Server Upgrades & Scheduled Downtime

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We will be working with our hosting provider on September 3rd from 6:00 PM PDT – 10:00 PM PDT. The reasoning for this is to have some server upgrades and improve the speed of our site. During this time, FitSW’s servers will be down. Or, in other words, our web software and mobile applications will not be functional during this time frame. Additionally, the servers should only be down for around 2 hours, though we have allotted 4 hours so all intents and purposes.

Though you will not be able to use FitSW during this downtime, you can print out your workouts/diets/tasks or email them to your clients using our website. This is only if you will need access to them during this time. To print out your workouts/diets/tasks, please refer to the following instructions:

How To Email/Print Events

How To Print Workouts, Tasks, Diets, & Progress Tracking Graphs

  1. Navigate to the workout, diet, task, progress graphs, etc that you would like to print.
  2. Next, click the Print button located on the event you wish (see image below).
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3. If you need to print our progress tracking graphs or our exercise progress graphs, the process is slightly different. There will be a green Print button in the top right portion of the screen (see image below).

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How To Email Workouts, Tasks, Diets, & Progress Tracking Graphs

If you prefer to email your events to your clients, this would be just as effective as printing them! To email your workouts/diets/tasks to your clients, please refer to the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to the event you wish to email to your client(s).
  2. Next, click the Email button (see image below).
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To recap, we will be working with our hosting software to upgrade our servers. Additionally, our software will be unavailable for use during this time. Please refer to the information below about the specifics on our server upgrades:
Date of upgrade: September 3rd
Maintenance Window: 6:00pm PDT – 10:00pm PDT
Expected Downtime: 2 hours

Contact Us About Our Server Upgrades!

We are very excited about having server upgrades and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on this, contact us! You can connect 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! Furthermore, for more information on all of our new features and personal training tips, check out the rest of our blog!

Personal Trainer Insurance Information

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The purpose of insurance is to protect you from unforeseen or large risks. Paying a small price per month/year could save you thousands of dollars down the line. This is why it is so important for personal trainers and fitness professionals. With physical activity and exercise, there are many potential situations in which the fitness professional could be liable. This is why personal trainer insurance is so vital to protecting your assets.

Do You Need Insurance?

While it is not required for personal trainers to have insurance, it is strongly recommended. Not having insurance puts you and your business at risk for a substantial loss. Even if you work at a gym, having your own liability insurance is crucial to protecting your assets.

Below you will find the different types of insurance that will protect you and your fitness business. Insurance can be inexpensive and will ensure that you are not at risk for a substantial loss. Additionally, personal training clients’ can file claims a week, a month, or even a year after an incident occurs, so you should secure insurance as soon as possible.

Types Of Personal Trainer Insurance

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General Liability Insurance

General Liability Insurance provides coverage for your personal training business against claims of bodily injury, damage to property, personal injury, and associated medical costs. Below you will find some examples on how general liability insurance will help you protect your personal training business:

  • Bodily Injury: A personal training client trips over some weights on the ground and blames the personal trainer. General liability insurance protects you against third-party claims for bodily injury. Also, it may limit the extent for which you are liable, up to your policy’s limits and related medical costs.
  • Property Damage: You are putting away weights after a workout with a client and it accidentally drops on your client’s gym bag. Furthermore, it contained your client’s tablet and is now heavily damaged. A general liability policy will cover this and ensure that your clients’ tablet is replaced or restored.

Commercial Property Insurance

Commercial property insurance will protect your fitness business’s physical assets. Additionally, it protects your business from fire, explosions, burst pipes, storms, theft, and vandalism. These types of events are inevitable and can happen with seemingly no notice, so it’s important to have coverage. Also, it will save you a lot of money, as gym equipment can become very costly to replace.

It is highly recommended for fitness professionals, who own and manage their own studios, to have commercial property insurance. Replacing physical assets such as machines and weights can become very costly.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance, often called errors & omission insurance, protects your business from claims directly affected by your personal training.

  • Claims of Negligence: A fitness instructor tells a new personal training client to perform an exercise that involves heavier weight than what they are used to. Following this, the client feels extreme pain in their chest and takes a trip to the hospital. The client files a claim stating that the personal trainer is what caused this hospital trip. Having professional liability insurance will protect you in instances like this.
  • Loss of Personal Information: A client’s files, which contain very sensitive personal information, is misplaced and cannot be found. In this instance, a client may file a lawsuit. Professional liability insurance will cover you in instances like this.

Personal Trainer Insurance Providers

There are a handful of companies that offer personal trainer insurance. Each has different price points and offers fitness professionals with a wide range of coverage. For this reason, it can be difficult to find the right insurance company to fit your needs.

ProSight Direct

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ProSight Direct offers personal trainers a simple way to buy liability insurance. Their truly digital experience gives customers the ability to obtain a quote within 60 seconds. Instantly access certificates of insurance, make changes to their policy and submit a claim – anytime, anywhere. ProSight is a fully – integrated insurance company and broker, which allows them to provide a different level of service to customers than most other insurance providers.

NASM (National Academy Of Sports Medicine)

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NASM is one of the biggest names in the personal training industry. They offer a wide range of services, personal trainer insurance being one of them. They partner with Next-Insurance and offer you comprehensive insurance that starts as low as $11 dollars a month. Whether you are certified through NASM or not, their insurance should be highly considered.

ACE (American Council On Exercise)

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ACE is a staple in the personal training industry. Not only are they a leader in supplying personal trainer certifications, but they also offer comprehensive personal trainer insurance. Additionally, their insurance is solely provided by them and covers everything your business needs. ACE’s plans start as low as $172 dollars annually.

Hiscox Personal Trainer Insurance

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Hiscox personal trainer insurance is one of the leaders in the personal training insurance industry. They have some of the highest reviews out of every insurance company on the market. This is because they offer fitness professionals with excellent customer service and an easy process to procure insurance. You can secure insurance from Hiscox for as low as $22.50 per month.

Insurance Canopy

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Insurance Canopy may not be the most well-known insurance provider, but they offer excellent coverage for personal trainers. They are partnered with NPTI (National Personal Training Institute), a very accredited program to secure a personal trainer certification. Insurance Canopy offers insurance for personal trainers for as little as $129 a year.

Nationwide

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Nationwide is most well known for their insurance, but not for their personal trainer insurance. However, they offer some of the best and affordable options on the market. They also offer packages, so you can bundle multiple types of insurance together and save even more. When thinking about personal trainer insurance, Nationwide should be at the top of your list.

Choosing The Right Personal Trainer Insurance

Choosing the right insurance for your personal training business can be a difficult decision. However, consider what you want to protect and what your budget is. Cheaper options will offer less protection. But, some protection is better than no protection.

Though it may not be the law to have insurance for personal training, it should be. It is vital to protecting your business and assets from substantial loss. Additionally, it can bring you peace of mind as you never know what circumstance is going to happen.

Feedback On Our Personal Trainer Insurance Article!

We are very excited to have this blog article on personal trainer insurance and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on this, 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! Furthermore, for more information on all of our new features and personal training tips, check out the rest of our blog!

Fitness Coach Notes – Updates And Usability Improvements

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We here at FitSW have been working hard on updating our software. Recently, we have updated our workout program feature, made improvements to our exercise list, and released multiple new blog articles giving you personal training tips and other useful information. Now, we have more updates to inform you about! These updates include the ability to add multiple lines to your notes section, new “Assign To Client” feature, and minor bug & usability improvements. We are very excited about these fitness coach notes update and would love your thoughts!

Fitness Coach Notes Update

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As you can see in the picture above, there are multiple lines of notes on this exercise. Beforehand, you did not have the ability to add multiple lines. Instead, you would separate your notes with commas. However, you can now add as many lines of notes as wish! There is no limit to the number of notes you can add.

In addition to adding multiple lines of notes, we added this feature to every note section in FitSW! Whether this is your notes for workouts, tasks, diets, exercises, or anything else, you can add multiple lines of notes anywhere! This feature has been optimized for both our web and mobile applications. In addition, it is live right now, so you can go test it for yourself!

Assigning Workouts To Clients – Improvements

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Another feature we have added is improvements to our drop-down menu when assigning workouts, tasks, and diets to your clients. We have made this screen similar to our exercise list, which we recently updated with many improvements, and made it easier to assign your fitness plans to your clients.

FitSW Wants Your Feedback On Our Fitness Coach Notes!

We are very excited to have released these new features and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on these fitness coach notes update 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! For more information on all of our new features, check out the rest of our blog!

Personal Trainer Workout Program Updates

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We recently released a brand new workout program feature. While this feature is still in beta, you have provided us with great feedback! Along with our recent update to our personal trainer workout program, we have added more features to our workout program feature! If you have any other feedback or additional comments on this feature, please contact us!

What is the Personal Trainer Workout Program Feature?

For those who are unfamiliar, FitSW’s workout program feature enables fitness professionals to create full workout programs and assign them to clients with the click of a button. Therefore, if you have a similar workout program that you assign to multiple clients, you can make a workout program and then easily assign it to multiple clients. Also, you can always edit your programs. This means you never have to worry about sending the client programs that will not help them reach their goals.

New Features & Updates

The first new feature we added to our personal trainer workout program is the ability to edit and update workouts directly from the Programs screen. You can do so by selecting the new “View Selected Workout” option when adding a new workout to your program (see image below).

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Adding this feature allows you to view exactly what exercises are in the workout you are adding and will summarize the entire workout into an easy-to-read table. Additionally, this table will show you the sets, reps, and weight for each workout. This makes it easy to quickly view what exercises the workout contains and make the necessary changes (see image below).

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You can hide this view at any time by clicking the “Hide Workout” button. If you would like to edit the exercises in the workout you are viewing, a new option will appear (after selecting “View Selected Workout”) labeled “Go to Workout Editor”. This will bring you to the standard workout editor and you can add, delete, or update your workout for your personal training clients. In addition, this feature will work for your workouts, diets, and tasks.

Deleting All Reoccuring Workouts

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We also added the ability to delete all reoccurring workouts in your personal trainer workout programs. This means if you accidentally set the wrong workout or recently updated it, you do not have to manually delete each workout. Please note, that the “Delete All” button will not appear if your workout is only on one day. This will not delete the workout from our database. It will only delete the workout from this specific workout program you are working on.

View Workouts, Tasks, & Diets After Assigning Program

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After you assign your workout program to your client(s), a green bar will appear at the top of your page. This ensures you, the personal trainer, that your program has successfully been assigned to your client(s). Additionally, it gives you the option to view your client’s workouts, tasks, and diets after assigning the program.

FitSW Wants Your Feedback On Our Workout Program Update!

We are very excited to have released this new personal trainer workout program feature and would love your thoughts! Therefore, if you have any feedback or comments on this new 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! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

Personal Training Careers With FitSW

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We are looking for fitness professionals and fitness enthusiasts to join our team! FitSW has experienced rapid growth recently, which means there are many available positions we need to be filled! These personal training careers range anywhere from software developers to marketing professionals. Additionally, you can visit our career page to view all of the open positions that we currently have.

What Is FitSW?

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FitSW is a personal trainer software that helps fitness professionals manage both their fitness businesses and their personal training clients. We offer comprehensive software that gives personal trainers the ability to build workouts, meal plans, track progress, accept payments, and more. For more information on everything that FitSW offers, you can either visit our website or check out the rest of our blog. We actively update our blog, so it will give you a great idea of exactly what FitSW is!

With so many current features, as well as the number of features we add frequently, you will gain valuable experience if you are a developer. Also, we are actively growing our social media channels and need passionate professionals to help us grow them even more.

FitSW’s Mission

Our mission is to provide exceptional and simple software that empowers fitness professionals worldwide to grow their businesses and make the world a healthier place.

If you share a similar mission to FitSW and want to make the world a healthier place, then we want you on our team!

Why Should You Work At FitSW?

FitSW not only offers competitive pay, but we will work with you based on your situation. We have a variety of part-time and full-time positions. In addition, we offer both on-site and remote positions and are willing to work with you if you are the right fit for us!

You will work closely will other employees of FitSW to ensure everyone in the company is on the same page. In addition, seasoned employees will assist you in your transition and can help train you for your position.

Connect With Us About Our Personal Training Careers!

We are very excited to have open positions and would love you to connect with us! Visit https://www.fitsw.com/careers/ for a full list of personal training careers and send your resume to jobs@fitsw.com! You can also connect with us by reaching out to us on our FacebookInstagramTwitter, or support page! Additionally, you can leave a comment on this blog article! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

Exercise List Improvements & New Features

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You have always had the ability to search through our exercise list. Additionally, we recently added the ability to use filters to refine our extensive exercise list. Now, we have added a few new updates that will improve your personal training experience. We have released new features that we are very excited about! While we will go into more detail later in the article, these features include an exercise list improvements, new features when viewing all client’s workouts, updates when adding exercises to workouts, and minor bug fixes.

Exercise List Updates

FitSW’s exercise list has been updated with brand new features that make it even easier to find the perfect exercise to your workout. You now have the ability to filter for multiple categories at once. For example, if you want to find exercises that focus on your abs and hamstrings that use barbells, you can now multi-select these categories and get a refined list of exercises. For a walkthrough on how to use this feature, please refer to the guide below.

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In the picture above, you can see there are three categories you can use to refine our exercise list. This is often necessary as our exercise list has nearly 1000 different exercises for you to choose from! Start out by choosing either what muscle group, difficulty level, equipment needed, or a mix of the 3 that you would like to search for.

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Once you enter the information you wish to filter for, our system will automatically pull up all of the exercises that match your search criteria. This feature makes it easier than ever to find the perfect exercise to help your personal training clients reach their fitness goals. In addition, there is no limit to the number of categories you can filter by. You can add as many filters as you want!

FitSW Updates To All Clients Workouts

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We have also added new features to the workouts sections for “All Clients”. You now have the ability to search directly for a client’s name and choose a date. This is a great update for finding upcoming workouts for clients you have that day. Additionally, its a great feature if you are trying to find workouts multiple clients but don’t want to continually load new pages or change screens.

We Want Your Feedback FitSW Updates & Features!

We are very excited to have released these new features and would love your thoughts! Therefore, if you have any feedback or comments on our exercise list improvements and other updates, 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! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

How Sleep Improves Lean Muscle Mass

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As research suggests, getting at least seven hours of quality sleep every night comes with a long list of benefits. Quality sleep helps to process and store your memories and thoughts. Additionally, it balances your emotions by regulating hormones and chemical processes in your body. Sleep also improves your skin health, hair, weight control, and mental stability. But what many people don’t realize is that sleep can also improve your lean muscle mass and is considered by experts to be the most essential part of your training program.

Muscle recovery

During your workout, the burn that’s felt is your muscle tissue breaking down. As you sleep, your energy consumption is lowered in order for your body to begin the process of repairing damaged muscle tissue and joints. Your body will go through multiple cycles of sleep known as REM and non-REM. It is during the non-REM phase, while you are in deep sleep, that your blood pressure drops and your brain is resting. Due to the lack of activity, there is more blood supply available which can deliver oxygen and nutrients to your muscle tissues which facilitate healing and growth.

Since non-REM sleep accounts for about 40% of your sleep during multiple cycles at night, it is important for you to get a full night’s rest to achieve full muscle recovery and improve your lean muscle mass.

Keeps You Lean

Staying lean isn’t just about eating healthy. We know that quality sleep results in hormone regulation and contributes to weight loss. However, if you are sleep deprived, your body produces higher levels of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone because it notifies the brain that there is something wrong in your body. As additional cortisol is produced, your body feels as if it is starving, resulting in additional fat being stored to counter starvation.

Similarly, sleep deprivation produces catabolic hormones which break down muscles and instead of using up those additional fat stores around your belly, the breakdown occurs in your muscle’s protein.

Improved Brain Function

Some of the symptoms for sleep deprivation include brain fog, lack of motivation, mood swings, and memory lapses. However, if you sleep seven or more hours each night, your brain is able to process memory, thought, and emotions. This improves your ability to think, focus, and stay motivated throughout the day.

As you sleep, the REM stage helps to improve your creativity by improving your learning capacity and memory formation. But, research has shown that by losing non-REM sleep your memory function can also drop by as much as 40%. So, it is important that your mind utilizes both sleep cycles to fully organize your thoughts. Or, essentially process what should be retained for use and what can be stored away or forgotten. This improved brain function is not only important to maintain a good memory, but it is also essential for promoting creativity, focus, and motivation. Additionally, it will drive you to achieve higher production and stay on target while working out.

Sleep is one of the best ways to ensure that your work at the gym is really paying off for you. Quality sleep helps to grow lean muscle through recovery, manage hormones that breakdown fats, and improve your ability to focus which provides motivation to hit the gym.

FitSW Wants Your Feedback On Improving Your Lean Muscle Mass!

We are very excited to have released this blog article and would love your thoughts! If you have any feedback or comments on how sleep helps you improve your lean muscle mass, 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! For more information on all of our new features, check out the rest of our blog!

Fitness Giveaway By FitSW & Strength.com!

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Visit www.fitsw.com/giveaway for more details on how to enter the giveaway.

We are excited to announce that we are running a fitness giveaway that will start on July 29th! The giveaway will end on August 12th, so be sure to gain entries before then! There are multiple ways to gain entries to this giveaway, which we will go into later on in the article. FitSW and Strength have been partnered for a couple of years now and we are thrilled to have them as the sponsor for the giveaway! If you do not know about Strength, they offer premium supplements in numerous different categories. Protein, pre-workout, and recovery supplements are some examples.

Fitness Giveaway Prize

The giveaway prize will be Grass Fed Whey Protein Mix. We will be giving away 5 bags of protein mix to 5 lucky winners! In addition, 5 protein shakers will be given away as well. 5 randomly selected winners will receive both the protein mix and a shaker to go along with it. These prizes are provided by Strength. If you want to see more products that they offer, you can do so by visiting their website!

How To Enter The Fitness Giveaway

First, you must be 18 or older to enter the giveaway. Additionally, you can be located anywhere in the world to enter the giveaway! Employees of FitSW, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the giveaway.

There are multiple ways that you can gain entries for this giveaway. Additionally, they are all free, so there is no risk for you! Absolutely no purchase is necessary to enter or win the giveaway! The ways to enter the fitness giveaway are as follows:

  • Download our EBook “Upgrade Your Fitness Biz” (mandatory)
  • Sign up for either Strength or Facebook
  • Comment on this or another FitSW blog post

If you have any questions or want to know more, visit https://www.fitsw.com/giveaway

Workout Program Updates & New Features

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We recently released a brand new workout program feature. While it is still in its beta stage, we have released multiple new features to our workout program feature! This is because of the feedback our users provide, so please do not hesitate to reach out and give us your thoughts! These new features include the ability to add workouts, tasks, and diets to your workout programs, the ability to easily edit or delete events on a specific day, and other usability improvements!

What is the Workout Program Feature?

Our workout program feature enables fitness professionals to create full workout programs and assign them to clients with the click of a button. Therefore, if you have a similar workout program that you give to multiple clients, you can make a workout program and then easily assign it to multiple clients. Also, you can always edit your programs. This means you never have to worry about sending the client programs that will not help them reach their goals.

This new feature takes your favorite workouts, tasks, and diets and compiles them into detailed lists. Choose which event you want to happen on which day and assign it to your clients. Creating comprehensive workout plans for your clients just got a whole lot easier!

New Features & Updates

You now have the ability to add workouts, meal plans, and tasks to your workout programs. In addition to this, there is no limit to the events you can assign each day, enabling you to create detailed workout programs for your clients. Also, each event has a color associated with it: Workouts are blue, tasks are green, and diets are red. This makes it easy to identify what event is assigned on what day.

With these new additions, you can now create workout programs that consist of only tasks, diets, workouts, or a mix of the three! This makes it easy to create detailed and comprehensive fitness plans for your clients.

Deleting or Editing Workout Programs

You now have the ability to easily delete or edit existing workout programs. You have the option to delete the entire workout program or events within the program itself. Additionally, you can edit any event or day with the click of a button. This means there is no need to worry about an incomplete program, as you can refine and update your programs at any time!

Where Can I Find the Workout Program Feature?

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You can find the workout program feature on the bottom of the Clients page. In addition, the Clients page is where you can find all of your client’s workouts, tasks, diets, graphs, progress photos, and other information. For more information on this page, visit our blog article on our Personal Training Client Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard. Under the My Favorites, you will see a “Programs” button. Click this and it will redirect you to our workout program feature. While there are 3 different buttons, they will all lead you to the same workout program dashboard.

Additional Information

In conclusion, this new feature makes it easy to create long-term workout plans for your clients. FitSW lets you take all of your favorite workouts, meal plans, and tasks and enables you to make comprehensive fitness plans with them. Additionally, if you do not have any favorite workouts, meal plans, or tasks, or you do not know how to create one, please refer to our blog article on how to create a list of your favorite workouts!

Our new workout program feature is currently in the beta stage. Or in other words, we need your thoughts and feedback before releasing it across our Android and iOS personal trainer apps. So, if you have any thoughts on how we can improve this feature, please reach out to us!

FitSW Wants Your Feedback On Our Workout Program Updates!

We are very excited to have released this new personal trainer workout program feature and would love your thoughts! Therefore, if you have any feedback or comments on this new 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! After that, we typically reply within a day or so!

The Different Ways Exercise Affects Skin

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We all know that a post-workout glow lasts a few hours at most, but exercise can actually have several long-lasting effects on our skin. That’s why it’s important to educate both ourselves and our clients on how to nurture the skin with an active lifestyle. Here’s what you need to know:

Fight the Friction

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One common skin issue when it comes to working out is blisters. These typically appear when there is friction between the skin on your client’s foot and excessive sweat. The American Association of Dermatology states that this extra foot moisture comes from wearing the wrong socks. Aside from blisters, friction between skin and excessive moisture can also cause chafing. This occurs when loose clothing is constantly rubbed against sweaty skin, thereby causing it to be irritated. 

Blisters can be extremely painful, but as we’ve previously discussed here on the FitSW blog, prevention is the best cure. Inform your client to avoid cotton socks, as they hold the sweat from your feet, and advise them to wear moisture-wicking polyester or wool socks instead. To avoid chafing elsewhere, ask them to wear fitted clothing, preferably made of wicking material, before they come to training. 

A change in wardrobe might seem like a small change, but proper activewear can go a long way. Brands like Gymshark and Fabletics come with a stamp of approval from us, so do check them out if you need a little help finding the right types for your client.

Not Too Much Fun in the Sun

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Who doesn’t love getting some sunshine when working out outdoors? Although a dose of vitamin D is beneficial for our bodies, too much of it can be damaging for the skin. 

Melasma and sunspots are common forms of sun damage. Medical News Today defines melasma as a pigmentation disorder caused by sun exposure that leaves brown or gray patches, mostly on the face. And despite being smaller in size, sunspots are a form of hyperpigmentation, which means they appear more in number and last longer. These might not seem like a pressing health issue, but they can be a bother, as they can leave unsightly marks on you or your client’s skin. 

To help your clients achieve the best version of their bodies, urge them to invest in quality sunscreen — the American Cancer Society recommends the SPF to be 30 or higher. Shape’s list of workout-friendly sunscreen includes favorites like Coola Sport Face SPF 50, which is great for physical activity with its lightweight formula and high SPF content. But for clients that already suffer from dark spots, it would also be good to recommend products that can help them even out their skin tone. In this regard, Pretty Me’s review of Navarro’s bleach soap points out how ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acids and milk can help lighten dark patches and sunspots caused by sun exposure and damage. However, before your client tries out any of these skincare products, be sure to advise a visit to a dermatologist who can help them choose the best ones based on their unique skin requirements.

Beware of Breakouts

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We are bound to sweat in any exercise we perform. In fact, as personal trainers, we should be pushing our clients to sweat more often, since this is an indicator of one’s fitness level. Although, when it comes to skincare, there is a common misconception that sweat causes acne. Leading dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz clarifies that sweat only produces acne when you don’t cleanse your face before a workout. That’s because all the oil and dirt on your face is pushed into your pores when you wipe away sweat during exercise. To avoid a breakout, implore your clients to thoroughly wash their face before hitting the gym or the track.

This is a good opportunity for your clients to give their skin some TLC. You can ask them to extend their skincare collection to their gym bags by investing in face wipes. For instance, Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes can be a part of their workout essentials, not only because they rid the skin of any impurities or makeup, but they are also easy to bring anywhere.

Here, it’s important to remember that acne goes beyond the surface level since it can also affect our mental health. By encouraging our clients to take care of their skin, we are ultimately helping them build their self-confidence and have a healthier body image.

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