Vaura has released MynaTime (http://www.MynaTime.com), personal workout software for Mac OS X 10.5 or higher. It offers your own assistant that talks you step-by-step through workouts.

MynaTime converts the text to voice and speaks instructions in real time during a workout, all set to your music of choice, with Appleā€™s lifelike text-to-speech voice, Alex. From weightlifting and yoga to running and physical therapy, MynaTime is ideal for any activity that can be represented as a series of timed actions, says Vaura President Joe Klinger. With less than a page of text, most workouts can be expressed in detail, including the sequence of exercises, rest periods, weight, target heart rate and more.

MynaTime is available online through Amazon.com for US$34.95 plus shipping. Check out http://www.MynaTime.com/MynaTime_Exercise_Software/Guided_Tour_Large.html for an online guided tour of how the software works. It includes sample files illustrating its use for weightlifting, yoga, cycling and physical therapy.