Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients at Once
We have recently enabled Personal Trainers and Fitness Coaches creating workout plans for multiple clients at once in our iOS app, Android App and at fitsw.com. In the same way, Trainers and coaches can also add diet plans and tasks / goals for multiple clients at once. This feature makes it easy for trainers who have clients on similar fitness plans to build out workouts and plans. The trainer can then customize the workout with specific weights later by editing it individually. Below are the details on how to create workout plans for multiple clients at once:
Creating Workouts for Multiple Clients at Once on the Website
First go to the Add Workout screen as you normally would.
Click the “Select Additional Clients to Apply Workout to” link shown in red below:
You will then see a list of your clients to choose from. Select as many as you need to.
Then when you click the Save Workout button, the FitSW will apply this workout to all the clients that you selected.
You can apply Diet Plans and Tasks to multiple clients at once in the same way.
iOS & Android App Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients
Creating workout plans for multiple clients on the iOS and Android apps works much the same way.
Go to the Add Workout screen as normal.
Click the “Apple Workout to Additional Clients” button seen below in red:
Select all the additional clients you would like to apply this workout to and then click Done.
The app will display the names you selected right under the main client you were adding this workout to.
Tap “Add” like you normally would to add a workout and the workout will be added to all the clients you selected.
Trainers can add diet plans and tasks for multiple clients at once in the same way as above.
Fitness Coach Meal Planning Feature Updates Mobile App
We have made several updates to the iOS and Android apps lately including some to the Diet and Food List tabs. These fitness coach meal planning feature updates make it easier for coaches / dietitians to plan and create diets & meal plans. Here are the details of these changes – let us know what other changes you would like to see.
Adding Foods to Food List on the Fly
Previously, in order to add a new food that wasn’t already in their food list, coaches would need to go to their Food List tab. They would have to add the new food to their Food List. Only then, could they add it to a diet plan. We have now enabled adding a food with its macro info while adding it to a diet plan. Here is how:
Click the Add Food button on the Add / Edit Diet screen like you would do for a food that already existed.
Click the “+” button in the upper right of the Food List menu (before this “+” button didn’t exist on this page.
Enter in the specific food details and macros and then hit the “Done” button. Your food will be added to your Food List and also added to the current meal plan you were editing.
Macro Nutrients Info Displayed while in Food List
To make meal planning easier we have now added macro-nutrient details to the food list. Coaches and clients can now save time while building meal plans with that information displayed right on the Food List. We also improved the display of foods with longer names.
Updating Personalized Personal Trainer Web page in iOS & Android Apps
Every personal trainer that uses FitSW has the opportunity to create their own personalized personal trainer web page. This page allows them to share details on their Personal Training Services, Specialties, Certifications, Contact information and more. The trainer can specify the web page address so that it can be at https://www.fitsw.com/NAME where the trainer can choose what NAME is. The trainer can then share this page with potential or existing clients. If the trainer has enabled it, they can even accept client payments on this page. Now, we have enabled trainer to quickly update the information that appears on this page right from there phone in a minute. More info on Trainer Pages and how to update them on the website can be found here.
How to Update Your Trainer Page from the FitSW Mobile App
The Personal Trainer Web page can be updated from the Profile Screen in the mobile app. In iOS you can access this screen by clicking on the “More” button in the lower right and then selecting “Profile”. In Android, the Profile screen is accessible from the side bar. On that screen you will see your profile information. If you want to enable your Personalized Page, ensure that the switch is turned on.
Everything below that switch is related to your personalized page.
The Your Page field lets you specify the address for your page.
The Headline is what shows as the title of your page
The General Information, Specialties, and Certifications fields allow you to write in details about you and your business.
Specify whether you offer online training and whether you offer In-Personal Training.
Select your location so that potential clients can find you.
Specify what information you would like to share on your page. You can share or hide your phone, email, or profile picture.
Clients View Your Page in App
Not only can people view what you share at your personalized web address, existing clients can view the information you would like them to see in the mobile app. We added a new page for clients called “My Trainer” that lets them view what you have share on your personalized personal trainer web page. If you have enabled it, they can even Call, Text or Email you at the tap of a button.
App Setting Page Updates
You may have noticed that with the above Profile Page changes we moved some Settings to their own page. Here you can control things like automated mailings.
We recently made several improvements to the workout creator in our iOS and Android apps along with several updates in our web app at FitSW.com. These personal trainer workout creator improvements include the ability to have more than 5 different reps and weights specified for each exercise and the ability to add exercises on the fly while building a workout.
More than 5 Different Reps and Weights For Each Exercise
We have now added the ability for users to specify many different weights and reps for each exercise. Previously the app only allowed users to specify up to 5 different weights and reps. Now users can add up to 10. For example users can now create a workout that looks like this:
Users can create workouts like this by simply entering commas between each rep or weight will adding the exercise. It should look like this:
Add Exercises on the Fly while Building Workouts in Mobile Apps
Website users have been able to add exercises on the fly while building a workout for a while. Now, this same personal trainer workout creator improvement is available on the app. Trainers no longer need to first add an exercise to their exercise list before they can use it in a workout. Now, a trainer can build a workout and add an exercise right there from the Workouts tab and it will be added to their workout. The app will save the exercise to the trainer’s exercise list. Here is how to do it:
Users should tap the Add Exercise button like they normally would while creating a workout.
Then when the Exercise list comes up, the trainer just needs to hit the new “+” button in the upper right to add to this exercise list.
The app will then display the Add Exercise screen for the trainer to add the exercise name, a demo link and the muscle group.
Complete the above 3 steps and the exercise will be added to your workout. It will also be in your exercise list going forward.
Android Release: Android Tablet Personal Trainer Software Improvements and more
We have released a new Android beta for the Android Application that adds a few highly requested features such as landscape orientation. We have also improved the app so that the android tablet personal trainer software is easier to use. Also in the update is an updated Profile screen where Trainer’s can now edit their Personalized Page. We have also added the ability for clients to manage Payments within the app. Below we will go into detail of the new changes with the latest release. Information about the beta is at the bottom of this blog post.
New Personalized Page and Settings Menu
We have added the ability for Trainer’s to modify their Personalized Page within the app on the Profile screen. Also added in this release is an updated Settings menu, with some of the options that were on the Profile screen being moved to Settings.
Customers can now manage payments through the Payments screen, which is on the side menu. More information about payments can be found in a previous post where we go into detail about the feature and how it works.
Landscape and Large Screen Support
We also added Landscape and large screen support. Users can now switch between portrait and landscape orientations throughout the app.
Accessing the Android Beta
We have decided to release to the beta for this release to allow us to better monitor crashes and stability issues.
To opt-in to the beta visit the following link click here. After visiting the link click “Become a tester”. Users can enter or leave the beta whenever they like. To do so, click on the same link above and opt out of the beta. We appreciate any feedback that you have regarding the app, which you can report through the “Feedback” popup within the app.
Personal Trainer Client Messaging in iOS and Android Apps
This past week we released updates to our iOS App and Android App that include the ability for Personal Trainers and their clients to send messages to each other. This Personal Trainer Client Messaging allows personal trainers to stay connected with their client to keep them engaged, on-track, and motivated. It also helps trainers stay organized and keep all of their business messaging in the app so that it doesn’t get lost in personal messages. For clients, the in App messaging also helps keep them focused and organized with their messages from their personal trainer being in the same platform as all their other fitness information.
Use Messaging on Web, iOS or Android
Personal Trainers and clients can use FitSW messaging to communicate no matter what platform they are on: the website, iOS, or Android all work even if the client and trainer are on different platforms. Below is how it looks and works on both iOS and Android.
Accessing Personal Training Client Messaging in Mobile Apps
The in-app Personal Training Client Messaging can be Accessed from the sidebar menu on android and the “More” button on iOS. If there are new messages for the client or trainer, the menu item will have a badge with the number of new messages as seen below.
Personal Trainer Clients Messages Screen
Tap on the Messages menu item and the app will take trainers to a page that lists their clients. Here the trainer can see how many new messages are from which client. Underneath the clients name, they will also see the most recent message sent or received.
Messages Chat Screen
Click on a specific client. The app will take you to the Messages chat screen for that client. Here you can read all your messages and send new messages. Scroll up to read the older messages.
Personal Training clients will have access to a similar screen to type and receive messages to their trainers. All of these messages are accessible on any platform: the website, iOS or Android. The above images are for iOS but the Android platform looks very similar.
We have release several new features on our Android app recently, but one we wanted to discuss today was the PAR-Q Android app feature. Trainers and clients can both access the PAR-Q Screen from their tablet or phone. This allows Personal Trainers to either:
Have clients fill out the PAR-Q from the clients own device on their own time.
Fill out the PAR-Q on the trainers own device with their client.
This flexibility lets personal trainers and their clients complete the PAR-Q the way that works best for them. The PAR-Q Android App feature works just like the PAR-Q iOS App.
Saving the PAR-Q Data
As the personal trainer or client goes through the PAR-Q screen in the Android App, the information they enter is automatically saved. The trainer or client can then access this PAR-Q information at any time. The FitSW App saves all this information and helps trainers stay organized without having to carry around numerous hard copy PAR-Qs. Every thing is safely online, accessible from the trainer’s phone or computer.
Printing or Saving the PAR-Q to PDF
Trainers can access the PAR-Q information that was completed on a phone or tablet cat anytime from the FitSW.com website. From there, the trainer can print out or save to a pdf.. The trainer just needs to click on the particular client in their client list. Next, they click on online PAR-Q for that client. The personal trainer can print this PAR-Q information in a nice looking format or save it to PDF. For more information on how to do this, check out our post on creating and accessing the PAR-Q online from FitSW.com.
Easily Share Personal Training Client Progress in iOS & Android Apps
FitSW is awesome at tracking progress with progress graphs, progress photos and before-and-after images. Now we have made it easy to quickly share personal training client progress on social media using our iOS and Android apps (the website already did this as outlined here for graphs and here for photos) . You can share it on any social media platform you prefer at the click of a button. There are three beneficial reasons to share client progress on social media (after you have made sure your clients are ok with it of course):
Recognize your client for their hard work. A lot of clients like to have their friends see how far they have come in their fitness journey. Having their trainer highlight this on social media can be both motivating and rewarding.
Expose you to more people in your clients network. What better way for potential clients to see how great of trainer you are than for them to see how you have helped their friend / acquaintence.
Show your social media followers what you can help people accomplish and the types of people you work with.
Sharing Progress Photos and Comparison Images
Sharing Progress Photos and comparison images is now as simple as clicking a button in your iOS or Android app. First go to your Comparison Images and choose the image you would like to share.
After clicking the “Share” button in the upper right, you will see the below screen that will allow you to choose which Social Media platforms to share the image on.
Sharing Progress Graphs
You can also Share Personal Training Client Progress Graphs in a similar way.
After tapping the Share Progress button, you will see the following screen where you can select which social media platform to share on.
Progress Pictures and Progress Tracking in Android App
We recently added the ability for trainers to use progress pictures and progress tracking in the Android app. Personal Trainers can take progress pictures with their phone, save them, and then create side-by-side comparison images in the app. Its a great way to show clients how far they have come and by integrating it into the app we make it easy for clients and trainers to do access these features on the go. These features also work in a similar way on our iOS app as described here and on our website at fitsw.com as described here.
We also added the ability to view Progress Data in table format in addition to the Progress Graph format. We made this feature work similar to the way we did it in iOS described here.
Progress Pictures and Comparison Images
Personal Trainers and clients can access the Picture and Comparison Images using the “Pictures” item in the sidebar menu. Once there, users will see two tabs: a Pictures tab and a Comparisons Tab.
Progress Pictures Tab
On the Pictures tab, users can see a gallery of their existing pictures. They can also click the plus button in the lower right to add another picture. The app will prompt the user to ask if they would like to add a progress image from their phones image library or take a new one. This new photo will then be added to the gallery. Personal trainer and their clients can click on a photo to see a larger version or to edit it.
Before and After Comparison Images Tab
On the Comparisons tab, users can see a gallery of their existing Before and After Comparison Images.
Users can tap on an image to see a larger version of it or they can hit the “+” button in the lower right to create a new comparison image based off of images in their picture library.
Progress Data in Table Format
We have also now enabled users to view progress data in table form in addition to graph form. In this table form, users can also edit values by clicking on an entry.
We recently released a new version of our Android App that includes a ton of new features. These personal trainer app android updates include the following:
Call, text, and Email Personal Training Clients from within the app
Fitness Progress Graph Navigation Improvements
Improved Workout layout when listing exercises with multiple reps & weights.
Personal & Client Profile Pictures
Demo Exercise Video viewing Improvements
Create client accounts without requiring email
Several Other Usability improvements and bug fixes
Workout Interval Timer
Below is a bit more detail of these improvements along with some screen shots.
Call, text, and Email Personal Training Clients.
You can now contact your personal training clients any way you would like from within the FitSW Android app at the push of a button.
Fitness Progress Graph Navigation Improvements
We have made it easier for you and your clients to navigate the Fitness Progress Graph menu screens. To add new data, click the plus symbol in the upper right. From that screen, you can also edit your assessments or add new ones as needed.
Improved Workout layout for Exercises with Multiple Reps & Weights
Instead of being separated by commas, we now have the multiple rep / weight exercises display this info vertically.
Personal & Client Profile Pictures
Personal Trainers and their clients are able to add profile pictures at FitSW.com and in the iOS app. We have now added the ability for users to view these profile images in the android app. The ability to upload in the android app is coming soon.
Demo Exercise Video Viewing Improvements
For demo videos that are on youtube, the demo link will create some space below the exercise to show the video right there in the Workout Details screen. For non-youtube videos and other links, the demo link will open a new page that is easy to view in the browser.
Create Client Accounts Without Requiring Email
This is for cases where you have a client that won’t be logging into the system but you would still like to manage their data through the app. For this case, you don’t need to create a login account for the client – you just need to create a client in the system that you can view. We have made it easy to create clients this way if needed using the switches in the upper right.
Workout Interval Timer
The new workout interval timer allows you and your client to stay on track with your workout. Another updated to FitSW’s personal trainer app Android.