My colleague recently showed me http://www.fitsw.com to help me manage my training business. I like it because it’s FREE and has a lot of features to help with managing client progress (cool graphs!), and a lot of features to manage workouts, diet etc. I can even integrate workout demo’s into the workouts for my clients. I’d give you more description of other cool features I use but I need to head over to the grocery store.
The one thing they could work on is the look (not a fan of their colors) but I’m able to get past it with all the features and its ability to increase my efficiency and allow me to manage more clients easily.
I’m in the process of setting up a website where yoga teachers can upload audios of their yoga classes for free. Each time someone clicks on one of your audios you will make money.
It’s a great way of creating “passive income streams” simply by connecting a ┬ú45 lavilier microphone to a smartphone and clicking the record button.
It can quickly morph into a pretty nifty “online training program” for your students. For example, if one of your students is struggling with sleeping and you’ve recorded a class called: “15 minute nighttime yoga routine to help you sleep like a baby”, you could simply let the student know how to access it online.
Here’s another example…
If one of your students approaches you with an issue (e.g. lower back pain), when you get home you could whip out your phone, insert the lavilier microphone, record yourself doing a 15 minute “yoga for lower back routine”, upload it to the website and then send an email to your student letting them know its available online. This way you not only created a raving fan (who will start sending you lots of lovely referrals), you’ve also created a passive income stream (people all over the world will be able to download or stream the audio).
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I wanted to follow up on your question from a few months ago and let you know that the
IDEA Workout Builder tool on ideafit.com (www.ideafit.com/exercise-library) is now live.
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 have been doing it all myself based on the specific needs of the client. I will look into these other programs as I think that is very interesting but my fear is helping them reach specific goals and if a program will treat people like people (individuals with different needs), or a a robot by giving people generalized workouts.