In the competitive world of personal training, having a standout online presence is essential. Antony, an ex-military PTI turned civilian personal trainer based in Manchester, recognized the significance of this and sought to create a digital storefront for his services. This is where our web design and development journey began.
Design and Features
Antony had a clear vision, with an existing logo that he wanted to integrate into the website. The layout and design were meticulously crafted to complement his logo’s colors and typography, creating a cohesive and professional online brand identity.
My task was to build a website that would serve as an efficient platform for Antony to showcase his services. The website features online booking, an innovative enquiry questionnaire that filters potential clients, contact forms, Instagram integration to connect with his audience, client testimonials, and a gallery to showcase his work.
Mobile Responsiveness and Content Strategy
The website was designed to be responsive across all devices, ensuring that it looks and functions flawlessly whether you’re accessing it on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. To guarantee an excellent user experience, I conducted rigorous testing on mobile devices and optimized website speed. SEO elements were also addressed, including the addition of alt text to images to improve search engine rankings.
My content strategy aimed to direct users to the primary call-to-action: filling out the unique enquiry questionnaire. With attention grabbing elements like a video of a fitness enthusiast doing press-ups and prominent buttons on the homepage, the site encourages user interaction.
Development and Performance
The website was built using a combination of technologies, including WordPress, HTML with CSS, and PHP, ensuring a robust and versatile platform for Antony’s personal training business. I encountered a significant challenge during server migration due to a change in domain name from apc.fitness to apcfitness.co.uk, but by switching from MySQL to MariaDB and resolving broken image links, I was able to successfully complete the migration quickly overnight.
The performance results have been impressive. The engagement rate on the website is exceptionally high, a testament to Antony’s skills as a personal trainer and the user friendly design of the website. Antony is highly recommended by his clients, and the website has played a pivotal role in streamlining his business operations.
In conclusion, my collaboration with Antony and APC Fitness has been a success story. The website I’ve created serves as a powerful marketing tool, directing potential clients to interact with APC Fitness, make bookings, and ultimately save Antony time on administrative tasks so he can focus on what he does best—delivering exceptional personal training services.
If you are interested in a website that can elevate your business’s online presence, please feel free to reach out to me using the contact form for more information or to discuss your web design needs.