Vegan actor Chris Hemsworth, known for playing Thor in the Marvel Studios movies, is launching a new health and fitness app featuring a team of international trainers, chefs, and wellness experts. Called Centr, the app was designed to allow users to personalize the program to their diet, fitness level, and lifestyle.
“I believe we all have untapped potential. And we all need support to achieve our goals,” Hemsworth said in a statement. “Centr puts the world’s best in the palm of your hand, to help you develop a healthier body, stronger mind, and a happier life.”
Centr will offer daily workouts, meditations, 24/7 community support, and meal plans that can be personalized for vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian diets to “take the guesswork out of health and wellbeing.” A growing body of medical studies has shown how a plant-based diet can help prevent health issues such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain forms of cancer.
All recipes are dietitian-approved can be swapped to suit the user’s preferences and come with automated shopping lists.
Experts include vegan professional bodybuilder Torre Washington; personal trainer to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and athletes in the NBA, NFL, and MLB, Gunnar Peterson; “Plant Proof” podcast host Simon Hill; celebrity chef Dan Churchill; yoga instructor Tahl Rinsky; and “The Fast and the Furious” franchise actor and Hemsworth’s wife, Elsa Pataky.
Hemsworth’s personal trainer, Luke Zocchi, who is also a featured expert in the app, has been credited with helping the Australian put on muscle through a plant-based diet in preparation for his role in 2011’s “Thor.” The actor’s decision may have been inspired by his vegan brother, Liam, husband to Miley Cyrus.
“We tried to see if he could keep the muscle being vegan, and it actually surprised me as well because we’re all in this mentality of ‘gotta eat animal protein, protein, protein,’ but you can get a lot of protein from beans,” he told the Daily Mail last March.
The personalized fitness app also includes access features that can improve mental health and reduce stress, such as to meditation, psychotherapists, life coaches, and audio designed to promote focus.
Centre will launch globally for iOS, Apple Watch, and online next month.
Image credit: Chris Hemsworth | Instagram
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Vegan ‘Thor’ Actor Chris Hemsworth Launches Personalized Fitness App, ‘Centr’
Vegan “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth is launching Centr, a personalized fitness app with a meal planner feature for plant-based and vegetarian diets.