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.
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.
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.
Today, we added the ability for both personal trainers and clients to fill-out and store PAR-Q’s in the FitSW iOS App. This PAR-Q iOS App feature is extremely easy to use on phones or tablets and lets trainer’s collect the necessary information to determine their clients physical activity readiness. Previously, personal trainers and their clients have been able to Fill Out, Print, or Save a PAR-Q form here. We also let personal trainers that have a free account also store their clients PAR-Q’s online. Trainers can then access this information from anywhere from their phone or computer. More details on how to use the web version are here. Now, we have also added this ability to our iOS app. If you are interested in the Android App PAR-Q, see here.
Accessing the PAR-Q Feature in the iOS App
To access the PAR-Q feature, make sure you have the latest version of the iOS app. Then click the More tab button at the bottom. You will see the PAR-Q in the menu list.
If you are a trainer, the FitSW iOS App will show a list of clients whose PAR-Q’s you can view. Choose a client and the iOS app will take you to their PARQ. If you are a client, the app will take you directly to your own PARQ.
Viewing and Updating Your PAR-Q Form
Once in the PAR-Q screen you will see something similar to the following:
Personal Trainers and clients can fill out these fields and the app will save answers as the user fills them in. No need to click save or anything like that. Trainers and clients can configure Height units to be inches or cm and weight units to be either lbs or kg.
Here is what the rest of the form looks like:
We have also included the standard General & Medical Questionnaire questions in this same form.
Copying Workouts for Personal Training Clients iOS App
You can now save even more time by copying specific workouts or diets from one personal training client to another in the iOS app. Previously you could only copy workouts for personal training clients on FitSW.com. We have also made it easy for you to modify the workout after you copy it so that you can tailor and customize it for the personal training client you copied it to. Below we outline how to do it.
1) View the Workout in the Workout Details Screen
First, go to the specific workout you would like to copy and view it in the workout details screen. Click the green copy button at the top.
2) Select Client to Copy Workout To
After you click copy, you will be taken to a screen where you can choose which client to copy the workout to.
3) Customize Workout as Needed and then Copy
After selecting the personal training client to copy to, you will see the workout you are copying. You can then change or customize as you would like for the new client. When you are done customizing the workout, click Copy in the upper right. That’s it – you have copied the workout.
4) Viewing the Newly Copied Workout
After clicking Copy, you will be taken back to the original workout you copied from. To see the new workout you created, go back to the specific client you copied to and you will see it in their workout list.
Diets and Conclusion
You can also copy diets the same way as above. Copying diets and workouts for personal training clients make it much faster to create these events. This will save you time will still allowing you to add the personal touch of customizing the copied workouts as needed.
Automatically Email Personal Training Clients iOS App
FitSW saves you time by allowing personal trainers to setup automatic emails and notifications for your clients. We recently added the ability to control these automatic emails and notification right there in the iOS App. A personal trainer can have FitSW automatically email personal training clients when the trainer creates or updates a new workout, diet, task or scheduled an appointment.
If this is setup, the trainer doesn’t need to do a thing. The system will automatically email personal training clients. This email will prompt them to login to the app / website to view their workout, diet, task or appointment. If the personal trainer wants to send the workout, diet plan, or task directly to the client through email they can do that to using the “Email” button on that particular event.
Receiving Workout Completion Notifications
Personal Trainers can also setup FitSW to notify themselves via email when a client marks a workout, diet plan, or task as complete. These automatic emails make it easier for trainers to keep tabs on fitness clients without always having to login to the app. These notification can also be turned on or off on the profile screen in the iOS app. They can also be updated at FitSW.com.
Changing to Personal Training Client Account
FitSW gives Personal Trainers the power to create client accounts and control everything around that setup. There has been a case recently where a client accidentally signed up on their own and accidentally created a trainer account. We now have created a way to quickly remedy that problem on the Profile screen. The client just needs to get their personal trainer’s Trainer Code from their trainer and then click the “Change To Client Account” button on the Profile screen.
Submit Feedback Quickly Within the iOS App
We love all the feedback you have given us. So we have now given you another way to provide it quickly right there in the iOS App. Simply click on the Feedback link in the more menu. Tell us what you think or let us know your improvement suggestions. We are listening.
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.
Here is what the Edit Data Table screen will look like:
Tap on table rows to update the data or swipe left on them to delete the data.
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.
The updated Enter Progress screen:
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.