How to keep track of clients progress, workouts, notes from each work out, on a computer? In need of desperate help!!
I am trying to come up with a system to keep track of my clients progress, store notes about each session, and just better organization. I work on my own so i need something simple. What do you do to keep all the info in a clean accessible and usable form.
As you gather information from client sessions, you transfer them to the Excel spreadsheet on your computer which allows you to have everything you need to know about progress tracking in one place.
Client progress tracking can be a very daunting and time consuming task so I totally understand how you feel. At any rate, I certainly hope this helps.
Fuel the Movement,
I keep all relevant client information on their health screen evaluation, and their workout card.
There are various formats for workout cards and you can find templates on line, and then make alteration as you see fit.
I have found that I do not need to log every workout. I log their present protocol, and date, and any adjustments I make to the plan. My card has ample space to add notes on BF, or waist circumference, weight etc. When I complete one card, or one program, which is usually every 2 months I start a fresh card. I fill the card in manually, and make changes manually. I print the card from my computer on heavy stock paper. I have a file cabinet at home where I keep the health screens and the programs, present and past.
If you need a template, let me know.
Be happy to share those with you. You can e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org.
As Joanne suggestion, SOAP notes can help you organize and structure your thoughts -- I like doing my notes via the app since I have the phone right there. Also the app has little built-in stamps for phrases I frequently use. Pretty fun!
I hope this helps.