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Local Workout Location Finder

Published 06/01/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

WorkoutSpots is a website designed to help users find local areas to work out. A search is presented on the homepage that lets users search for a spot by zip code, distance and optional name. Users can choose between “spots” and “classes” and add an additional filter for class type. Classes cover many exercise types, including cardio, boot camp, Pilates, dance, Hatha, meditation, Vinyasa and many more. If the user owns a workout spot they can list it on the site for others to find. New spots are showcased on the homepage. Each spot includes a built in calendar, embedded Google Map of the area, address, nearby spots and images. Users can also share spots on social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Stumble Upon.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

WorkoutSpots was founded to give internet users a better way to find fitness opportunities in their area. The application offers a search that covers classes as well as public workout locations. The application has received some attention, including a mention on TechCrunch which claims that WorkoutSpots “wants to be the OpenTable for fitness.” The application has a lot of potential and can make life easier for individuals who want to workout regularly.

What are the differences to other apps?

WorkoutSpots is unique because it gives users a way to locate ideal places to workout. The application isn’t a how-to or health tutorial. Users can learn a thing or two, but the site is mostly intended to help users find a place to exercise. Users can browse workout areas as well as available fitness classes within their community. Some entries have more information than others but most provide plenty of detail to help the user plan a visit or book a class.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

WorkoutSpots provides users with a well-organized interface that includes just enough visual appeal to keep the eyes busy. The spot listings include images of the location, descriptions and all basic details as well as Google Maps. There is absolutely no clutter so the user doesn’t feel like they have to pick out what they need as listings are explored. The website manages to streamline the user’s search effectively.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors can search for workout areas as much as they like without an account. Anyone who plans to fully utilize the application can click the white “Join Now” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form that appears asks for a username, email address, name, phone number and password. Optional fields are available for city, state and zip code. Users who own a workout spot can check the box at the top of the form to access the workout spot registration area.

What does it cost to use the application?

WorkoutSpots offers its services at no cost. There are no registration fees and the user doesn’t have to pay for a subscription. This is an excellent way to convince users to return. The application also offers free listings for anyone who owns a workout spot they want to share. Classes are also listed and may include a fee, but this has nothing to do with the site. All fees are paid to the instructor or whoever is managing the class.

Who would you recommend the application to?

WorkoutSpots is ideal for anyone who exercises regularly and wants to find more options. The application helps users find public workout spots as well as classes within a community. Each spot listing includes a wealth of information so users can learn about the area and, in some cases, view images related to it. The service is free and can help anyone find a good workout spot near their home or business.

  • Add a workout spot to the database
  • Search for workout spots by location or name
  • Filter available fitness classes
  • View embedded Google Maps for each spot
  • Share workout spots on social networks

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