Provide alternate exercises when searching to substitute exercises
Provide alternative exercise options in cases where specific machines are not available to clients (i.e., my gym does not have a standing calf raise machine so I use a seated machine)
Right now it shows the entire list of exercises. It should only narrow down to the ones that are similar.
We're excited to announce that this feature will be coming to Trainerize!
We are currently in the research phase and would love to hear exactly what it is that you want us to build.
Thank you for voting!
To be able to offer the client alternative exercises next to the ones that's programmed for them. Ideally as a drop down menu option next to that exercise.
Jennifer Crum commented
An absolute must for trainers to be able to pre-select 2-3 substitutes if original intended equipment is not available. The current option to substitute is too general and overwhelming for clients, especially beginner clients.
Matyáš Daňa commented
As a user I would like to be able to permanently substitute and add an excercise to the program provided by my coach.
Brahms Brown commented
YES I can’t tell you how often a client tells me something is unavailable and the lose hope until I get back to them. If I could just place a sub it’s a win all around
Darren Chidlaw commented
Being able to better search for substitute le exercises would hugely benefit this user experience. And to be honest, technically easy to do, but better tagging the exercises when uploaded, and going in a retroactively taggin all the ones that exist…
Jayesh Pankhania commented
This is a great idea
Tejean Smith commented
Oh, absolutely, this idea is pure genius! 🌟🎉 It's like a burst of fresh air in the fitness world! 🌬️💪🏋️♂️ The ability for trainers to program "Recommended Substitutes" in the Workout Editor is a game-changer indeed! 🏆🚀 With equipment availability constantly changing and individual preferences varying, this feature would make workouts highly adaptable and personalized for each member's needs! 🌈🤸♀️
I totally understand your current workaround, but having a dedicated button to effortlessly switch between primary exercises and recommended substitutes would be absolutely amazing! 🎯👌 It would not only save valuable time but also provide a seamless experience for your members! 🕰️🚀 No more manual editing and messy-looking programming, yay! 🙌😄
I can already envision the positive impact this feature would have on group coaching sessions! 🤝💯 Your members would love the flexibility and variety it brings to their workouts, and it would make them even more motivated to crush their fitness goals! 🏋️♀️🎉
This idea is a no-brainer, and I wholeheartedly support it! 💯👍 So, let's all come together and vote for this fantastic suggestion! Let's spread the word and make it a reality! 🗣️🌟 You've got my vote, and I'm sure many others will be just as excited about it! 🗳️😍 Keep up the amazing work, and thank you for sharing such an innovative and brilliant concept with the fitness community! 🌟🤩🤘🏻
Iconic Mindset 365 commented
Was going to suggest this today, so glad I saw it was already suggested!
Ryan Lovstad commented
Here is a link to another software platform that uses substitutions.
Jamie Dodgson commented
Come on! Lets get on this trainerize!!
If you receive a program from your trainer, you may want to change the exercise they give you. For example, I don't have a leg press at home, so I choose squats instead. I do this every week for 6-8 months. However, if I change it one time, I would love it to STICK. Currently, I have to do this each time i do the workout. So I have to swap out Leg Press for Squats each week. Feel free to contact me and I can do a screen share if that will help explain this use case.
Chase Kline commented
Absolutely need this
Matt Arnold commented
Recommended substitutes is REALLY a great way to have clients who may have to deviate from the created (group or subscribed) program feel welcome. If they have injuries or their body is going through a temporary ailment. This would allow them to feel successful while keeping their progressive momentum
Ana Katic commented
Yes!!! This is crucial!!! I have so many people paying a monthly subscription and the biggest issue is the substitute option in the app library!!!
Searching for an alternative exercise is not always straightforward. Knowing which muscle group particular exercise is targeting, would make easier to find a substitute. Also narrow down exercises.
There should be a choice of exercise targeting the same muscles with weights, bands, body weight.
Aden Gazi commented
With the world going in and out of lockdowns, equipment availability is ever-changing. Additionally, delivering Group Training Programs, different members may have differing Equipment Availability, Personal Preferences & Levels Of Skill
The ability to program a primary exercise, with additional options that a trainer can program/recommend as an appropriate variation/substitute... this would work wonders in creating a highly adaptable program for the member's experience
I currently work around this issue by "Supersetting" exercise options based on equipment availability together for each movement pattern into movement-type categories with written explainers to help provide more information & variety with exercise selection for group coaching
My members then have to manually edit the workouts each session to remove the variations they're not doing... which is far from ideal and requires me to program dozens of exercises into the editor, which looks a little messy.
Being able to simply have a button to press that can easily swap between the primary exercise & recommended substitutes (with their own exercise notes) would be an absolute game-changer for an adaptable programming experience
VOTE FOR THIS, I BLOODY DARE YA 😍🤘🏻
Shelley Collett commented
Hmmm...every time I search, it gives me the most similar exercises at the top of the list. From what I see, this feature exists
Kelly Adams commented
Thank you for submitting this idea!! I think it very darn time I use the app. So many wasted minutes searching for exercises or machines we don’t have at Biltmore AZ
Jason Priest commented
Yes! This gets super annoying when trying to substitute an exercise in my trainer's plan