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A famous British cricketer Ian Botham once said: “To me, it doesn’t matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win.”

Today, many people use fitness applications to keep fit and motivated. According to the report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global mHealth market is growing at CAGR of 44.2% and is expected to reach 111.8 billion US dollars by 2025. Thus, the demand is growing from year to year and a fitness or workout app could be a good idea for a startup.

Fitness apps have a wide range of functionalities helping keep yourself always fit. With a deep understanding of the huge influence of these applications on users’ everyday life, many designers try to activate the problem-solving potential of their fitness apps.

In this article, we will describe the essentials of the UI design for a fitness app and share some handy tips from our mobile app design team. Would like to create your own fitness app? So ready! Steady! Go!

How to build a user profile?

Have you ever used a workout application? That’s amazingly convenient. This small pocket assistant dictates you what to do, gives feedback on your activity,  and keep your motivation when you become lazy.

One of the most important things is a fitness app creation process is to make a user profile as personalized as possible. Before creating a user profile, we usually should go through a signing-up process. Fitness apps like any other apps allow logging up via social networks. However, they should require some additional data to fill in such as age, gender, weight, and height. It helps define a user’s physical condition and make a user profile more personalized.

Keep in mind, there are two reasons for creating a fitness app: user motivation and self-improvement. That’s why a user interface should display information about user’s personal achievements like the number of burnt calories or any other sports records. At the same time, minimalism still is one of the hottest UI design trends, thus, don’t overload your fitness app design with unnecessary details.

How to make your app track user activity?

Tracking is a key element of every fitness application. To implement the tracking function, you can connect an app to the mobile sensors using Apple’s HealthKit and Google Fit. They provide APIs granting you access to the health and fitness data gathered on their platforms. Both of them have systems working as a hub for collecting data from various activity trackers and workout apps.

Both Apple and Google have access to the data such as weight measurement, the number of steps, the number of burnt calories, a list of favorite activities, exercise duration, and heartbeat rate.