How might we make tracking workout sessions easier and more effective for strength athletes?
Two important aspects of strength training, outside of picking up heavy things and putting them back down, is keeping a written record of your training and sharing your results with others. Both lead to increased motivation and an increased likelihood of athletes reaching their goals.
BodySpace is a website I use to track my own training. It's touted as being the largest online fitness community in the world, and it allows users to track their training and connect with others. But I find the website difficult to use, and I wondered why that was.
Using BodySpace as a jumping off point, I set out to see if I could design an improved social fitness website for strength athletes, making sure to design for many users and not just myself.
I decided to take a Lean UX approach for this project. My aim was to assemble a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for users to test and for me to improve upon in future iterations.