Personal Trainer Profile Page To Share with Potential Clients

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Personal Trainer Profile Page

Recently we talked about how to update or create your Personalized Personal Trainer Web Page in our mobile apps. Now we have updated and simplified the way personal trainers can update this personal trainer profile page at fitsw.com.   The two main updates are:

  1. Removed the old link for “My Page” and instead integrated the fields from that page into the “Profile” page.
  2. Created a separate “Settings” page where we put Automated Email Settings and Client Permissions Settings.

We have made it easy to update both of these pages by making the site automatically save information as you enter it.

Profile Page

To access the Profile page on fitsw.com, click the Account button in the upper right and in the dropdown click Profile.  On this page, you can update the traditional fields of Display Name, contact email, phone and password.

We have also added the Personalized Page section on this same page for Trainers to create their own Personal Profile Page at fitsw.com/XXXXXX where XXXXXX is whatever the trainer chooses.  This page is helpful to share with potential or existing clients.  On this page, trainers can decide what information to share: services offered, country, zip (to help when clients are searching their area for trainers), General Information, Specialties, and certifications.  All of these fields are optional and the site saves data as you enter it.

The data entered here can also be shared with current clients in our iOS app and Android app if the client goes to the “My Trainer” menu item.

 

Personal Trainer Profile Page Profile Page
We have updated the Profile page to enable trainers to update their personal trainer profile page from there.

Settings Page

The “Settings” Page can also be accessed underneath the Account tab.  On the settings page, Trainers can set their Automated Email settings for both themselves and their clients.   They can set their client permissions as well. They can also Update Payment information and change / cancel their accounts.

This page also automatically saves changes – no need to hit a save button.

Personal Trainer Profile Page Settings Page
The Settings page lets clients configure automated email settings, client permission settings and more.

Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients at Once

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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

  1. First go to the Add Workout screen as you normally would.
  2. Click the “Select Additional Clients to Apply Workout to” link shown in red below:

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Website
    Click the link shown in red to apply the workout you are creating to multiple clients.
  3. You will then see a list of your clients to choose from. Select as many as you need to.

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Website Choose Clients
    Select all the clients that you would like to apply this workout to.
  4. Then when you click the Save Workout button, the FitSW will apply this workout to all the clients that you selected.
    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Website Save Workout
    When you click “Save Workout”, this workout will be applied to all the clients that you had 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.

  1. Go to the Add Workout screen as normal.
  2. Click the “Apple Workout to Additional Clients” button seen below in red:

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Mobile App
    Press the “Apply Workout to Additional Clients” button in order to create this workout for multiple clients.
  3. Select all the additional clients you would like to apply this workout to and then click Done.

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Mobile App Select Clients
    Tap to select all the clients you would like to apply this workout to.
  4. The app will display the names you selected right under the main client you were adding this workout to.

    Creating Workout Plans for multiple Clients At Once Mobile App Done
    All clients you selected are will be show underneath the main clients name.
  5. 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.

 

Personal Trainer Workout Creator Improvements

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Personal Trainer Workout Creator Improvements

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:

Personal Trainer Workout Creator Multiple Reps Weights
Trainers can now create workouts with more than 5 different reps and weights per exercise.

Users can create workouts like this by simply entering commas between each rep or weight will adding the exercise.  It should look like this:

Personal Trainer Workout Creator Multiple Reps Weights Entry
Enter multiple reps and weights for an exercise by separating each instance with a comma.

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:

  1. Users should tap the Add Exercise button like they normally would while creating a workout.

    Personal Trainer Workout Creator Add Exercise
    Tap Add Exercise as normal
  2. 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.

    Personal Trainer workout Creator Add Button
    Click the “+” button to add an exercise that doesn’t already exist to the workout on the fly.
  3. The app will then display the Add Exercise screen for the trainer to add the exercise name, a demo link and the muscle group.

    Personal Trainer Workout Creator Finish Adding Exercise
    The Add Exercise screen works the same way as the Add Exercise screen from the Exercise List tab. Enter exercise name, demo link, and 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.

 

Client Workout Results Tracking – New Feature

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New Fields: Client Workout Results Tracking

We have added a new feature to Workouts in addition to the ability for personal trainers to build workouts on FitSW.  We have now added client workout results tracking.  Personal trainers or clients can fill in the actual results during or after their workouts and then compare with the original plan.  Below is what it looks like.

Client Workout Results Tracking Record Results Button
Enable recording of what actually happened during the workout by clicking the button with the red square around it. This will bring up the “Actual Results” fields.

Enter Actual Results for Your Chosen Workout Fields

Personal trainers or their clients can activate this feature for any workout by clicking the button with the red square around it.  They can then enter in the actual results for any field they would like.  All fields are optional so you or your clients can fill out whichever fields you would like.  Maybe you only want your clients to enter the number of reps they did with the specified weights – then everything else can be left blank.  Its completely up to you – no fields are required.

Saving Workout Result Data is Simple

We made entering workout results data as easy as possible. The webpage will automatically save the data as the trainer or client enters it.  There is no need to click a save button.

Easily Remove hide Fields for Simple to Read Workouts

Hide the “Actual Results” by again clicking the Workout Results Tracking button highlighted in red.  The website will save all the data entered into the “Actual Results” fields.  Clicking the same button again will then show the saved data again.

Client Workout Results Tracking Hide Results
Hide the “Actual Results” fields by clicking the button highlighted in red again. The website will save the data even though it has hidden the fields.

Client Workout Results Tracking on Mobile View of the Website

This feature is also available on the mobile view of the website using the same button. This feature on mobile website viewing works the same way.  The only difference is for cases where there are multiple reps or weights for a specific exercise.  This is shown as comma separated on desktop (example: 12,10,8) but on mobile there are individual fields for each rep count as seen below.  Trainers or clients can record actual results for each of these fields.

Client Workout Results Tracking Mobile View
Recording Workout Results is also easy to use on Mobile and works similar to the Desktop view..

This feature is also coming soon to the iOS app and Android app.

Accepting Payments From Personal Training Clients

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Accepting Payments From Personal Training Clients

Sometimes its just easier, faster and more convenient for personal trainers to have their clients pay them with credit cards or debit cards. FitSW enables trainers to accept payments from their clients directly at FitSW.com. In a previous post ,we had talked about enabling trainers to accept payments from their clients.  This feature has been in beta for several months and is now available to everyone.  Below we will give more details on accepting payments from personal training clients.

Setting Up The Ability to Accept Payments as a Personal Trainer

In order to use the payments feature, the personal trainer must have a premium account.  To setup the ability to accept payments, click on the “Payments” tab when logged in and then click the “Begin Accepting Payment” button.

Accepting Payments From Personal Training Clients Payments Tab
Click on the Payments tab to setup Payments. Then click the “Begin Accepting Payments” button.

You will be taken to a page where you can quickly enter in the necessary information with our payment processor and your account will be setup.

Payments Page after Account Setup

After your payments account is setup, your payments page will show you details on how your clients can make payments to you as well as a link to your Payments Dashboard.  This link will show details payments received, payouts to your account, and your Payments account settings.

Accepting Payments From Personal Training Clients After Setup
After being setup, the trainer Payments page will show details on how clients can pay along with a link to the trainers Payment Dashboard.

How Clients Can Make a Payment

There are two places a client can make a payment.  First, is they can visit their Personal Trainers Public Trainer Page (if it has been setup by the trainer described here).  This is the personalized page that trainer can setup using the My Page tab.  Using this method, the client doesn’t need to login but the trainer does need to have setup their personalized page.  At the bottom is the place to make a payment.

Accepting Payments From Personal Training Clients Make Payment Personalized Page
Clients can make payments 2 ways. This image shows the first way: using the trainers personalized page at the bottom.

The second way is the client can login to their account and then click on their own “Payments” tab.

Accepting Payments From Personal Training Clients Make Payment Payment Tab
Clients can also make payments by logging in to their account and clicking on their own “Payments” tab.

Both ways are very simple and the client just needs to enter the amount they will be paying, enter their credit / debit info and that’s it.  The new payment feature makes it easy for both the personal trainer and their client.  This feature will soon be coming to our Android app as well.  If you would like to see it on iOS as well, please let us know.

Uploading Personal Trainer Forms Like PARQ and Contracts

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Uploading Personal Trainer Forms Like PARQ and Contracts

In our web application at fitsw.com, we have now added the ability for uploading personal trainer forms in addition to the Personal Training Contract form.  Previously, we allowed trainers to upload filled out Personal Training Contracts for each client.  Trainers can save these online and access from anywhere.  We also allow Personal Trainers to save Online PAR-Q data on our website.  We have now given you another field where you can upload your own personalized PAR-Q form or any other type of form you would like.  I have highlighted this field in red in the image below.

Uploading Personal Trainer Forms like PAR-Q and Contracts
In addition to uploading Personal Training Contracts and providing an online form for PAR-Q, FitSW also allows you to Upload any other type of form you would like for each of your clients.

New File Upload Field Form / File Types

This additional upload field can be used for any type of file you would like to upload for your clients.  It could be your own customized PAR-Q if you have additional questions you like that are not on our existing Online PAR-Q form (which is based off of NASM‘s).  Or this additional upload file could be a release form, another contract or any other type of customized form that you would like to save for each of your clients.

How Do I Upload A Personal Training Form

Uploading a Personal Training file or form for your client  is easy.

  1. Login to FitSW.com and then click on a specific clients name that you would like to upload a form for.  FitSW will take you to the “Edit Client” page.
  2. Toward the bottom of the “Edit Client” page, click the “Choose File” button.  Then select the Form / File that you would like to upload.
  3. Click the blue “Save” button.  FitSW will save and upload your form.
  4. You can access this uploaded form at any time by going to the “Edit Client” page. Then click the “Exiting Upload” button.
  5. To overwrite the existing form, follow steps 1-3 again and select a new file to upload.

Create Workouts For Multiple Personal Training Clients

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Create Workouts For Multiple Personal Training Clients at Once

We recently added the ability to create workouts for multiple personal training clients at once at fitsw.com.  In the iOS app and on the website you can still copy workouts from one client to another.   Now with this update, you can save even more time by adding a workout for multiple clients from the start when you first build the workout.  Here is how to do it:

1) Go to Workout View and Add Workout like Normal

Go to the Workouts screen for one of the clients that you would like to add a workout for.  In the specific clients Workout screen, click the Add Workout button as usual.

Create workouts for multiple Personal Training Clients add workout button
From the Workouts screen for one of your clients, click the Add Workout button as normally done.

2) Click the link to “Select Additional Clients to Apply Workout To

Enter in the workout information as normal.  Then click the link that says “Select Additional Clients to Apply Workout To.

Create Workouts for Multiple Personal Training Clients Click Additional Client Field
Enter workout information as normal. Then click the link highlighted in red.

3) Select the Additional Clients to Add Workout For

The link will then change to a list of clients that you can select as clients you also want the workout added for.  You can use shift or command / ctrl to select more than 1 client in the list.

Create Workouts for Multiple Personal Training Clients Click Select Multiple Clients
Click the additional personal training clients that you would like this workout also to be added for.

Then click the Save Workout button at the bottom as normal.  This workout will then be added to the main client along with all of the additional clients that you selected.

Future Updates and App Improvements

Let us know what you think of this new feature and if you would like to see us add this to our iOS app or Android app.

 

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.

 

Collecting Client Payments as a Personal Trainer using FitSW

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Collecting Client Payments as a Personal Trainer using FitSW

UPDATE: Accepting Client Payments is now available for all trainers to use.   

Collecting client payments as a Personal Trainer will soon be possible on FitSW.com.  You will be able to request payments from your clients on FitSW and your clients will be able to pay you securely with a credit card through our familiar FitSW platform.  We are looking for beta testers now for these features and expect to have them fully released by this Spring.  If you are interested in being a beta tester, please email us at admin@fitsw.com or respond in the comments section below.

Collecting Client Payments as a Personal Trainer on FitSW
FitSW will enable you to accept secure credit card payments from your clients on our platform.

Credit Card Payments from Clients

Collecting client payments as a Personal Trainer can sometimes be a hassle.  Tracking which ones paid, when they paid, how much they paid and how many sessions they have left can all take up a lot of your valuable time.  As a personal trainer you should be able to spend most of your work-time doing what you like: personal training!

I’m sure many of you also have clients that prefer to pay via credit card and that can also make things difficult if you don’t have a setup that allows this or if its a complicated setup.  We have received requests from our personal trainer users to enable them to accept payments through our website.  Coming this Spring we will be enabling this feature to allow you to accept and track payments all through our site.  This means:

  1. No more complicated setups – this feature will be built into the FitSW website for you to access at anytime.
  2. No more sending clients to a different website.  Clients can easily make a secure payment on the FitSW platform they are familiar with.
  3. You can also track all your payments and session information within FitSW

These are just a few details of the Client Payments feature that we are adding.  We would love to hear your feedback on what additional features you would like to see.

Creating a Paperless PAR-Q Online using the PAR-Q Creator

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New Paperless PAR-Q Online Creator

You can now use FitSW’s Physical  Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) Creator to enable your clients to quickly fill out a Paperless PAR-Q Online. We know how important it is to screen your clients with the PAR-Q but we also know that it can take up a lot of time.  Previously we enabled you to upload hand-filled-out PAR-Q forms to save for each of your clients.  Now, we make the process even simpler and quicker.   You can do everything online and stored it for you to access at any time.  If you’d still like a hard copy, just hit the print button and you can print out the online version.  Below is a quick video on it (make sure you choose video quality of 1080p60HD in youtube so that you can see everything) along with a quick walk-through on how to use the PAR-Q Online creator.

If you do not yet have a FitSW account you can access the online PARQ here: https://www.fitsw.com/onlinePARQ/  to try it out.  If you do have an account, follow the steps below.

UPDATE: We have also now added a PAR-Q feature to our iOS App and our Android App.  More details here for iOS and here for Android.

 

Online PAR-Q Creator Walk Through

  1. In your Client List click on the client you would like to fill out a PAR-Q and then in the PAR-Q section click “Have Client Complete”.

    PAR Q Online Creator Personal Trainers Link can be sent automatically.
    When viewing a client, in the PAR-Q section: Click the “Have Client Complete” button to have a link automatically sent to your client where they can easily complete the PAR-Q online.
  2. Your client will receive an email with the link to their online PAR-Q.  They can then easily fill it out online.

    PAR-Q Online Creator Clients Create Paperless PARQ
    The clients will see an easy to fill out online form where they can quickly enter their answers.
  3. All the information your client enters will be saved as they go.  No need to worry about losing their work or progress if they are interrupted.
  4. You will be able to view your clients PAR-Q online anytime you would like from the Edit Client screen.

    The PAR-Q-Online can be Saved, Viewed, or printed Anytime
    View or print your clients filled out PAR-Q anytime by clicking on the “Edit/View” link.  You can find this in the PAR-Q section of the Edit Client screen.
  5. You or your client can quickly print it out  by clicking the green “Print” button on the online PAR-Q form.  You can even click the Print to .PDF after clicking “Print” which will allow you to save the file on your computer as a PDF.

Simplify and Reduce Paperwork

Having every client fill out a PAR-Q has become much easier with FitSW.  Clients can fill out the form online whenever works for them.  It’s now also much easier for you to keep track of all these PAR-Q’s without having to worry about uploading documents.