Personal Trainer Software – Web Feature Updates

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We have added a number of new improvements to our personal trainer software! FitSW’s exercise progress graphs now support multiple sets! Beforehand, these graphs would only plot the first set. Now, all of your sets data is automatically inputted directly into our progress tracking graphs! We have also added the amount of sets to our “Table Format” view for our tracking graphs. You have always had the ability to view in either a graph or a table format. However, now you can see the sets a client was assigned and the number of sets that they completed. Finally, we added improvements to printing these graphs and tables. We are excited to have added these new features and they will be available on our app soon!

Exercise Progress Graphs – Sets

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Our exercise progress graphs now show multiple sets, instead of only the first set. Looking at the picture above, you can see that these graphs are for the first set of an exercise. These graphs now show every set assigned during a workout. In these exercise progress graphs, you can see the planned vs. completed reps/weight on every set you assign a client. If you assigned a client 5 sets at 120 lbs, but they only did 4 sets at 120 lbs, you will be able to see this difference on our exercise progress graphs. Trainers can see when their clients are having success or are struggling and adjust their workouts accordingly. We also recently added the ability to zoom on these graphs. You can now zoom to a specific time frame if you want to look at specific workout data.

Exercise Progress – Table Format

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Alongside the graphs, our table format also shows the sets your clients completed. You can now view how many sets, reps, or weight that they actually completed. The only difference between the graph view and the table view is how the data is showed. Or in other words, they will contain the same data, but just show them in a different way. You can see every exercise that you have assigned a client in these tables. In addition, you can see the data, total number of sets, reps, and the amount of weight your client completed.

FitSW Personal Trainer Software – Printing Updates For Graphs & Tables

If you wish to print this data and show it to your clients, you are in luck! We updated the way the graphs/tables look when they get printed. The header, footer, and all unnecessary information has been removed. The only thing that will be printed is the graphs or tables. This makes it easier to show your clients their data without having unneeded information that is on the top and bottom of each page. You can also email these graphs/tables to your clients if you prefer to do so.

We are very excited to have released this new feature and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on these new personal trainer software features, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so! Additionally, if you would like more information on our new progress tracking graphs, check out our blog article describing all of the features of them!

Featured Personal Trainer Klasha Ray

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We are excited to announce May 2019’s featured personal trainer Klasha Ray! Klasha Ray, AKA 1st Lady NICCE, is an Air Force veteran and a single mother of 2! She works full time for the Fire Department as a 1st Responder Emergency Manager. Klasha is not only a personal trainer, she is also a Beachbody Coach and a Beachbody LIVE! Piyo instructor! In addition to all of this, she also runs a personal blog website.

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“I have a lot on my plate but I still find time to work out 4 mornings a week and train clients face to face! I’m telling you all this because YOU can fit health and fitness into your busy schedule! It’s possible and I can show you how to do it! As you can see I’m an excellent organizer and planner. I mean I plan emergency response for a living! Get fit where it fits in!” – Featured Personal Trainer Klasha Ray

What’s is your favorite thing about being a trainer? 

I enjoy seeing the change in my clients. Their confidence, their bodies and mindset. Helping them reach their goal and having that celebration with them when it’s achieved. Most of all I like to help people. Every career I’ve had has been in public service and helping others.

What was the single most important thing you did in your first 6 months for your business and why? 

I really sat down for the first 6 months so I could truly think about what I wanted to achieve. For example, what type of client I would train, my meal plans, different workouts for different stages in life. I wanted to specialize in working with people that have medical issues and/or disabilities. So, it was important for me to know how I would accomplish that. Also, I ran test groups with my friends to make sure my plans worked! I wanted to see results before introducing them to the public.

What is your favorite activity with clients to break up monotony?

I like to talk during the workouts! For example, I like asking clients how they feel, asking about their weekend, their work life, etc. I keep a sense of humor throughout it all! Also, I record the sessions for social media so clients get a kick out of being recorded and I’ll tell them, “dress cute for this session you’re going on social media!” Clients will show up in matching yoga sets and a full face of makeup!

Featured Personal Trainer Klasha

Check Out Her Socials!

Website: www.everythingnicce.com

Instagram: @everythingnicce or @getnicce

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1st-Lady-Nicce-1174930465999949/

Once a month, FitSW highlights one Personal Trainer worldwide that stands out – someone who keeps their clients on track & motivated, and consistently gets results.  We let them share their story and hold a quick Q & A to understand what works for them and what has made them successful. We feel this gives you a chance to see what is working for these personal trainers. Furthermore, it also allows us to recognize the personal trainers who are getting real results.

If you would like to learn more about more about becoming FitSW’s Featured Personal Trainer, contact support@fitsw.com!

Exercise Progress Feature Update – Web

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We are excited to announce our new exercise progress feature! This update has added many new features to our website application. Additionally, it will be coming to our mobile apps very soon! With this new update, there are new progress tracking graphs. They use the data from your clients workouts and automatically place them in beautiful looking graphs. Recently, we updated our progress tracking graphs with many new features. These features are also integrated in our new exercise progress tracking graphs! The ability to zoom, an updated design, and integrated notes are included on both graph types!

Exercise Progress Graphs vs. Assessment Graphs

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New view of “Graphs” column on the Client List screen.

As you can see in the image above, there is a new option in the Graphs column on the Client List screen. Beforehand, this section included an option for “Assessments” and “Pictures”. However, we have replaced the “Pictures” category with “Exercise” (the new exercise progress tracking graphs). You will find more information on where to find the “Pictures” category later in the article. Additionally, the assessment and exercise graphs include different data and will be explained in more detail later on.

Exercise Progress Graphs

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These new exercise progress graphs show exercise data over time. You can now view both the amount of weight and reps your clients were assigned and how much they actually completed. The planned weight/reps is outlined in blue and the actual weight/reps your client did is outlined in red. For example, if you chose 8 reps at 120 LB’s for you client, but they only completed 7 reps of 100 LB’s, you can see the discrepancy in the graphs. This gives trainers the ability to adjust workouts for fitness clients. Additionally, you can create more detailed fitness plans based on what clients have or have not completed in the past.

Assessment Progress Graphs

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The assessment progress track data that you enter. These include bicep measurements, BMI tests, waist size, and any other assessment you do for your clients. The assessment graphs have a new design. Additionally, we added 3 new features to these graphs. For more details on these features, view our blog article on our updated assessment graphs!

Table Format View

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Alongside our new exercise progress tracking graphs, FitSW’s table format has also been updated. You can now see the same data from the exercise graphs, in our table format. For example, you can see the amount of weights/reps you assigned for a client and the amount of weight/reps they actually completed. For our assessment graphs, these contain the same data/same look. However, we recently added the ability to include notes for our assessment graphs/table.

Other Information

If you aren’t seeing your data in the exercise progress graphs, simply view the workout you want to see data for. This will make the data appear in the exercise progress graphs. However, all of your future workout data will automatically appear in these graphs.

The progress picture button was previously located underneath the Graphs column on the Client List screen. However, due to the new exercise progress graphs, this has been moved. You can find the progress photo button underneath a client’s name. Additionally, the icon for the progress photos can be viewed below this paragraph.

new progress photo location

We are very excited to have released this new feature and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on the new exercise progress graph feature, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so!

Online Personal Training – Why You Should Offer It

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With the recent progression of technology, personal training is no longer completed with clipboards and paper forms. Instead, it usually conducted with software that allows trainers to create workouts, meal plans, tasks, schedule appointments, and accept payments, all from their mobile device or computer. This is the reason why online personal training is becoming more and more prevalent. It is not only convenient for the client, it is also very convenient for the fitness coach. Some personal trainers offer only in person training, some offer only online personal training, though it is wise to offer both for your clients.

Benefits Of Online Personal Training

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There are countless benefits to offering online personal training. It offers both the fitness coach and client the freedom to train where they want, when they want. No more driving to the gym or having a gym find a personal trainer for the client. This is only one benefit of online personal training. There are countless benefits for both the personal trainer and the fitness client.

Work When You Want

Offering online personal training gives the fitness coach the freedom to train when they want. They do not have to schedule appointments at a gym, drive to that gym, and spend countless hours working with clients in a physical location. Trainers can simply create a fitness plan for their clients and check in on a weekly basis. This means that you could train clients from anywhere in the world, regardless of where they are located.

Get Clients Based On Your Expertise

If you only offer in-person training, then it is much harder to find clients that have a specific goal. For example, say your expertise is high intensity workouts for weight loss. Unless you live in a big city, you may be training clients in a field you are not an expert on. However, if you are offering online personal training, clients from all over that are looking for high intensity weight loss are potential clients. This means you can train the clients you want in your specific niche.

Communication Is Easy

Keeping up with your clients is extremely easy when online personal training. With personal training software like FitSW, you can message your clients directly in the app. Additionally, you can call, text, or email them with a click of a button. You can also add notes to everything you create, from workouts to tasks, so your clients always fully understand what to do.

Cost Effective

Training in a gym can come with some pretty expensive fees. If you are an online personal trainer, you do not have to worry! This also benefits your clients, so it is a win-win for everyone. You also will not have to spend money traveling to the gym to train your clients. Online personal training severely reduces the costs of normal training sessions for everyone involved. This will make the clients and trainers happier because who doesn’t like saving money?

Less Competition

There are far more in-person fitness coaches than online personal trainers. Coaches who offer training online have much less competition because of this. Additionally, you can find clients anywhere so it can be much easier to acquire clients. If your clients can choose a much more affordable, easy, and convenient way to reach their fitness goals, why would they not do it?

Personalized Fitness Plans

Some in-person trainers still use clipboards and paper forms. However, that is not possible if you offer online personal training. Using a personal trainer software is essential to being successful. You can guarantee your clients personalized and comprehensive workouts, meal plans, and tasks. They will be able to see the number of sets, reps, rest time, and even a demo of the exercise in their workouts. You can make meal plans based on your clients goals, easily, in just a few minutes. Online personal training offers coaches the ability to create comprehensive fitness plans for their clients.

How To Start Online Personal Training

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Becoming an online personal trainer has never been easier. With technology like FitSW, managing your clients & business takes less time than ever before. You can build workouts, track fitness progress, create meal plans, and more from anywhere. If you would like some tips to help grow your client base, check out our article Personal Trainer Marketing Tips To Help Your Business Grow.

To get started, a personal trainer and client usually have an initial consultation. Traditionally, this is done in person, though it is quite easy to conduct over a phone or video call. This talk goes over the clients fitness goals, a background of the clients exercise history, likes, dislikes, and similar information. After this, personal trainers build a fitness plan based on what was talked about in the initial consultation. This includes the workouts, meal plans, appointments, tasks, and everything else the fitness plan needs. The final step is to help guide the client through their fitness journey. Weekly check-ins with the client, via in-app messaging/notes, phone, or video calls are important to keep clients on-track and motivated.

What App/Software Should I Use For Online Personal Training?

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FitSW offers the most comprehensive features for the lowest cost. You can easily manage your online fitness business in just minutes per week. Create detailed workouts, diet plans, tasks, accept payments, and so much more.

Workout Builder

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FitSW Personal Trainer Software has a state-of-the-art workout builder. Choose from our exercise library, which has nearly 1000 exercises, or create your own exercises to build personalized workouts for your clients. You can easily email, print, favorite, copy, edit, or delete workouts with a single click. 

Easily track your client’s workouts. You can view the workouts that your clients are currently working on, have not met, or ones they have completed: once you enter the data, you can visually view their progress with our innovative progress tracking graphs.

Exercise Library

online personal training exercise

Our exercise database has nearly 1000 exercises for you to choose from. Each one of our exercises come with demo videos, so your clients will always know how to perform a specific exercise. If you want to create your own video demos, you can replace FitSW’s videos by simply uploading your own exercise YouTube video’s URL.

You can also create your own exercises, to build even more personalized workouts for your clients. Custom exercises simply need to contain information on the muscle group targeted, what equipment will be used, the name of the workout, and what is the difficulty of the exercise.

Nutrition & Diet Planning

online personal training diet

FitSW Personal Trainer Software has a comprehensive Food List to create your Diet Plans from. With nearly 5000 foods for you to choose from, creating a meal plan has never been easier. All of our foods contain detailed nutrition information (calories, protein, carbs, and fat) so you will never wonder if this food will fit into your diet plan.

You can effortlessly add your own foods and create personalized meal plans for your personal training clients. After you have chosen the foods you want your meal plan to contain, you can personalize your plans even further by simply setting how often you want your meal plan to occur (daily or weekly) and which clients you want it to apply to.

Client Management

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Client Management has never been simpler. From the convenience of your smartphone, personal trainers can manage client’s workouts, tasks, meal plans, schedule, payments, and more. Fitness coaches and gyms can also see whether their clients completed their workouts, stayed on track with their goals, and countless other aspects that are so vital to running fitness businesses. Whether you are at home or on the go, you can access FitSW from anywhere via our app or web software.

Client Files & Forms

online personal training par-q

Say goodbye to the third-party applications or paper forms. With FitSW, your clients can take forms like the PAR-Q from the convenience of their smartphone or laptop.

Fitness coaches and personal trainers can easily edit the PAR-Q as well. Our database has the standard PAR-Q, though we understand that many personal trainers prefer to create their own custom PAR-Q.

Scheduling & Calendar

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Easily schedule and manage appointments from anywhere. You can set recurring appointments, if your clients booked multiple appointments at once; or, you can simply schedule a single personal training session with a click of a button.

Clients can also easily request appointments with their personal trainers. They can see a personal trainers available time slots and request an appointment. However, the fitness coach must approve the appointment, so there’s no need to worry about over booking.

Progress Tracking Graphs

online personal training progress tracking

Both clients and personal trainers can view progress tracking graphs. Once you enter your workout data, our software will create beautiful looking graphs that will show your clients progress.

Share these graphs easily and quickly with the click of a button. Tracking Graphs improve your client’s engagement and motivation by showing their progress over time.

Progress Photos

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Progress Photos are a great way to keep your clients both motivated and engaged. Easily upload photos that show the progress of your clients. Personal trainers and clients can also create comparison photos. This shows the progress that clients have made from when they started, to when they took the picture.

Goal & Task Tracking

online personal training task

One of the most important aspects of personal training is creating goals and tasks for clients. This keeps them on track and helps them stay motivated on a day-to-day basis. Create goals such as taking the stairs, no junk food, or anything that helps your clients stay on track for their fitness journey.

Custom Branding

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Custom Branding is an awesome feature that enables personal trainers and gyms to have their own custom app. Your logo and colors will appear when your clients open the app, but it will still offer all the features that FitSW has. This creates a more personalized and in-depth experience for your clients while promotes your brand.

Blog & Content Management

online personal training blog

With an account with FitSW, you have access to your own customizable blog. This blog can be seen by all of your clients. A fitness blog connected to our software enables clients to easily stay updated and informed on everything that your personal training business has going on.

Studio / Team Accounts

gym account for personal trainers

FitSW Personal Trainer Software has customized plans to meet the need of every size personal trainer. This also includes gyms and studios. We offer all the comprehensive and innovative features to both personal trainers and gyms.

With a Studio / Team account, your business will be able to easily manage both clients and trainers from anywhere. You can even log in as a trainer to see all the workouts, meal plans, appointments, tasks, etc. that they have created.

Real-Time Messaging

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By using FitSW, you can easily message your clients within the app. You no longer have to use our messaging system. You can now message your client by clicking them, it’s that easy. Additionally, call, text, or email your clients with the click of a button.

Automated Emails

email notifications for fitness coaches

Send automated emails to remind your clients about upcoming workouts, new meal plans, task reminders, and so much more. This enables your clients to stay updated on everything that your personal training business is offering. It also keeps your clients engaged and motivated as they are always updated into what is going on with their fitness journey.

Payments

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Payments can be received directly through the FitSW software. Accept client payments from anywhere. All your clients need to do is click a button and the trainer will receive their payment. Receiving client payments has never been easier than with FitSW.

Contact Us!

If you have any feedback or comments on the this article, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our Website,FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so!

Fitness Assessment Graphs Improvements

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We are excited to announce that have added improvements to our fitness assessment graphs! Not only do they have a new design, but they also have the ability to zoom for specific time frames! Additionally, you can now view notes directly in the graphs. While this feature is currently only available on our website application, it will be soon be added to both our Android and iOS apps.

Fitness Assessment Graphs Old Design vs. New Design

Old Design Of Fitness Assessment Graphs
Old Design Of Assessment Graphs

The picture above shows the previous design of the fitness assessment graphs. Previously, the lines of each graph had a different color, depending on the specific assessment you were looking at. You can view more pictures on the old design here!

New Design Of Fitness Assessment Graphs
New Design Of Assessment Graphs

Above you can see how our new progress graphs look. We have added a new coloring system to make the graphs look even better! If you would like to view more of these graphs, you can do so! They are live on our website and you can view them full of your own data!

Notes Integrated Into Graphs

Beforehand, you could only view notes on a specific assessment when looking at the data via the table format. However, you can now view notes directly in the graphs! The notes are located on the right side of each graph. Additionally, they have the date so you know when you added this note! This adds the ability to understand why a specific assessment entry may be higher or lower than at other times.

Ability To Zoom

Example Of New Zoom Feature For Assessment Graphs

You can now zoom to view specific time frames on our fitness assessment graphs. You can filter by 1 hour, 1 day, 5 days, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, or the maximum time allotted. This helps show progress in specific time frames. Thus, you will be able to see when your clients were improving the most and can create fitness plans based on what is working for them the best!

We are very excited to have a new fitness assessment graph feature and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on this, or anything else, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so! Finally, for more information on everything FitSW has to offer, visit our website!

Personal Trainer Referral Program – Refer & Save!

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After many feature requests, we are excited to announce that we have added a new personal trainer referral code program! As of 4/15/2019, it is live on our website and ready for use! For every trainer that a referral brings in, you as the referrer will get 100% of the first month of the new customer’s payment. This includes both personal trainer and gym accounts. Additionally, there is no limit to the amount of referrals that one trainer can use. Thus, the more referrals you bring in, the more you save!

Where To Find Your Personal Trainer Referral Code

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Your custom referral code is located on your Profile page. It is positioned directly above the “Personalized Page” text, or below the “Account Type” category. Furthermore, the new user will need to enter the referral code on the Upgrade Success Page. As a result, the trainer that referred the new user will automatically be credited with 100% of the first paid month of the new customer’s payment!

Where Do New Users Put The Referral Code

Users can enter in the referral code they got on the Upgrade Success Page (after a new trainer signs up for a premium account). Consequently, after the new trainer enters the referral code, the referring trainer will get the amount of the first paid month taken off of their subscription price!

The picture below shows the Upgrade Success Page screen. This is the screen a user will be redirected to after they successfully upgrading their account.

All a user needs to do is enter their referral code in the box and click Submit.

After a referral code is submitted, the user will receive the success message, “Referral Code Submitted Successfully”. As a result, the referring trainer will automatically be credited 100% of the new trainers first months payment! This includes both personal trainer and gym accounts.

We Want Your Thoughts!

We are very excited to have a new referral code feature and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on the new personal trainer referral program, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so! Finally, for more information on everything FitSW has to offer, visit our website!

Rising Star Award & Premium Usability Award For FitSW!

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FitSW receives premium usability title for club management software from directory for business software!

We are very happy to annouce that FitSW has received 2 awards! These awards include the Rising Star Award & Premium Usability Award! These are both amazing accomplishments and validates all of our hard work! If you would like more information on these awards, see below! You can also visit Finances Online and see the review/awards!

Rising Star Award for 2019

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With a user satisfaction rating of 100%, FitSW received the Rising Star Award of 2019! This is because of the increasing number of industry professionals who have been putting their trust in FitSW. The Rising Star Award is given to new SaaS products that recently got popular on the market. In addition, products that get very good traction with the customers. The final criteria is products that are viewed as a service that’s really efficient for solving problems users face now.

Their software experts said that our workout management system/diet planning systems are great for trainers. Specifically coaches who want to proactively help their clients reach their fitness goals. Moreover, with its progress tracking tool, it is easier to help keep their clients more motivated. They also lauded its mobile-ready features and real-time messaging function that simplifies how trainers connect with their clients. Lastly, they also commended the FitSW pricing for its value for money.

2019 Premium Usability Award

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FitSW goal his to help personal trainers help their clients stay motivated. We want to provide a simple way for them to manage health and fitness routines & track progress. This is why we are over the moon when we received the 2019 Premium Usability Award from FinancesOnline. The Premium Usability Award is given to products that offer an especially good user experience. Other criteria is how easy it is to start using the product and the design of the interface. They also look at how easy the features are to facilitate the work process.

If you’d like to learn more about the process of choosing club management software visit the FinancesOnline website. This is where you will learn why FitSW is one of the best options on the market! Don’t forget to leave a user review of your own if you have tried out our platform. We would love to hear your thoughts!

We are very excited to have given these awards and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on the these awards, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our Website, FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so!

Personal Trainer iOS Feature Update

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We recently released a new feature for the web software of FitSW. This update added the ability for fitness coaches to both edit the date of assessments and add notes for a specific assessment. We are happy to announce this feature is now also on iOS! However, this personal trainer iOS feature is slightly different on an iPhone or iPad. That exact specifics of that will be talked about later in the article.

There are multiple new features that this update brings to the table. The first feature is that the date of assessments can now be edited. Beforehand, only the value entered for an assessment could be changed. Secondly, you can now add notes to any assessment. This is a feature that both trainers and clients can use! This feature enables both personal trainers and clients to stay on the same page about why a specific assessment value may be that way. Finally, a modal window will now appear, giving the user more freedom to choose what they want to edit. In addition to the main features in the update, there are a couple of minor changes that we will speak about as well.

Personal Trainer iOS Feature Update – Changing The Date

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New View Of Editing Dates On The “Edit Data Table” Screen

Editing the date of an assessment has never been easier. Simply click on the date category and scroll though the months, days, and years at the bottom. Once you are finished entering the new date, click Update. Now you can easily edit the date without having to delete your previous data and re-entering it.

New Notes Section

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New Notes Section

In the previous version of FitSW, there was no place to put notes in the progress section. However, we listened to the feature requests trainers gave us and a new notes section has been added! Now you can give your clients real time comments on their progress! This will help increase both client engagement and motivation! You can also add notes in almost every other section of our app! Add notes to workouts, diets, tasks, and almost everything you create!

We are very excited to have released this new feature and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on the new personal trainer assessment list feature, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so!

Featured Personal Trainer Luke James

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Congratulations to Luke James for being selected as our Featured Personal Trainer! Luke is a Marine veteran who believes that he is on this planet to better lives. Luke also enjoys playing rugby and is a great musician. He trains anybody from high school athletes to elderly men and women. Additionally, he trains any style from high intensity interval training (HIIT), to rehabilitation/mobility training & sustainment of life! Luke loves to face new challenges and believes that it’s never too late to start. Let him prove it to you!


“There is no obstacle too great that would stop you from achieving your goals!”

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Q & A with Featured Personal Trainer Luke James

1.) What is your favorite thing about being a trainer?

I love being able to connect with people on a different level, creating a relationship that is life changing. As a personal trainer, someone is trusting you with their health and body. That is HUGE! A lot of personal trainers underestimate their role. Its not just someone who is there an hour a week for someone to give guidance. You have someones future in your hands, their lifestyle change, how they think, act, & train. You could either be the personal trainer that makes someone never want to train again, or you can change their entire life. I love that role of what I do.

2.) What was the single most important thing you did in your first 6 months for your business and why?

The most important thing I think ANY trainer could do whether you’re starting out, or you’re a veteran trainer is to shadow other trainers. This it very important because every trainer has a different style. If you truly want to become a great trainer, surround yourself with other trainers so you can “get more tools for your toolbox”. This is what I started with and CURRENTLY do and it has completely changed my outlook and has been a vital part in the way I train today.

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3.) What is your favorite activity with clients to break up monotony?

I have avoided monotony from the very start just by making things interesting for my clients. I think of them as more than just clients. They’re my friends. I find what interests them and I make workouts that will both benefit them and also achieve the goal. Lastly, humor. I try to constantly be making my clients laugh, because that makes for a relaxed environment!

4.) What do you think are some of your most valuable skills that lead clients to enjoy working with you?

My most valuable skills are my ability to pull people out of their “shells” and also my well rounded training techniques. I’m always trying to make the sessions fun and as valuable as possible. I want people leaving with no doubt that they received the best training possible and had a phenomenal time doing so. I also am constantly studying the human body while I’m not training clients. I’m learning from other trainers, figuring out how different muscles work, so I can figure out the best way to optimize those muscles. Additionally, I put reason behind the workouts so they are not meaningless. I don’t just want my clients to become fit, I want them to understand how their body works.

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/luke_james_fitness/
You can also contact him via email at Lukejamesfitness@gmail.com
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About Personal Trainer of the Week

Once a month, FitSW highlights one Personal Trainer worldwide that stands out – someone who keeps their clients on track & motivated, and consistently gets results.  We let them share their story and hold a quick Q & A to understand what works for them and what has made them successful.  We feel this gives you a chance to see what is working for these personal trainers.  It also allows us to recognize the personal trainers who are getting real results.

If you would like to learn more about more about becoming FitSW’s Featured Personal Trainer, contact support@fitsw.com!

Personal Trainer Assessment List Update – Web Software

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FitSW’s assessment list has always been an important part of our software. It enables trainers to show progress tracking graphs to their clients. Additionally, assessments are crucial to tracking clients overall fitness progress. This is why we have been working on an awesome new feature for the personal trainer assessment list for the past few weeks. We are happy to announce that the feature is finally live and ready for the public to use! If you would like to see it for yourself, go to your Client List and click on graphs (on a specific client). After this, click on “Table Format” and then click on an assessment number entry!

There are multiple new features that this update brings to the table. The first feature is that the date of assessments can now be edited. Beforehand, only the value entered for an assessment could be changed. Secondly, you can now add notes to any assessment. This is a feature that both trainers and clients can use! This feature enables both personal trainers and clients to stay on the same page about why a specific assessment value may be that way. Finally, a modal window will now appear, giving the user more freedom to choose what they want to edit. In addition to the main features in the update, there are a couple of minor changes that we will speak about as well.

Personal Trainer Assessment List – Editing Dates

Personal Trainer Assessment List - Editing Dates
Date column circled

In the previous version of the software, there was no way to edit the date of an assessment. If you accidentally entered an incorrect date, there was no way to change it without deleting it. However, we realized this and users now have the ability to change the date! So, if you accidentally entered the wrong date, or put the wrong date in for any reason, you now have the ability to change it!

Adding Notes

personal trainer assessment list - adding notes
Notes column circled

After many feature requests, we have added a notes section to the assessment list! Both trainers and clients have the ability to write notes on any assessment that they wish. The reason for doing this is that it can be hard to remember why a specific assessment value is the way it is. With the ability to add notes, you can always remember why the assessment value was the way it was.

personal trainer assessment notes icon
Assessments with notes will have this icon

If you see the symbol above this paragraph next to an assessment, it means it has a note associated with it. To see exactly what the note says, scroll over this icon. A box will appear showing the message of the note (see the image below for an example).

View when scrolling over notes icon

Modal Window Now Appears

In the previous version of FitSW, when editing an assessment, the only thing that could be changed was the assessment value. However, now that you have the ability to change the date, assessment value, and add notes, a new window will appear when you click on an assessment. You may have noticed this new window in the pictures above. However if you did not, please refer to the picture directly below this paragraph for another view of the modal window that pops up. This allows for the user to edit any one of the categories!

personal trainer assessment modal window

We are very excited to have released this new feature and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on the new personal trainer assessment list feature, contact us! You can do this by connecting with us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! We typically reply within a day or so!

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