to a lesser extent, Sufferfest). Taking TrainerRoad as an example, they have a celebrity style personality with Coach Chad via their highly popular podcast. People would undoubtedly be happy to join in on workouts with him, live or otherwise (or various guests they bring onboard). The bones of what Kinomap has here is exactly what TrainerRoad should be doing. And after all, it’s largely his workouts that people are executing, and his written text people are following mid-workout.