We recently updated the FitSW.com website with an improved layout and design for our users. Personal trainers, fitness coaches and their clients will all find the site even easier to use. These personal trainer website updates make the site easier to use overall with:
Updated look that’s more interesting to use for trainers and their clients
Improved navigation to help trainers and client quickly get to where they need to go
New layout to make it clearer to see the information you are looking at.
Personal Trainer Website Accessible from Any Device
FitSW has both Android and iOS apps for mobile devices. However, our updated personal trainer website is still optimized so that it can work on any device – mobile included. This way, clients can decide which platform they like best. On the new website, the design and layouts of screens like workouts and meal plans will adjust to fit your device. These adjustments will create an excellent mobile user experience for both you and your clients.
Personalized Trainer Profile Page
One of the page updates that we are really excited about is the new Trainer Page. This feature allows personal trainers and fitness coaches to easily create their own webpage. On that page, they can share whatever info they would like to with exiting clients and potential clients. The new look presents a professional look to any clients or potential clients.
On this personalized page, trainers and coaches can specify the services they offer along with locations that they serve. They can choose whether to include Phone and / or Email. They can also add additional information about themselves in additional sections. These sections include: General Bio Info, Training or Coaching Specialties, Certifications and more. There is even a place for clients to make a payment on the trainer page. The trainer just have to have payments set up which is extremely easy.
Personal Training Clients Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard
We completely revamped the first page trainers see when they login to fitsw.com – the Client List page. We have transformed it into a dashboard where personal trainers and fitness coaches can quickly and easily get a summary view of how their clients are doing. This personal training client workout, diet, and task dashboard provides summary statistics on each client. Here is what this new view looks like:
Quickly Understand Your Personal Training Client’s Success
As seen above the Workouts, Tasks, and Diets buttons have been replaced by data to summarize how well your clients are adhering to the plans you give them. If we look at these columns closer here is what we will see:
For Workouts, this particular client has Completed 78% of what his trainer assigned him. The data shows the actual number completed in parenthesis (74). 3% of his workouts were marked as Not Met, and he has 19% that are classified as Open. The green bar corresponds to the percentage complete, orange corresponds to Not Met, and grey to the percentage of workouts that are open. Similarly, trainers should read Tasks and Diet Data the same way.
This new dashboard helps trainers understand all this information with just a glance so that they can quickly identify how to respond to how their clients are doing.
Dialing in On the Results and Creating New Workouts
Fitness Coaches and Trainers can then quickly go to the specific clients Workout list by just clicking on that summary data. In the specific client’s Workout List, trainers can Add / Edit and Delete workouts just like before. Same goes for Tasks and Diets.
Other Client List page Updates
In addition to the Personal Training Client Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard updates mentioned above, we also made the following changes:
Moved Delete button out to underneath the Clients name instead of in its own column.
Updated the Messages button to an icon next to the clients name.
Created a separate Progress Column where trainers can choose to view Progress Graphs or Progress Pictures of a specific client.
Stay tuned for future changes. We will be adding the Personal Training Client Workout, Diet, Task Dashboard graphs mentioned above to our iOS app and Android app very soon.
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.
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