Frequently asked questions

Is this web app for me? is for you if :

  1. if you wish to follow a basic yet effective daily routine, and make a habit out of it.
  2. if you have a problem with discipline and following through.
  3. if you feel more motivated and accountable when a real person - a Workout BFF - follows up with you .

This web app focuses more on building habits than on specifics of a workout routine.

How is a person reminding you any better than an app reminding you?

Humans are polite by nature. We feel a much higher obligation to reply to a person than we do to a machine. When a person contacts you, we feel obliged to reply back. In this case the obligation will help you record your workout better, and thus help you push through your daily goals.

When you hire a person, you are relying on your own sense of obligation to workout better.

Why can't I just do this myself? Why do I need a BFF?

There are two key elements to habit forming.

  1. Forming a habitual behaviour.
  2. Making the new behaviour automatic.

According to research, it takes more than 2 months before a new behaviour becomes automatic - 66 days to be exact. In health psychology researcher Phillippa Lally's study, it took anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.

According to 85% people would uninstall an app by the 14th day of use.

This just goes to prove that habit formation takes longer than our patience to endure an app on our phones.

A BFF helps you develop endurance on the days where the novelty of becoming fit seems to wear off. And the endurance leads to forming a habit. Thus making the habitual behaviour an automatic task eventually without the help of a BFF.

Why can't I just lie about my workouts to the BFF?

You wouldn't really lie on the internet, would you? We sincerely hope that you stay as close to the truth as possible. We will take your word at face value.

I missed one day of workout after a successful 15 day streak. How do I find the motivation to resume?

We have all been there. But remember building better habits is not an all-or-nothing process.

Researchers have found that “missing one opportunity to perform the behaviour did not materially affect the habit formation process.” In other words, it doesn’t matter if you mess up every now and then.

How do we communicate on a regular basis ?

We can communicate via Whatsapp, telegram or email at the specified frequency of contact.

We can communicate in four languages. English, Hindi, Gujarati and Pig-latin.

We also respect different preferences of people when it comes to revealing private information such as your phone number or email address. We have three modes of communication and you can pick the one that suits you best .

Whatsapp - If you use Whatsapp regularly, then this might be the best mode of communication.

Telegram - Best chat app for anonymity, providing link to Telegram might be best for you if you don't want to reveal your phone number.

Email - Best if you use email most often, does not allow instant to and fro communication.

Will the BFF customise workouts for me based on my fitness goals?

We can guide you to design a workout. However, it is best if you design your own workouts. We help you achieve it. We do have a comprehensive workout directory with a variety of workouts and habits that you can add to your dashboard to get started.

How does having a streak help me feel more motivated towards my goal?

A 'streak' is an unbroken series of days where you successfully complete a task. Seeing a streak of green bars not only gives you a sense of accomplishment, but also encourages you not to break the streak the next day.

Can this app be used only for fitness and workouts?

No. You can use this website to customise any goals for your life. We have designed it primarily for workouts and fitness, but this could totally include wellness habits, career goals or also learning a new language.

Why do I need the paid plan? / Why cant I just use the free plan?

If you have never had a problem with discipline and can follow through with your daily goals, then we suggest the free plan would suit you the best.

But if you get excited about a goal for a few days but then lose all enthusiasm before long, then the paid plans would be a good choice for you.

Does this website have an app? How can I use it conveniently via my phone?

No. Currently this website does not have an app. But you could add it to your home screen by using the “Add to Home Screen” option on your phone through your web browser.