Health and fitness is a popular niche so it’s no wonder there is a plethora of fitness related WordPress themes and gym WordPress plugins that allow you to create a powerful fitness website.
But, searching the Internet for the best plugins out there can be time consuming, which is why we rounded up the best tools and plugins for your website. You’ll find a variety of fitness trackers, BMI calculators, recipe plugins, as well as other gym WordPress plugins designed to work with everything from CrossFit boxes to Yoga studios.
The plugins on this list will help you add useful features to your site and deliver extra value to your readers. Whether you run a fitness blog or a gym website, there’s something for everyone on this list.
1. Premium BMI Calculator
Want to add custom colors to your BMI calculator? This premium BMI calculator offers built-in options for colors, fonts and styles. Plus it’s mobile responsive and easy to insert on your website via your widgets.
hrThe calculator itself features fields for height (in metres or inches) and weight (in kilos or lbs), with automated BMI score and interpretation results (underweight, normal, obese or overweight).
2. Weight Loss Tracker
With this plugin, your readers can track their weight loss progress. The plugin allows them to enter their body measurements and their weight as well as set goals and target measurements and weight. They can see the information as a chart or a table, and can be displayed using shortcodes and widgets.
On the backend, you or your gym trainer can interact with their clients and help them achieve their goals. The core plugin is free but you can also download a paid version for more features. Note: the plugin is free but also offers a paid version starting at £40/year.
3. Meal Planner Pro Recipes
If you regularly publish healthy recipes on your website, this plugin will allow you to share them in a visually appealing way as well as provide your readers with nutritional value and the ability to print them.
The plugin is fully responsive and comes with built-in Schema information so your recipes are optimized for search engines. Nutritional information is provided by ESHA Research, a world leader in nutrition for over 30 years. Other features include the ability to add links to ingredients that can be purchased from affiliate sites, insert notes and photos within instructions, auto-populate ingredients, and more.
4. Free Keto Calculator
Keto diet is one of the more popular diets and with this plugin, you can measure your nutritional needs and achieve your desired weight loss and performance goals. Using the plugin is simple – all you have to do is add the shortcode to any post or page on your site.
You can enter your information in either metric or imperial units, display results using charts and tables as well as provide visitors with both a weight loss and weight gain diet plan. You can also generate custom PDF reports and customize the display of charts and tables.
5. CF Whiteboard for Crossfit
CF Whiteboard integrates perfectly with Crossfit’s website. The plugin adds social workout tracking to your site and allows you and your readers to track workouts and results, compare the PRs and benchmarks on a historical basis, keep track of their attendance, and have an instant overview of their progress that’s always available.
The plugin also includes workouts and movements which saves you time from building them from scratch. You can track unlimited users and search their results.
The plugin is free to download, but do keep in mind Crossfit is a paid service which starts at $50/month after the 30-day trial.
6. Content Unlocked
If you’re struggling to come up with content for your fitness site, this plugin can help. You can easily add recipes, WODs, fitness tips, yoga poses, and much more. The plugin allows you to find and select professionally written and illustrated content geared towards fitness websites and add them to your site.
The content is free to display and comes from some of the best-selling fitness authors.
7. WPGYM – Gym Management System
If you run a gym website, this plugin will give you all the tools you need to manage your members. Not only can you view the details about your members such as their personal and vital statistics, you can also collect payments, send invoices, and generate sales reports.
The dashboard includes an integrated calendar so you can easily view important events and keep track of various gym activities and workout schedules. On top of that, you can create nutritional and meal plans for your members, keep record of their attendance, and more.
8. Gym Studio Membership Management
If you don’t need as many features as the plugin above, consider the Gym Studio Membership Management plugin. The plugin adds a few extra buttons to your post editor so you can easily embed a class calendar, a schedules login area, and a membership checkout page.
You can also manage classes, instructors, members, and memberships and each member receives an automatically generated QR code which they can use on their smartphones to access the member’s area and more.
9. MB Spirit for MINDBODY
If you’re running a website focused on yoga, this plugin will come in handy. It allows you to easily add your MINDBODY information into your website. You can create any number of widgets to display information, which includes class schedules, events, workshops, staff member and instructor details, session types, and more.
Created widgets can be added to posts and pages or you can use a shortcode to apply data filters, and adjust the layout for individual pages.
10. Health & Fitness Quotes Widget
Want to add a bit of motivation to your website? The Health & Fitness Quotes widget randomly displays one of 500+ quotes to boost moral and motivate your fitness clientele to keep pushing. Just install and use the widget in your sidebar, footer or any other widget ready area.
11. Timetable Responsive Scheduling
Scheduling is crucial, whether it’s for your fitness classes or one-on-one training. The Timetable plugin is a great option to add easy to read class schedules to your website, build and display custom meal plans, outline a sports therapy program, plan WODs and more. With tons of customizable colors, fonts, widgets and events it’s sure to meet your needs. Plus the plugin includes a shortcode and Visual Composer integration so you can easily insert it into any page or post.
12. WooCommerce Groups, Subscriptions & Booking
Lastly WooCommerce has their own comprehensive guide on setting up a customizable stack specifically for gyms (or dojos as they put it). By using a combination of custom WooCommerce Groups (via a free plugin), WooCommerce subscriptions and WooCommerce Bookings (which we’ll talk about next) you can create an easy way for clientele to view, purchase and renew memberships for your fitness facility. This effective stack’s price will vary based on if you use WooCommerce’s own premium options or if you use free extensions from WordPress.org (though we can’t guarantee the free options will work as well).
13. WooCommerce Bookings
WooCommerce Bookings is an extension for the free WooCommerce online store builder plugin for WordPress. Once the bookings add-ons is installed on your site alongside WooCommerce, you can then offer your visitors the opportunity to sign up and book their places on the bookable items you create. This could be your fitness classes, sessions with personal trainers, group exercise sessions, or any other activities you offer where attendees should sign up to book their place.
While the WooCommerce plugin has been built for selling products online, you can configure your site so that no money needs to change hands in order for your visitors to make a booking. Using this e-commerce plugin and the bookings add-on might seem like a long-winded way to add a group signup form to your WordPress site, but it appears to be the best off the shelf solution currently available.
Whether you run a full-blown gym, Muay thai website or a simple fitness blog you can use our list above to find fitness and gym WordPress plugins that will improve your site. Your readers can benefit from a number of these as well as they can track their own data and even print it and share it with their friends.
For more helpful plugins and themes checkout our roundup of WordPress themes for gyms. Or if we missed your favorite plugin (or one that you developed) share a link in the comments section below. We’d love to take a look!