Client Fitness Progress Tracking Tables added to iOS App

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Client Fitness Progress Tracking Graphs and Tables iOS App

Today we released a new version of our FitSW iOS app that, in addition to showing you Fitness Progress Tracking in Graph form, also shows this data in table form.  You can edit, delete or add new data all from this fitness progress table.  We updated the fitness progress tab so that its easier and faster to navigate.

Personal Training Client Progress Table

Access the new Personal Training Client Progress Table directly from the fitness Progress Graphs screen for your particular client.  You just need to click the Edit Diet Table button.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Graph
Click the “Edit Data Table” button to View, Edit, or Delete progress data points that make up the graph.

Here is what the Edit Data Table screen will look like:

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Data Table
Personal trainers can now view the data behind their progress graphs in table form. They can also Edit or Delete progress data entries.

Tap on table rows to update the data or swipe left on them to delete the data.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Edit Data
Tap a table row to edit the data entry.
Client Fitness Progress Tracking Delete Data.
Swipe left on a table row to delete it.

Updated Fitness Progress Tab

In addition to the above, we have also improved the way the Progress tab navigation.  The first screen you see for a specific client will be their progress graphs.  From there, if you want to add new fitness progress data, click on the “+” in the upper right.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Add Progress
Add new progress data by clicking the “+” in the upper right.

The updated Enter Progress screen:

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Enter New Data
The Enter Progress screen has been improved and updated.

To edit the Assessments that progress is measured for, personal trainers can click on the Assessment name and they will be taken to a new screen.  Add a new assessment by clicking the “Add New Assessment To This List” link at the bottom.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Edit Assessment.
Edit an assessment by clicking on the assessment name.  The app will take users to a screen to update that assessment. To add a new assessment, trainers can click the “Add New Assessment To This List” link at the bottom.

Here is the “Edit Assessment Screen”

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Update Assessment
Clients are able to update the assessment name or description from this screen.

FitSW Android App For Personal Trainers Update

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FitSW Android App For Personal Trainers Update

We recently released a complete redesign of the FitSW Android App For Personal Trainers and Clients and also added new features and improvements.  This new design makes it easier to navigate the app and quickly do what you need to do. Whether its adding workouts, updating a diet meal plan, or viewing progress, the side bar lets you quickly do what you need to do.  We also added new features to the android app for personal trainers and for clients described below.

New Side Bar Menu for Both Personal Trainers and their Clients

Trainers can access the new side bar menu from any screen in the upper left.  Below is what the side bar menu looks like.

Android App For Personal Trainers Sidebar
The new side bar helps personal trainers and their clients quickly navigate the FitSW Android App.

New Personal Trainer Schedule / Calendar Page

Personal Trainers and their clients can now view and update their Schedules just like they can at FitSW.com and with the FitSW iOS app.

Android App For Personal Trainers Schedule
The FitSW android app now includes a scheduler that is linked to the website scheduler.

Separate Food List and Exercise List Menus

We have broken out the Food List and Exercise List items into their own menu items.  This lets you quickly add, edit, or delete items in your food or exercise list without you having to navigate through many places.  It also simplifies the Workouts and Diets pages so that those are easier to use

Improved Exercise Demo Video Drop Down

Its now easier for your personal training clients to view exercise demo videos without leaving their workout page.  The new demo links slide down the page to show a video instead of taking you to a brand new page.  Here is how it looks:

Android App for Personal Trainers Workout Page
Demo exercise video links are next to each exercise. Check out the next image to see what happens when it is clicked.
Android App for Personal Trainers Workout Demo Video
Instead of leaving the page, your client can watch the demo video on the same page as their workout with our slide down demo links.

Other Android App Changes

The above are just a few of the improvements in our new Android app.  We have also added several usability improvements and other changes.  Give it a try and let us know how we can make it even easier for you to use.

iOS Interval Timer for Personal Trainers and Clients

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iOS Interval Timer for Personal Trainers and Clients

In a previous post we told you about the new Workout Timer that was built into the Workout Details page.  We also created a similar interval timer that is its own tab within the FitSW iOS app.  This iOS Interval Timer has larger text since it doesn’t have to be viewed within a workout.  We also specifically designed it so that it can be viewed easily from far away or while you are moving around.

iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainers Stand Alone
FitSW’s iOS interval timer helps you manage you and your personal training clients interval training with easy to see display.

iOS Interval Timer Features

Here are just a few of the features:

  • Specify number of sets or repeating cycles
  • Set Active Time per cycle
  • Set Rest Time per cycle
  • Audible and visual cues to indicate transitions
  • Large display to view easily while moving or from far.
  • Pause & restart buttons

Let us know if you have additional feature requests.

How to Use the iOS Interval Timer

  1. Access the Timer in the More tab

    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer More Tab
    Access FitSW’s stand-alone iOS Interval timer through the “More” tab.
  2. Click the “Set” button and and the app will show a new screen.

    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer Set Button
    Click the “Set” button to setup your timer.
  3. Specify the number of repeating sets or cycles, the Active Time per cycle and the Rest Time per cycle.  Then click Start in the upper right.

    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer Set Screen
    Set the timer specifics and then click “Start” in the upper right
  4. Your timer will begin.  You can Pause it at anytime by clicking the “Pause” button.  You can also reset it by clicking the “Reset” button.
    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer Running Example
    Screen will be green when in an Active Period of the workout and then change to Red when its a Rest period.

     

    We provide both the workout timer and this interval timer to give you flexibility. This one has larger text and the easy to see cues indicating Active or Rest stages of the set.  The timer on the Workout Details page has smaller text but lets you view Workout Details at the same time.  Use whichever one works best for you.  You can even switch over between the two and the timer count will maintain consistency.

iOS Workout Timer App for Personal Trainers and Clients

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iOS Workout Timer App for Personal Trainers and Clients

We recently added the ability for personal trainers and their clients to utilize a timer for Active and Rest periods during workouts in the FitSW iOS App.  So rather than having to use a separate workout timer app, you can use one right in the app.  We have created two ways to use the workout timer:

  1. As a standalone timer in the “Timer” tab.  More info here.

    Workout Timer App Personal Trainers
    The stand-alone timer is accessible in the More menu and displays time in big text with a background that indicates Rest Period or Active Period.
  2. As a built-in timer to the workout that can be seen right there on the workout details page.  More Info Below.
Interval Timer App Personal Trainers Active
We have added an Workout Timer / Exercise Timer built-in to the workout details page. Personal trainers and clients can view their workout and keep tabs on time all on one screen.

In this post we will talk about #2, the built-in timer that is on the Workout Details page.  You can read about the Stand-Alone timer here.  Rather than having to have a separate workout timer app, personal trainers and their clients can use this built-in feature right from the workout page.  This makes it easy to view workouts and keep tabs on time without having to switch back and forth.

Exercise Timer / Workout Timer Features

The workout timer / exercise timer currently allows personal trainers or their clients to do the following:

  • Specify number of sets to run the timer for
  • Set Active Time periods
  • Set Rest Time periods
  • Displays all this information on the workout details page above workout.
  • Audible and visual cues to indicate Active -> Rest and Rest->Active transitions.

We are also looking for feedback on any additional features our users would find valuable so send us a note or post a comment if you have feedback.

How to use the Exercise Timer / Workout Timer

  1. Go to your Workout Details page for the specific workout and then click the button called “Workout Timer”.

    Workout Timer App Personal Trainer Click Button
    The light blue “Workout Timer” button is at the top of the Workout Details Page.
  2. Specify number of sets (repeating cycles) for the timer, Active Time, and Rest Time.   Then click Start in the upper Right.

    Workout Timer App Personal Trainer Setup Timer
    Select Sets, Active Time, and Rest Time. Then click Start.
  3. That’s it! The timer will start.

Interval Timer App Personal Trainers Active

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison in the iOS App

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Fitness Progress Photo Comparison in the iOS App

Personal Trainers can now easily create fitness progress photo comparison side-by-side images of their clients in the FitSW iOS app.  These fitness picture comparison images are a great way to show a client how far they have come.  The visual results really help to drive home what all those hours in the gym have accomplished in a single side-by-side image.  Creating these images quickly was already possible at FitSW.com and we have now added this feature to our iOS app.  Here is a quick background on how to do it:

Take and Store Fitness Progress Photos

To get started, first you need to take and save a few fitness progress photos of your personal training client.   These images will then be in your client’s FitSW picture library and you can compare them at any time in the iOS app or at FitSW.com.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Picture Library
Save any type of client progress picture to your clients photo library. Then you can select which images to compare.

Creating Side-by-Side Fitness Progress Photo Comparisons

The next step is to tap the Comparisons tab at the top.  If you haven’t created any comparison photos yet, you will just see a black screen.  To add a new comparison, tap the Plus button in the upper right while you are on the Comparisons tab.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Add Comparison
Add a comparison picture by tapping the plus highlighted in red in this picture.

You will then be taken to a screen that says “Select First Image” at the top.  On this page, you can select your first fitness progress image that you want to compare.

Fitness-Progress-Photo-Comparison-Select-First-Image
After tapping the “+” while on the Comparisons tab, you will be taken to this screen which allows you to Select the first Image to compare.

Tap on the image you would like to compare. The app will prompt you to select the second fitness progress image to compare.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Created

The FitSW app will then create your side-by-side fitness comparison photo and save it in your Comparisons tab.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Created
You have now created your fitness progress photo comparison.  The FitSW app has saved it in your specific clients comparisons tab.

Tap on the image to enlarge it and explore additional options.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Viewing
Viewing the fitness progress comparison image. On this screen you can also save the image to your phone’s photo library.

You can create multiple side-by-side fitness comparison photos for your personal training clients using this method.  The FitSW iOS app will save these comparison images in the specific clients “Comparisons” tab.

Managing Personal Training Clients Contact Info iOS App

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Managing Personal Training Clients Contact Information

We recently added the ability for personal trainers to save their clients phone contact information.  This is another piece of info to better help trainers with managing personal training clients and their contact information.  This is in addition to all the other personal training client information FitSW helps you organize: client email, their date of birth, goals, likes, dislikes, injuries, conditions, PAR-Q and more.  We have also made it easy for you to contact your clients at the tap of a button.  With our Easy Contact buttons, you can contact your personal training clients just by clicking a button within the app.

Using the Easy Contact Buttons

First, ensure that you have entered in a valid phone number for your client in the “Edit Client Info” screen.  Then just click any button and your phone will call them, email them or text message them.  You don’t have to type in any phone number or email.  The app automatically pulls this information from when you had created or edit the client.

 

Managing Personal Training Clients Contact Information
You can now Call, Email, or Text Message your clients from within the app with the click of a button.

Other Updates to the FitSW iOS App

In addition to the Easy Contact buttons that make communicating with your clients easier and faster, we also made the following improvements in this latest FitSW iOS release:

  1. We made it easier to upload a client’s profile image when you are adding a new client.
  2. Personal Trainers can now choose whether they want to create an account for a client.  Most personal trainers create an account for their clients so their clients can login and view their workouts, progress, & diets.  However, there are some clients who either don’t use technology very much or they just want the trainer to show this information to them when they are together.  For this situation, we have given trainers the option to create clients without requiring a login and password.   You can see this button in the below image – its called “Create Login Account”.
  3. Personal Trainers can now also choose whether a new client they create will receive an automated email notifying them of their account creation. This is a welcome email that includes the clients account login.  Sometimes personal trainers would rather introduce FitSW to their clients in person.  This can also be seen in the below image with the button called “Send Welcome Email”.
Managing Persona Training Clients Adding New Client
Personal Trainers can now choose whether they want to create a login for their new client. They can also choose whether they want clients to receive an automated welcome email.

All these features will help you at managing personal training clients and all of their information that comes with it.  Let us know if you have any other suggestions to make your jobs easier.

Personal Trainer Software Android App Updates

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Personal Trainer Software Android App Updates

UPDATE: This app has been released and is available now.  More info can be found here.

We will soon be releasing a major update to our FitSW Android app which will include a full redesign, usability improvements and bug fixes.  The new layout of our personal trainer software android app will allow us to better incorporate many of the new features that you have been requesting.   We are looking for users  to try out our beta version of this new Android app to give us feedback on some of the improvements that they would want to see. If you are interested in an early look at this software and want to be a beta tester, respond in the comments section below or send us an email at admin@fitsw.com.

New Personal Trainer Software Menu

A key change with this new release is the new easier to use sidebar menu with more options.

Personal Trainer Software Android App Menu
Our new sidebar menu will be easier to use and allow more menu options.

Separated Out Tasks from Client List

Tasks now has its own menu item and is separate from your personal training Client List.  This makes it easier to track your clients goals and tasks for both you and your personal training clients.  We have also added the ability for users to create repeating tasks with what every repeating frequency they would like.

Personal Training Client Workouts and Diets

We have also updated the personal trainer software Android App Workout and Diet screens.  The new layouts make it easier for you to build workouts for your personal training clients.  They will also make it easier to plan diets for them as well.  We have also made it easier for your clients to review these workouts and diets that you created.

Personal Trainer Software Android App Addinng Workout
New layout for creating workouts & diets make it quicker and easier for personal trainers to plan for their clients.
Personal Trainer Software Android App Viewing Workout
New layout improves the view for clients as they are reviewing the workouts their personal trainer created for them.

FitSW Android App Beta Testers Wanted

These are just a few of the new updates we will be releasing soon.  If you want to see the rest and try the updated Android App early as a Beta Tester, email us or leave a comment.

Profile Pictures for Personal Training Clients

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Add Profile Pictures for Personal Training Clients

We have now added the ability for you to add profile pictures for personal training clients to help further personalize their profiles.  You can either have your clients add the picture to their own profile or you can do it yourself. Below is how to use this feature on our different platforms.

Profile pics helps personalize your personal training client list even further.
Profile pics helps personalize your personal training client list even further.

Add Personal Training Client Profile Pictures on iOS

It’s easy to add personal training client profile pics on iOS.  You can either choose from an existing picture or you can take the picture within the app on your iPhone / iPad.  Here is how to do it:

As a Personal Trainer

Go to the “Clients” tab and click on the client who you want to update.  At the top will be the profile photo and you can click the Update Photo button.  You can then choose whether you want to take a new photo or use an existing one on your phone.

Adding Profile Pictures for Personal Training Clients in iOS as a personal trainer.
You can add a profile picture in the Edit Client Info screen by taking a new photo or using an existing one on your phone.

As a Personal Training Client

You can also have your personal training clients update their profile pictures themselves in their own Profile screen.  Have them click on the “More” button in the lower right and then click the “Profile” item.  The will then be taken to the below screen where they can click the “Update Photo” button and choose to take a photo or select one from their phone.

Profile Screen Updating Profile Picture as a Personal Training Client
You can have your personal training clients update their profile themselves in their Profile screen.

Add Personal Training Client Profile Pictures at FitSW.com

The profile pictures you add on the iOS app will also show up on the FitSW website and vice versa.  So wherever you add them, you will be able to see them on multiple platforms.  Here is what they look like in the web application / website.

Profile Pictures for Personal Training Clients on website
Profile photos can also now be seen and added on the FitSW website / web application.

 

You can also add profile pictures for your personal training clients on the website by clicking on a particular clients name in your client list.  These updates will also show up on the iOS app if you use that as well.

Adding and viewing Profile Pictures on Android is not available yet but is coming soon.  If you would like to see that happen soon, like or comment on this post at the bottom so we can prioritize that feature.

 

Take and Store Fitness Progress Pictures in App

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Take and Store Fitness Progress Pictures in App

We just released a brand new version of the FitSW iOS App that adds the ability for you or your personal training clients to take and store fitness progress pictures in the FitSW iOS app.  You or your clients can then both access them through the app or website in order to be able to visualize their improvements.  Its a great tool for showing your clients how far they have come and keeping them motivated to go even further.

How-To Use Progress Pictures in the FitSW iOS App

Accessing Fitness Progress Pictures

To access the Progress Pictures feature, click on the “More” tab in the bottom right.  Then a menu will come up where you can select “Pictures”.

Accessing the Take And Store Fitness Progress Pictures In App Pictures Tab
To access Fitness Progress Pictures, click “More” in the lower right and then click the “Pictures” menu item.

If you plan to use the Progress Pictures feature often, follow the steps outlined in this post to see how to customize your tab menu and add Pictures to the main menu instead of it being in the “More” tab.

Select Client to View Progress Photo Gallery

Select the client who you want to take and store fitness progress pictures for.  You will then be taken to their fitness progress picture gallery.

Take And Store Fitness Progress Pictures In App Gallery
Example of a client fitness progress picture gallery.

Adding New Fitness Progress Pictures for your Clients

Click the plus button in the upper right to add new a new fitness progress picture and you will be taken to a screen where you can specify the date of the picture, add a caption, and Select an Image.  Once you tap “Select Image”, you will be able to specify whether you want to Take a Photo with your phones camera or use an existing photo on your phone that you have already taken.

Add a new Image. Take And Store Fitness Progress Pictures In App
Specify date of photo, caption and then click Select Image. Then choose whether to take a new photo or use an existing one from your phone.

Edit or Delete Existing Fitness Progress Picture

To edit or delete and existing image, go back to the picture gallery for the specific personal training client.  Then tap on the image you want to edit or delete.  You will then be able to change the date, change the caption or delete the picture altogether.

Editing Fitness Progress Pictures in app.
In the Edit Picture screen, you can change the date, change the caption or delete the image altogether.

That’s it!  It’s a simple way for you and your clients to track them visually and keep clients motivated by their results.  These same images you upload in the app are accessible by you and your client on the website at https://www.fitsw.com

The ability to create comparison photos with two images side by side will be coming soon in the next few weeks.

 

Create Superset Workouts on Phone in the FitSW iOS App

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Create Superset Workouts on Phone in the FitSW iOS App

Yesterday we released a brand new version of the FitSW iOS App that adds the ability for you to create superset workouts on phone in the FitSW iOS app.  Previously, trainers and clients could view superset exercises that were created on the FitSW website.  With this new update, trainers can now also create those superset workouts quickly and easily right there in the FitSW iOS app.  Here is how to do it:

Add / Edit Workout Screen

Go to Workouts tab and add or edit your workout as normal.  On the Add / Edit Workout screen, tap the “Add Superset” button.

Create Superset Workouts on Phone
Create Superset Workouts on Phone: On the Add / Edit Workout screen, click the Add Superset button shown above.

Specify Number of Sets and Number of Exercises

You can now specify how many sets there are in the specific superset and also the number of exercises that will be in this particular superset.

Create Superset Workouts On Phone - Add the number of sets and exercises.
Enter in the number of sets for this specific superset along with the number of exercises that will be in this superset.

Tap to Select Superset Exercises

The app will add the supersets to the end of your workout.  They will have a label that says “Tap to Select Superset Exercise 1.”  Tap on these entries to select the exercise for each superset and all the Reps, Weight, Time, and Rest info.

Superset workout will then be created
Your supersets will then be created based on what you specified in the previous step. Tap on the newly created entries to specify the exercise, reps, weight, rest, etc.

Specifying Superset Exercise Details

Specify the superset exercise details like you do for regular exercises as well.  After doing this for all of your superset exercise you can add more supersets or add regular exercises.

Specifying Superset Exercise Details
Specify exercise details for your superset exercises just like you normally do.

 

Your Done! That’s How you Create Superset Workouts on Phone

Once you have added all your exercises, “Update” / “Add” the workout as normal.  You will now be able to view the supersets exercises in the Workout Details screen.

After you click update, this is what the supersets will look like in the Workout Details screen.
After you click update, this is what the supersets will look like in the Workout Details screen.

Download the FitSW iOS app update now to create superset workouts on phone.