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JeffSub Thu 06-Feb-14 13:22:28

This is a cross post from the Exercise forum.

Hi.

I'm new and I'm here because I want to ask some questions.

I'm in my late 30s and I've recently started going to the gym with a personal trainer because it's time to get fit. I'm getting married next year and my fiance and I plan on having children pretty soon. We decided to go to the gym to improve our fitness and health and it's partly because we've discussed being healthy for our kids in the future (and not dying young and so on. A bit morbid I know, but we're pretty practical people).

I've done okay. I'm fitter, I've got my resting heart rate down from the high 80s to the high 60s in 4 months, and I've lost some weight (which is mostly fat - I've lost 7kg only but clearly put on some muscle).

So I decided I wanted to start tracking some things, like heart rate, weight, bmi, blood pressure and there are no apps that so just that. They are either for a specific sport/exercise (like running apps), too detailed without all the stuff I need (like JeFit) or calorie and weight trackers (like MyFitnessPal).

So - I decided to make an app for myself. It's for tracking basic stuff that I feel I need - hr, bp, weight and body measurements (waist, chest, etc).

I'm almost done and I realised (along with discussion with my personal trainer) that other people like me, may want such an app, so I'm probably going to put it on app stores.

Mumsnet is one place where I reckon there are people who feel the same as us - who want to stay healthy for their families. And I'm interested to know what people would want in such an app. I've already added hip size and bmi with a bmi calculator and a waist to hip ratio calculator based on discussions with my fiance, but what does Mumsnet think?

I've already got some feedback in the Exercise forum but I realise that this is probably just as appropriate a forum to ask this.

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