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.
Ryan McEachern commented
When someone chooses to substitute an exercise,
Have a drop down with suggested progressions, regressions or replacements which can be pre-set by trainerize or the individual coach.
This would be preferred to thawing to build these into every workout description/note or having to beaccompanied in a PDF that involves leaving the app mid session.
Rob Lagana commented
It would be great to give clients the option to swap an exercise for a regression or progression.
Lucas Hyde commented
Clients don't know the names of exercises. Recommended substitutes or auto subs for exercises that function similarly would be simpler
Daniel Weybright commented
Some clients get more out of a workout when they can pick what exercises they are 'feeling' instead of just following the plan. What I propose is the trainer creates a group of options to hit one muscle group and then the client can pick one for that day or training phase.
The trainer will dictate the big lifts for the day but accessories can be left up to the client or provide 'free time' where the client can pick what they want to work.
Thomas Perkins commented
If a client cannot preform a squat give them 2-3 other options to choose from within the app until so that we don't have to make any changes to their program which makes their program much more user-friendly.
Mike Zimmer commented
When you're in the exercise library or the workout builder, and you click an exercise to view the video/instructions. Have a section that shows similar and/or recommended exercises to the exercise that you're viewing.
Very similar to how Amazon has similar and recommended products displayed to the one you're viewing.
Raphael Velazquez commented
Any update on this feature? I believe this feature would help a lot of end-users that may be having any discomfort or pain to have an alternate option.
Kim Ast commented
I would love this, I do currently have to make really long videos to show different variations. I do all group training, meaning they all have the same workouts. Need to be able to show progressions/regressions. ALSO would love the options to show different equipment options. Example: how clients can swap exercises, i want to be in control of what exercises they can swap with. This way I can select different variations of that same/similar exercise. Currently this is whats the biggest head ache for me,
Luke Everett commented
I think this needs to be kept simple. The program is written by you as the trainer. You can then select a regression exercise or a progression exercise specific to the target muscle/movement.
The client should not be able to pick a regressed exercise unless you give more than one option.
Frank Jones commented
I would love this for my clients, I think implementing it could look something ithis: 3 columns of programming regressed exercise / exercise / progressed exercise (spreadsheet style) and in the app it's just swipe right or left to select.
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.
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
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.
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).