How do I use Workout Templates? What Types of Workouts Can I Create?

What are Workout Templates?

You may have "GO TO" workouts that you utilize frequently for various client fitness levels and goals. For these types of workouts, Trainerize allows you to create Workout templates, which you can copy to a client's training plan. Once copied, you can make adjustments under the client's account, without affecting your main template. The advantage of this is to get new client's quickly up and running, or to update a client's library once they reach a certain stage of your routine. 

You can build workout templates by navigating to the drop-down menu at top left and selecting Workout templates

Within Workout Templates you can build out new workouts. And when you wish to copy down a workout from the list to your client's training plan, select the checkbox next to the workout you want to send over, click 'Copy' and in the pop-up, type in the client's name you wish to copy the workouts down to. You can also check off additional workout templates to send from that pop-up. When you have selected the workouts you wish to copy down, and then click Copy. 

 

Types of Workout Templates

There are two types of workout templates. You can build Circuit Workouts or Regular Workouts. 

A Circuit workouts allow you to build a workout that has "rounds" of grouped exercises. For example you may want a client to perform a bench press, a lat pull down and then ride the bike for 3 min. Then you want your client to repeat this series 3 times consecutively. You can build such a workout, as a circuit workout. The workout will show each round separately when pulled up for tracking on the web, or Smartphone. 

Regular workouts allow you to create a standard workout were a client would perform a particular amount of sets of one particular exercise before moving on to the next. For example they would do 3 sets of a bench press and then 3 sets of a lat pull down.  

 

Creating a Regular Workout Template

Regular workouts allow you to build a workout that has a series of exercises which need to be completed. When a client does an exercise, he/she will need to complete a set. For example you may want a client to perform a bench press, a lat pull down and bicep curls in a workout, and with each exercise, you may want them to perform 3 sets. You can build such a workout, as a regular workout. The workout will show each set of exercises, for the client to complete. 

To build a Regular  workout navigate first to the Workout library in either your main trainer view, or your client's view. 

Once in the Workout library view, click New. In the pop up, name your workout, and choose Regular Workout, and click Start Building. 

Once you're building the workout, add in exercises, and make sure to enter in the number of sets you want for each exercise. The default is 3 sets. You can also superset exercises together. Finally once you enter in your rep and weight targets, hit 'save'. 


Creating a Circuit Workout Template

A Circuit workout allows you to build a workout that has "rounds" of grouped exercises. For example you may want a client to perform a bench press, a lat pull down and then ride the bike for 3 min. Then you want your client to repeat this series 3 times consecutively. You can build such a workout, as a circuit workout. The workout will show each round separately when pulled up for tracking on the web, or Smartphone. 

To build a Circuit  workout navigate first to the Workout library in either your main trainer view, or your client's view. 

Once in the Workout library view, click New. In the pop up, name your workout, and choose Circuit Workout, and click Start Building. 

Once you're building the workout, add in exercises, and make sure to choose how many rounds you want in this circuit. The default is 3 rounds. You can change the number of rounds by clicking into the box where it shows 3 rounds and adjusting to the desired number.

 

Creating an Interval Workout Template

An Interval workout allows you to build and deliver one continuous interval workout with multiple exercises to be completed in a structured and timed fashion; there is no need to create separate workouts. Interval workouts can be built with any Trainerize exercise videos or custom exercise videos. Both clients and trainers have the ability to track the total reps for each exercise in the interval workout once the workout has been completed.

The advanced interval timer features a countdown timer for each individual exercise, and a timer that counts down the rest of the total time in the workout. The video for the next exercise becomes available as you go through the workout. If a client clicks to watch the video, the Interval Timer will pause until they have finished watching the video, then it will automatically resume.

The Interval workout also has Voice-Over. The voice-over feature will announce the names of the workouts and the time left on the clock, so that your clients no longer have to keep looking at their mobile app to follow the interval workout.

To build an Interval workout navigate first to the Workout library in either your main trainer view, or your client's view.

Once in the Workout library view, click New. In the pop up, name your workout, and choose Interval Workout, and click Start Building.

Once you're building the workout, add in exercises, and make sure to choose the duration for that exercise along with reps/weights if applicable.

 

Adding Super Sets to a Workout Template

Within a Regular workout, you can combine exercises to create supersets. Superset exercises together by following these steps:

  • Navigate into the workout edit view, by clicking on "Edit" on a workout (You can also get to this view when creating a new workout)
  • Check off the exercises that you wish to superset
  • Click the button "Superset"
  • Click "Save"
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