Media24 magazine Bicycling approached LightSpeed to build a payment gateway website for readers to sign up to a 12 week weight loss and exercise programme called Next Level Cycling, specifically aimed at cyclists.
We needed to build a plugin that displayed the meal and training plans in a chronological order that the reader could work through logically, and mark days complete as they progress. All the content needed to be restricted by a login, after the reader has purchased the plan membership.
The workouts and meal plans are also available for download in the members area. This 12 week plan also features a shopping list section to make it easier for readers to be prepared for each week.
For the training programme to be effective the user needed to know what heart rate zones to train in. It was necessary to develop a HR Calculator that works out your maximum heart rate.
The NLC Week Planner plugin, was developed specifically for this client, and allows the meal plans and workouts to be displayed in a logical order for the reader to follow. We created two post types (recipes and workouts) that can be added to the Weekly Planner.
Instructional videos / gifs are used to provide details on how to execute the exercises. We used LSX Videos to add this functionality. Daily tips on the meal plan pages add extra information to assist the reader with meal preparation.
The My Accounts section allows the user to edit their profile, and also take the fitness test to help inform where to start on the plan. The HR Calculator is also available in the members section, see below screenshot.