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Gravity Fitness

Gravity is a mobile app concept for improving the tracking of individual progress for hybrid athletes.
Gravity Fitness
Mobile App Design
4 weeks
I designed a concept mobile app that allows for hybrid athletes to track their fitness progression using multiple variables of resistance. By crafting a tracking flow similar to filling out a log built into a spreadsheet, users felt familiar with the experience which resulted in high completion rates of their tasks.
Amidst the shift towards home workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic, calisthenics gained popularity as an equipment-free alternative. However, athletes found it challenging to track their progress due to the varied nature of calisthenics exercises.
The problem many hybrid athletes face.
Many athletes who train in calisthenics or gymnastics do not have a simplified way to log their exercise progress like your typical gym-goer due to the variety of conditions within the progression of the exercise. This leads to a lack of progress and an inability for the athlete to reach their fitness goals long term.
Research revealed that existing workout logging options lacked flexibility and mobility.
Closed apps like "Strong" and "Caliverse" were portable but inflexible, while open methods such as spreadsheets offered flexibility but lacked convenience.

Combining the best of both worlds, I envisioned a mobile app catering to intermediate athletes, offering flexibility like spreadsheets within a structured framework.

User surveys and online discussions highlighted the preference for simplicity and ease of use, with spreadsheets and physical journals being popular choices. Participants desired the ability to add contextual notes to their workouts.
The user’s current journey.
To address the common athlete desires I found in my research, I mapped out the user's current journey using a pre-existing method. Mapping this allowed me to craft a user flow starting from the moment the athlete wakes up, guiding them through logging their workout.
Initial usability testing revealed user confusion and overwhelm with the dashboard layout.
Moving personal progress data to the profile screen improved clarity and task completion rates significantly.
Creating a new workout flow.
Creating a new workout mirrored the familiarity of spreadsheet tracking, enhancing user experience and engagement.
The sign-up process was streamlined.
I created a progress bar and simplified input fields. Gathering measurement information provided a reference point for progress tracking.
Re-testing showed a marked improvement in task completion rates.
The new dashboard design proving highly effective. The average completion rate jumped from 60% to 85% in the next round alone! Time on task hovered at just under 3 minutes.