3 Unmissable Takeaways to Develop a Health and Fitness App like BetterMe

Being in the health and fitness industry, you must be facing different problems like tracking all the patients or customers, managing huge data & records, paper-based reports and charts of the customers. To ease managing all these things, it’s better to invest in health and fitness app development. We researched on some personal trainer apps and found the BetterMe app to be among the top health and wellness apps. To help you make a successful health and fitness app like BetterMe, we consulted our health app consultant, who analyzed BetterMe app and shared 3 takeaways that you must consider to develop your fitness app.

News Flash: Gym memberships are expensive!

Alright, that is not so much of news as it is a fact. Hiring a personal trainer would dig a deeper hole in the pocket. Well, staying fit is a need and not a necessity. Hence fitness shouldn’t be expensive. 

Further, the people who don’t have time to work out during the regular gym hours would have to miss their gym sessions. So, if you are in the health and fitness industry, it is now time to make working out more convenient and affordable for people.

Mobile apps have a solution for this as well. Workout plan apps and smart wearables are trending as they do not have any geographical limits. Users can plan their workouts anywhere and at any time. 

Before probing into the takeaways, let’s take a look at the fitness market and its correlation with mobile fitness apps. 

Fitness Industry looks Fit!

  • The net revenue in the Fitness segment amounts to US$16,857m in 2019.
  • This is estimated to show an annual growth rate of 5.0% until 2023, resulting in a market volume of US$20,499m.
  • The market’s largest segment is Wearables with a market volume of US$14,528m in 2019.
  • Smart wearables are like watches, bands that have fitness training apps integrated into them.
  • Fitness apps have shown a 9.4% increase in the number of users in 2019 and the number  has reached to 825.9m
  • Health and Fitness apps rank at 8th position among the most popular app categories on the Apple App Store.

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Source: Statista

In this blog, we will discuss 3 takeaways that you must not miss to develop an app for fitness tracking like the BetterMe app.

BetterMe app is one of the best health and fitness apps in Canada. In fact, it ranks 8th in the health and fitness category in the Apple App Store.

Let’s move on to the takeaways that you need to consider while investing in health and fitness app development.

3 Unmissable Takeaways to Keep in Mind During Health and Fitness App Development

  1. Targetted training

    Every person has a different body type and needs a workout plan accordingly. BetterMe app gives targetted training to the users according to their requirements and body type. 

    When you plan to make a fitness workout app, make sure that the app records the user data like fitness level, height, and weight in order to set goals like losing or gaining weight. 

    The app should also plan targetted body part workout as well as full-body workouts customized to the user. It is also expected that this app works as a fitness tracking app that lets users track their daily progress. 

    health and fitness app development

    Source: BetterMe App

    You may also make this app a workout and diet app and provide well-balanced meal plans to complement the workout. This helps in getting the full benefits of the workout and helps users reach their goals faster.

    In fact, BetterMe app even takes into account the allergies and the ingredients the users don’t like.

  2. Professional coaching and information sharing

    People get gym memberships so that they can get personal training from fitness experts. Even your app can provide expert training from the professionals to the users. An easy way to do this is by instructional workout videos by professional fitness trainers. 

    You can also include educational content regarding fitness and nutrition which have tips for executing workouts properly. Integrating workout reminders will reduce the skipping of workout sessions.

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    Source: BetterMe

    When you create your own workout plan app, you can also include detailed cooking videos and recipes. You can also sell healthy food products which is a great way of monetizing the app other than advertising.

    When you plan to invest in health and fitness app development, integrate advanced features like these for better service and user-experience

  3. Using advanced technology

    If your app tracks heartbeats, steps, and other measurable parameters, you must make sure that your app can be installed not only on phones but also in smart wearables like bands and watches.

    People can easily see how many calories they have burned on the band instead of the mobile. It becomes even more convenient to keep track of fitness.

    Your app can also include advanced technology like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. AI can help generate personalized weight lifting plans. AI can optimize sets, reps and weight for each exercise for each time the user works out.

    Machine learning, on the other hand, can help in analyzing user’s health data and prescribe personalized diet and exercise reps that are appropriate for them. 

    In this era, no health and fitness app development can be complete without the inclusion of advanced technology.

Want to Create a Fitness App like BetterMe?

People are becoming more and more health-conscious day by day. It is now time to develop a body fitness or workout tracker app that will be useful for the fitness freaks as well as the newbies who want to get healthy.

If you have an idea for a weight loss app or any type of body fitness app, you can cross-verify your idea with us. We are a leading iPhone and Android app development company based in Canada.

We are known for developing performance-oriented and feature-rich apps in various categories. We also specialize in UI/UX designs of mobile and web apps. So, feel free to ask any queries about health fitness app development cost, app development process, and app development timeline.

You may also avail of a 30-min free consultation from our technical expert. All you need to do is fill the contact form given in the footer and we will contact you within 48 hours. 

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Author Bio
Rakesh Patel
Rakesh Patel
Designation: Co-founder and CEO of Space-O Technologies

Mr. Rakesh Patel is a Founder and CEO of Space-O Canada. He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311.