I’m looking into starting my own fitness company. I want to buy something that is easy to carry around to track my clients progress as well as type things in Office. Do I go with a tablet like an iPad or stick with a laptop and Windows? I would assume the choice will depend on what client tracking software I want to use too. Any ideas on the device and software to use would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Hi Mary Ann,
since I have my studio at my house, I am even more old-fashioned and use a desktop. I would always gravitate towards a regular computer, be it laptop or desktop because for all the app-happiness, there are many programs I use that need to be installed on a regular computer. While a laptop may be slightly larger than a tablet, it provides a lot more options.
As far as software is concerned, I have also developed my own version of progress tracking. Over all the 20 years of training, I never felt a need for software to track. I may have created charts from time to time but there is so much in terms of progress that defies ‘tracking’.