Create your own Fitness App without coding.

Health and fitness have always been on the list of everyone’s top priorities. Today, apps allow us to track our way to success with diet suggestions, activity trackers, personal trainers and even exercise routines. Creating a fitness app without coding is now possible, so let’s see how to kick it off!
How to build a Fitness App
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Why build a Fitness app?

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Overview of the Fitness apps market.

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How hard is it to create a Fitness app?

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How much does it cost to create a Fitness app?

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How to create a Fitness app step by step.

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How to start making money with your Fitness app.

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Bravo: the best software for making a Fitness app.

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Why build a Fitness app?

Tracking progress has always been essential for fitness fanatics, and mobile apps have made these services available to everyone. The demand was already there, now you can track your fitness journey just by downloading an app. 
The market for fitness has split between trackers and fitness platforms, which let users dictate timing and intensity and personalized programs. Both have experienced a peak of downloads during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fitness app revenue increased by 84% in 2020, primarily through higher usage during lockdown and new subscriptions models tested by several apps.
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Plus, fitness apps received a 45% boost in users in 2020, and interest has remained high in 2021, with total sessions at the same level as 2020.
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On a whole, fitness apps have been downloaded over 400 million times in 2021. So, if you were thinking of creating a fitness app, you might want to consider starting now. 
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Overview of the Fitness apps market.

The 4 fitness apps with the most revenue today are: Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, Strava and Sweat.
Fitbit is an app that tracks your day & progress over time and offers workouts, nutrition programs, meditation tracks and sleep tools. Plus, you can connect with friends, start challenges, join an inspiring community and earn achievement badges. It’s presented as ‘the fitness app for everyone.’
MyFitnessPal is all about nutrition. It gives you access to the biggest food database available with accurate nutrition facts for over 14 million foods. Users can log everything they eat to their food diary for detailed insights about their nutrition. 
Strava turns your phone into a sophisticated running and cycling tracker. You activate the app before you start an activity and it will track all your favorite metrics and analyze them afterwards. The app is compatible with watches and other GPS devices.
Sweat is a personal training app that wants fitness to “fit into your life”. It’s one of the world’s largest women’s fitness communities and they focus on giving their users fitness motivation. It offers a broad suite of challenging, yet achievable programs, with workouts users can do anywhere, anytime. 
As you might see, each app has its own unique value proposition. They go deep into one specific need their audience have and they offer features according to it. Designs are usually minimal and tend to prioritize a good and quick understanding of the insights and numbers that are usually shown in fitness apps. 
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How hard is it to create a Fitness app?

As usual, this depends on the features you want to add to your app and the complexity of the design. Fitness apps are usually divided into three types:

Activity tracking

Apps that collect user information about the number of steps taken, stairs climbed, hours slept, distance and speed run, and calories burned.

Diet and nutrition

Apps that help users monitor their food habits, track calories, plan diets, set objectives, control water balance and body weight, among others.

Workout and exercise

Apps that offer specific training and use video to show users how to complete them.
Fitness apps can be part of one of these types or combine several features. This depends mainly on the target audience, your business plan and your competitors. 
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How much does it cost to create a Fitness app?

The cost of developing a fitness app from scratch can range from $24,000 to $180,000 depending on various factors such as number and complexity of features, branding and salaries for the development team. 
If you use Bravo Studio, you won’t need to invest on development. You just need to work on your design and then merge them with Bravo Studio. No surprises, just pay a fixed-price plan or you can even kick off your project with our free plan.
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How to create a Fitness app step by step.

Building an app is not just about using the right tools and designing nice wireframes. These are some steps you need to follow:

First, you to do need some research

You don’t need to waste 3 months carrying out extensive research, but there are some basic steps that we recommend covering before diving into the design and no-code development stages. Let’s take a look:

Define your audience

As usual with any app the first thing you need to do is define and understand your target audience, which will significantly influence the success of your app. It’s not about excluding groups, but rather to really understand who your main users are. Broadly put, your targeted audience can be classified based on demographics or psychometrics. Demographic factors include gender, age, location, income, occupation, race, ethnicity, and marital status. Psychometrics are more based on behavioral traits.

Analyze your competitors

Let’s consider the most popular dating apps. Which features do they share and what are their unique selling points? What’s the user flow like in each of them? Go through the reviews of both the most and least popular dating apps, note down features, grab a pen and a piece of paper and start sketching your app’s wireframes.

List the features you need

The amount of features you can add to your app is almost endless. A good plan is to list the features that your competitors are offering and then prioritize with an impact and effort matrix.

Design your Fitness app

Once you’ve defined your target audience and the main features, you need to transform your drawings and notes into real wireframes. With Bravo Studio, you can choose to design using Figma or Adobe XD. Bravo Studio integrates with both design tools which will then convert your design into a real app. You don’t need to use any templates! Just let your ideas roll and then you’ll be able to put everything together using Bravo Studio.

It’s no-code time!

Once your app has been designed you are ready to start Bravorizing! Create your free account and connect Bravo with Figma or Adobe XD. You can follow these tutorials if you need any help. 
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How to start making money with your Fitness app.

If you have any apps downloaded to your phone, you might already know there are different ways in which apps gain money. There are paid apps that charge users for the download. Other apps offer in-app purchases, this means users may download the app for free but to access certain features or content they need to pay an extra amount of money. There’s also a monetization strategy that’s based on ads or sponsored content. This means that other companies or individuals who are interested in sponsoring their products pay for an advertisement place.
You need to define a monetization strategy. It might be one for the short run and then change once you have a certain number of users but don’t forget to think about how the app’s going to survive. 
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Bravo: the best software for making a Fitness app.

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