FAQ

FitGMR founder Holden MacRae has been studying key factors that contribute to esports performance since 2017. Those findings show that physical maintenance, mental performance, nutrition, sleep, and lifestyle are significant contributors to performance and can be better indicators of readiness than scrimming and other game-based activities.

At top levels of performance, the last percent of readiness, the ability to recover quickly from a tilt, and stamina can make all the difference.

Professional and university teams, including various Cloud 9 teams, are participating in FitGMR’s beta phase.

Interested in your team working directly with FITGMR? Click here.

FITGMR can help. The FITGMR App provides guidance for following a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet. When a person significantly reduces or limits the number of carbs they consume in a day, it forces the body to use fat stores as fuel, which will lead to weight loss.* Eating this way increases your FITGMR score.

Research suggests that people with type 1 or 2 diabetes were able to lose weight, lower their blood sugar levels, and lower their A1c test levels when they followed a low-carb healthy fat (LCHF) diet for a year.*

The FITGMR App contains guidance for following the LCHF diet and encourages healthy meals and snacks as part of the FITGMR Score.

The LCHF diet avoids spikes and dips in glucose levels and instead promotes the production of ketones as a byproduct of fat metabolism. In people who eat a low-carb diet, the brain can use ketones to meet a major portion of energy needs. Ketones have the advantage of providing energy that is readily available through the liver. In contrast, digesting  carbohydrates leads to glucose spikes and dips until the body returns to homeostasis. People on the LCHF diet commonly report mental clarity, better concentration, better sleep and more.

The FITGMR exercise program works for everyone and does not require any level of fitness before you begin. Our workouts are designed to let individuals modify up or down according to their condition.  Everyone does the same workout, but at the weight and intensity appropriate for their level of fitness.

No equipment is required to start. You may add optional equipment as you progress to add interest and speed up progress.

We have created a safe program, first by relying on performing functional movements in our workouts. These are movements like sitting and standing up from a chair or picking something up off the ground that are built into your DNA. Developing proper technique and gaining strength in these movements is essential for maintaining your mobility and your health. Our other recommendations are based on solid scientific research and decades of teaching experience.

There are two scores: the Daily Score and the FITGMR Score. Any information submitted will affect that day’s Daily Score. As you put information in over the course of the day you can watch your score grow. Your FITGMR Score is a 15-day average of your daily scores and reflects your ongoing efforts. There is no penalty if you don’t complete all the sections, but consistently tracking and entering your behavior metrics helps you maximize both scores.

Targets are based on our recommendations given the data you input. You can customize some of your targets by going to Profile:Preferences in the app.

No, the app requires daily entry to encourage self-reflection and consistency. If you miss a day, giving you a Daily Score of zero, that zero score will affect your FITGMR Score for 15 days. After 15 days, that zero score drops out of the average and you can maximize your FITGMR score again.

Use the “i” buttons where they exist to get more explanations. In general, though, scientists find self-reporting of this kind of data to be accurate without the need for specific explanations.

Your information is subject to the FITGMR Privacy Policy. Your personal information will not be sold to anyone or available to anyone.** Aggregate information, not identifiable by individual will be used to improve the app and to conduct research on esport athletes as it relates to aspects of the FITGMR program and the 5 Pillars of Health. Any third party apps you decide to link to through the FITGMR app in the future will have their own privacy policies.

*For example: Comparison of low- and high-carbohydrate diets for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial.

Disclaimer: This guidance is provided for general information and does not constitute medical advice. Every individual will have a slightly different need and should work closely with their healthcare team before making any changes. Please use this as a resource to help facilitate that discussion with your doctor and your healthcare team.

**If you choose to participate on a FITGMR team, your team’s coaches will have access to your metrics data via the Coaches’ Dashboard.