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Gym-Rat is a fitness app concept with the goal of keeping users motivated
UX Case study
The goal of this project is to design a fitness app
that helps users stay accountable for their gym routine
by allowing them to choose an accountability partner.
The app also features a workout logging feature and a
social media page for users to share pictures of their
progress. The app aims to create a supportive
community for gym-goers and provide a seamless
Sole UX/UI Designer
Figma, Excel, Optimal sort,
Paper and pencil
A look at the Prototype:
Understanding the problem
Research suggests that people may lose motivation to
exercise in the gym relatively quickly, typically within 4-6
weeks of starting a gym-based program. Common reasons for loss of motivation include boredom, lack of progress, and lack of time.
Key Findings and Insights
Following data collection through various methods and research stages, we performed thorough data analysis and sorting to gain insights into the factors contributing to gym dropouts.
up to 50% of new gym-goers quit within the
first six months of joining.
lack of social support, unrealistic expectations,
boredom, and physical discomfort are major factors of gym dropouts
an accountability partner
and a supportive social community can significantly
increase motivation and adherence to exercise programs
How can we support users in maintaining their workout routines and sustaining motivation?
Understanding the User
Based on the gathered data, we have created personas to better understand our target users and guide our design process.
Looking for opportunities
Now we proceeded with the competitor analysis, a crucial step to understand the existing landscape and identify our unique position in the market.
Setting the foundation
To gain a clearer understanding of the app's information architecture, we started by creating a sitemap as the initial step in the visual design process
have an accountability partner
Studies indicate that having an accountability partner significantly enhances the likelihood of adhering to fitness goals, specifically in the context of going to the gym
Users have the ability to connect with a gym partner who shares similar goals or attends the same gym. Additionally, they can utilize the app to check in and stay in touch with each other.
Every day the user checks in with their partner, their streak count increases, providing additional motivation to maintain the streak and avoid breaking it
supportive social community
Studies indicate that having a supportive community increases the feel of accomplishment which in turn help individuals stay motivated
Users can filter the content from public to their own gym or friends only
Users can post pictures of their progress on the social community page
Other included functions
In order to make the app more useful and engaging, we added more functions that would be helpful in the fitness journey
In-app messaging function
From sketch to final design
Implementing usability study Insights
Check-in buttin was added to home page
Ability to share pictures through chat was added
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