Collecting Client Payments as a Personal Trainer using FitSW
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 email@example.com or respond in the comments section below.
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:
No more complicated setups – this feature will be built into the FitSW website for you to access at anytime.
No more sending clients to a different website. Clients can easily make a secure payment on the FitSW platform they are familiar with.
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.
Several of our FitSW.com users utilize fitness tracker devices themselves or have clients that use them. We feel that they can be very helpful in providing meaningful fitness data, so we have begun looking into ways to integrate the data from them into our platform. We have been exploring what’s out there and done a lot of research into the features of many of these devices. As we have done this we have come across a few guides that may be helpful to you if you are looking for fitness tracker devices for yourself or to recommend to clients and so we decided to share.
This guide to fitness tracker devices may help identify the best one that addresses your particular needs. Researchers set out to find the devices that offered the most bang for their buck – and this doesn’t necessarily just mean the fitness tracker loaded with the most features. As they point out in their article: “The more sensors and tracking capabilities you cram into a device the size of a wristwatch, the more it’s going to cost you.” And everyone doesn’t need the most extensive specs list – for example, a lot of us can afford to skip out on the GPS component.
So, the researchers took their initial list of 87 fitness trackers and placed them in three sub-categories:
Basic fitness trackers
Count steps taken
Calculate distance traveled
Ideal for tracking distance-based workouts (walking, running, etc.)
Heart rate monitoring trackers
All of the above + monitoring heart rate
Ideal for those wanting to log calories burned
Heart rate monitoring trackers with GPS
All of the above + tracking position by satellite
Ideal for those wanting to log distances outsides (cyclists, trail runners, etc.)
The team wanted to ensure they hand-tested top contenders, so they pared down their list by selecting only the most popular and highly reviewed models from the four most renowned fitness manufacturers: Fitbit, Garmin, TomTom, and iFit.
After testing for finalists for their consistency in data collection, style, and partner apps – among other variables – they landed on three recommendations:
Best Fitness Tracker Under $100: Garmin Vivofit 3
Best Heart Rate Monitoring Fitness Tracker: Fitbit Charge 2
Best Heart Rate Monitoring and GPS Fitness Tracker: Garmin Vívosmart HR+