Looking for the best smartphone/ tablet app for trainers
I've been able to find plenty of apps for clients that track exercise, nutrition, sleep, water intake ect. but I haven't been able to find something aimed more for the trainer.
As of now, I plan out all of my sessions, classes, and workouts on paper. What I would like to do is replace the paper and clipboard with a Tablet device. As of now I think I will be going with the Google Nexus 7 tablet, and as soon as the 16GB ones are available I plan on buying it. I plan on buying a Glare protecting screen so I can see it in the sun, and some sort of a shoulder strap to be able to safely hold the tablet while I am demonstrating an exercise.
I want to be able to pre-load in all exercises that I instruct, and be able to add more exercises as I go. That way I could design and edit workouts quicker and easier. I'd like to be able to track complex workout sessions with multiple clients. In a perfect world, I would be able to go back and reference or compare past workouts at any time. Obviously I would need to track reps, sets, resistance, time, notes and other factors as well. The ability to both be able to work online and offline is important too.
Not sure if I should be using some sort of spreadsheet app (there aren't many Android spreadsheets apps available that I know of) or if I should be looking in a different direction. Please help.
Anyway, I have been giving an app to my students who are studying to become Fitness Instructors for years. It is called Muscle System Pro. It is a great way to work on muscle anatomy and movement. It isn't perfect, but it is pretty darn good.
The training notebook is pretty good for tracking and training all your clients.
If you want something for running training sessions, and group classes, try the '3 in 1 timer'. It has an interval timer, stopwatch and countdown timer. Its pretty easy to use and is for the iPad.
Hope this helps! :)
Its sort of like a trainer's clipboard in that it can record individual training programs and you can set up new clients pretty quickly (Par-Q, Fitness Assessments etc...) without having to deal with the paper.
You can even take before and after photos. I found this very useful when showing my clients how much they've progressed! Also, reminds them how helpful I am. ha ha.
It also has a training timer that's pretty handy when running classes.
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You get a training app that is web friendly, and you also get your own iPhone/iPad app. You can either use the Trainer mode on the Smartphone app, to track stats for your clients as you train them in-person... Or you can have your clients login and access the workouts you setup for them.
There's a 30 day free trial at Trainerize.com
Check out the IDEA Workout Builder tool on ideafit.com (www.ideafit.com/exercise-library).
Here is a little more information on how it works:
- Simple way to create, share and print workouts
- Easy drag and drop interface
- Over 1,300 exercises (with videos) to choose from
- Works on every device (tablets, smartphones, etc)
- Share workout via email, facebook and twitter
- Is automatically included in Personal Trainer, Business and Premium Access membership categories
If you do not have access and want to check it out, you can sign up for a 30 day free trial here http://www.ideafit.com/workout-builder
I use the buddylift app sometimes.
Id say the best way to get one is to download a few and see what agrees with you. They usually all cover the same things but have minor cosmetic changes.
Great question! I have yet to find a good one as well. If you find one, please let us know!
Fitview.com is another I have been working with to build workouts. It has a current library of exercises with photos along with the option of me uploading my own. It seems more user friendly for workouts but lacks the nutritional planning and monitoring like TrainingPeaks.
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This app allows you to:
- Store very detailed patient/client data (incl. Par-Q and medical information)
- Access 40 assessment templates (including posture, flexibility, cardiovascular, body composition, body dimensions, balance, muscle strength, and agility) and use them as your guide to patient assessment
- Reference an exercise library with over 500 exercises
- Create your own exercises and add them to the library for future use (including taken photos and linked videos)
- Automatically generate rehabilitation/exercise prescription suggestions and precautions based on assessment results
- Link your generated programs with YouTube videos for presentation purposes
- Take “before” and “after” pictures of assessment tasks and compare results
- Generate extremely detailed and explanatory progress reports within seconds (print or email)
- Generate take-home rehab and exercise programs for your clients (including videos of routines)
- Add feedback within the application to constantly improve the product
- Schedule seminars with a LUMON FIT representative for detailed explanation of all the product’s functions
- Calendar integration (Lumon Fit will schedule all your clients appointments for you)
- Reassessment reminders
- Intelligent exercise charts
- Electronic signatures for all documentation
- Wireless printing and emailing forms, data, or templates
- iCloud integration (never lose you patient’s info)
More Information can be found by following these links
I hope this helps,
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