Muni Meditation is a San Francisco based program developed to make wasteful time healthy. It motivates you to do stretching or deep breathing exercises while waiting for the bus.
I am an avid user of Muni. Though convenient for getting around, Muni busses are not always the most timely or reliable. Because of this, there is always a lot of time wasted on waiting. At the same time, most adults claim to not have enough time to exercise or stretch. With our busy lives full of studying and working at desks, it is hard to find a decent chunk of time to move around and breath.
The Muni Meditation program’s main goal is to help people add a little bit of fitness into their busy lives.
The app is a health conscious bus tracker
Like most bus trackers, this app tells you when your next bus will be arriving, but adds on easy stretches that can be done during the waiting period. Whether you are waiting 2 minutes or 25, the app will put together individualized suggestions ranging from deep breathing exercises to muscle stretches.
The app purposely chooses exercises that can be done while standing in place and won't draw attention to the person. This app is all about seamlessly adding a small bit of health into your normal routine.
MUNI Meditation also has Stretch Stop posters at different bus stops and underground platforms. These stops are made as easy convenient suggestions for stretches you can do while waiting. They are meant for people who do not have phones and cannot use the app or when people don't feel comfortable taking out their phone in public.
The posters are meant to be simple graphics that anyone can understand. They highlight the section you will be stretching on a simple diagram.
The logo is a variation of the San Francisco MUNI logo. The MM logo for Muni Meditation is the M from the MUNI logo. The SS logo for Stretch Stop is an S made from the N of the MUNI logo. The stretches are simple line drawing illustrations that show the muscle being stretched by color. The diagrams are minimal for easy readability for quick views on the app or stretch stop posters.