Jersey technology business, TSG, helps transform a fitness and well-being app used by over four thousand islanders that want to lead healthier lives during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Soulgenic Wellbeing App was launched in April 2020 is available to islanders free of charge for six months.
Working with partners Club Soulgenic, Move More Jersey and Digital Jersey, TSG re-designed an existing web app so that it was capable of dealing with the expected number of new members.
Registered users are provided with easy to follow sessions that focus on the four pillars of wellbeing: mind and body; fitness; health; and nutrition. More than simply being a local version of a Joe Wicks workout, the Soulgenic Wellbeing App uses professionally filmed videos of Club Soulgenic’s experts who take users through yoga classes, give diet and nutrition advice, and complete exercise programmes.
Going from a few hundred users to thousands in a short space of time meant the platform had to have the flexibility to grow quickly and the team at TSG, who were working from home, had it working and ready to go within three days.
Andy Delaney, the Chief Executive Officer, TSG Technology Services, said: “Whenever we start a project, we aim to make the businesses we help becomes more efficient and productive. TSG also stands for #TimeSavingGurus and that is essentially what we set out to achieve when we were given the brief by Club Soulgenic and Move More Jersey. The existing web app Club Soulgenic had developed was not set up to deal with the numbers of Islanders expected to sign up when it went live and our team had to work really hard to make sure it was running smoothly and was packed full of features needed by those taking up the 12 week programme. That meant making sure the registration process for everyone who signs up works seamlessly and that the superb videos that Club Soulgenic had already filmed were available to all users. We were delighted with the end result and to have been able to lend our digital expertise to provide something that was needed during the Covid-19 crisis.”
Club Soulgenic Founder and CEO, Dr Glenda Rivoallan, said: “I was so impressed with the way the team at TSG cut straight to what was needed. From a tech perspective, we had been looking at doing a lot of manual tasks with the original website which would’ve taken up a lot of time. They completely changed it so that when people sign up, the process is all done automatically, saving us hours of manually inputting data. We just didn’t realise the extent of what was needed.”