Jennis worked with
to create CycleMapping
Can you tell us a bit about the research behind CycleMapping?
I recognise this more now and actually listen
From a Jennis point of view, we worked
to what my body wants instead of trying to
very closely with physiologist Dr Emma
push through the symptoms. As an athlete
Ross. She used to be head of physiology at
I thought I was in tune with my body but
the EIS (English Institute of Sport) and has
pregnancy and now CycleMapping has
been working in this field for decades.
really improved my own body literacy.
From her input and the studies she shared,
I have found too that when I am premenstrual
plus our own tests with Beta users, we
What key features are included in the app?
created the CycleMapping programme.
I think the onboarding questionnaire is really
In terms of results, there are lots of studies
important, as that helps us personalise the
that show how training in this way can reduce
plan each user gets. The feedback functionality
negative cycle symptoms and build lean muscle
is also really crucial. By interacting with
more effectively – and from our own Beta
that, we can tweak people’s plans – shifting
testers we are getting lots of interesting results
the sessions if their cycles change, reacting
around reduction in period symptoms; higher
to changes in symptoms and so on.
motivation to train and weight loss experienced by women, but these are all very early anecdotes.
Do you use CycleMapping in your training?
What are your future plans for Jennis? To be honest it’s really hard to predict. There are definitely areas that I would like us to
Yes, I have been CycleMapping and was
move into, but we’re very much going to be led
one of the early testers of Jennis CM and
by our consumers and what they want. ●
I have found it really helps me understand my moods a lot more – I can tune into the
To be one of the first to try Jennis CycleMapping,
way I feel alongside the four phases of my
visit cyclemapping.jennisfitness.com to register
cycle, and then train or rest accordingly.
(Apple and Android versions both £14.99 per month).
former EIS head of physiology Dr Emma Ross