Finding the right workout just got easier.

Improvements to WOD filters on

5 min readMay 4, 2020


Every athlete and fitness coach knows the feeling of being stuck and lacking the ‘fire’. The feeling of pulling up your favorite source of workout inspiration… and you just keep scrolling. The right workout doesn’t show itself; the workouts use equipment you don’t have. Or every workout includes that one movement you’ve been doing all week (burpees anyone?).

The precious time you carved out to improve your fitness is running out. So you pick the next workout you see and trudge through it. If you’re a coach programming for your clients, you feel like you’ve let your athletes down.

Find the needle in the haystack without picking through the straw.

WODwell serves millions of functional fitness athletes and coaches, and our users tell us a common story: they come to find the ‘right’ workout for today and spend too much time browsing the the thousands of possibilities. WODwell has all the workouts but users needed a better way to filter them.

To solve this challenge, we’re excited to present some updates in WODwell’s workout filters — all based on your feedback — to give you more power to find the right workout, right when you need it.

Click the ‘Filters’ icon at to find the right workout

Complete control begins with seeing only what you want

Previously, filter checkboxes on WODwell were automatically selected by default. So narrowing down a search meant you had to uncheck everything you didn’t want just to check the ones you wanted. This was inefficient, non-standard, and, understandably, annoying.

So we unchecked them. Now you can spend less time searching and more time sweating.

(Beastmode members: this means your filters now automatically include all the extra WOD categories you unlock with your subscription.)

All filters are now unchecked until you check one. A simple timesaver.

Filter in, Filter out

Is your gym closed? Do you work out at home on your lunch break? Are you a coach doing individualized programming? We don’t always have the luxury of a fully equipped gym.

Athletes’ needs and workout location can change any given day, based on… life. So we made some improvements to help you get more surgical in your search.

Bodyweight only

No equipment? No problem. That doesn’t have to mean ‘no workout today’ when you can toggle the new ‘no equipment’ (bodyweight only) filter option. A single click on the ‘equipment’ toggle will show you workouts you can do with no equipment, regardless of location.

Toggle the ‘Equipment’ filter off to see only Bodyweight (No Equipment) Workouts

Include and/or Exclude Movements

A popular request from users, this filter allows searching for workouts based on the movements you want to include, exclude, or both.

For example, Nancy is a CrossFit coach and has a handful of athletes she does individual workout programming for. Each athlete is at a different stage with different needs and abilities.

She spends hours each week programming workouts for each athlete. Some weeks she is on the ball and other weeks she just gets ‘stuck’ and spends more time than she wants to come up with ideas for new workouts that are right for each athlete.

WODwell’s new movement filters mean Nancy can now quickly find workout ideas based on the movements she wants her athlete to train — or to avoid.

Include and/or Exclude Equipment

Unless you’re lucky enough to work out in a first-class facility with all the equipment — a yoke, a GHD machine, tractor tires, swimming pool, etc. — there’s a good possibility you’re working with equipment limitations.

We’ve got you covered.

Use filters to narrow your search to show workouts that include only the equipment you have — or exclude the equipment you don’t.

“Show me workouts I can do with dumbbells. But exclude workouts that require an Air Bike or a GHD Machine.”

For instance, Scott is an experienced garage gym athlete with only a few common pieces of equipment at his disposal — dumbbells, a rower, and a jump rope.

Not a problem anymore.

Scott can now use filters to see only workouts he can perform with the equipment he has on hand — dramatically reducing the time he spends finding today’s workout.

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Premium features for power users

WODwell offers a lot of workouts, basic filter options, and the ability to save custom collections of workouts for free. Paid “Beastmode” members get all of that plus much more

We’ve added new filter options available only to Beastmode members.

Focus Areas/Body Parts

Identify workouts for specific body parts (upper body, lower body, and core), or specific types of movements (pulling, pressing, squatting, etc.) Upper body and lower body are further broken down into more specific categories which means athletes can quickly locate a workout that fits within their existing overall goals and programming. For instance, an athlete that went heavy on legs yesterday may look for an upper body workout to balance their workload. With this filter option, that search is easy and fast.

Some of the special ‘Focus Area/Body Part’ filters


Like the Focus Areas filter, this filter isolates workouts that fit within the modalities of Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and Cardio (mono structural), saving time for the athlete or coach that is focusing for a specific purpose. For instance, a coach programming for a football player may want to isolate workouts that focus predominantly on weightlifting to emphasize the athletes’ strength conditioning.

The special ‘Modality’ filters

Beastmode — the complete package

Get access to a curated list of the best workouts from the world of functional fitness PLUS powerful tools to make it easier to find the right one. As a Beastmode member you unlock:

  • 5x more workouts, including thousands from extra categories for coaches and competitors
  • Special filters to find the right one, right when you need it
  • Access to our 365-day WOD calendar for daily workout inspiration
  • An ad-free experience

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