Creating training programs is the nuts and bolts of Fitr.
Step 1 = Create a program
Step 2 = Sign up a client to your program. Learn how here.
Step 3 = Repeat.
You're free to mix and match from the available styles to create your perfect training library. Step one is to click the 'create a new program' button here:
You'll then see the 4 available program options..
Custom: bespoke programming for your client(s)
Fixed Length: fixed length program created in advance
Session 1, Day 1: every client starts on the first day you created
Group Rolling Calendar: all clients follow at the same time as each other
Custom programs are perfect for delivering totally bespoke/individualised programming to your client or clients.
Why is this?
Well, you can add an unlimited number of clients who need bespoke training to a single custom program. As the video shows below, for each client you'll see an 'add training' button next to their name. This link takes you into that specific training calendar for that client.
This makes it very efficient to charge your bespoke clients, and manage their training schedules. You do NOT have to create a new custom program for every client that needs bespoke coaching.
For example, let's say bespoke coaching costs £200 / month. Create a single custom program at the price point of £200 / month. Invite all your bespoke clients to join that program. We'll sort out all the financial side of things when they join, and you'll have all your clients neatly organised in one list.
Offer different ranges of bespoke coaching, maybe a different price point for 3, 5 and 7 days of coaching. This is when you may need to set up a couple of custom programs at each price point.
Fixed Length Program
A fixed length program is perfect when there is a fixed end point, e.g. couch to 5k in 6 weeks, learn kipping pull ups in 8 weeks and so on. We have also seen this type of program used to offer giveaways of subscription based programs.
When creating a fixed length program, you'll be asked in step one to set out what the program is all about and the cost of the program.
Step 2 will then ask you to build the content of your program. You need to create the program in advance before you can make it available, because when a client downloads it, they'll have the option to choose the start date, and it will flow in full into the client's calendar.
Here's a quick snapshot of how step 2 looks:
Once you're happy with how the program looks, head to step 3 to review and publish your program. You'll then be taken through the steps to sign up clients to your program.
Session 1, Day 1 Program
We're going to jump to this program type as it's quite similar in set up to a Fixed Length program.
A Session 1, Day 1 program is a subscription based program where every new client starts at the very first session you ever built - day 1, week 1. Therefore, you may have clients at differing stages of the program.
E.g. Joe Bloggs signs up today. Two weeks later Jane signs up. Joe will always be 2 weeks ahead of Jane on the program.
This type of program is well suited when you want clients on the program to all follow the same training but for each to start at the very beginning. I.e. you don't want them jumping in today with everyone else (this is a group rolling calendar program, outlined below).
Step 1 is the same as all programs, you'll be asked to create the intro page; setting the name, price and what the program involves.
As with a fixed length program, step 2 will ask you to build some of the programming in advance. The minimum you need to build is the first week.
TOP TIP 1 of 2: When a client joins the program, they will be given the first 7 days of training. As each day progresses, they will be given the next day of training. (The system updates at midnight GMT each night).
TOP TIP 2 of 2: You'll see the layout of the program is week 1, 2, and so forth rather than a Jan-Dec calendar as when a client signs up, they'll have the ability to set their own start date. E.g. a client subscribes on a Friday, they can start the program on the following Monday.
Therefore, you can technically launch with only a week built, however you will need to come back and add more training to the program soon after your first client joins.
Once you're happy with the programming, you can move to step 3, publishing your program and signing up clients.
Group Rolling Calendar Program
A group rolling calendar program is perfect for managing a large client base on a single program, based on a Jan-Dec calendar format, with a single training schedule to update.
As you can see on the image below, unlike a custom program where you'll see an 'add training' button next to each client name, with a group rolling calendar program, there is one large 'Update Schedule' button, to manage the single schedule all clients will follow, and we'll automatically send the training to your active clients over time.
For example, you want your gym clients to all follow the same programming on the same calendar day. A group rolling calendar program is perfect for you.
Again, step 1 is the introductory information and setting the price.
Once you're happy with the overview of the program, step 2 is to 'Publish the Program'. There is no need to create some programming before you publish the program.
After publishing the program, you'll have the ability to sign up clients straight away, or you can skip this step and start programming first.
TOP TIP: Please remember, when a client joins this program they'll get access from the day they join, therefore don't waste your time building programming for this week, if you don't think clients will join until next week.
Over time simply keep coming back to the update schedule button to add more training and also see how much of the work your clients are completing.
The next step after creating your programs is signing up clients. You can read about signing up clients here.
If you need further help on creating a program, please get in touch via live chat.
The Fitr Team.