Bootstrapping a Fitness App in 30 days

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Update: I’ve since stopped working on StriveHQ, however I believe in the permaweb, so I’ll leave this posted here

A little while ago, I decided that the best use for my Annual Leave would be to spend time writing an application.

Let me rewind a little.

I’m a big fan of Amy Hoy, and while I don’t have thousands of dollars to invest in her 30x500 course, her message about building a sustainable business seeped into my consciousness.

There were so many other influences that it’s almost impossible to list them all, but 37signal’s Getting Real & Rework, and The Lean Startup by Eric Ries all come to mind.

So here I am. I have approximately 1 month of leave saved up, and I’ve decided to do an application to help personal trainers. Today is first official day of my one month runway.

The skeleton of my application already done – I got excited after I first decided to work on the project. It goes without saying really, that I have bunch amount of development work to get done to get to an MVP.

I’m going to try to do this in as lean a way as possible. Which will be challenging, because I’ve got to work out how to engage with a beta group of personal trainers.

I’m planning to use this blog to document my progress along the way.