FitX is a premium HTML5 powered fitness WordPress theme from theme developers PressCoders. I don’t believe there are any other free or premium designs out there that were created specifically for gyms and personal trainers.
It comes with 12 pre made skins, 8 custom widgets, 6 page templates, 5 colour schemes and 24 different layout options. It also has shortcodes for posting testimonials, boxes and buttons. Although FitX doesn’t come with an ecommerce solution built in, it is compatible with all major WordPress ecommerce plugins so could easily sell products or services using the design.
The header shows a logo, drop down navigation menu and social media profile link area against a large image background. The header image actually wraps around the main content area. Everything is presented in a professional manner, whether it´s the home page featured post slider or the large buttons and headers that dominate the design.
The blog template looks great. Large featured images are used in post excerpts and the single post template has Twitter tweet and Facebook like buttons integrated in the footer. This makes it a good option for a fitness related blog too.
The additional content templates for pages such as your about page look great and will surely save you a lot of time creating your website. The one click content templates option is only available with the platinum license though.
The general layout of your site and the colour scheme can be modified via the settings area. Several Google Fonts can also be selected via the settings area and basic SEO settings can also be changed here too. It doesn’t offer you the same flexibility as a theme framework though you should be able to make basic changes to your design via this area.
I’ve not tested FitX myself so I’ve not managed to see how good the theme works in practice. It seems like a great solution for those who you who are designing a website for a gym, personal trainer or fitness or health related blog.
A standard license for FitX retails for $79 from Presscoders and comes with unlimited updates and support via the Presscoders forums. The platinum license retails for $149 and gives you additional features such as a members area built into the theme, content templates and email opt-in widget.
You will need to decide whether the additional features with the platinum license are worth the additional $70. The email opt in widget looks great and integrates with Mailchimp, Aweber and iContact. Though all major newsletter services provide you with good newsletter designs already so I’m not sure if this is something I’d want to pay more money for.
The one click content template option could be good for those of you who don’t want to spend a lot of time designing attractive designs for important areas of their site. The private members area seems good too though there are many great member plugins available for free so it’s not something that would convince me to go from the standard to the platinum license.
It’s worth checking out if you are on the lookout for a good fitness or health related design. It’s not the perfect theme but it has a lot of great features and I can’t think of many themes that were created specifically for that purpose.