We are about to start a program that will require at least 600 fitness assessments on top of the traditional, comprehensive assessments we do for our personal training clients. We have been researching what is on the market but it’s quite expensive. What methods are you current using/would you recommend or that you would not recommend? Thanks for your help!
You are right some are pricey but there are a lot of options out there that are good value for the money and some that are actually free. I think it really depends on how much you want to pay but there are two that I have used in different price ranges. Mindbody.com and┬áhttp://www.fitsw.com/ are my favorites. Mindbody was very nice and professionally done – the only downside was that it’s pricey. FitSW seems more tailored for individual trainers / smaller gyms because its free – just not quite as polished as Mindbody but still very good. It is nice not having to pay for and getting it for free.
They both do a great job at creating, recording and sharing workout plans and also diet plans. http://www.fitsw.com/ also is excellent for tracking progress on client fitness. They both are very helpful in helping me manage all my client’s info in one location. Hope I could help
I have used many different sites like exrx.net and topendsports.com for fitness assessment calculations and and reference information. Like you, I needed something to track personal training client progress as well as the ability to share profiles with my clients.
The tool I use with my client base is http://trainermetrics.com. I have noticed that it has helped improve communication, especially when it comes time for resign. Also it’s currently free, web based, and really easy to use.
Hope this helped!