Ability for a trainer to present an easier/harder/alternate exercise as options
Sometimes as the trainer, I would like to specify what the alternate exercises are.
For example, the default is push up. But present them to them
Push from knees (easy), push up (default), push up (legs on a box (advanced)
Perhaps having a slider so they can select which version they're doing.
So clients can progress an exercise to a more challenging version, or regress to an easier version by themselves.
Without having to browse all the exercise for the right substitution.
Ability to specify a list of exercises I prefer to substitute for an exercise.
Coach George commented
This sounds interesting! It would definitely be a really nice function to have. Don't know how or if it's possible from a technical point of view, but it would sure make things easier when making Master Programs for a wide selection of people.
I would like a suggested alternative exercise section
And the ability to link different exercises together - specifically progressions and regression of exercises. This way if a client is struggling with an exercise they can switch to the easier version. And if the move feels a bit easy to them they can choose to switch to the harder version.
Add your suggested regression / progression as a drop down for the given exercise
The client chooses the one best for them
If this can be done in a group program will allow modifications without taking a client out and designing for them personally
Would be a great addition
Excellent idea. I'm running in the same kind of problems and because of that i was considering another app after 2 years of using Trainerize 😥
Coach Jade commented
Yes! Necessary. Jason explained it very well! Please keep us updated as to the status of this feature!
Austin Schultz commented
This is HUGE please Trainerize PLEASE. Would change our entire business.
Ally Miller commented
For each of the clients workout, have a drop down menu where they can pick a modification(s) or progression(s) for each exercise. This is especially necessary for group programs where everyone is at different fitness levels. They shouldn’t have to look up a substitute - they should right within the app be able to pick one that the coach recommends.
Ryan Curtin commented
Copy the hylete workout app, that allows a client to either swipe left on a movement for the regression of it or swipe right for the progressed movement. allow for the trainer to set up what the progression and regressions are when they build the program. on the app the client should be able to hit the 3 dots in the corner and choose regression or progression have it change without adjusting the set and rep scheme
Koach Jess commented
Yes, Matt and Jason are spot on. it's so time-consuming.
Ben Petersen commented
I understand clients can go in and substitute exercises. But I would like to have a list of my suggested alternatives first. I sell master programs and I run into the issue of clients not having the necessary equipment and need an alternative I do not want to go in and build out a million different versions of a master plan to meet each individual client's needs. I would like a way for clients to substitute exercises with that I suggest in case they don't have that equipment.
Another solution that might be a stretch is based on the consultation form and master program they pick be able to auto adjust the exercise equipment to whatever they have available.
Jason Dupree commented
Here's how I think something like this should work:
A "substitution list" would let you add alternatives to the exercise that you approved. So you could add bench press and dumbbell bench press, and the client could substitute bench press for dumbbell bench press, but nothing else. Basically, this is a group of exercises, but it shows one at a time to the client.
We can use this either for substitutions or progressions/regressions depending on what exercises we add and what we tell the client to do.
On the trainer side, in the workout builder, the easiest way to do this would be to add all the exercises you want in the workout, select them all, then instead of selecting superset, they would select a new option call "substitution list" or "substitution group". It then groups them like a superset, but is labelled as a substitution group. This way the trainer can see all exercises, and most importantly can view tracked results and set up progressions without messing things up. As far as progression spreadsheet and progress graphs are concerned, they are showed in the same way a superset would be, though ideally with some sort of visual cue.
On the client side, it simply hides all exercises in the list except for the first exercise. They would be able to substitute different exercises by clicking a button. It should be visibly different than a standard exercise. Once subbed, the new exercise is active and will be visible in subsequent workouts, while the rest are hidden (but can be switched to with the sub list).
Daniel Villarreal commented
While the client is performing an exercise if they think it’s too difficult they can click “regress” and Trainerize would recommend alternative exercises.
Ben Cure commented
When a client hits substitute, they are presented with every exercise in the library. Instead, it would be nice for it to at least be narrowed down to the same muscle group. If a client is scheduled to do a squat, they could be presented with a goblet squat, not pullups/curls/etc...
I've seen this idea selected as planned something like 6 years ago?
This would make a HUGE difference in the quality of the training plans , especially when given to a bigger group of people, that would hugely help decrease amount of injuries and drop offs.
Ally Miller commented
Just signed up with Trainerize - I don't think I can continue to use this software without this feature. Way too time consuming to have to constantly edited someone's workout individually. It would be nice to set this up in the training program rather than edit it indiviudally.
Still waiting for an update!
Would love to have this feature!
This idea has been labeled as planned for 5 years. Any chance of getting this implemented soon? This could be a huge feature!