Q: What do you get if you team up a User Interface Designer with a Developer?

A: The perfect team to create a gym App called ‘WodBoss’ of course!


Ryan Stuart and Karl Bowden are the creators of an App specifically developed for CrossFit gym owners and their members. WodBoss began about nine months ago. It is the first project the guys have worked on together, only knowing each other for three months prior to starting.

As freelancers Ryan and Karl first met at The Roost Creative and have recently moved into The Production Hub to knuckle down and work on their app development company, Featherweight Labs.

The WodBoss app is specifically designed for CrossFit gyms. CrossFit is primarily a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. It is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective. It is practiced by members of over 10,000 affiliated gyms around the world, and by individuals who complete daily workouts (otherwise known as a “WOD” or “workout of the day).

WodBoss will be a useful tool for gym owners to manage their gyms. It will allow them to manage memberships, rosters, workouts, classes, payments and competitions – something that does not exist in the industry at this stage.

Although the App is aimed mainly at CrossFit gym owners, it will also be very useful to its members. The App will allow members to track their progress and measure it against others on the leader boards in every class they attend.

Although both Ryan and Karl love working with their clients, the freedom of developing their own project with their own rules is rewarding on a whole other level. The guys have had fun working on this new tool and their goal is to one-day adapt the software and make it available to different industries like yoga or even day care centres.


To contact the guys please email:  [email protected]