The personal trainer custom web page lets personal trainers have their own personalized page. On this page, trainers can include info on themselves and their business. They can include the types of services they offer, share selected contact information, display certification info and specialties, and accept payments all on this FitSW personalize web page. Each user can choose their own page address: www.fitsw.com/pageaddress where pageaddress is whatever they want it to be. More info on the personalize personal trainer web page.
We have recently added new features to this page including the ability to upload your own custom logo to show up at the top and a way to specify the country which you are based. Below are more details.
Adding a Custom Logo to your Personalized Web Page
On your Account -> Profile page at the bottom, there is a place to upload your custom logo for your personalized web page as seen in the below image.
Trainers just need to click the Add Your Logo Image and select the particular image from their computer. As a result, their Personalized Web Page will be updated to show that logo at the top like this:
Selecting and Displaying Country on Personalized Web Page
If a personal trainer is doing in-person training, then they likely want to let potential customers where they offer services. On the personal trainer custom web page, users can include their country. In addition, trainers can also include the postal code / area so that potential clients will be able to find them and know where they are based. Previously users could only select between a few countries but based on feedback from FitSW users from all over the world, we have now added all countries. Users can select their country on our iOS App, Android app, or on our website.
Selecting Country on Mobile App
To select your country on the mobile app, go to the apps Profile Screen.
Selecting Country at FitSW.com
To select your country at FitSW.com, go to the Account -> Profile page. Then, you will see a field called country with a drop down menu that lets you choose your country.
Trainers can also enter their Postal Code / Zip Code to be more specific on their location.
We recently made updates to our personal trainer workout tracker that enable trainers and clients to classify workouts as “Complete”, “Not Met”, and “Open”. This also works for Diets and Tasks but in the post we will discuss mostly how it applies to workouts. These new update are available on iOS, Android and on our website.
Tracking Workout Completion at FitSW.com
To mark a Workout as “Complete” on the website, go to the specific users Workout page. In the “Status” column you will see either a red square, green check mark, or orange “X”. By clicking these, personal trainers and their clients can change the workouts Status to Open, Complete or Not Met.
If you have email notifications turned on, trainers can be notified of workout completions or other status updates. Trainers and clients can also click the word “Status” at the top of the Status column in order to sort Workouts by their status.
Tracking Workout Completion in our iOS and Android Apps
In our mobile apps, trainers or clients can swipe any workout in their workout list to the left and the app will display options like “Complete”, “Not Met”, etc depending upon which tab the user is on. We have also added a “Not Met” tab in addition to the “Open” and “Complete” tabs we had before. Now, users can see which workouts have been classified as Not Met.
New Status Buttons on Workout Details Screen
We have also added “Complete” and “Not Met” buttons to the Workout Details screens as well. Trainer and Clients will find this at the bottom of the Workout Details page so that they can mark the workout complete right there on the screen they were following along with.
After the user clicks Complete or Not Met, the Workout is moved to the Complete or Not Met tab. All the above features work the same on Workouts, Diets and Tasks so give them a shot and let us know what you think.
We released new versions of the iOS app and Android App recently that allow personal trainers to view all of their clients assessments in a convenient Assessment List. This makes tracking fitness client progress for these Assessments even easier. Trainers can customize the assessments for each of their clients or use the same Assessments for all. We even added a Default Assessments list that the trainer can customize. Every new client the trainer adds will then automatically have those specific Default Assessments. Trainers can track progress for any Assessment they create whether its Body Fat, Weight, Push-ups per minute, etc. More details on how to enter progress are specified here.
Accessing New Assessment List Menu on the Mobile App
All personal trainers have access to our new Assessment List. In iOS, trainers can access this in the “More” menu item. In Android, trainers can access this in the Side Bar menu.
Once a personal trainer taps on the Assessments List menu item, they will see a list of their clients along with an item called Defaults.
Tapping on any client will show the specific clients Assessments. The trainer can then Add / Edit or Delete Assessments for that client.
The Default Assessments are automatically added to every new client that is added. The trainer can edit or add to this list so that every new client added will get specific assessments. This does not affect existing clients Assessments either – only new ones that are added will get the latest Default Assessments.
Trainers can add an Assessment for a client or to the Defaults by clicking the “+” symbol in the upper right. The app will present a screen to enter in Assessment Name and Description.
Trainers can edit an Assessment by simply clicking on that assessment in the Assessment List.
Trainers can delete an Assessment by Swiping Left on the specific assessment in the Assessment list.
All updates a trainer makes to their assessment lists will carry over to the Progress menu item. When trainers or clients go to enter progress data for a specific in the Assessment list, it will be there. This makes it even easier for trainers to get setup for tracking fitness client progress.
Update your iOS and Android Apps to the Latest Version
We recently released two big updates for the iOS app and Android app that add several features. These versions will also increase the speed of the app. Please make sure you and your clients download these latest versions found on the app store. FitSW provides Personal Trainer Software for iOS and Android – both of these platforms were updated.
Since we have updated these new versions, the older versions of the app may exhibit some issues. So please make sure you and your clients download the latest versions (1.68 for iOS and 1.66.3 for Android).
Get the Latest App Versions today to Eliminate Bugs and Use New Features
Prevent Issues/Bugs in App by Making Sure you Have the latest version from the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.
FitSW on Apple App Store
If you are having any issues with the app, make sure you have the latest version of the iOS App from the app store. Older versions may have some issues.
FitSW on Google Play Store
Personal Trainer Software for iOS and Android
The new features we added work in both iOS and Android. Some of the new features we added include:
Improved Workout Results tracking
New swipe to Complete workout, task and diet feature.
New classification for Workouts, Tasks, and Diets called “Not Met”
Added Assessment List with ability to update
Faster load times of Exercise List and Food List
Additional Food List foods and Exercise List exercises.
Ability to schedule times to workouts.
We will share more details on these new features and a few more in future posts.
We have added several usability improvements to the Personal Trainer Scheduler to make it better work with the Workout Builder. The biggest one is that we now allow personal trainers to specify a time for their clients workout if they would like while they are building the workout. The app / website then automatically adds the workout to both the trainer and client’s schedule. This is currently implemented on our iOS app and our website. It will be available on the Android app in two days.
Add Personal Training Workout to Schedule in Mobile App
Here is how you can add a workout automatically to your Personal Trainer Schedule Calendar.
On the Edit Workout or Add Workout screen, you will see some text on the same line as the Date that says “Specify Time”. Tap this.
Enter the Start Time and End Time and tap “OK”
The time will then be specified for this workout. If you would like to change the time, simply click the current times that you just set. When you Update / Add the workout, the app will automatically add it to your Schedule Calendar.
The personal trainer and client’s Schedule Calendar is now updated to show the workout that was added from 12:00pm to 1:00pm:
Similarly, the website version of the Schedule Calendar displays this event as well.
As a result of the above, the workout list page and the workout details page now display the workout time.
Comparing workout results with what was expected is a key component in any personal training relationship. First of all, the personal trainer can gauge how a client is performing. Also, it helps the trainer adjust future workouts to stay in line with a clients needs. In addition, tracking holds the client accountable because they know their trainer is reviewing what they accomplished during a workout compared to what was expected. In a previous post we discussed Client Workout Results Tracking on the web version of FitSW at fitsw.com. We have now added this Tracking Client Workout Results capability to both our iOS and Android apps. Its an awesome feature because it lets personal trainers and clients effectively track client workout results.
Here is how it works:
Workout Details Page
Personal trainers or their clients can enter results view their Workout Details page. There is now a Results button on this page that either the trainer or the client can tap in order to enter workout results data.
Workout Details Page iOS App
Workout Details Page Android App
Entering Personal Training Client Workout Results
After tapping the Results button, personal trainers and clients will be able to enter workout results in text fields. The entry boxes are slightly different between iOS and Android. However, both apps automatically save data as the user enters it.
iOS Workout Results Entry
After tapping the Results button, additional text boxes will display underneath the originally defined workout details. These additional text boxes say “Results” in them as a placeholder, but will allow you to enter workout result data. The app automatically saves data and the user can simply click the orange “Done Results” button when they have finished.
Android Workout Results Entry
After tapping enter results on Android, a new screen will come up. This screen shows original workout details and allows users to enter the workout results underneath them. Once done, the user can click the back arrow and the app will automatically save the results data.
Reviewing Workout Results Data
Due to the way results data is set up, is that users can review the data again by just clicking the result buttons. It doesn’t matter if the client is using iOS and the trainer is using Android. They both can view the data that was entered for results. Tracking client workout results is easy from any type of device.
Removed the old link for “My Page” and instead integrated the fields from that page into the “Profile” page.
Created a separate “Settings” page where we put Automated Email Settings and Client Permissions Settings.
We have made it easy to update both of these pages by making the site automatically save information as you enter it.
To access the Profile page on fitsw.com, click the Account button in the upper right and in the dropdown click Profile. On this page, you can update the traditional fields of Display Name, contact email, phone and password.
We have also added the Personalized Page section on this same page for Trainers to create their own Personal Profile Page at fitsw.com/XXXXXX where XXXXXX is whatever the trainer chooses. This page is helpful to share with potential or existing clients. On this page, trainers can decide what information to share: services offered, country, zip (to help when clients are searching their area for trainers), General Information, Specialties, and certifications. All of these fields are optional and the site saves data as you enter it.
The data entered here can also be shared with current clients in our iOS app and Android app if the client goes to the “My Trainer” menu item.
The “Settings” Page can also be accessed underneath the Account tab. On the settings page, Trainers can set their Automated Email settings for both themselves and their clients. They can set their client permissions as well. They can also Update Payment information and change / cancel their accounts.
This page also automatically saves changes – no need to hit a save button.
Periodically we allow FitSW users to submit guest blog posts. Today’s guest blog post is by Wendy D who discusses Fitness For Seniors and what seniors should take care of when it comes to fitness and health:
It’s never too old to get in shape. As seniors age, many fall into the mindset that they should be cutting back on their physical activity levels. This is a mistake and one that leads to many health risks. While many seniors worry about pain, weight gain, or injuring themselves, that shouldn’t hold them back from living an active lifestyle.
Getting active is the best way to stay healthy as you enter your golden years. Not only is a higher activity shown to increase energy levels, but it will protect your heart and keep your weight in check. Your health is your most valuable asset, so don’t lose it to a sedentary lifestyle! Here’s what you need to focus on when it comes to your fitness as you age and how a personal trainer can help you.
Finding Health Insurance
Your first step to health and fitness as you age is to create a plan for health insurance coverage. WIthout health insurance, you’re always one mistake away from a financial and health catastrophe. Whether you find insurance under the federal program Medicare, designed specifically for those 65 and older, or you opt for a private plan, make sure you’re prepared for anything. Learn here from overview of each of the parts which of the 4 plans is most suitable for you and how to get the best health coverage for your needs so you can make your health a priority.
The best way to prepare is to prepare early. Medicare enrollment starts a few months before your 65th birthday and continues a few months after. If you miss this enrollment period, you’re subject to fees and other complications. Don’t delay when it comes to your own health insurance.
Fitness for Seniors
A British study reveals that seniors who study for at least 3 hours a week are more likely to live longer. Yet, so many aging people still avoid things like strength training, cardio, and aerobics. This sedentary lifestyle shortens your lifespan and wrecks your quality of life. If you want to be fit, you don’t have to commit to an over the top fitness routine. Instead, look at these easy ways to stay in shape as you age.
Swimming has long been the best full-body workout you can do for your own health. It’s perfect for all bodies, but especially for seniors since it’s easy on your muscles and joints. You can do a water aerobics class, swim laps or even just spend time in the water. As long as you’re moving, you’re staying active.
Another option for seniors is yoga. While this is a more holistic approach to fitness, yoga is a great way to build muscle strength, work on your balance, and maintain mobility, all important things as you age. Like swimming, yoga is low impact. It’s a gentle way to get moving every day, and it’s easy to get started.
Severe muscle loss is a serious issue as you age. The best way to combat this is to regularly work with your bodyweight to train strength back into those tired muscles. You don’t need to lift anything crazy to feel the effects, and it’s perfectly acceptable to start small with exercises like squats, single-leg stands, and stair climbing. A personal trainer is the perfect person to guide you.
Beware of Injury
While staying active is a must, you also need to be vigilant about preventing injury. Common injuries for seniors include broken bones, torn tendons, and sprains. While most injuries are minor, it’s best to avoid them if possible.
Here are some valuable tips for staying safe while you get active:
Always talk to your doctor before beginning a new routine.
Don’t just do one activity. Instead, find a balanced exercise plan that strengthens your whole body. A personal trainer can really help here.
Always warm up and cool down before and after your activity.
Work out regularly to avoid stiff muscles.
Listen to your body and don’t push yourself too far. Personal trainers can develop plans that work your muscles the right amount.
A little self-awareness goes a long way in the fitness world. It’s okay to start small and to build your plan as you gain confidence. Never push your body harder than it can go, and seek medical help immediately if you notice a problem.
We all want to live long, healthy lives. With an active lifestyle, it’s completely possible to maintain fitness for seniors. Don’t succumb to a sedentary lifestyle as you age. Get out there and enjoy the best life has to offer, whether that means taking yoga classes are going for a walk every day. Even small steps equal great strides for your health.
Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients at Once
We have recently enabled Personal Trainers and Fitness Coaches creating workout plans for multiple clients at once in our iOS app, Android App and at fitsw.com. In the same way, Trainers and coaches can also add diet plans and tasks / goals for multiple clients at once. This feature makes it easy for trainers who have clients on similar fitness plans to build out workouts and plans. The trainer can then customize the workout with specific weights later by editing it individually. Below are the details on how to create workout plans for multiple clients at once:
Creating Workouts for Multiple Clients at Once on the Website
First go to the Add Workout screen as you normally would.
Click the “Select Additional Clients to Apply Workout to” link shown in red below:
You will then see a list of your clients to choose from. Select as many as you need to.
Then when you click the Save Workout button, the FitSW will apply this workout to all the clients that you selected.
You can apply Diet Plans and Tasks to multiple clients at once in the same way.
iOS & Android App Creating Workout Plans for Multiple Clients
Creating workout plans for multiple clients on the iOS and Android apps works much the same way.
Go to the Add Workout screen as normal.
Click the “Apple Workout to Additional Clients” button seen below in red:
Select all the additional clients you would like to apply this workout to and then click Done.
The app will display the names you selected right under the main client you were adding this workout to.
Tap “Add” like you normally would to add a workout and the workout will be added to all the clients you selected.
Trainers can add diet plans and tasks for multiple clients at once in the same way as above.
Fitness Coach Meal Planning Feature Updates Mobile App
We have made several updates to the iOS and Android apps lately including some to the Diet and Food List tabs. These fitness coach meal planning feature updates make it easier for coaches / dietitians to plan and create diets & meal plans. Here are the details of these changes – let us know what other changes you would like to see.
Adding Foods to Food List on the Fly
Previously, in order to add a new food that wasn’t already in their food list, coaches would need to go to their Food List tab. They would have to add the new food to their Food List. Only then, could they add it to a diet plan. We have now enabled adding foods with its macro info while adding it to a diet plan. Here is how:
Click the Add Food button on the Add / Edit Diet screen like you would do for food that already existed.
Click the “+” button in the upper right of the Food List menu (before this “+” button didn’t exist on this page.
Enter the specific food details and macros and then hit the “Done” button. Your food will be added to your Food List and also added to the current meal plan you were editing.
Macro Nutrients Info Displayed while in Food List
To make meal planning easier we have now added macro-nutrient details to the food list. Coaches and clients can now save time while building meal plans with that information displayed right on the Food List. We also improved the display of foods with longer names.
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