Personal Trainer Nutrition Plans – Updates

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FitSW has used the title “Diets” to describe our nutrition and diet planning feature for quite some time. However, some users have reached out and said that the word diets can have some negative connotations. There are multiple reasons for this, though many people thought that the word diet doesn’t encompass what they do. Therefore, we have changed the word “Diets” to “Nutrition” throughout our software. This better represents the personal trainer nutrition plans that are assigned to clients. This feature is currently available on our web software and will be added to our iOS and Android apps very soon.

Diets Changed to Nutrition

Personal Trainer Nutrition Plans

You will no longer see the word Diets in our software. Instead, we have replaced it with the word Nutrition. One of the reasons for this is because of the technical definition of these words. The definition of diets is: “a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons”. Conversely, the definition of nutrition is: “the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth”. As you can see, nutrition means something much different. While the word “diets” technically translates to “losing weight”, nutrition has a much more positive meaning and connotation. Furthermore, since multiple trainers reached out to us about changing this, we thought it was a great time to change it throughout our software.

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FitSW Personal Trainer App – Dark Mode Updates For iOS

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Apple recently released a brand new update that enabled the use of dark mode across all of the apps and programs on the App Store. Many users prefer using apps and software in dark mode, thus the reasoning for this update. Our app was not previously available in dark mode, being permanently set to a light mode setting. However, we are excited to announce that our iOS personal trainer app is now 100% functional in dark mode!

What is Dark Mode?

Dark mode is almost exactly what it sounds like, its a dark mode for your iPhone. Instead of the background being white, it is now dark colors such as black or dark grey. This makes it easier on your eyes and many users prefer to view different apps and software in dark mode. Some apps had previously had the option within them to turn them into dark mode, though this Apple update made it so all apps and screens will be turned to dark mode, depending on your iPhone’s settings.

Dark Mode Examples

FitSW Personal Trainer App - Dark Mode Updates For iOS

If your phone is in dark mode, your FitSW iOS app will automatically change! Above you can see some examples of what dark mode looks like in our app. However, this feature is currently live! This means you can go into your FitSW app and see all of your own screens and data in dark mode!

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How To Keep Online Training Clients Motivated

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How To Keep Online Training Clients Motivated

Motivating your online training clients can seem like a daunting task, as you never, or rarely, meet with them in person. But, there is a reason that online personal training has been growing rapidly. Because it works. Motivating your clients is an important part of making our online fitness programs successful and there are many strategies you can use. These methods include scheduling weekly calls, assigning tasks/goals, and showing them their progress.

Weekly Calls

Holding weekly calls with your clients is a great way to motivate them. Having your clients hear you (and possibly see you) is a great way to connect with your clients. Additionally, it is a fantastic way to show your clients that you are a fitness expert, as hearing is much more convincing that reading. Reading your fitness programs through software can still have a great effect on clients’ motivation, though it’s important for them to feel engaged.

On these calls, you can talk about things such as:

  • What worked with the training program?
  • Is there anything that didn’t work with the training program?
  • Were there any highlights about the week?
  • What were their struggles this week (not just with the fitness program)?
  • What did they enjoy or dislike about the training?

These are just some examples and you should make them personalized for your online training clients. However, using weekly calls like this can have a huge impact on your clients and really push them to the next level.

Assigning Tasks For Online Training Clients

Your clients have probably already told you what they are hoping to achieve through your training. Additionally, you’ve created a fitness program for the long-term goal. However, what about short-term goals? Tasks can be a great way to help your clients achieve their short and long term goals.

Assigning tasks for your online training clients is a great way to keep them motivated. This may be the extra push they need to achieve their fitness goals. Some examples of tasks you can assign your clients is:

  • Take the stairs at work
  • Sleep for at least 7 hours
  • Drink at least 5 full cups of water
  • Do not put any sugar in your coffee

These are merely examples and you should personalize each task to your client’s goals. However, creating tasks is a great motivational tool. They can keep your clients on track and help them towards their long term and short term goals. Additionally, creating them is easy with the use of personal trainer software. Your clients will have a list of all of the week’s tasks whether they are on their computer or phone.

Exercise Progress/Assessment Graphs

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Exercise progress graphs and assessment graphs are great for keeping your clients motivated and engaged. These graphs take the data from the results of your client’s workouts and automatically inputs them into beautiful looking graphs. Additionally, taking bicep measurements, BMI, and other assessments are also input into graphs.

Both you and your clients can see how they are performing and it can be a powerful motivational tool. If they miss a workout and start losing progress, you’ll be able to show them. If they’ve been staying on track and getting closer to their fitness goals, you can show them that too!

FitSW Wants Your Feedback On Motivating Online Training Clients!

We highly value our community and take your feedback seriously, So, if you have any feedback or comments on how to motivate your online training clients or anything else, reach out to us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

Copying Workouts, Tasks, & Diets For Clients

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We’ve been working hard to update our software and make it even easier for you to manage your fitness business. Recently, we released new features such as improvements to our workout creator, the ability to ungroup supersets seamlessly, making it possible to create drafts for your events, and many other features! Included in these updates was a better and easier way to copy. We changed our old copying method slightly which appealed to many users. However, after listening to the feedback from our community, we found that some users preferred our original method of copying workouts, tasks, and diets for clients. So, we’ve made it so both ways of copying are available for use!

Updated Way To Copy Workouts, Tasks, & Diets For Clients

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Included with many other features we released was a new way to quickly copy workouts, tasks, and diets for clients in seconds. We already described this new feature. However, for all intents and purposes, we’ll run through how it works again! This new way of copying included the ability to copy events and then apply them to additional clients. Also, this is where you can set it to repeat, how often, and if it is saved as a draft or a published event.

This new way of copying makes is a much faster process to copy workouts, tasks, and diets for clients. However, some users preferred the original method of copying events.

Original Way To Copy Workouts, Tasks, & Diets For Clients

As soon as you clicked the copy button, it would take you to the workout creation screen. This is where you would edit the event for your client and then publish it.

This method of copying has returned! The original option to copy is right next to “Copy Workout” and is titled “Copy & Edit”. This will allow you to copy an event for one client and go to the edit workout, task, or diet screen. See the image below for an example of what that looks like.

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Copy & Edit Screen

If you want this workout to repeat, be applied to additional clients, or want to add it to your schedule, you still can! Once you edit your event for your client, there will be an “Additional” section at the bottom (see image below for an example of what it looks like). This is where you will make the event repeat. Additionally, this is where you can apply it to additional clients and add them to your schedule.

additional section for workouts, tasks, or diets for clients

FitSW Wants Your Feedback!

We are very excited to have released these improvements to our software and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on this or anything else, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

How To Become An Online Personal Trainer

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With the continual growth of the personal training industry, there has never been a better time to become an online personal trainer. Whether you’re looking to become a personal trainer, or are an in-person trainer looking to expand your business, we’ll walk you through the steps to become an online personal trainer. Regardless of the reasons, online personal training is a great way to grow your fitness business.

What is an Online Personal Trainer?

Online personal trainers are fitness professionals who administer fitness plans, nutritional programs, motivation and more through the use of technology. Or in other words, they are personal trainers who coach clients via various online platforms, instead of face-to-face. Essentially, they can train clients all around the world, from anywhere, at any time.

Getting Certified

If you’re looking to get into the personal training industry, the first step is to get certified. However, if you are already a personal trainer looking to move some or all of your business online, feel free to skip this section. Before you become certified, almost every accredited certification programs require you to:

Once you have the requirements above, you are ready to begin the certification process. There are a lot of different programs you can choose from, each offering different price points and advantages. We won’t list all of the personal trainer certificate programs you can get, though we’ll go over a few of our favorites.

NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)

NASM is arguably the biggest provider for personal trainer certifications. They supply you with many different resources to help you through the process. This includes the NCCA accredited exam, a textbook PDF (20 chapters), lecture videos, an exercise library, correcting form videos, practice exams, quizzes, and study guides. These are the basic aspects that are included in every program they offer. With the more advanced programs, they provide even more. They also offer a ton of different fitness specializations that can help separate you from the pack.

The personal trainer certification programs they offer are:

ACE (American Council on Exercise)

ACE is another great option if you are looking to get your personal trainer certification. Their packages include an interactive online guide (ACE academy elite), textbooks, a study companion, ACE answers, practice tests, and the certification exam. The American Council on Exercise also offers programs for group fitness instructors, health coaches, and medical expertise specialists.

The personal trainer certification programs they offer are:

ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

ISSA is a leader when it comes to supplying personal trainer certifications. Their packages are paid off in 12 months and come with a lot of resources. Every package includes full online textbook & course materials, audio lectures & written notes, an online exercise lab, practice exams & section quizzes, an online student forum, a free professional website, and a job guarantee. The International Sports Sciences Association also offers a lot of different specialization certifications.

The personal trainer certification programs they offer are:

Picking Your Specialization

In-person trainers have a limited market of clients they can work with. This is because of the location they are in and the budget those clients have. However, when training clients online, your market is unlimited. You do not have to cater to a select client base. Your clients can be located anywhere in the world, but this means there is more competition. This is why picking a fitness specialization is so important. Finding your niche can make you stand out as an online personal trainer.

There are an enormous amount of specializations in the fitness industry. So, choosing one can seem like a daunting task. However, do some research and find something that you’re interested in. The options range from specializing in youth/senior fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and so much more.

Using Technology As An Online Personal Trainer

To successfully grow your online training business, it’s important to use technology to your advantage. Using personal trainer software, having a well-optimized website, and using social media is crucial to finding success as an online personal trainer. If you’re trying to run a business with only spreadsheets and Skype calls, you can get disorganized, fast.

Personal Trainer Software

You’ll need to use a personal trainer software to build workouts, accept payments, and manage your business. If your business is gonna be online, you’ll need a platform to help you organize it. Better yet, software for personal trainers makes running your business infinitely easier than with excel sheets or something similar.

Online personal training software makes tracking progress simple as well. You can track both assessments and exercise progress automatically, making it easy to adjust your client’s fitness plans.

Without using software, you’ll have to work countless more hours making fitness plans for your clients.

Website

You need somewhere for potential clients to go and see everything that you have to offer. However, building a website (if you don’t already have one) is easier than ever. With sites like Wix and SquareSpace, you don’t need to be an advanced developer to make a great website. This is a great place to put testimonials, the packages you offer, a biography, and anything else you think is relevant. For more ideas, visit this article about personal training website ideas.

Social Media

Social media is such a powerful tool in this day and age. The four main social media platforms consist of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Utilizing the tools and strategies they offer can help you reach more clients and grow your fitness business. Marketing on social media is very important to growing as an online personal trainer.

Steps After Becoming An Online Personal Trainer

So you’ve got certified, picked a specialty, and properly used technology to get some clients, great job! However, it doesn’t stop there. You need to continually work to keep your online fitness business growing. Blogging, email marketing, and referrals can help you maintain a steady client base. Also, you want to make sure you are constantly connecting with your clients. Talk with them, have video calls, and make sure you know what’s going on with their lives.

Personal Trainer Weight Loss – Tips & Information

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Whether you want to lose weight for special occasions or just improve your health, weight loss is a common goal. When someone wants to lose a couple of pounds, the most common question is: “How quickly will I lose weight?” Personal trainer weight loss programs are a great option, though it’s important to understand how to be able to lose weight on your own. For people to quickly achieve effective results, the key to effective weight loss is in the number of calories. To set realistic expectations, you may need to know what healthy weight loss is, and this article explains the factors that affect how long it should take you to lose weight.

Calories In VS Calories Out

Calories, compared to calories from the body, are the key to weight loss (and gain). Usually, people who try to lose a few kilograms are told to count their calories. Whether you want to lose 5 or 20 pounds, this can be equally difficult. You can also use a metabolic approach based on metabolic confusion, where one can train their metabolism to burn fat faster and more effectively. It is recommended that you choose a diet that is appropriate for your calorie intake.

How Weight Loss Occurs

Weight loss occurs when you consume fewer calories than you burn every day. On the contrary, weight gain occurs when you eat more calories than you burn. Any food or drink you ingest with calories is taken into account in your total calorie intake. However, the amount of calories burned per day, which is known as energy or calorie consumption, is a little more complicated. Calorie consumption consists mainly of the following three components (1 Trusted source):

  • Resting Metabolic Rate of Rest (RMR). This is the number of calories your body needs to maintain normal body functions, such as breathing and pumping blood.
  • Thermal effects of food (TEF). This applies to calories used for digestion, absorption, and metabolization of food.
  • Thermal effect of activity (FSE). These are the calories you use during your workouts. The feasibility study may also include the Thermogenesis of Non-Chargeable Activity (NEAT), which takes into account calories used for activities such as yard work and nonsense.

If your calorie intake is equal to the number of calories you burn, you maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight, you need to create a negative calorie balance by consuming fewer calories than you burn, or burn more calories through increased activity. 

Slow Weight Loss

Rapid weight loss, such as trying to lose 10-20 pounds in a week, is not only unrealistic but also harmful to health, therefore it is better to lose weight at a slower rate. The real goal of weight loss is to lose one to two pounds a week, says Jennifer A. Linde, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. Linde adds that the goal of reducing the starting weight by 5-10 percent is achievable.

Set a Realistic Time Frame

Weight loss in a healthy way – slowly – takes time, so do not plan to lose 25 pounds of weight in just two weeks. If you lose one to two pounds a week, it will take you just over 12 weeks, or three months, to lose 25 pounds a week. To lose weight in a healthy way, you need to reduce 500-1000 calories per day, consuming less food and more exercise.

In addition to determining the long-term duration of your weight loss, you should also set short-term goals. Focus on the first five pounds of weight and celebrate when you lose it.

Tracking Progress

Keep track of your progress, such as weight loss and inches, in any way you like, whether online or in a print magazine. Many studies have shown that keeping a food diary or calorie tracking journal can help and motivate you to lose weight. It’s hard to eat this grand burrito when you look at the number of calories it contains on the page in front of you.

How About Quick Weight Loss?

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Of course, losing 20 pounds of weight will quickly leave your friends and many others, amazed at your miraculous weight loss. However, such rapid weight loss can be dangerous, if it is not done under the guidance of a doctor.

You will have to devote more than seven hours a week to intensive exercise under medical supervision. According to Tansinger, diets that consume between 1050 and 1200 calories and exercise for at least one hour a day can lose 3-5 pounds of weight in the first week: two pounds in the diet and one pound in physical activity every week.

To achieve rapid but healthy weight loss, Tansinger recommends reducing sodium intake and starch consumption. This will reduce fluid intake and retention, which can result in a loss of up to five pounds of fluid.

Personal Trainer Weight Loss Program

There are a ton of personal trainers that specialize in weight loss. Their personal trainer weight loss programs are designed to help clients lose weight. Additionally, they are experts in the fitness industry and can give you helpful tips that you can’t find anywhere else.

If you’re having trouble staying on a weight loss program and need additional motivation, a personal trainer might be right for you. Also, there are a ton of online personal trainers. You can find a personal trainer regardless of where you are located or your time availability, making it easier than ever to find a personal trainer weight loss program that’s right for you.

Summary of Personal Trainer Weight Loss Info

As a result, you can quickly lose a lot of weight, but you need to do it safely and under medical supervision. However, the safest method of weight loss is to reduce your food intake and exercise, while taking into consideration your calorie intake, with the goal of reducing your weight by 1-2 pounds per week.

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How Stretching Before Bed Can Improve Sleep Quality

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Most people have a regular bedtime routine, even if you don’t necessarily think of yours in that way. At the very least, your routine probably consists of teeth brushing or removing your contacts — but are you doing anything to get your muscles and brain ready for bed? In a review of Chinese and American studies from the medical journal Sleep Medicine Reviews, meditative movements like yoga and tai chi before bed proved to improve sleep quality, and also enhance the overall well-being of an individual’s physical and mental health. As a matter of fact, yoga has turned out to be highly beneficial for those who struggle to fall asleep at night due to either sore muscles, or a restless mind. 

In a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, over half of the people who engaged in yoga before bed said it helped them get more restful sleep. However, you don’t need to be a die-hard yogi to reap the benefits of yoga. There are several gentle yoga poses almost anybody can do that help contribute to a better night’s sleep by relieving tension in muscles and promoting the practice of meditation. As you hold certain positions, you’re forced to focus on your body and your breathing which helps relieve stress, and teaches you to be more mindful of your thoughts. It’s not easy to dwell on your stressful day at work while you’re concentrating on holding your form. After your light yoga session, you should feel calmer, more relaxed, and ready to hop into bed. 

On a personal note, incorporating yoga into my bedtime routine has helped relieve the pressure in my joints and hips after sitting at my desk for close to eight hours per day. Previously, as a person who spends a lot of time sleeping on their side, I’d wake up feeling tight and sore the following morning after 7+ hours of non-stop pressure against my hip, even if I slept on a plush mattress.

Here are a few simple, but effective stretches you can do in the comfort of your own home to help you improve sleep quality. 

1.) Butterfly Pose

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This is a great pose to do before bed because it’s a meditative movement. It allows you to gently stretch your inner thighs and lower back, while you focus on your breathing and enter a state of relaxation. 

Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you, then bring the soles of your feet together. Without bending your spine, pull your feet in towards your body and deepen the stretch. Rest in this pose for as long as you see fit. 

2.) Child’s Pose

childs pose

This is another less demanding, meditative pose that engages your muscles and your mind. Child’s pose relieves tension in your back, neck, and shoulders, and it’s a good stretch to resort back to in between other stretches. Especially if you start getting more advanced with your movements.  

For this stretch, you’ll want to sit with your knees on the floor hip-distance apart and lean back so your behind is resting on your heels. Lower your head to the ground so your forehead is touching the ground, and reach your hands straight out in front of you with your palms facing down. Hold this position for five minutes. 

3.) Seated Side Stretch

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This is another simple sitting pose that’ll make your body and muscles ultra-relaxed before bed. The seated side stretch will target your obliques while you also work on strengthening your core and lengthening your spine. 

Sit on the ground starting with your right leg extended outward, and the other one crisscrossed. Using your left arm, reach it over your head toward your extended leg while you remain seated. You should be feeling the stretch on the left side of your body. Keep your left arm lifted above your ear, and rest your other arm resting on the floor. Hold for 10 breaths, and switch sides. 

4.) Bridge

We aren’t talking about the fully extended bridge you’ve probably seen professional gymnasts do, we’re talking about the before-bed bridge. This one is easier to accomplish, but you still get a good stretch in your glutes, core muscles, hamstrings, and adductors. 

Lay on the ground facing the ceiling with your feet flat on the floor, and bend your knees. Keep your arms at your sides with your palms facing up. Incorporate your abs and press into your heels, bringing your hips and back off the ground. Hold the position for 10 slow inhales.  

5.) Low Lunge 

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This is an ideal pose for those of you who work at an office where you spend the majority of your day sitting down because it’ll loosen the tension in your hips and make them feel less tight. Aside from your hip flexors, you’ll also be targeting your hamstrings, glutes and your groin area. Also, keep your chest open while you lunge to help relieve back pain and pressure in your shoulders. 

Start on all fours, and step up with your right leg, placing it on the outside your right hand. Next, bring your left knee back so it’s behind your toes on your right foot. Keep your hands on the floor for balance, or lift them up towards the ceiling. Hold for 10 slow inhales, and switch legs. 

6.) Corpse Pose 

Yes, laying flat on the ground is actually considered a yoga pose. You won’t be stretching out any muscles during the corpse pose, but you’ll certainly be relaxing the mind. Save this position for the end of your stretching routine, because you’ll likely find yourself asleep by the end of it.

Crawl into bed and lay on your back with your legs spread out in front of you about hip distance apart. Your arms should remain at your side, with your palms facing up towards the ceiling. Close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. Hold this position for about five minutes, or until you slowly drift off to sleep.

McKenzie Dillon is a blogger and sleep enthusiast for The Slumber Yard, a review site that focuses on bedding products. When she’s not sleeping, McKenzie likes attending music festivals, reading fiction novels and practicing yoga.

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Workout Creation For Client’s – Usability Improvements

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We recently released two updates to our web software which include the ability to draft workouts for your clients and new features to our workout creator. Now, we are happy to announce we had released more usability improvements and features to our workout creation for clients feature! This update includes an easier way to add exercises to your workouts, updating the design of our workout screen, and a more seamless way to copy exercises.

Easier Way To Add Exercises To Your Workouts

Adding exercises to your workouts is a vital part of your personal training business and we’ve just made it easier. Now, when you click the “Add Exercise” button, our exercise list will automatically appear. You no longer have to click the exercise in the workout creator. It will appear instantly when you want to add an exercise.

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Design Improvements

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Our workout creation for clients got a new design improvement! When scrolling over a workout, diet, or task you will notice that the workout will be highlighted. We have also changed up the coloring of the workout creation for clients page, making it easier to read exercises.

Seamlessly Copy Workouts

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A new modal window will appear when copying workouts, diets, or tasks. This makes it faster and easier to copy your events to additional clients. Simply pick the clients you want to copy it to, the name of the event, and the date you want it to occur on. You can also choose to save it as a draft or publish it immediately and whether you want it to repeat It’s that simple!

Once you click the copy button, you will receive a success message on the top of your screen (see the image below). If you would like to edit the workout, simply select the text “click here to view”. This will take you to the workout creation for clients screen and you will be able to update it. If the selected the workout to repeat, you can also update one or all of the workouts for the new client!

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FitSW Wants Your Feedback On Our Updates To Our Workout Creation For Clients

We are very excited to have released these improvements to our software and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on this or anything else, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

Bug Fixes and Updates Announcement

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Recently, we added new features to our software that included the ability to draft workouts, workout creation updates, and many more features. However, with these updates came some new isolated instances of bugs. Thanks to the feedback from our trainers, we were able to release bug fixes for these issues!

We’ve received a report of supersets not saving and workout information not being saved as intended in certain situations. After rigorously testing our software and using the feedback provided, we were able to identify and quickly fix the problem. Additionally, we have updated our web application with the necessary fixes and all of these bugs are fixed. If you are still experiencing problems or have any feedback to share, we would love to hear it! Your bug reports help us identify the problem faster and expedite the process significantly.

The bugs that we have solved in this update include but are not limited to:

  • Supersets not saving correctly. If you took a specific sequence when adding your exercises to your workouts and then proceeded to make them into supersets, they would not save after saving your workouts. This issue has been rectified and is now functioning as intended.
  • Workout information saving differently than entered data. A user reported that some of their workout data would change after saving. This bug was associated with the superset problem and has now been resolved.
  • Workout orders saving incorrectly. A trainer reported that after saving a workout, their exercises were saving in the incorrect order. This bug was also associated with the two issues above and has been solved.

Leave Us Your Feedback On These Bug Fixes!

If you have any additional bugs to report or other information to share, do not hesitate to let us know! We take our user feedback very seriously and will find a fix as soon as possible. Please contact support@fitsw.com, or reach out to us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

How To Track Client’s Progress and Why It’s Important

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Tracking progress, whether it’s for yourself or for your personal training clients, is an important part of obtaining each party’s respective fitness goals. Additionally, with the rise of personal training software, its easier than ever to track clients’ progress. In this article, we’ll go over the different types of progress tracking, the reasons why it’s so important, and how to track your personal training client’s fitness progress. Here are a few reasons why tracking fitness progress is so imperative:

  • Helps you keep your clients’ goals at the forefront of your mind
  • Shows how your client is performing
  • It can be used as a great motivational tool
  • It can help you hold your clients accountable

Different Forms Of Progress Tracking

There are multiple ways you can track your client’s progress. Better yet, it has become much easier in the past few years with the use of personal trainer software. Below you will find the 3 main ways you can track your client’s progress.

Exercise Progress Tracking Graphs

Tracking your client’s workout results are an important part of making sure they stay on track, as well as showing them how much they are improving. When you first start training a new client, it’s imperative you get a baseline of data to start with. After this, you can adjust their workouts and weights accordingly. Once your client has completed a few workouts and entered the results of those workouts, that data will be automatically inputted into exercise progress tracking graphs. Both you and your clients can see these graphs. Additionally, you can print or email them any time!

Body Measurements & Assessment Tracking Graphs

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Taking initial body measurements and performing assessments is another great way to track your client’s progress. Body measurements include things such as bicep, calf, hip, forearms, hips, and waist. Additionally, assessments include items such as flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness. These are all essential items you should do with initial clients and track over time. It will show both you and your clients how much they are improving, what areas they need to work on, and helps them see how close they are to obtaining their goals.

Progress Photos

Progress photos are a great way to track client’s progress. Not only is it a fantastic way to show how much they are improving, but it can also be a powerful tool to use to grow your business. Posting these photos (with your client’s permission of course) will show other potential clients that you can actually help them reach their fitness goals. Progress photos are great for you, your clients, and for your fitness business.

How To Track Clients Progress Using FitSW

Tracking client’s progress using FitSW is simple and takes less time than you think. Whether it’s our exercise progress graphs, body measurements & assessments, or progress photos, its simple to track your client’s progress.

Exercise Progress Tracking Graphs

When your personal training clients enter their data for an exercise, our system will automatically put their information into beautiful looking graphs and tables. All you need to do is look at the data, it’s that easy!

Body Measurements & Assessment Tracking Graphs

While you or your clients have to take the initial body measurements and assessments, you can enter this data with a few clicks of a button! After you enter these assessments, our software instantly puts into graphs and data tables that you can print or save to your devices.

Progress Photos

Progress photos are a great way to prove to your client that you are getting them results. Furthermore, it’s a fantastic tool to use for social media because it increases your credibility. Using FitSW, you can upload and compare photos in seconds. Either you or your clients can upload progress photos, so you never have to have back and forth emails or messages in order to upload one.

Give Us Feedback On How To Track Client’s Progress

We highly value our community and take your feedback seriously, So, if you have any feedback or comments on how to track client’s progress or anything else, reach out to us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

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