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allow client to add notes for each excercise

Now, it's possible for clients to make notes for the whole workout, but not for each excercise. Would be great to do that (Example: "Reduced weight bench press due to DOMS" --> barbell bench press. "New record, yes!" --> Barbell Squat)

Otherwise, great job! Love your Service and my clients do too.

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    Mark Maslow shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminTrevor (Product Director, Trainerize) responded  · 

    Hi everyone,

    We’re currently reviewing exercise-based notes and we need your input to help our team build this out the way you want it.

    - Can you give us some examples what you would annotate against an exercise?

    - How/when would you like to review exercise notes?

    We look forward to hearing your responses! Thanks!

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      • Embody Coaching commented  · 

        I definitely vote for this idea, and think @steffanshelemey nailed it with his suggestions.

        To be able to track things such as band assisted chin ups, or the height at which a client is doing push ups onto.

        Also to be able to gauge the "RIR" (reps in reserve) or "RPE" (Rate of perceived exertion) would be SO valuable to be able to make note of and track.

        Thanks!!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        - any issues that day ( ie injury, poor sleep)
        - coaching cues specific to this person / their homework to practice on this exercise

        would like to see each exercise that has notes highlighted in some way, maybe by colour or by an icon next to it so both the client and you know there is an exercise note without having to open every exercise to see if there is one there.... or maybe even just the option on the standard notes tab to 'copy to next workout / s .

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I already mentioned below, I'd like to have the option to receive notifications when my virtual clients leave any kind of notes in a workout or exercise for me to review. Thank you!

      • steffanshelemey commented  · 

        Most machine and free weight exercises are fairly straight forward but body weight exercises need specific notes to track progress.

        Examples of what I might take note of beside each individual body weight exercise:

        Band Assisted Pull Up: 8 reps with "1 inch" band at "level 7 on the J-hooks"

        Progression would look like: 8 reps with "1/2 inch" band at "level 7 on the J-hooks"

        Gotta be able to track band assist with notes beside the exercise rep count

        RIR - Reps In Reserve: I may ask my clients to track their RIR on their first or last set for a certain exercise to "gauge" how hard their working with the chosen weight. If they say they had 3-4 reps in reserve...I know they could be working harder. If they say they had 1 RIR...they're training "just right".

        It can also show me progress. For example:

        BB Bench Press: Set 1: 6 reps @ 225 lbs with 1 RIR

        2 months later... Set 1: 6 reps @ 225 lbs with 2-3 RIR (here I can note that performing the same lift is now easier in terms of RPE...the client is getting stronger. Anytime we can show the client progress, that is a major win!).

        Anyways, all I need is a box beside each "set x rep x weight" box so the client can make whatever note I need them to take please and thank you.

        ALSO...

        when you take notes (top right of program), they are limited to being viewed only on that day. It would be so much better if the notes were CUMULATIVE with the program. Meaning: If I take a note about a particular workout on September 1st...I can train that client on September 30th and be able to view that note in the note taking section while remaining on September 30th training day.

        Currently, I have to save and back out of the current work out to review an old work out by scrolling back to September 1st in order to review any notes WHILE training my client. This is no good.

        Thank you adding better note taking abilities : )

      • Power Company Climbing commented  · 

        For me a general text box for notes on each exercise is fine. I’d love to see them in workout review and on the dash (both overview and client dash).

      • Adrian commented  · 

        Thanks for reaching out Trevor!

        Example could be as followes:
        -felt some discomfort in shoulder so lightened weight
        -using cable column at condo gym (weights dont match exactly)
        -used black band for last 2 chinups to complete the set

        Being able to view them when looking at history for the exercise or looking at progress page it could be a note icon that when clicked it expands the note

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Additionally, I would like to get notifications of when they leave me a note. I honestly didn't even know this was a feature because I get multiple notifications that they've checked into a workout, but no notice that they have notes for me, or questions.

      • Eric Tostrud commented  · 

        wow, how can something this simple NOT be added yet? Seems like a complete no-brainer to me.

      • Guy commented  · 

        I think it's worth noting that this has been under review since October 20, 2014.

      • Kris Hampton commented  · 

        Also, clients should be able to see their notes in the app when they next do the same exercises.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Totally agree. Super important but yeah great job otherwise

      • Kris Hampton commented  · 

        The deeper I get into switching from my current system into the app, the more this feature becomes absolutely imperative.

      • Dave Mace commented  · 

        Yeah, this is something I would definitely find useful

      • William Arvin commented  · 

        For both the iPhone AND Android applications.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This would be a great help to stay organized.
        Rather than having to type individually "For the squat my left knee started to rotate inwards a bit", etc. they could simply put each detail under each exercise.
        I personally like to have clients note something for every exercise they did, be it notes on the weight they used or anything else, this would make it easier for them to do it and easier for me to read.

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