New Online Workout Creator Features

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New Online Workout Creator Features

We recently released new Online Workout Creator features including superset capabilities, click & drag re-ordering, and a new layout for both desktop & mobile viewing of fitsw.com.  Check out the below video for a demo of all the features.

New Online Workout Creator Feature Details

Create Supersets with Ease

You can now easily create supersets in your workouts with as many exercises as you would like.  See the above video for an example or follow these instructions:

  1. Once you have added your exercises, click on the “Superset” button that is right next to “Add Cardio”
  2. You will then see checkboxes to the left of all of your exercises.  Check all the ones that you would like to superset together.
  3. Click the orange “Superset Selected” button which will create a superset of all the exercises you selected with an orange border around it.  See below:
  4. If you want to create another superset, repeat the same steps for your other exercises.
New Online Workou-Creator Features: Supersets.
Step 2 View: New Online Workout Creator Features: Supersets. This is the view after clicking “Superset” button. Check the box for all exercises you would like to superset.
New Online Workout Creator Features: Supersets Step 3
Step 3 View: New Online Workout Creator Features: Supersets. This is the view after clicking “Superset Selected” button. You have now created your Superset.

Drag & Drop to Change Exercise Order

You can now quickly re-order exercises using drag and drop.  Simply click on the arrows to the left of each exercise and drag to where you would like to move the exercise.

New Online Workout Creator Drag and Drop
Click the arrows to the left of each exercise and drag in order to quickly re-order exercises.

New Workout Creator Layout

The new workout creator layout enables you to clearly understand each field for each row whether it is an exercise, cardio or superset.

Selecting the exercise is also improved and allows you to view the demo of the exercise as you are adding it.  There is also a tab at the top called ‘Add New Exercise” which allows you to quickly Add a New Exercise on the fly while you are creating the workout.

New Online Workout Creator Improved Layout
New view for adding exercises. Allows you to see demo’s of exercises as you are adding them. It also enables you to quickly Add New Exercises on the fly.

Standard Workout Creator Features

The above improvements augment the following features which already existed:

  • Repeating Workouts: You can easily create workouts that repeat on any schedule you would like.  Every x days, or certain days of the week.
  • Exercise library: We have a library of over 500 exercises with demo’s.  Use these or easily create your own exercises with your very own demo’s.
  • Sharing workouts with clients: There are numerous ways for you to share a workout with your client.  Automatically email it at the click of a button, print the workout easily, or enable clients to pull it up on their computer, phone or tablet through FitSW.com or our iOS app or Android app.
  • Copy existing workouts: Save time by copying existing workouts to new clients and easily making the customized changes that are needed.
  • Favorite Workout: Create a list of favorite workouts which can easily and quickly be copied and customized to any of your clients.
  • Track workout completion with the “Complete” checkbox and comment/share feedback on workouts along with your clients through the website.
  • Mobile Optimized Views: We have recently created a special optimized layout for mobile so that it’s easier for you and your clients to view information on FitSW.com through a phone or tablet.

FitSW Android App on Google Play Store

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New FitSW Android App on Google Play Store

We have had beta testers testing the private version of the new FitSW Android App for the past month and have received a lot of great feedback. If you provided feedback, thank you very much!  Please keep it coming.  We have now put the Beta version of the FitSW Android App on the Google Play Store for everyone to test out and provide feedback.  You can access this version here on the Google Play Store.

The FitSW Android App is now on the Google Play Store. Try it today.
The FitSW Android App is now on the Google Play Store. Try it today.

We plan to release an updated version every week for the next few weeks incorporating any bug fixes users find, so please let us know if you have any issues.  We would also love to hear your feedback on improvement suggestions so that we can add them to our ToDo list.

Current Features of FitSW Android App

The FitSW Android app has similar features to the FitSW iOS app and we will be adding more that we have prioritized based upon your feedback.  Please continue to provide us with that feedback. Here is what is included in the current version:

Client Management

You can add clients, create an account for them and store all of their information including: email, display name, date of birth, goals, likes, dislikes, injuries.

Workout Management

Create, track, and record multiple fitness clients’ workouts online in one central location. Utilize our extensive exercise database with exercise demos.

Create, edit, and deliver workouts to your clients using the FitSW Android App complete with Demo's.
Create, edit, and deliver workouts to your clients using FitSWs Workout Builder complete with Demo’s.

Goal Management

Create goals or tasks for your clients that can be tracked by both you and your clients as completed or incomplete.  Receive notifications when goals are completed.

The FitSW Android App enables your to track completion of various goals and tasks for your clients.
The FitSW Android App enables you and your client to track completion of various goals and tasks for your clients.

Progress Tracking

Track and chart client fitness progress on anything, from body-fat to waist-line to bench-press max. Charts are fully customizable.

The FitSW Android App enables you to track your client's progress on any metric you would like graphically.
The FitSW Android App enables you to track your client’s progress on any metric you would like graphically.

Nutrition and Diet Planning

Easily create meal plans, record food intakes, and keep tabs on fitness clients by allowing them to create food logs.

The FitSW Android App enables you to plan, edit, and deliver diets to your clients.
The FitSW Android App enables you to plan, edit, and deliver diets to your clients.

Create Before and After Fitness Photos Easily – New Feature

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Create Before and After Fitness Photos with New Fitness Picture Manager

An image can convey so much information, especially when it comes to your client’s fitness progress.  That is why we recently released our new picture & image manager at FitSW.com that will help both you and your clients visualize the results of their hard work.  We have now made it extremely easy to upload and manage fitness photos.  On top of that, you can now quickly create before and after fitness photos based off of two individual photos you would like to compare.

We have also added a feature that lets you quickly share these images to social media if you would like.  Some clients like having their progress posted to social media to show the results of their hard work to their friends while others may like the fact that FitSW also allows the photos to be shared just between them and their trainer.  Here is an example photo created using FitSW with our old friend AC Slater 😉

Create Before and After Fitness Photos using FitSW.com
Generate Before and After fitness photos like this one easily with FitSW.  Mullet optional.

How to Use FitSW to Upload Photos, Create Before and After Comparisons, & Share on Social Media

Check out this demo video to see how to use FitSW’s Pictures feature.  You will see how to upload photos, create before and after fitness photos, and share on social media.  Read even more details below.

Uploading Fitness Progress Photos

In order to keep clients motivated and help see how they are doing, many trainers will take photos periodically.  FitSW has now made major improvements in our system to allow you to quickly upload these photos, store them, and add date & caption information.  The system can provide your clients automatic access to these photos without you having to do a thing.  This allows both of you to monitor and proudly review your clients progress.  Pulling out that old photo to show the client how far they have come is often a really good tool. It can help renew motivation as soon as you sense your client approaching a plateau.  FitSW makes it easy for you as it stores all these photos on the Gallery tab of your Pictures page for a specific client.

Create Before and After Fitness Photos

You can take it a step further by creating comparison photos to get a good visualization of what areas of the clients program have been a success and really hammer home the point of how much progress your client has made.  FitSW allows you to create before and after fitness photos with just two clicks – one to select the first comparison photo and two for the second comparison photo.   FitSW then places the images into a single image side by side with each one’s specific date and caption information displayed.  Picture manager stores these images on the tab called Comparison Photos which is right next to your Gallery tab.  You can access these images whenever you need to. FitSW also makes it easy for you to download these images to your device.

Sharing Before and After Photos

Sharing Before and After Photos on social media can be a great tool for some clients.  Posting fitness before & after photos to a clients facebook page may lead their friends to comment things like “Wow – those are awesome results!” or “Amazing Job!” which can be incredibly motivating and provide a lot of support to your client and keep them on track.  It is also a great opportunity for you as the trainer to highlight your capabilities to a broader audience of all your client’s friends and acquaintances. This is the perfect way to show them the results you can help your clients achieve. Just make sure your client is ok with you posting on their social media first.  FitSW makes it very easy to share on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

Your Own Personal Trainer Blog & Content Management System – New Features!

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Create Your Own Personal Trainer Blog & Content Management System

Have you ever wanted to share content (videos, images, text, instructions) with all your personal training clients at once but keep it only to your clients and not public?  Or have you ever wanted your own Personal Trainer Blog & Content Management System without wanting to have to deal with some of the more complex or heavy, slow software out there?

FitSW’s new Personal Trainer Blog & Personal Trainer Content Management System (free on all accounts!) solves both of these problems and more.  It allows you to quickly create posts or content of any type and designate who can view these posts / content on a per post basis.  Check out the Demo here:

The link to this video is https://youtu.be/wKjmSsZ8J6E

Easily Select Who Can View Your Personal Trainer Blog Posts or Content

When your clients login to FitSW they can see the posts or content you would like them to see without having to do anything special – they just click on a button in their menu that says “My Trainer -> Blog”.   If you have designated a post or content as being shared with “Clients Only”, no one else can see it but your clients.  You can also give clients the ability to comment on posts.

Client Access To Personal Trainer Blog & Content Management System
Client’s View: Your Clients can simply click on “My Trainer” and then “Blog” to see the content you have posted

At the same time you have the ability to share other posts or content with people in addition to your clients.  For example, if you are writing an informative article that you think would be helpful to others and could potential bring in more clients, you could post this to your public content that anyone can see as long as they have your blog address.

Choose Your Own Custom Blog Address

Speaking of your blog address, you can easily customize this so that people can find you.  Let’s say your business is called FitnessFirst – create your blog at www.fitsw.com/FitnessFirst/blog/.  This makes it very easy for people to find your page and it has a professional look.

Simple, Fast Content Management & Personal Trainer Blog Posting

On top of all this, our Blog / Content Management System allows you to create these posts quickly and seamlessly.  It is extremely simple to upload an image or video compared to a lot of the other software out there.  See the video at up top for a demo.

Posting Images Video Personal Trainer Blog & Content Management System
The buttons in teal, red, and orange allow you to quickly & easily post links, pictures, and videos respectively.

Just a few ideas of what types of posts you could share on your page:

  • Motivational Content
  • Custom Instructional Content
  • Valuable Health & Fitness Information
  • Special Classes or Events
  • Promotions – discounts and sales
  • General Info & News
  • Client Success Stories
  • Touching Base with Clients
Personal Trainer Blog & Content Management System Blog Posts Summary
Post Summary shows posts, comments, who can see the posts, and when it was published.

Featured Personal Trainer Jamaal Dickerson

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Featured Personal Trainer Jamaal Dickerson

Congratulations to Featured Personal Trainer Jamaal Dickerson for being selected as this weeks Trainer of the Week!  Jamaal received a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach and TRX L1 Qualified. Jamaal has 15 years exercise experience and played college and semi-pro football.  He also has experience as a performance coach of High School Basketball and Football. He works with a wide variety of populations through many different fitness domains including weight loss and weight management, strength and conditioning training, sports performance training, power lifting, TRX suspension training, and nutrition coaching.

Featured Personal Trainer Jamaal Dickerson is doing awesome work as a personal trainer and nutrition coach.
Personal Trainer of the Week Jamaal Dickerson is getting real results with his clients.

Q & A with Featured Personal Trainer Jamaal Dickerson

What type of training do you provide?

As a nutrition coach, I am able to provide plans for weight loss, weight gain or maintenance of current weight. I also combine nutrition coaching with exercise programs that include Strength and Conditioning Training, Sports Performance Training, Power Lifting, and TRX Suspension Training. I am qualified and certified with different types of exercise equipment to help achieve clients’ goals.

What do you think are some of your most valuable skills that lead clients to enjoy working with you?
Having the ability to relate to people. Any personal trainer with the right education can help you get results, but not all personal trainers with the right education can help you enjoy the process. Being able to relate to my clients allows them to be open with me as their trainer and truly allows me to assess their needs and concerns during the entire training process.

What are your clients’ favorite things about your training style?

I customize workout and nutrition plans based on each clients’ goals, flexibility, needs, and overall lifestyle. No clients have the same plan and this keeps them motivated, inspired, and determined to push towards their goals. I also continuously update my clients’ workout and nutrition plans to keep things fresh and ensure they aren’t hitting a plateau. Most importantly, I touch base with each client and follow up on their progress. My clients are always informed on where they currently are at and how far they need to go.

How do you keep things fresh with your clients?

I use Periodization Training to achieve clients’ goals and prevent plateaus. The goal with periodization is to maximize my clients’ progress while also reducing their risk of injury and the staleness of the protocol over the long term. The three Periodization cycles (macrocyclemesocycle and microcycle) vary for each client. The key to using periodization training with my clients is to always “mix up” the routine to force my clients’ muscles to be “shocked” and confused into growing stronger and bigger. Without consistently changing workout routines, clients will plateau. The reason they hit a plateau is because their muscles are getting the same stimulus every week.  This plateau happens due to the same exercises, same number of reps, same number of sets, etc.. I ensure I change the elements in my clients’ routine to keep their muscles progressing.

What are some of your favorite resources to use as a trainer and why?

FitSW has allowed me to track my clients progress and allows empowers my clients to take control of their health. My NSCA Membership has allowed me to look at current research to see the best methods to help clients to reach their goals. Also, Precision Nutrition has helped me with learning how to coach my clients into the behavior modifications they need to make in order to reach their body composition goals.

What are your must do’s for your initial consultation with clients?

During each initial consultation, clients will complete the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. During this process I ensure I obtain clients’ goals, exercise history, health concerns, risk factors, and/or injuries. I also learn their likes and dislikes as well as their comfort level. Once I understand my clients’ goals, I create a custom workout plan and provide a one-hour sample workout.

What do you like about online trainer and what are your clients’ favorite things about it?

The ability to track my clients’ progress from workouts, progress graphs, diets, and tasks/goals is game changing! It helps me keep track of what my clients do outside of the sessions that we do together. My clients really enjoy the ability to take charge of their wellness by being able to access their information and workouts and enter their own data.

More Info on Featured Personal Trainer Jamaal Dickerson

Web: https://www.brickbodies.com/1-on-1-training/

FitSW Page: https://www.fitsw.com/JamaalD/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamaalPersonalTraining/

About Personal Trainer of the Week

Once a week, FitSW highlights one Personal Trainer worldwide that stands out – someone who keeps their clients on track & motivated, and consistently gets results.  We let them share their story and hold a quick Q & A to understand what works for them and what has made them successful.  We feel this gives you a chance to see what is working for these personal trainers.  It also allows us to recognize the personal trainers who are getting real results.

Personal Trainer Scheduling Software – New Features!

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New Personal Trainer Scheduling Software Features

FitSW has just released new personal trainer scheduling software at https://www.fitsw.com/scheduler.  This scheduler / calendar adds several new features over the existing scheduler.  Improvements include:

  • Clients can now request appointment times on a Trainer’s calendar and the trainer can accept or decline.
    • Trainers can block off Personal / Unavailable times to prevent clients from requesting times that don’t work
    • Clients can see a Trainers schedule but they will only see their appointments with a trainer.  All other times (Personal or other appointments) just show as Unavailable.
    • Clients can see open times and request an appointment at the click of a button.  Trainers are notified via on their calendar and via email of the request.
    • Trainers can Accept or Decline an appointment request.  Clients will be notified on their own schedule and via email.
  • Day, Week and Month views are all available.
  • New repeating appointment options are now available.

How To Use the New Personal Trainer Scheduler

  1. Access the new scheduler at https://www.fitsw.com/scheduler.
  2. To create an appointment or event double click on the area of the calendar where that appointment should be (on a desktop computer you can also use click and drag.)
  3. Optional: Enter in your unavailable times (utilize the Repeat Event function to make this easier).
  4. Create any appointments you would like for you to have with specific clients.
  5. Let your clients know that they can access their version of the scheduler at the same address with their login: https://www.fitsw.com/scheduler.  They will see any appointments that you have created with them.
  6. If you want them to schedule appointments with you, tell them to find open times on your schedule and double click to create a request.  You will receive an email notification of an appointment request.  If you login, you will then see these requests on your calendar.
  7. Double click on event requests (they will be green) and you will have the option to Approve or Decline.  Your client will be notified of the decision.  If approved, the appointment will stay on your schedule and turn from green to blue to signify going from an appointment request to a confirmed personal training appointment.  If declined, the appointment will be removed from your calendar.
  8. To edit an appointment, double click on it and make changes.  Your client will see the changes in their schedule and be notified via email.
  9. To delete an appointment, double click on it and click delete.  Your client will receive a notification and the appointment will be removed from their calendar.
  10. To View Day View, Week View, Month View, just click the buttons in the upper left.
  11. To View a different week, click the arrow buttons in the upper right next.

Trainer and Client Schedule Views

Below is what the Trainer sees:

  • Black are their unavailable times they have created
  • Blue are their appointments with Clients
  • Green are the appointments that Clients have requested but the personal trainer has not yet approved.
Here is what the trainer sees with the Personal Trainer Scheduling Software
Here is what the trainer sees with the Personal Trainer Scheduling Software. Click to Enlarge.

Below is what the Client sees:

  • Gray are the times that their trainer is not available (notice details aren’t shared with the client like they are on the trainers calendar)
  • Blue are their appointments that this specific client has with their trainer
  • Green are the appointments that this Client has requested but the personal trainer has not yet approved.
Here is what the Client sees when looking at the scheduler.
Here is what the Personal Training Client sees when looking at the scheduler.  Click to Enlarge.

 

Demonstration of Personal Trainer Scheduling Software

Here is a demo of the personal trainer scheduling software in action.  This video show the calendar from the Personal Trainer’s view and from two of the Trainer’s Client’s views.  Make sure to watch at full-size at max HD so that you can see the details clearly.

The link for this video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUgTCGmMkdI

 

Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira

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Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira​

Congratulations to this week’s Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira!  Melanie created Give Me 100 online personal training and has been doing an amazing job at helping women improve their health and reach their fitness goals.

Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira helps women achieve their goals.
Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira.

About Melanie & Give Me 100 Online Personal Training

“Give Me 100 online personal training was created so that I can help women achieve their fitness goals and discover the unimaginable benefits that naturally occur by living a healthy lifestyle. For many years, I was overweight and tried to get in shape with fad diets and trendy workouts, but was let down every time. I experienced a life changing transformation, physically and mentally, am so passionate about it, that I became a certified personal trainer and created Give Me 100 because I want to create this experience for anyone who has a desire to improve their health and lifestyle! Even after my pregnancy, I was able to get in better shape using the Give Me 100 principles.”

Melanie Created Give Me 100 to help women achieve their fitness goals.
Melanie created Give Me 100 to help women achieve their fitness goals.

Q & A with Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira

What type of training do you provide?

I provide comprehensive online training programs and my clients receive a completely personalized experience throughout the entire program. I create individualized workouts and provide macro coaching according to each client’s goals to maximize their results. Regular check-ins through phone calls and video chats ensure accountability and allow me to continually motivate my clients to stay on track to reach their fitness goals.

What do you think are some of the most valuable skills that lead clients to enjoy working with you?

As a certified personal trainer, I view my role as an educator and motivator. I enjoy educating my clients about proper nutrition (no fad diets!) and proper exercise techniques. I can empathize with each client because I experienced the same struggles!

What are some of your must do’s for your initial consultation with clients?

The first thing I do with a new client is have a conversation with them to ensure I understand their fitness goals, learn their motivation for wanting to achieve their goals, and get a comprehensive picture of their current lifestyle. All of that information allows to me to create a fitness program that best meets their needs. I then explain to them the amazing and unimaginable physical and mental benefits they will achieve through the program!

What are some of your favorite resources to use as a trainer and why?

FitSW is a great platform for online personal training. It’s easy to use, convenient, and customizable to each client. I really like how it includes progress graphs so that my clients not only see the proof of their success in the mirror, but also through data.

How do you keep things fresh with your clients?

All of the programs that I offer have different phases and offer different challenges. This method not only keeps my clients from getting bored of the same routine, but also helps to ensure they do not hit a plateau that hinders their progress. By tracking their progress throughout each program, they get regular feedback and positive reinforcement because of their great accomplishments!

Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira is passionate about fitness.
Featured Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira.

Melanie’s Website and Personal Trainer Social Media

Website: www.giveme100.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GiveMe100pt

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/giveme100pt/

Featured Online Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira
Featured Online Personal Trainer Melanie Pereira

About Personal Trainer of the Week

Once a week, FitSW highlights one Personal Trainer worldwide that stands out – someone who keeps their clients on track & motivated, and consistently gets results.  We let them share their story and hold a quick Q & A to understand what works for them and what has made them successful.  We feel this gives you a chance to see what is working for these personal trainers.  It also allows us to recognize the personal trainers who are getting real results.

Featured Personal Trainer LaRita Laktonen-Ward

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Featured Personal Trainer LaRita Laktonen-Ward

This week’s Featured Personal Trainer LaRita Laktonen-Ward has done amazing work helping her clients achieve their goals both onstage and in their personal lives. LaRita develops nutrition and training plans for amateur and professional male and female clients that compete in everything from bikini to bodybuilding. Prior to her natural bodybuilding career, she has been nationally qualified in NPC bikini. She has been a professional figure competitor since 2015 and holds a PNBA Pro Figure Universe champion title, 3rd and 4th in Natural Olympia Pro figure, 2nd at PNBA Team USAs, as well as most recently the OCB Pro Bowl overall figure title.

Online Personal Training Business

LaRita’s business, Tru Life Fitness, provides online:

  • Contest prep coaching
  • Individualized weight management or performance based nutrition plans
  • Goal focused training that include individualized strength and cardio plans
Featured Personal Trainer LaRita Ward's Business TruLife Online Personal Training and Coaching
Featured Personal Trainer LaRita’s Business TruLife Online Personal Training and Coaching

Q & A with Featured Personal Trainer LaRita Laktonen-Ward

What do you like about online training and what are your clients favorite things about it?

As I’m learning more about the capabilities of an online trainer, I am liking it more and more and utilizing more features. With my online coaching, I do weekly check-in’s for accountability, but I absolutely love that I receive an email when a client completes a work out, which increases the accountability to another level. My clients love the convenience of the app and the links to video tutorials.

What’s been the most effective method of finding new clients to work with and why?

Most of my clients come from word-of-mouth and I never worry too much about recruiting new clients. There will always be individuals who want to better themselves, gain muscle, cut fat, or set new goals and they are out there looking for someone to give them guidance, motivation, and assistance. When you treat your clients with respect, are attentive to them, and they get results, they are your best advertisement.

What do you think are some of your most valuable skills that lead clients to enjoy working with you?

I would say the most valuable skill I have is leading by example. In order to be successful in the field, you must continuously learn, be professional, admit your mistakes, and practice what you preach. Skills that are important when working with clients are motivational interviewing, patience, understanding, goal setting, and follow through.
Featured Personal Trainer LaRita can help you Achieve Your Goals.
Featured Personal Trainer LaRita’s online coaching and goal based training.

LaRita’s Personal Training Social Media

Featured Personal Trainer LaRita's TruLife Fitness and Personal Training Business
Featured Personal Trainer LaRita’s TruLife Fitness and Personal Training Business

About Personal Trainer of the Week

Once a week, FitSW highlights one Personal Trainer worldwide that stands out – someone who keeps their clients on track & motivated, and consistently gets results.  We let them share their story and hold a quick Q & A to understand what works for them and what has made them successful.  We feel this gives you a chance to see what is working for these personal trainers.  It also allows us to recognize the personal trainers who are getting real results.

New Version of FitSW iOS App Released: 1.34

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New Version of FitSW iOS App Released: 1.34

We have released a new version of our FitSW iOS App that can now be downloaded on the app store here,  This version adds improvements for Diets, made certain buttons more clear, fixed a few bugs, and removes the instabug “shake to report problems” pop-up that some of our users felt was intrusive.  Since we have removed the “shake to report problems”, please contact us directly at admin@fitsw.com.   We are hard at work on more improvements for our 1.35 release with many of the features and improvements that you have suggested to us.  Please keep those suggestions coming.   Summary of updates in the FitSW iOS App 1.34 revision include:

FitSW iOS App version 1.34 Updates

  • Remove Instabug “shake to report problems” pop-ups
  • On the Diets tab, enabling correct counting of calories for foods based on the specific quantities entered by user.
  • In Diets tab, we now require the quantity entered to be a number which we then use to calculate the calories of the foods in the diet.
  • Within the Workouts tab, fixing issue where when editing workout demo link would sometimes be incorrect.
  • On iPhone 5s, we fixed the issue where the notes section, when editing a workout’s exercise, was not displaying properly.
  • In Clients, Workouts, Diets, and Assessments tabs, updated Done buttons to make it more clear as to what is being done (Adding a new instance or Updating an existing one).
FitSW iOS App 1.34 New Version Released
Screen shots of FitSW iOS App

Future FitSW Fitness Software Improvements

We are still on track to release our brand new Android App at the end of this month.  Our testers and some users are currently testing a beta version.  If you would like to be a beta tester please email us or leave a comment.  We also have many updates on the web version of the app coming too that we will keep you updated on.  Please keep sending your suggestions on this as well.

Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Smith

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Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Smith

This week’s Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Smith is a versatile trainer who has worked with clients of all ages .  Below are some quick facts about Sylvia and her business.  Check it out to find out which volcano she has climbed to the top of and how old her oldest client has been!

Education / Certifications

Bachelor of Science, Public Health
ACE-Certified Professional: Profile

Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Smith
Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Smith

Personal Training Strengths, Experience and Specialties

  • Life coaching
  • Preparation for fitness adventures (ie: running events, backpacking excursions etc.)
  • Weight loss/weight management
  • Strength/Stability improvement
  • Wellness for individuals diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Geriatric Fitness

Personal Training Philosophy

  • You must love yourself before you will be able to change yourself.
  • Weight loss isn’t easy, it’s really, really tough.
  • Lift heavy. Always.

Personal Interests

  • Backpacking/Hiking/Camping
  • Volleyball
  • Going on adventures with my dogs
  • Yoga/Meditation
Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Hiking In Alaska
Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Hiking In Alaska

Fun Facts

  • I’ve climbed to the top of Mount Vesuvius
  • I’ve backpacked in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ozarks, Red River Gorge and plan to add another trip this year!

Q & A with Featured Personal Trainer Sylvia Smith

What do you think are some of your most valuable skills that lead clients to enjoy working with you?

I am a versatile trainer with experience working with individuals from 12 years-102 years (that’s right, I said 102!) I am well trained in behavior change, and my goal is to help clients move through the stages of change at their own pace in their own time.

How do you keep things fresh with your clients?

I love to switch things up with my clients; from using different types of cardio, to throwing in some kickboxing or yoga into their weekly routines. Exercises are always targeted, but you never know what we’ll do next!

What are some of your favorite resources to use as a trainer and why?

I love using the Exercise List / Library (and adding to it!) page of the FitSW website. It really allows my clients to see what I mean when I’m using exercise jargon; and it allows me to customize the exercises I’m trying to demonstrate. It helps keep my workouts versatile!

About Personal Trainer of the Week

Once a week, FitSW highlights one Personal Trainer worldwide that stands out – someone who keeps their clients on track & motivated, and consistently gets results.  We let them share their story and hold a quick Q & A to understand what works for them and what has made them successful.  We feel this gives you a chance to see what is working for these personal trainers.  It also allows us to recognize the personal trainers who are getting real results.