When we talk of the “health & fitness” niche, it basically covers all kinds of websites – informative health sites, gym and personal training portals, websites for healthcare centers, hospitals, yoga classes and so on. Designing a website for this niche has two basic requirements –
- The website has to be informative and easy to use. Your users should be able to access the content they want in limited clicks, and the design has a big role to play in that.
- Secondly, the portal needs to be appealing, but not over the top. The design and interface should be able to engage visitors.
There are two basic ways of getting a health & fitness website done – You can either hire a web designer, or you can choose to design it on your own using a website maker. In this post, we are discussing further on website builders, hiring designers and a few trends related to the health & fitness industry online.
The basic aspects
Website builders offer a set of ready tools, and you can use simple ‘drag & drop’ interface to get the site ready in no time. Many website builders, such as Weebly and Wix, have special templates that may resonate specifically with portals that are being created for the health & fitness niche. Website builders do have paid features, but you can still manage to get a free site up and ready, although that’s basic in most cases. If you want to compare all these builders, there are websites that have detailed reviews of each.
Hiring a website designer is a different game altogether, and while this is a great choice for any website owner who wants a completely customized and unique portal, the process can be expensive. With a web developer, you have a real team/person handling your needs, so you get more tech assistance. However, if you are low on budget, go for a website maker.
Trends to watch for
Color scheme, logo, and overall branding information do matter when you are creating a health & fitness website. Shades of green, blue, red and pink are often used extensively for such websites, because of the effect it has on the viewer. Although it is a good idea to think of the purpose of the website, as there are separate segments even in this niche.
Think of your website as a brand and if required, use a few paid website builder tools to make it more appealing!