Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: Python
License: AGPL3+
Tags: Personal Dashboards     Django    
Latest version: v1.9

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wger (ˈvɛɡɐ) Workout Manager is a free, open source web application that help you manage your personal workouts, weight and diet plans and can also be used as a simple gym management utility. It offers a REST API as well, for easy integration with other projects and tools.

For a live system, refer to the project's site: https://wger.de/

Workout plan


These are the basic steps to install and run the application locally on a Linux system. There are more detailed instructions, other deployment options as well as an administration guide available at https://wger.readthedocs.io or locally in your code repository in the docs folder.

Please consult the commands' help for further information and available parameters.


If you want to host your own instance, take a look at the provided docker compose file. This config will persist your database and uploaded images:



If you just want to try it out:

```shell script docker run -ti --name wger.apache --publish 8000:80 wger/apache

Then just open <http://localhost:8000> and log in as **admin**, password **adminadmin**

Please note that this image will overwrite your data when you pull a new version,
it is only intended as an easy to setup demo

### Development version

#### Docker

We provide a docker compose file that sets everything up for development and
persists the database on a volume. From the root folder just call 

````shell script
docker-compose -f extras/docker/compose/docker-compose.yml up

For more info, check the [README in wger/extras/docker/compose]( ./extras/docker/compose/README.md ).

Local installation (git)

Note: You can safely install from master, it is almost always in a usable and stable state.

Install the necessary packages

```shell script sudo apt-get install python3-dev nodejs npm git sudo npm install -g yarn sass

Make a virtualenv where we will install the python packages

```shell script
python3 -m venv venv-wger
source venv-wger/bin/activate

Start the application. This will download the required JS and CSS libraries and create a SQlite database and populate it with data on the first run. If you want to use another database, edit the settings.py file before calling bootstrap. You will need to create the database and user yourself.

```shell script git clone https://github.com/wger-project/wger.git cd wger pip install -r requirements.txt python3 setup.py develop wger create-settings wger bootstrap wger load-online-fixtures python3 manage.py runserver

Log in as: **admin**, password **adminadmin**

After the first run you just start django's development server::

```shell script
python manage.py runserver

Command line options

You can get a list of all available commands by calling wger without any arguments:

  • bootstrap Performs all steps necessary to bootstrap the application
  • config-location Returns the default location for the settings file and the data folder
  • create-or-reset-admin Creates an admin user or resets the password for an existing one
  • create-settings Creates a local settings file
  • load-fixtures Loads all fixtures
  • migrate-db Run all database migrations
  • start Start the application using django's built in webserver

To get help on a specific command: wger <command> --help.


Feel free to contact us if you found this useful or if there was something that didn't behave as you expected. We can't fix what we don't know about, so please report liberally. If you're not sure if something is a bug or not, feel free to file a bug anyway.


All the code and the content is available on github:



The application is licensed under the Affero GNU General Public License 3 or later (AGPL 3+).

The initial exercise and ingredient data is licensed additionally under one of the Creative Commons licenses, see the individual exercises for more details.

The documentation is released under a CC-BY-SA: either version 4 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Some images were taken from Wikipedia, see the SOURCES file in their respective folders for more details.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the wger README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.