Hey Everyone, today I’m going to be doing a review on the personal training software Virtuagym. For any of you that have been reading my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of using technology instead of the old-fashioned paper and pen in order to increase my workflow and productivity for my business as well as for my clients.
Virtuagym is much more than just personal training software. It is also meant for gym owners both at the personal as well as corporate levels. For the purposes of my website and this review I will just be focusing on the personal training aspect of the software and how it can help you save time and be a more efficient trainer. Let’s get right into it and stop wasting time.
Keep your clients more engaged
Before using personal training software, I was using a workout template on my android tablet. The benefits of having a digital copy of the workouts will save you hours of unnecessarily rewriting the workouts for your clients. By having a digital copy of the workout, both you and your client can have a copy with the couple clicks on your tablet.
Virtuagym makes everything that much easier and is much better looking aesthetically. Their advanced workout editor has over 4000+ exercises already programmed into the database. You can adapt these personal training templates to fit a wide variety of clientele and their personal goals. Not only will you and your client both have the same copy of the workout, but your client will be able to see exactly how to perform the exercises in case they forget. I can’t stress enough how many calls I get about exercise form or technique from my clients. This will save you hours of time just from the calls alone.
This list of 4000+ exercises to choose from also saves you a lot of time while creating the workout plans themselves. It is extremely easy to sort through exercises based on intensity or by body part in order to find the exercise that would best fit your client. The easy to use drag-and-drop method of program design is very smooth and the learning curve is very quick. Program design per client has dropped approximately 10 min. since I started using Virtuagym. Depending on how many clients you have, this can be a huge timesaver.
Keep your clients on track
The fitness tracking and progression part of Virtuagym is one of my favorite feaatures as well as the most motivating for my clients. Virtuagym has created very intelligent and smooth looking charts and graphs that analyze exercise performance and progress. It will analyze performance over time including set and repetition volume, one rep maximum and much more. They can keep track of their body fat percentage, circumference measurements and endurance test results. It has a location to upload progress pictures so that you can visually keep track of your progress.
As I have explained over hundreds of times on my website, visual data is probably the most important part of keeping my clients motivated. A can be easy to feel like you have not made progress if you don’t have numbers or progress pictures laid out in front of you. By having a chance to see the quantitative progress you have made, it makes continuing with your routine much easier. The software even includes virtual badges that you can receive when you hit milestones! It almost makes it like a mini video game for my clients, and they absolutely love it!
Client management and booking
I cannot describe to you how many times I have lost personal files for clients. With Virtuagym, all of the personal client information is stored on the Virtuagym servers and within the application. You will have to worry about losing personal information files ever again.
Virtuagym also makes booking your clients extremely easy. The virtual calendar is very nicely laid out and you can set the hours that you would like to work so that your clients can see your availability. You will never have to worry about double booking appointments ever again because the software simply won’t let you do it. You can communicate with your clients completely through the application by texting them and organizing dates and times with ease. You can simply tell your clients to log onto the app and book a session with you during any time that you are available. This takes calling your clients and organizing and time completely out of the equation. Once again saving you hours of time!
Online invoicing and payment options
This set of features from Virtuagym is extremely beneficial for those personal trainers that own and run their own business. It takes payment processing and makes it extremely simple for your clients to pay and for you to receive your money for personal training sessions. Invoices are created automatically and sent to your clients for the sessions that you have done and they can pay with a variety of different payment methods including credit cards, direct debit or PayPal options. If you are running your own personal training business Virtuagym is worth it just for the payment processing features alone.
Other added bonuses
Some of the bonuses that they include are the ability to create an online community. This allows you and your clients to create your own personal profiles similar to Facebook. And allows easy communication as well as a sense of community where everybody is striving for similar fitness goals. Your clients can share weight loss tips, recipes, personal achievements/badges and much more with each other. This also gives you an opportunity to present other personal training services to your clients. For example there is a nutrition system built into Virtuagym, and as an extension to personal training sessions you can offer nutrition advice as an add-on service. This is a fantastic way to earn additional revenue and have everything all centered around Virtuagym and the digital community of clients that you already have!
Well that’s about it for my personal training software review of Virtuagym. If you have not yet tried this software I highly recommend it. This is especially true if you are running your own personal training business. Even if you are working at a commercial gym such as 24 hour fitness, the features to keep your clients more engaged in track their progress is still completely worth it. Let me know what you guys think in the comments down below. Check out the Virtuagym software here and like always thanks for stopping by the personal training pioneer!
Tyler Read has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Tyler is also a certified personal trainer with NASM, ACE and CSCS. Tyler’s main goal is to help people get started in the personal training industry and to become successful personal trainers. Tyler is the owner of Personal Training Pioneer which helps people get started in the personal training industry and become successful.