We recently released a new version of our Android App that includes a ton of new features. These personal trainer app android updates include the following:
Call, text, and Email Personal Training Clients from within the app
Fitness Progress Graph Navigation Improvements
Improved Workout layout when listing exercises with multiple reps & weights.
Personal & Client Profile Pictures
Demo Exercise Video viewing Improvements
Create client accounts without requiring email
Several Other Usability improvements and bug fixes
Workout Interval Timer
Below is a bit more detail of these improvements along with some screen shots.
Call, text, and Email Personal Training Clients.
You can now contact your personal training clients any way you would like from within the FitSW Android app at the push of a button.
Fitness Progress Graph Navigation Improvements
We have made it easier for you and your clients to navigate the Fitness Progress Graph menu screens. To add new data, click the plus symbol in the upper right. From that screen, you can also edit your assessments or add new ones as needed.
Improved Workout layout for Exercises with Multiple Reps & Weights
Instead of being separated by commas, we now have the multiple rep / weight exercises display this info vertically.
Personal & Client Profile Pictures
Personal Trainers and their clients are able to add profile pictures at FitSW.com and in the iOS app. We have now added the ability for users to view these profile images in the android app. The ability to upload in the android app is coming soon.
Demo Exercise Video Viewing Improvements
For demo videos that are on YouTube, the demo link will create some space below the exercise to show the video right there in the Workout Details screen. For videos not on YouTube and other links, the demo link will open a new page that is easy to view in the browser.
Create Client Accounts Without Requiring Email
This is for cases where you have a client that won’t be logging into the system but you would still like to manage their data through the app. For this case, you don’t need to create a login account for the client – you just need to create a client in the system that you can view. We have made it easy to create clients this way if needed using the switches in the upper right.
Workout Interval Timer
The new workout interval timer allows you and your client to stay on track with your workout. Another updated to FitSW’s personal trainer app Android.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is what the Edit Data Table screen will look like:
Tap on table rows to update the data or swipe left on them to delete the data.
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.
The updated Enter Progress screen:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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 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
Access the Timer in the More tab
Click the “Set” button and the app will show a new screen.
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.
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.
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
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:
As a built-in timer to the workout that can be seen right there on the workout details page. More Info Below.
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
Go to your Workout Details page for the specific workout and then click the button called “Workout Timer”.
Specify number of sets (repeating cycles) for the timer, Active Time, and Rest Time. Then click Start in the upper Right.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tap on the image to enlarge it and explore additional options.
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 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.
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:
We made it easier to upload a client’s profile image when you are adding a new client.
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”.
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”.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Personal Trainer Software Menu
A key change with this new release is the new easier to use sidebar menu with more 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.
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.
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