Yes, I did have some prior development and coding experience before embarking on this project. I have a background in computer science, but professionally I have never been a coder, I have rather focused on the system analysis and database sides of the projects. I’ve coded some hobby projects and tools to make my work more effective. This experience proved invaluable in overcoming and understanding the technical challenges encountered while developing the app.
The most challenging aspect of developing this mobile app was ensuring it genuinely serves the users by aiding them to enhance their physical form and excel in boxing. It's not just about coding and designing; it's about providing real, tangible results and improvements for the users. Ensuring the app lived up to this expectation and making it as effective and user-friendly as possible was a wonderful challenge. The feedback from satisfied users, who have seen improvement in their physical form and boxing skills, has been immensely rewarding and confirms the success of overcoming this challenge.
The interviewee, Marius Rebane, is the Founder of Heavy Bag Pro. The company was founded by a team of passionate martial artists from different backgrounds and disciplines. They consulted dozens of instructors and experts to create the best heavy bag training app out there. They are constantly updating the app with new features and content.
The company’s mission is to help users train harder and smarter on their own, without running out of ideas or motivation. Their app makes training easy, hard, and efficient, allowing users to focus on their performance and improvement. The app also includes a learning corner where users can master single punches, kicks, and combos.
I personally use Google Fit to keep track of my fitness journey, as it offers a seamless and straightforward way to monitor my activities and health data. Downdog is an amazing fitness app with superb UX and UI. It’s very intuitive, but diverse, provides a variety of practices suitable for all levels, and it is a great source of fitness routines. Additionally, Insight Timer is my go-to for mindfulness and meditation. It hosts a diverse library of guided meditations and mindfulness practices that assist in keeping mental health balanced, which I find crucial in today’s fast-paced world. The blend of these apps helps in maintaining both my physical and mental well-being effectively.
I have been working on Heavy Bag Pro for since 2019. The first year was spent in ideation and planning, followed by the design, development, and testing phases. The app launced in 2020 and quickly became a popular tool among combat sports enthusiasts.
It was my own personal journey that ignited the spark for this project. Despite having over 20 years of experience in martial arts, I found myself lacking the motivation and ideas to train on the punching bag effectively. I yearned for a tool that would emulate the presence of a coach in a gym – calling out combinations to throw, setting a consistent pace, integrating bodyweight exercises, and escalating the difficulty step by step. I meticulously developed the app to embody these characteristics, and it turned out exactly how I envisioned. Fortuitously, it became clear that I was not the only boxer facing this dilemma, as many others have also embraced the app, finding value and assistance in their training routines.
I firmly believe that what sets my app, Heavy Bag Pro, apart from similar apps on the market is its intuitive, user-friendly, and seamless design focused exclusively on providing an exceptional and rigorous training experience. The primary goal is to facilitate users in obtaining an incredible and challenging workout without getting bogged down by unnecessary extras. Personally, I crave a strenuous training session, and that’s precisely what Heavy Bag Pro delivers. It is devoid of superfluous bells and whistles, concentrating solely on the quality of training. For boxers, kickboxers, or nak muays who are committed to training hard and enhancing their skills, there’s simply no comparison to the experience Heavy Bag Pro provides.
Our future plans for Heavy Bag Pro are centered around attentively listening to our users and continually evolving the app based on their feedback and requests. We already have a comprehensive to-do list, and significant updates and enhancements are on the horizon. The forthcoming versions will bring new modules, like workout planning, and an even more refined user interface to provide the best possible experience to our users. Our commitment is unwavering in ensuring that Heavy Bag Pro not only meets but exceeds the expectations and needs of our dedicated and growing community. Stay tuned for exciting, user-driven improvements and additions that will make your training experience even more robust and enjoyable!
For individuals who have never boxed before, I encourage you to start with the complimentary "Learn Boxing" training available in the Heavy Bag Pro app. After that, feel free to explore the other free workouts to gauge if the app aligns with your training goals. We operate on a Freemium model, where most of the advanced workouts are behind a paywall. However, we steadfastly adhere to a philosophy that we will never deny access to anyone who cannot afford it. If you have the desire to train, enhance your skills, and you are facing financial constraints, please don’t hesitate to email us. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to train and improve, regardless of their financial situation. Your journey to becoming a better boxer is just an email away, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
Heavy Bag Pro is the ultimate app for punching bag or shadowboxing training, whether you’re a beginner or a pro in martial arts!
🥊 Improve your skills – Learn 100s of new boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai combos
🥊 Train anytime, anywhere – Start the boxing timer and train for up to 16 rounds
🥊 Stay motivated and challenged – Choose from technique, drills, HIIT and partner punching bag workouts
🥊 Feel like in a real gym – Our users say that using the app feels like having a personal boxing trainer with them
“It is nice to have an app that really teaches as you go. I am really out of shape and just getting back in to boxing/kick boxing. Glad I found this app.” Lisa Zaroff.
Guided boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai workouts
This punching bag training app is guiding you with your boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai workouts. It’s like having your own fighting coach who instructs your heavy bag workout. You’ll never lose interest or run out of options again!
All the workouts are carefully designed by absolute professionals, nothing is random. You can be sure that after completing a training you will be exhausted, but satisfied, having learned something new.
The app is suitable for fighters of any combat sport who want to advance their skills and burn 1000s of calories. Workouts are categorized into classic boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and K1. They are also suitable for practitioners of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, or any other type of martial arts.
While it would be good to know the basics of boxing to get the most out of the application, there are a lot of total beginners who use the app regularly, just because boxing workouts are pure fun and amazing calorie-burners for all levels of fight sports enthusiasts. This is not specifically a “learn boxing” app, but it definitely helps you to learn a lot of boxing combinations. And it is easy to train along with the voice instructions and animations explaining the techniques.
Punch bag or shadow boxing
While a heavy bag or a sand bag is helpful, it’s not absolutely necessary to be able to train hard with the app. You can use the app to do shadow boxing at home, so you already know the combos you want to master on a boxing bag or during sparring when you hit the gym.
Tip: For sweaty, challenging kickboxing training and great cardio, try shadowboxing with weights in your hands!
Features of Heavy Bag Pro include:
🔥 70+ guided, ready-to-go workouts – just start the round timer and train
🔥 Warm-ups, cool-downs, and conditioning – diverse training from the start to the finish
🔥 Custom workouts – create workouts from any combo or technique you want to focus on
🔥 Learning corner – master single punches or kicks and combos to add to your arsenal
🔥 Boxing timer – keep up the intensity while training on your own without a boxing trainer or guidance.
Categories: Health & Fitness
Date: October 14, 2023
Developer: Heavy Bag Pro
About developer: The interviewee, Marius Rebane, is the Founder of Heavy Bag Pro. The company ... Read more