Personal Training Client Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard

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Personal Training Clients Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard

We completely revamped the first page trainers see when they login to fitsw.com – the Client List page.  We have transformed it into a dashboard where personal trainers and fitness coaches can quickly and easily get a summary view of how their clients are doing.  This personal training client workout, diet, and task dashboard provides summary statistics on each client.  Here is what this new view looks like:

Personal Training Client Workout Diet Task Dashboard
The Client List page has been redesigned to help trainers better keep tabs on all their clients at a glance.

Quickly Understand Your Personal Training Client’s Success

As seen above the Workouts, Tasks, and Diets buttons have been replaced by data to summarize how well your clients are adhering to the plans you give them.  If we look at these columns closer here is what we will see:

Personal Training Client Workout Diet Task Dashboard Columns
These columns summarize Workouts, Task, and Diet data on the new Client List page.

For Workouts, this particular client has Completed 78% of what his trainer assigned him.  The data shows the actual number completed in parenthesis (74).  3% of his workouts were marked as Not Met, and he has 19% that are classified as Open.  The green bar corresponds to the percentage complete, orange corresponds to Not Met, and grey to the percentage of workouts that are open.  Similarly, trainers should read Tasks and Diet Data the same way.

This new dashboard helps trainers understand all this information with just a glance so that they can quickly identify how to respond to how their clients are doing.

Dialing in On the Results and Creating New Workouts

Fitness Coaches and Trainers can then quickly go to the specific clients Workout list by just clicking on that summary data.  In the specific client’s Workout List, trainers can Add / Edit and Delete workouts just like before.   Same goes for Tasks and Diets.

Other Client List page Updates

In addition to the Personal Training Client Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard  updates mentioned above, we also made the following changes:

  • Moved Delete button out to underneath the Clients name instead of in its own column.
  • Updated the Messages button to an icon next to the clients name.
  • Created a separate Progress Column where trainers can choose to view Progress Graphs or Progress Pictures of a specific client.

Stay tuned for future changes.  We will be adding the Personal Training Client Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard graphs mentioned above to our iOS app and Android app very soon.

Personal Trainer Custom Web Page Updates

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Personal Trainer Custom Web Page Updates

The personal trainer custom web page lets personal trainers have their own personalized page.  On this page, trainers can include info on themselves and their business.  They can include the types of services they offer, share selected contact information, display certification info and specialties, and accept payments all on this FitSW personalize web page.  Each user can choose their own page address: www.fitsw.com/pageaddress where pageaddress is whatever they want it to be.  More info on the personalize personal trainer web page.

We have recently added new features to this page including the ability to upload your own custom logo to show up at the top and a way to specify the country which you are based.  Below are more details.

Adding a Custom Logo to your Personalized Web Page

On your Account -> Profile page at the bottom, there is a place to upload your custom logo for your personalized web page as seen in the below image.

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At the bottom of the Account -> Profile page, trainers can upload a custom logo to be used at the top of their personalized page.

Trainers just need to click the Add Your Logo Image and select the particular image from their computer.  As a result, their Personalized Web Page will be updated to show that logo at the top like this:

Personal Trainer Custom Web Page Updates Page View
Personal Trainers can upload their own logo to their personalized web page and it will be displayed at the top.

Selecting and Displaying Country on Personalized Web Page

If a personal trainer is doing in-person training, then they likely want to let potential customers where they offer services.  On the personal trainer custom web page, users can include their country.  In addition, trainers can also include the postal code / area so that potential clients will be able to find them and know where they are based.   Previously users could only select between a few countries but based on feedback from FitSW users from all over the world, we have now added all countries.  Users can select their country on our iOS App, Android app, or on our website.

Selecting Country on Mobile App

To select your country on the mobile app, go to the apps Profile Screen.

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Personal Trainers can now select the country they would like to display on their personalized web page. They can do this in our mobile apps or at FitSW.com

Selecting Country at FitSW.com

To select your country at FitSW.com, go to the Account -> Profile page.  Then, you will see a field called country with a drop down menu that lets you choose your country.

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Personal Trainers can now select the country they would like to display on their personalized web page.

Trainers can also enter their Postal Code / Zip Code to be more specific on their location.

Personal Trainer Workout Tracker Improvements

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Personal Trainer Workout Tracker Improvements

We recently made updates to our personal trainer workout tracker that enable trainers and clients to classify workouts as “Complete”, “Not Met”, and “Open”.  This also works for Diets and Tasks but in the post we will discuss mostly how it applies to workouts.  These new update are available on iOS, Android and on our website.

Personal Trainer Workout Tracker Improvements Example
In our mobile apps, users can swipe left to classify a Workout, Diet or Task as Complete, Note Met, or Incomplete / Open.

Tracking Workout Completion at FitSW.com

To mark a Workout as “Complete” on the website, go to the specific users Workout page.  In the “Status” column you will see either a red square, green check mark, or orange “X”.  By clicking these, personal trainers and their clients can change the workouts Status to Open, Complete or Not Met.

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Click the 1st icon in the Status column of the workout list to change the status of the workout.

If you have email notifications turned on, trainers can be notified of workout completions or other status updates.  Trainers and clients can also click the word “Status” at the top of the Status column in order to sort Workouts by their status.

Tracking Workout Completion in our iOS and Android Apps

In our mobile apps, trainers or clients can swipe any workout in their workout list to the left and the app will display options like “Complete”, “Not Met”, etc depending upon which tab the user is on.  We have also added a “Not Met” tab in addition to the “Open” and “Complete” tabs we had before.  Now, users can see which workouts have been classified as Not Met.

Personal Trainer Workout Tracker Improvements Additional Tab
We have added a “Not Met” tab. Users can swipe any event to the left and choose how to classify the workout.

New Status Buttons on Workout Details Screen

We have also added “Complete” and “Not Met” buttons to the Workout Details screens as well.  Trainer and Clients will find this at the bottom of the Workout Details page so that they can mark the workout complete right there on the screen they were following along with.

Personal Trainer Workout Tracker Improvements Workout Details Page
At the bottom of the Workout Details Page, users can mark a workout as Complete or Not Met.

After the user clicks Complete or Not Met, the Workout is moved to the Complete or Not Met tab.  All the above features work the same on Workouts, Diets and Tasks so give them a shot and let us know what you think.

Tracking Fitness Client Progress Assessment Updates

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Tracking Fitness Client Progress Assessment Updates

We released new versions of the iOS app and Android App recently that allow personal trainers to view all of their clients assessments in a convenient Assessment List.  This makes tracking fitness client progress for these Assessments even easier.  Trainers can customize the assessments for each of their clients or use the same Assessments for all.  We even added a Default Assessments list that the trainer can customize. Every new client the trainer adds will then automatically have those specific Default Assessments.  Trainers can track progress for any Assessment they creates whether its Body Fat, Weight, Push-ups per minute, etc.  More details on how to enter progress are specified in this post.

Accessing New Assessment List Menu on the Mobile App

All personal trainers have access to our new Assessment List.  In iOS, trainers can access this in the “More” menu item. In Android, trainers can access this in the Side Bar menu.

Tracking Fitness Client Progress Assessment Updates Assessment Menu Item
The Assessment List is in the “More” menu on iOS and in the Sidebar on Android

Once a personal trainer taps on the Assessments List menu item, they will see a list of their clients along with an item called Defaults.

Tracking Fitness Client Progress Assessment Updates Assessment List
Trainers can choose which clients to view Assessments for or choose the Default Assessments which are automatically added to every new client the trainer adds.

Tapping on any client will show the specific clients Assessments.  The trainer can then Add / Edit or Delete Assessments for that client.

Default Assessments

The Default Assessments are automatically added to every new client that is added.  The trainer can edit or add to this list so that every new client added will get specific assessments.  This does not affect existing clients Assessments either – only new ones that are added will get the latest Default Assessments.

Tracking Fitness Client Progress Assessment Updates Default Assessments
The app automatically adds Default Assessments to any new client that the trainer adds . Editing Default Assessments will not affect existing clients Assessment Lists.

Adding Assessments

Trainers can add an Assessment for a client or to the Defaults by clicking the “+” symbol in the upper right.  The app will present a screen to enter in Assessment Name and Description.

Editing Assessments

Trainers can edit an Assessment by simply clicking on that assessment in the Assessment List.

Deleting Assessments

Trainers can delete an Assessment by Swiping Left on the specific assessment in the Assessment list.

All updates a trainer makes to their assessment lists will carry over to the Progress menu item. When trainers or clients go to enter progress data for a specific in the Assessment list, it will be there.  This makes it even easier for trainers to get setup for tracking fitness client progress.

 

Update your iOS and Android Apps to the Latest Versions

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Update your iOS and Android Apps to the Latest Version

We recently released two big updates for the iOS app and Android app that add several features.  These versions will also increase the speed of the app.  Please make sure you and your clients download these latest versions found on the app store.  FitSW provides Personal Trainer Software for iOS and Android – both of these platforms were updated.

Since we have updated these new versions, the older versions of the app may exhibit some issues.  So please make sure you and your clients download the latest versions (1.68 for iOS and 1.66.3 for Android).

Get the Latest App Versions today to Eliminate Bugs and Use New Features

Prevent Issues/Bugs in App by Making Sure you Have the latest version from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

FitSW on Apple App Store

Personal Trainer Software for iOS and Android iOS App Store

If you are having any issues with the app, make sure you have the latest version of the iOS App from the app store. Older versions may have some issues.

FitSW on Google Play Store

Personal Trainer Software for iOS and Android Google Play Store
If you are having any issues with the app, make sure you have the latest version of the Android App from the Google Play Store. Older versions may have some issues.

Personal Trainer Software for iOS and Android

The new features we added work in both iOS and Android.  Some of the new features we added include:

  1. Improved Workout Results tracking
  2. New swipe to Complete workout, task and diet feature.
  3. New classification for Workouts, Tasks, and Diets called “Not Met”
  4. Added Assessment List with ability to update
  5. Faster load times of Exercise List and Food List
  6. Additional Food List foods and Exercise List exercises.
  7. Ability to schedule times to workouts.
  8. We will share more details on these new features and a few more in future posts.

Personal Trainer Scheduler Improvements

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Personal Trainer Scheduler Improvements

We have added several usability improvements to the Personal Trainer Scheduler to make it better work with the Workout Builder.  The biggest one is that we now allow personal trainers to specify a time for their clients workout if they would like while the are building the workout.  The app / website then automatically adds the workout to both the trainer and client’s schedule.  This is currently implemented on our iOS app and our website.  It will be available on the Android app in two days.

If you haven’t used our scheduler before, there is more info on the basics and features of our scheduler here.  We also show you how to add a specific workout you create to your schedule calendar here.  Below we will show you how to do this in our mobile Apps.

Add Personal Training Workout to Schedule in Mobile App

Here is how you can add a workout automatically to your Personal Trainer Schedule Calendar.

  1. On the Edit Workout or Add Workout screen, you will see some text on the same line as the Date that says “Specify Time”.  Tap this.

    Personal Trainer Scheduler Improvements Specify Time
    Tap the Specify Time button to set a specific time for your workout and add it to you personal trainer scheduler calendar.
  2. Enter the Start Time and End Time and tap “OK”

    Personal Trainer Scheduler Improvements Select Start Time and End Time
    Choose a start time and end time.
  3. The time will then be specified for this workout.  If you would like to change the time, simply click the current times that you just set.  When you Update / Add the workout, the app will automatically add it to your Schedule Calendar.

    Personal Trainer Scheduler Improvements Times Selected
    You can now see the Displayed Workout time and you can change it by tapping the time again.

The personal trainer and client’s Schedule Calendar is now updated to show the workout that was added from 12:00pm to 1:00pm:

Personal Trainer Scheduler Improvement Calendar View
The app displays the Workout on the trainer and clients Schedule Calendar now.

Similarly, the website version of the Schedule Calendar displays this event as well.

Personal Trainer Scheduler Calendar Website View
The websites version of the schedule calendar now shows the workout appointment on Nov 1st at 12:00 pm

As a result of the above, the workout list page and the workout details page now display the workout time.

Personal Trainer Scheduler Calendar Workout Details View
The Workout Details page now shows the optional Workout time next to the date.

 

Tracking Client Workout Results in iOS and Android

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Tracking Client Workout Results

Comparing workout results with what was expected is a key component in any personal training relationship.  First of all, the personal trainer can gauge how a client is performing.  Also, it helps the trainer adjust future workouts to stay in line with a clients needs.  In addition, tracking holds the client accountable because they know their trainer is reviewing what they accomplished during a workout compared to what was expected.  In a previous post we discussed Client Workout Results Tracking on the web version of FitSW at fitsw.com. We have now added this Tracking Client Workout Results capability to both our iOS and Android apps.  Its an awesome feature because it lets personal trainers and clients effectively track client workout results.

Here is how it works:

Workout Details Page

Personal trainers or their clients can enter results view their Workout Details page.  There is now a Results button on this page that either the trainer or the client can tap in order to enter workout results data.

Workout Details Page iOS App

Tracking Client workout Results workout details page
Trainer or clients can hit the orange Results button in the upper right on iOS.   They can then enter in workout Results data.

Workout Details Page Android App

Tracking Client Workout Results Workout Details Page Android
Android users can tap the “Enter Results Data” text highlighted in red in this image.

Entering Personal Training Client Workout Results

After tapping the Results button, personal trainers and clients will be able to enter workout results in text fields. The entry boxes are slightly different between iOS and Android.  However, both apps automatically save data as the user enters it.

iOS Workout Results Entry

After tapping the Results button, additional text boxes will display underneath the originally defined workout details.  These additional text boxes say “Results” in them as a placeholder, but will allow you to enter workout result data.  The app automatically saves data and the user can simply click the orange “Done Results” button when they have finished.

Tracking Client Workout Results Workout Details Page Results Entry
Text boxes show up underneath the workout details fields that allow personal trainers or clients to enter workout results data.

Android Workout Results Entry

After tapping enter results on Android, a new screen will come up. This screen shows original workout details and allows users to enter the workout results underneath them. Once done, the user can click the back arrow and the app will automatically save the results data.

Reviewing Workout Results Data

Due to the way results data is setup, is that users can review the data again by just clicking the result buttons.  It doesn’t matter if the client is using iOS and the trainer is using Android.  They both can view the data that was entered for results.  Tracking client workout results is easy from any type of device.

Personal Trainer Profile Page To Share with Potential Clients

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Personal Trainer Profile Page

Recently we talked about how to update or create your Personalized Personal Trainer Web Page in our mobile apps. Now we have updated and simplified the way personal trainers can update this personal trainer profile page at fitsw.com.   The two main updates are:

  1. Removed the old link for “My Page” and instead integrated the fields from that page into the “Profile” page.
  2. Created a separate “Settings” page where we put Automated Email Settings and Client Permissions Settings.

We have made it easy to update both of these pages by making the site automatically save information as you enter it.

Profile Page

To access the Profile page on fitsw.com, click the Account button in the upper right and in the dropdown click Profile.  On this page, you can update the traditional fields of Display Name, contact email, phone and password.

We have also added the Personalized Page section on this same page for Trainers to create their own Personal Profile Page at fitsw.com/XXXXXX where XXXXXX is whatever the trainer chooses.  This page is helpful to share with potential or existing clients.  On this page, trainers can decide what information to share: services offered, country, zip (to help when clients are searching their area for trainers), General Information, Specialties, and certifications.  All of these fields are optional and the site saves data as you enter it.

The data entered here can also be shared with current clients in our iOS app and Android app if the client goes to the “My Trainer” menu item.

 

Personal Trainer Profile Page Profile Page
We have updated the Profile page to enable trainers to update their personal trainer profile page from there.

Settings Page

The “Settings” Page can also be accessed underneath the Account tab.  On the settings page, Trainers can set their Automated Email settings for both themselves and their clients.   They can set their client permissions as well. They can also Update Payment information and change / cancel their accounts.

This page also automatically saves changes – no need to hit a save button.

Personal Trainer Profile Page Settings Page
The Settings page lets clients configure automated email settings, client permission settings and more.

Fitness For Seniors – What Seniors Should Take Care Of

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Periodically we allow FitSW users to submit guest blog posts.  Today’s guest blog post is by Wendy D who discusses Fitness For Seniors and what seniors should take care of when it comes to fitness and health:

It’s never too old to get in shape. As seniors age, many fall into the mindset that they should be cutting back on their physical activity levels. This is a mistake and one that leads to many health risks. While many seniors worry about pain, weight gain, or injuring themselves, that shouldn’t hold them back from living an active lifestyle.

Getting active is the best way to stay healthy as you enter your golden years. Not only is a higher activity shown to increase energy levels, but it will protect your heart and keep your weight in check. Your health is your most valuable asset, so don’t lose it to a sedentary lifestyle! Here’s what you need to focus on when it comes to your fitness as you age and how a personal trainer can help you.

 

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Getting active is the best way to stay healthy during the golden years

Finding Health Insurance

Your first step to health and fitness as you age is to create a plan for health insurance coverage. WIthout health insurance, you’re always one mistake away from a financial and health catastrophe. Whether you find insurance under the federal program Medicare, designed specifically for those 65 and older, or you opt for a private plan, make sure you’re prepared for anything. Learn here from overview of each of the parts which of the 4 plans is most suitable for you and how to get the best health coverage for your needs so you can make your health a priority.

The best way to prepare is to prepare early. Medicare enrollment starts a few months before your 65th birthday and continues a few months after. If you miss this enrollment period, you’re subject to fees and other complications. Don’t delay when it comes to your own health insurance.

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Fitness for Seniors

A British study reveals that seniors who study for at least 3 hours a week are more likely to live longer. Yet, so many aging people still avoid things like strength training, cardio, and aerobics. This sedentary lifestyle shortens your lifespan and wrecks your quality of life. If you want to be fit, you don’t have to commit to an over the top fitness routine. Instead, look at these easy ways to stay in shape as you age.

Swimming

Swimming has long been the best full-body workout you can do for your own health. It’s perfect for all bodies, but especially for seniors since it’s easy on your muscles and joints. You can do a water aerobics class, swim laps or even just spend time in the water. As long as you’re moving, you’re staying active.

Yoga

Another option for seniors is yoga. While this is a more holistic approach to fitness, yoga is a great way to build muscle strength, work on your balance, and maintain mobility, all important things as you age. Like swimming, yoga is low impact. It’s a gentle way to get moving every day, and it’s easy to get started.

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Yoga is a great low impact activity for seniors.

Bodyweight Training

Severe muscle loss is a serious issue as you age. The best way to combat this is to regularly work with your bodyweight to train strength back into those tired muscles. You don’t need to lift anything crazy to feel the effects, and it’s perfectly acceptable to start small with exercises like squats, single-leg stands, and stair climbing.  A personal trainer is the perfect person to guide you.

Beware of Injury

While staying active is a must, you also need to be vigilant about preventing injury. Common injuries for seniors include broken bones, torn tendons, and sprains. While most injuries are minor, it’s best to avoid them if possible.

Here are some valuable tips for staying safe while you get active:

  • Always talk to your doctor before beginning a new routine.
  • Don’t just do one activity. Instead, find a balanced exercise plan that strengthens your whole body. A personal trainer can really help here.
  • Always warm up and cool down before and after your activity.
  • Work out regularly to avoid stiff muscles.
  • Listen to your body and don’t push yourself too far.  Personal trainers can develop plans that work your muscles the right amount.

A little bit of self-awareness goes a long way in the fitness world. It’s okay to start small and to build your plan as you gain confidence. Never push your body harder than it can go, and seek medical help immediately if you notice a problem.

Staying Healthy

We all want to live long, healthy lives. With an active lifestyle, it’s completely possible to maintain fitness for seniors. Don’t succumb to a sedentary lifestyle as you age. Get out there and enjoy the best life has to offer, whether that means taking yoga classes are going for a walk every day. Even small steps equal great strides for your health.

Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients at Once

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Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients at Once

We have recently enabled Personal Trainers and Fitness Coaches creating workout plans for multiple clients at once in our iOS app, Android App and at fitsw.com.  In the same way, Trainers and coaches can also add diet plans and tasks / goals for multiple clients at once.  This feature makes it easy for trainers who have clients on similar fitness plans to build out workouts and plans.  The trainer can then customize the workout with specific weights later by editing it individually.  Below are the details on how to create workout plans for multiple clients at once:

Creating Workouts for Multiple Clients at Once on the Website

  1. First go to the Add Workout screen as you normally would.
  2. Click the “Select Additional Clients to Apply Workout to” link shown in red below:

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Website
    Click the link shown in red to apply the workout you are creating to multiple clients.
  3. You will then see a list of your clients to choose from. Select as many as you need to.

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Website Choose Clients
    Select all the clients that you would like to apply this workout to.
  4. Then when you click the Save Workout button, the FitSW will apply this workout to all the clients that you selected.
    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Website Save Workout
    When you click “Save Workout”, this workout will be applied to all the clients that you had selected.

    You can apply Diet Plans and Tasks to multiple clients at once in the same way.

iOS & Android App Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients

Creating workout plans for multiple clients on the iOS and Android apps works much the same way.

  1. Go to the Add Workout screen as normal.
  2. Click the “Apple Workout to Additional Clients” button seen below in red:

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Mobile App
    Press the “Apply Workout to Additional Clients” button in order to create this workout for multiple clients.
  3. Select all the additional clients you would like to apply this workout to and then click Done.

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Mobile App Select Clients
    Tap to select all the clients you would like to apply this workout to.
  4. The app will display the names you selected right under the main client you were adding this workout to.

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Mobile App Done
    All clients you selected are will be show underneath the main clients name.
  5. Tap “Add” like you normally would to add a workout and the workout will be added to all the clients you selected.

Trainers can add diet plans and tasks for multiple clients at once in the same way as above.