An app test for sporting DNA

SuperFit coach Sandy Law demonstrating sit and reach, one of the nine tests used to assess users' fitness levels for the ELXR app. It also includes a DNA testing feature.
SuperFit coach Sandy Law demonstrating sit and reach, one of the nine tests used to assess users' fitness levels for the ELXR app. It also includes a DNA testing feature.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

Is your body type more like Usain Bolt or Mo Farah? A new mobile fitness app called ELXR, launched last Saturday, is banking on its users wanting that question answered.

Through a DNA test kit, users will be able to find out if they are predisposed towards power or endurance in sport.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'An app test for sporting DNA'. Subscribe