Women In Tech Series

How to create a custom fitness app

If you asked a personal trainer, fitness influencer, or gym owner a few years ago whether they had an app, they’d probably have laughed.

The normal excuse would have been that apps cost thousands of dollars. 

Eight to ten years ago, yes. But the rise of the smartphone has brought with it many cool innovations. One of those innovations is the drag-and-drop app builder platform.

You don’t need a team of developers to create an app. All you need is a platform like Passion.io.

We take the technical hassle and jargon out of app creation and let you quickly and simply create mobile fitness apps in minutes. That means no coding and no special degree in computer science. 

You have the fitness knowledge and expertise… we have the native app you need to take your passion to the next level. 

Our suite of tools is specifically designed for coaches, personal trainers, and fitness instructors — all of the tools you need to create, launch, and succeed with your fitness app. 

Building your own personal training app has never been easier. 

And it’s never been more profitable. Revenue in the fitness apps market is expected to grow to $33.04 billion by 2027.

With Passion, you don’t need to worry about dealing with expensive development teams or flighty freelancers. You’ll have total control over your app. 

You design it, you build it, all without having to write a line of code.

If you’re looking for a tool that lets you break away from trading time for money, teaching 1-on-1 in the gym, and sacrificing your social life to make ends meet, then we’re the solution. 

How does Passion.io make mobile fitness apps easier? 

We’re designed for fitness experts

When we first built our software, personal trainers made up the biggest proportion of our experts. This meant they decided what new features we built for our platform, and it’s loaded with cool widgets and functionality a personal trainer would love.

  • You can add worksheets and downloadable nutrition guides to your lessons and upload video content to your app that allows people to train along with you. 
  • You can add timers to your lessons and loop exercises so your app users can perfect their form and technique.  

We’re back by top fitness influencers

Passion.io has helped fitness influencers and ‘big name’ coaches enter the mobile app market. 

When we founded our company in 2016, our goal was to help fitness experts monetize their audiences with our app platform.

Our mission is a bit different now, we want to give EVERYONE the chance to monetize their skills with a mobile app. But the expertise and lessons we learned helping fitness experts haven’t gone anywhere, and we’ve taken those experiences and worked them into our platform. 

Check out Badass Body and Fit In Twenty, 2 of the fitness apps that are killing the game with their own native apps. 

We give you the mindset for success

Passion.io isn’t just a fitness app development platform. We also provide business and mindset training that’ll make your workout app successful. 

Our two flagship programs are the Expert Unleashed Challenge and The Expert Freedom Challenge. Done one after the other, the challenges will take you from nothing to your own mobile app and 100 clients in 3 months. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of the challenges:

  • The Expert Unleashed Challenge (EUC) is our entry-level program for people just starting with Passion.io. It gives you the knowledge you need to create an app that really sells, will help you find your dream customer, and get them to design your app for you. The goal of the EUC is to get you 5-15 high-paying clients.
  • Expert Freedom is the next step in your PassionFighter journey (Anyone who uses our platform is called a PassionFighter). Expert Freedom’s goal is to increase your app users to 100. It does this by teaching you to market your services outside of your immediate social circle.

What about gyms? Do they need an app? 

For personal trainers and coaches, it makes sense to have your own workout app. But what about gyms and training centers… do they need gym apps? 

The same power and control that personal trainers and fitness influencers are enjoying with their mobile apps can be yours, too. 

Here are the top 4 reasons why fitness apps work for gyms. 

1. Brand awareness

When you have a mobile app your brand is in the pocket of every one of your gym members. You’re only a touch away, and being present on someone’s mobile home screen keeps you front and center in the minds of your clients.  

Apps are also a mark of quality for a business. 

Everyone has a website nowadays. A branded mobile gym app is a great way to set you apart from the competition.  

2. Meeting your customers where they are

What does this mean? You have to be available to your customers when they need you. People lead busy lives and can’t always make it to the gym. 

If you have a mobile app that lets them get their gym fix on a hectic day, they’ll thank you and your brand for being so adaptable.

If the choice is between a gym with an app and one without, why would you choose the latter?

3. Get to know your customers better

The most valuable thing an app gives is data. Knowing your customer’s habits, training regimes and favorite exercises helps you develop better classes in your gym and produce better content for your app.

All this has the ultimate goal of providing a better service for your customers and giving them more value. 

4. Build a stronger relationship with your customers

The famous saying goes ‘out of sight, out of mind’, but the opposite is also true. If you are always in someone’s vision, then they are far more likely to remember you.

Send offers, vouchers, and training reminders via push notifications, and provide your clients with informative content directly on their phones. 

Ready to create your fitness app? 

Passion.io has been specifically designed to help fitness experts, personal trainers, and nutrition coaches break out of the 9-to-5 grind and live a freedom lifestyle. 

Our platform has features and a layout geared toward online fitness coaching. Plus, we’ve launched hundreds of fitness and personal training apps. 

Want to get started with Passion.io and build your app today? Click here to get started. 

Passion.io wants to make the world a more confident and passionate place. We want to empower personal trainers to impact more people with their own custom fitness apps. We believe that through sharing knowledge, we grow as individuals and as a society.

We want to provide you and your clients with the tools, techniques, and mindset to be successful with their own custom mobile app, and we love helping people find their place in the Passion Economy.

Ready to take control of your fitness, coaching, or personal training business? We are, too! 

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