Copying Workouts for Personal Training Clients iOS App

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Copying Workouts for Personal Training Clients iOS App

You can now save even more time by copying specific workouts or diets from one personal training client to another in the iOS app.  Previously you could only copy workouts for personal training clients on FitSW.com.  We have also made it easy for you to modify the workout after you copy it so that you can tailor and customize it for the personal training client you copied it to.  Below we outline how to do it.

1) View the Workout in the Workout Details Screen

First, go to the specific workout you would like to copy and view it in the workout details screen.  Click the green copy button at the top.

Copying Workouts for Personal Training Client Copy Button
View the specific workout you would like to copy and click the green Copy button at the top

2) Select Client to Copy Workout To

After you click copy, you will be taken to a screen where you can choose which client to copy the workout to.

Copying Workouts for Personal Training Clients Choose Client
Select the client that you want to copy the workout to.

3) Customize Workout as Needed and then Copy

After selecting the personal training client to copy to, you will see the workout you are copying.  You can then change or customize as you would like for the new client.  When you are done customizing the workout, click Copy in the upper right.  That’s it – you have copied the workout.

Copying Workouts For Personal Training Clients Customize
Customize or change the workout as needed and then click Copy in the upper right.

4) Viewing the Newly Copied Workout

After clicking Copy, you will be taken back to the original workout you copied from.  To see the new workout you created, go back to the specific client you copied to and you will see it in their workout list.

Diets and Conclusion

You can also copy diets the same way as above.  Copying diets and workouts for personal training clients make it much faster to create these events.  This will save you time while still allowing you to add the personal touch of customizing the copied workouts as needed.

Automatically Email Personal Training Clients iOS App

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Automatically Email Personal Training Clients iOS App

FitSW saves you time by allowing personal trainers to set up automatic emails and notifications for your clients.  We recently added the ability to control these automatic emails and notification right there in the iOS App.  A personal trainer can have FitSW automatically email personal training clients when the trainer creates or updates a new workout, diet, task or scheduled an appointment.

Automatically Email Personal Training Clients Profile Screen
The updated iOS App Profile screen lets you control which Automated Emails are sent.  These same settings are also available at FitSW.com

If this is set up, the trainer doesn’t need to do a thing.  The system will automatically email personal training clients.  This email will prompt them to login to the app / website to view their workout, diet, task or appointment.  If the personal trainer wants to send the workout, diet plan, or task directly to the client through email they can do that to using the “Email” button on that particular event.

Automatically Email Personal Training Client Email Workout
Personal Trainers can click the “Email” button on a particular event screen in order to send the Workout, Diet, or Task directly through email.

Receiving Workout Completion Notifications

Personal Trainers can also setup FitSW to notify themselves via email when a client marks a workout, diet plan, or task as complete.  These automatic emails make it easier for trainers to keep tabs on fitness clients without always having to log in to the app.  These notifications can also be turned on or off on the profile screen in the iOS app.  They can also be updated at FitSW.com.

Other Updates

Changing to Personal Training Client Account

FitSW gives Personal Trainers the power to create client accounts and control everything around that setup.  There has been a case recently where a client accidentally signed up on their own and accidentally created a trainer account.  We now have created a way to quickly remedy that problem on the Profile screen.  The client just needs to get their personal trainer’s Trainer Code from their trainer and then click the “Change To Client Account” button on the Profile screen.

Automatically Email Personal Training Client Change Account Type
Clients who accidentally signed up with a trainer account can now change to a client account. They just need their trainer to give them the trainer’s trainer code.

Submit Feedback Quickly Within the iOS App

We love all the feedback you have given us.  So we have now given you another way to provide it quickly, right in the iOS App.  Simply click on the Feedback link in the more menu.  Tell us what you think or let us know your improvement suggestions.  We are listening.

Automatically Email Personal Training Client Send Feedback
Personal Trainers and their clients can now send us feedback quickly without having to leave the iOS App.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Tables added to iOS App

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Client Fitness Progress Tracking Graphs and Tables iOS App

Today we released a new version of our FitSW iOS app that, in addition to showing you Fitness Progress Tracking in Graph form, also shows this data in table form.  You can edit, delete or add new data all from this fitness progress table.  We updated the fitness progress tab so that its easier and faster to navigate.

Personal Training Client Progress Table

Access the new Personal Training Client Progress Table directly from the fitness Progress Graphs screen for your particular client.  You just need to click the Edit Diet Table button.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Graph
Click the “Edit Data Table” button to View, Edit, or Delete progress data points that make up the graph.

Here is what the Edit Data Table screen will look like:

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Data Table
Personal trainers can now view the data behind their progress graphs in table form. They can also Edit or Delete progress data entries.

Tap on table rows to update the data or swipe left on them to delete the data.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Edit Data
Tap a table row to edit the data entry.
Client Fitness Progress Tracking Delete Data.
Swipe left on a table row to delete it.

Updated Fitness Progress Tab

In addition to the above, we have also improved the way the Progress tab navigation.  The first screen you see for a specific client will be their progress graphs.  From there, if you want to add new fitness progress data, click on the “+” in the upper right.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Add Progress
Add new progress data by clicking the “+” in the upper right.

The updated Enter Progress screen:

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Enter New Data
The Enter Progress screen has been improved and updated.

To edit the Assessments that progress is measured for, personal trainers can click on the Assessment name and they will be taken to a new screen.  Add a new assessment by clicking the “Add New Assessment To This List” link at the bottom.

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Edit Assessment.
Edit an assessment by clicking on the assessment name.  The app will take users to a screen to update that assessment. To add a new assessment, trainers can click the “Add New Assessment To This List” link at the bottom.

Here is the “Edit Assessment Screen”

Client Fitness Progress Tracking Update Assessment
Clients are able to update the assessment name or description from this screen.

FitSW Android App For Personal Trainers Update

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FitSW Android App For Personal Trainers Update

We recently released a complete redesign of the FitSW Android App For Personal Trainers and Clients and also added new features and improvements.  This new design makes it easier to navigate the app and quickly do what you need to do. Whether it’s adding workouts, updating a diet meal plan, or viewing progress, the side bar lets you quickly do what you need to do.  We also added new features to the android app for personal trainers and for clients described below.

New Side Bar Menu for Both Personal Trainers and their Clients

Trainers can access the new side bar menu from any screen in the upper left.  Below is what the side bar menu looks like.

Android App For Personal Trainers Sidebar
The new side bar helps personal trainers and their clients quickly navigate the FitSW Android App.

New Personal Trainer Schedule / Calendar Page

Personal Trainers and their clients can now view and update their Schedules just like they can at FitSW.com and with the FitSW iOS app.

Android App For Personal Trainers Schedule
The FitSW android app now includes a scheduler that is linked to the website scheduler.

Separate Food List and Exercise List Menus

We have broken out the Food List and Exercise List items into their own menu items.  This lets you quickly add, edit, or delete items in your food or exercise list without you having to navigate through many places.  It also simplifies the Workouts and Diets pages so that those are easier to use

Improved Exercise Demo Video Drop Down

Its now easier for your personal training clients to view exercise demo videos without leaving their workout page.  The new demo links slide down the page to show a video instead of taking you to a brand new page.  Here is how it looks:

Android App for Personal Trainers Workout Page
Demo exercise video links are next to each exercise. Check out the next image to see what happens when it is clicked.
Android App for Personal Trainers Workout Demo Video
Instead of leaving the page, your client can watch the demo video on the same page as their workout with our slide down demo links.

Other Android App Changes

The above are just a few of the improvements in our new Android app.  We have also added several usability improvements and other changes.  Give it a try and let us know how we can make it even easier for you to use.

iOS Interval Timer for Personal Trainers and Clients

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iOS Interval Timer for Personal Trainers and Clients

In a previous post we told you about the new Workout Timer that was built into the Workout Details page.  We also created a similar interval timer that is its own tab within the FitSW iOS app.  This iOS Interval Timer has larger text since it doesn’t have to be viewed within a workout.  We also specifically designed it so that it can be viewed easily from far away or while you are moving around.

iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainers Stand Alone
FitSW’s iOS interval timer helps you manage you and your personal training clients interval training with easy to see display.

iOS Interval Timer Features

Here are just a few of the features:

  • Specify number of sets or repeating cycles
  • Set Active Time per cycle
  • Set Rest Time per cycle
  • Audible and visual cues to indicate transitions
  • Large display to view easily while moving or from far.
  • Pause & restart buttons

Let us know if you have additional feature requests.

How to Use the iOS Interval Timer

  1. Access the Timer in the More tab

    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer More Tab
    Access FitSW’s stand-alone iOS Interval timer through the “More” tab.
  2. Click the “Set” button and the app will show a new screen.

    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer Set Button
    Click the “Set” button to set up your timer.
  3. Specify the number of repeating sets or cycles, the Active Time per cycle and the Rest Time per cycle.  Then click Start in the upper right.

    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer Set Screen
    Set the timer specifics and then click “Start” in the upper right
  4. Your timer will begin.  You can Pause it at anytime by clicking the “Pause” button.  You can also reset it by clicking the “Reset” button.
    iOS Interval Timer App Personal Trainer Running Example
    Screen will be green when in an Active Period of the workout and then change to Red when it’s a Rest period.

    We provide both the workout timer and this interval timer to give you flexibility. This one has larger text and the easy to see cues indicating Active or Rest stages of the set.  The timer on the Workout Details page has smaller text but lets you view Workout Details at the same time.  Use whichever one works best for you.  You can even switch over between the two and the timer count will maintain consistency.

iOS Workout Timer App for Personal Trainers and Clients

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iOS Workout Timer App for Personal Trainers and Clients

We recently added the ability for personal trainers and their clients to utilize a timer for Active and Rest periods during workouts in the FitSW iOS App.  So rather than having to use a separate workout timer app, you can use one right in the app.  We have created two ways to use the workout timer:

  1. As a standalone timer in the “Timer” tab.  More info here.

    Workout Timer App Personal Trainers
    The stand-alone timer is accessible in the More menu and displays time in big text with a background that indicates Rest Period or Active Period.
  2. As a built-in timer to the workout that can be seen right there on the workout details page.  More Info Below.
Interval Timer App Personal Trainers Active
We have added a Workout Timer / Exercise Timer built-in to the workout details page. Personal trainers and clients can view their workout and keep tabs on time all on one screen.

In this post we will talk about #2, the built-in timer that is on the Workout Details page.  You can read about the Stand-Alone timer here.  Rather than having to have a separate workout timer app, personal trainers and their clients can use this built-in feature right from the workout page.  This makes it easy to view workouts and keep tabs on time without having to switch back and forth.

Exercise Timer / Workout Timer Features

The workout timer / exercise timer currently allows personal trainers or their clients to do the following:

  • Specify number of sets to run the timer for
  • Set Active Time periods
  • Set Rest Time periods
  • Displays all this information on the workout details page above workout.
  • Audible and visual cues to indicate Active -> Rest and Rest->Active transitions.

We are also looking for feedback on any additional features our users would find valuable so send us a note or post a comment if you have feedback.

How to use the Exercise Timer / Workout Timer

  1. Go to your Workout Details page for the specific workout and then click the button called “Workout Timer”.

    Workout Timer App Personal Trainer Click Button
    The light blue “Workout Timer” button is at the top of the Workout Details Page.
  2. Specify number of sets (repeating cycles) for the timer, Active Time, and Rest Time.   Then click Start in the upper Right.

    Workout Timer App Personal Trainer Setup Timer
    Select Sets, Active Time, and Rest Time. Then click Start.
  3. That’s it! The timer will start.

Interval Timer App Personal Trainers Active

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison in the iOS App

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Fitness Progress Photo Comparison in the iOS App

Personal Trainers can now easily create fitness progress photo comparison side-by-side images of their clients in the FitSW iOS app.  These fitness picture comparison images are a great way to show a client how far they have come.  The visual results really help to drive home what all those hours in the gym have accomplished in a single side-by-side image.  Creating these images quickly was already possible at FitSW.com and we have now added this feature to our iOS app.  Here is a quick background on how to do it:

Take and Store Fitness Progress Photos

To get started, first you need to take and save a few fitness progress photos of your personal training client.   These images will then be in your client’s FitSW picture library and you can compare them at any time in the iOS app or at FitSW.com.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Picture Library
Save any type of client progress picture to your clients photo library. Then you can select which images to compare.

Creating Side-by-Side Fitness Progress Photo Comparisons

The next step is to tap the Comparisons tab at the top.  If you haven’t created any comparison photos yet, you will just see a black screen.  To add a new comparison, tap the Plus button in the upper right while you are on the Comparisons tab.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Add Comparison
Add a comparison picture by tapping the plus highlighted in red in this picture.

You will then be taken to a screen that says “Select First Image” at the top.  On this page, you can select your first fitness progress image that you want to compare.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Select First Image
After tapping the “+” while on the Comparisons tab, you will be taken to this screen which allows you to Select the first Image to compare.

Tap on the image you would like to compare. The app will prompt you to select the second fitness progress image to compare.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Created

The FitSW app will then create your side-by-side fitness comparison photo and save it in your Comparisons tab.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Created
You have now created your fitness progress photo comparison.  The FitSW app has saved it in your specific clients comparisons tab.

Tap on the image to enlarge it and explore additional options.

Fitness Progress Photo Comparison Viewing
Viewing the fitness progress comparison image. On this screen you can also save the image to your phone’s photo library.

You can create multiple side-by-side fitness comparison photos for your personal training clients using this method.  The FitSW iOS app will save these comparison images in the specific clients “Comparisons” tab.

Managing Personal Training Clients Contact Info iOS App

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Managing Personal Training Clients Contact Information

We recently added the ability for personal trainers to save their clients phone contact information.  This is another piece of info to better help trainers with managing personal training clients and their contact information.  This is in addition to all the other personal training client information FitSW helps you organize: client email, their date of birth, goals, likes, dislikes, injuries, conditions, PAR-Q and more.  We have also made it easy for you to contact your clients at the tap of a button.  With our Easy Contact buttons, you can contact your personal training clients just by clicking a button within the app.

Using the Easy Contact Buttons

First, ensure that you have entered a valid phone number for your client in the “Edit Client Info” screen.  Then just click any button and your phone will call them, email them or text message them.  You don’t have to type in any phone number or email.  The app automatically pulls this information from when you had created or edited the client.

Managing Personal Training Clients Contact Information
You can now Call, Email, or Text Message your clients from within the app with the click of a button.

Other Updates to the FitSW iOS App

In addition to the Easy Contact buttons that make communicating with your clients easier and faster, we also made the following improvements in this latest FitSW iOS release:

  1. We made it easier to upload a client’s profile image when you are adding a new client.
  2. Personal Trainers can now choose whether they want to create an account for a client.  Most personal trainers create an account for their clients so their clients can log in and view their workouts, progress, & diets.  However, there are some clients who either don’t use technology very much or they just want the trainer to show this information to them when they are together.  For this situation, we have given trainers the option to create clients without requiring a login and password.   You can see this button in the below image – its called “Create Login Account”.
  3. Personal Trainers can now also choose whether a new client they create will receive an automated email notifying them of their account creation. This is a welcome email that includes the clients account login.  Sometimes personal trainers would rather introduce FitSW to their clients in person.  This can also be seen in the below image with the button called “Send Welcome Email”.
Managing Persona Training Clients Adding New Client
Personal Trainers can now choose whether they want to create a login for their new client. They can also choose whether they want clients to receive an automated welcome email.

All these features will help you at managing personal training clients and all of their information that comes with it.  Let us know if you have any other suggestions to make your jobs easier.

Personal Trainer Software Android App Updates

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Personal Trainer Software Android App Updates

UPDATE: This app has been released and is available now.  More info can be found here.

We will soon be releasing a major update to our FitSW Android app which will include a full redesign, usability improvements and bug fixes.  The new layout of our personal trainer software android app will allow us to better incorporate many of the new features that you have been requesting.   We are looking for users  to try out our beta version of this new Android app to give us feedback on some of the improvements that they would want to see. If you are interested in an early look at this software and want to be a beta tester, respond in the comments section below or send us an email at admin@fitsw.com.

New Personal Trainer Software Menu

A key change with this new release is the new easier to use sidebar menu with more options.

Personal Trainer Software Android App Menu
Our new sidebar menu will be easier to use and allow more menu options.

Separated Out Tasks from Client List

Tasks now has its own menu item and is separate from your personal training Client List.  This makes it easier to track your clients goals and tasks for both you and your personal training clients.  We have also added the ability for users to create repeating tasks with what every repeating frequency they would like.

Personal Training Client Workouts and Diets

We have also updated the personal trainer software Android App Workout and Diet screens.  The new layouts make it easier for you to build workouts for your personal training clients.  They will also make it easier to plan diets for them as well.  We have also made it easier for your clients to review these workouts and diets that you created.

Personal Trainer Software Android App Adding Workout
New layout for creating workouts & diets make it quicker and easier for personal trainers to plan for their clients.
Personal Trainer Software Android App Viewing Workout
New layout improves the view for clients as they are reviewing the workouts their personal trainer created for them.

FitSW Android App Beta Testers Wanted

These are just a few of the new updates we will be releasing soon.  If you want to see the rest and try the updated Android App early as a Beta Tester, email us or leave a comment.

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 on 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.