5 Tips For Starting A Successful Exercise App (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start An Exercise App

Want to start your own exercise app? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting an exercise app:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an exercise app?
-> Pros and cons of an exercise app

Need inspiration?

-> Other exercise app success stories
-> Examples of established exercise app
-> Marketing ideas for an exercise app
-> Exercise app names

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting an exercise app:

#1: Joel Runyon, founder of MoveWell:

We chatted with with Joel, founder of MoveWell ($1K/month). In our interview, Joel says:

Build an audience first. Then build a product off of that. Lots of times people build the product but then have no audience and have to spend most of their time trying to wrangle one up.


If you’re going to have a business partner, find one who’s in similar life stages as you. It’s not always just enough to have someone you like working with - you need to have the same incentives and interests in the project.


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#2: Justin Anyanwu, founder of Lazy Jar:

We chatted with with Justin, founder of Lazy Jar ($250/month). In our interview, Justin says:

Just do it! Cliche, but very true. The worst thing that can happen isn’t failing. It’s not knowing what could be.


At the center of great customer service is empathy. Being able to feel the user’s frustration allows you to appreciate their pain and prioritize, helping them find satisfaction. You are pretty much setting the groundwork for loyal users that might even become evangelists for your product.


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#3: Mark Sisson, founder of Mark's Daily Apple:

We chatted with with Mark, founder of Mark's Daily Apple ($/month). In our interview, Mark says:

Go after what excites you—not just what interests you, but something that you care enough about to drop everything and throw your entire being into its pursuit. That kind of energy is necessary to make it all work.


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