Launching the Chape Fitness App

Today I´m officially launching the Chape Fitness App. I bet you didn´t see that coming!

Me neither, honestly. This is one of those unexpected happy days life throws you and  I´m thankful for and enjoying it to the fullest.

As I cut it to the chase already, the real bottom line is you have available a new (and awesome) free fitness app, I want to share the story behind this milestone hoping any of you trying to figure out how to build your own app, in an easy and cheap way find this useful.

Dear friends, if you were praying for a no-brainer way to build your own app from your website, you must check AppMySite.

Let me clarify this is NOT an affiliate post. I will get NO compensation or reward if you sign up with these guys. I haven´t been so excited and pleased with any software in a long, long time and I just want to pay it back.

How did I find them?

I signed up for AppSumo a few years ago. AppSumo offers lifetime software deals, discounts on small business tools, & free resources. From time to time I find some cool deals and a couple of weeks ago, AppMySite came up.

In the worst-case scenario, I´d spend a few dollars for software that wouldn´t work for me. I´ve done worse things so, I didn´t think it twice and I jumped in.

These guys exceeded all expectations. 

You have to introduce your website URL, and then customize your app. As simple as that. Here´s my dashboard.

You can do anything you can imagine or need. As you see, there´s a lot of options:

  • Customize your app appearance. Your log, launch screen, login & sign up, colors, and home screen.
  • Build your app for Android and iOS.
  • WordPress plugin and WooCommerce connectivity (just introducing API keys).
  • Multisite. If you have multiple websites or a multisite network, you can connect them to a single app.
  • App Preview. Once you set up your app, you can give it a spin before going live.
  • Push Notifications. Easily create and send push notifications to all your app users.
  • App Monetization. You can earn money from your mobile app by displaying Google Admob ads. 

All these in a few clicks. This is miraculous, guys.

Chape Fitness App

I tried to keep my own app clean, simple, and easy to use. You let me know later if I accomplished it.

I resized and uploaded my logo, designed a simple launch screen, and selected just a few options to display on my home screen from all available options.

This way, once you open the app, you find the workouts classified by body parts, full-body, or if you feel like joining a challenge. Scroll down and you find the latest blog posts.

In the upper left, you find the menu to dive into your account settings and other website content (recipes, specific exercises, contact, etc).

Click on what you want to focus on today, and you find different workouts adapted to available time, equipment, and fitness level.

I couldn´t help myself and added a motivational/funny quote, and an inspirational picture. I wasn´t sure about the picture because of all the body-shaming, stereotypes, and all that but I really think there is nothing wrong with showing a person with a six-pack if you´re going to work your abs, right? If you feel that offensive, that´s not my intention at all. What should I show? Cars? Mountains? Anyways, haters and criticism are very welcome!

Moving on, you have “how-to” videos for every single exercise. Fullscreen is available so you can notice all the small details and improve your technique. 

Last, but I think this is a huge difference compared to other apps, you can get in touch with me, anytime.

I know when it comes to exercise, a lot of questions cross your mind. Am I doing this right? I want to achieve this or that, is this the right workout? When in doubt, ask me!

Now, it´s your turn. Download it, sweat it, and enjoy it. 


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Lower Back

The Erector Spinae is not just one muscle, but a bundle of muscles and tendons. Paired, they run more or less vertically. It extends throughout the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions, and lies in the groove to the side of the vertebral column.

Latissimus Dorsi

The latissimus dorsi is the larger, flat, dorsolateral muscle on the trunk, posterior to the arm, and partly covered by the trapezius on its median dorsal region.


The Deltoid muscle is the muscle forming the rounded contour of the shoulder. It is divided into three portions, anterior, lateral and posterior, with the fibers having different roles due to their orientation.


The Infraspinatus muscle is one of the four rotator cuff muscles crossing the shoulder joint and is commonly injured. It is the main external rotator of the shoulder joint.


The Biceps brachii is  actually two separate bundles of muscles (heads). The two heads of the Biceps vary in length and as a result, are called the Short and the Long Biceps heads.


The Triceps Brachii muscles  have three muscle heads: Lateral, Medial and Long head. Primarily responsible for the extension of the elbow joint. The lateral head is used for movements requiring occasional high-intensity force, while the medial fascicle enables more precise, low-force movements.

(Anterior muscles)

The Pronator teres pronates the forearm, turning the hand posteriorly. If the elbow is flexed to a right angle, then pronator teres will turn the hand so that the palm faces inferiorly. It is assisted in this action by pronator quadratus.

(Posterior muscles)

The Extensor Digitorum muscle helps in the movements of the wrists and the elbows. It extends the phalanges, then the wrist, and finally the elbow. It acts principally on the proximal phalanges. It tends to separate the fingers as it extends them.


The pectoralis major makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in the male and lies under the breast in the female.

The pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the pectoralis major. 


The Rectus Abdominis is the most superficial of the abdominal muscles. It is this muscle which forms the six-pack shape! It is a paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the abdomen. There are two parallel muscles, separated by a midline band of connective tissue called the linea alba.


The External Oblique is situated on the lateral and anterior parts of the abdomen. It is broad, thin, and irregularly quadrilateral. It is the largest and the most superficial (outermost) of the three flat muscles of the lateral anterior abdomen. 


The gluteal muscles are a group of three muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The three muscles originate from the ilium and sacrum and insert on the femur. The functions of the muscles include extension, abduction, external rotation, and internal rotation of the hip joint.

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The Quadriceps Femoris is the knee extensor muscle.  As a group, the quadriceps femoris is crucial in walking, running, jumping and squatting. It´s subdivided into four separate “heads”.


A hamstring is any one of the three posterior thigh muscles in between the hip and the knee (from medial to lateral: semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris). The hamstrings are quite susceptible to injury.

Lower Leg

The gastrocnemius and the soleus form what we know as calf. They are involved in activities such as walking, running, jumping… 

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The trapezius is a broad, flat and triangular muscle. The muscles on each side form a trapezoid shape. It is the most superficial of all the back muscles.

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