Groups: Manage your Fitdigits Group Page

Fitdigits gives our Star members the ability create groups, but create great group landing pages too. Add a custom leaderboard, group workout feed, roster, custom blog section and more to your groups page. With custom HTML widgets, add messaging, graphics and more to complete the communications.

Once your group is created, a default groups page exists for your group. The default widgets include your member roster, a personal workout feed, and a feed for the Fitdigits blog, however contents are easily customizable.

Customizing your Group Page

You must be a Group Owner or Group Administrator to modify the group page for all users (see Managing Users).

From the Group detail page, tap the Menu icon in the top left. Administrators and Owners will see the Preview checkbox in the upper right. When checked, you are viewing the group page as it will show to other members (depending on widget choices).

1. Uncheck Preview to go into Edit mode.

Click the Menu (three line icon) in the upper left to view the menu. Turn off Preview mode to edit your page.

2. Edit Existing Widgets

When in edit mode, each widget on the page has a blue administration bar above it.

Tap the X to remove the widget from the page view.

Tap the pencil to edit the viewing properties of the widget (whether it is shown to admins only or all team members) as well as the detail and options for the widget.

You may also click and hold the top blue administration bar and drag-drop the widget into different areas or sections of the page, so you can change the layout and display to fit your tastes.

3. Add Widgets

Leaderboard

This will create a sortable leaderboard featuring a variety of stats you can choose from, including time, distance, calories and more.

Group Workout Feed

See the workouts completed by team members who have opted-in to share their workouts to the group. Tap on the icon to go to the details.

Group Roster

The Roster is added by default. This will list all of the members of your group, along with information they have given permission for members to view.

Personal Workout Feed

If you want to just see your own personal workout feed. This does not show on other group members pages.

Banner

Add a custom banner image with this widget.

HTML

The HTML widget is one of our most flexible. Basic HTML can be used to create messages and presentations to your group with almost endless variety.

Calendar

Show a calendar with checks on all the days the group recorded activity, see the totals below, and select a day to drill into specific activities.

Blog Feed

You can easily link to an existing blog feed. You will need to know the blog feed URL and specify how many posts you want to show.

4. Change Page Layout

Choose from a variety of different page layouts to change the look and feel of your groups page.

5. Reset Layout & Widgets

This will reset your page to the default widgets and settings.

 

We hope you enjoy your group and group page. If you have any trouble, please contact Customer Support.

 

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Studies show that healthy employees are more productive and better for the bottom line. Recently, Fitdigits has received a surge of inquiries about our corporate health and wellness program. Many users have asked their health and benefits manager to offer Fitdigits to all employees. Thank you so much! Check out what Forbes said about Fitdigits and healthy employees. We have some great solutions but would love your suggestions and participation. If your company is interested in learning more, contact Fitdigits.

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I Don’t Diet. I Exercise and Lead an Active Lifestyle.

Testimonial by Fitdigits user, Loren C.

After gaining 30 pounds last year due to various stresses in my life, I decided that I needed to lose weight. On August 10, 2011, I weighed 252 lbs, which was 67 pounds overweight. I decided to join Team Weight Loss at Lifetime Fitness in the Bloomington North facility.

Loren at Lifetime Fitness

Part of its program is journaling what you consume and your exercise. However, I had a problem keeping the journal up to date because I did not carry it everywhere with me. I was using the polar heart strap and watch, but started to experience problems. I decided to start searching for heart monitor alternatives.

I carry my iPhone with me all the time, so I started looking for apps that would help. I found MyFitnessPal, which took care of the journaling. I kept looking for ways to use polar with my iPhone, but I never found a solution. Then I found Fitdigits. Fitdigits is an iPhone app that uses a transceiver (Fitdigits Connect) that plugs into the dock connector of the iPhone. I upgraded to the Garmin Premium Heart Rate Monitor which uses ANT+ technology to communicate with Fitdigits and picked up the transceiver, too.

Once equipped with Fitdigits, I was able to track my food diary (MyFitnessPal) and my exercise progress. I also wanted to make sure that my heart rate zones were accurate, so I had a CardioPoint* fitness test. The information from the CardioPpoint was uploaded to the NewLeaf website. Fitdigits synchronizes with NewLeaf and downloads the heart rate zones into the phone.

I am an information junkie. The data feedback that Fitdigits provides helps me track my progress. I get to see my heart rate during my workouts. Not only that but the information from those workouts is share with NewLeaf, Facebook and friends. I can see that I am making progress and I can quantify that against my program. I am not on a diet, but I have made significant changes to my lifestyle that have improved my overall health and fitness. I am still enjoying the occasional beer, but I am more conscious of the effects it has on my fitness program

Working Hard Using Fitdigits

I added a FitBit to my program on January 30th, 2012. This tracks all of my movement throughout the day. The wonderful thing about the Fitbit system is that the website awards you badges for your level of daily activity. When I look at my total activity for the day I am always motivated to do just a little more activity in order to get the next badge. At first I was reaching 50 floors in a day, but then I wanted to see if I could get to 100 floors in a day. Then I tried for 150 floors. Then 200 floors. When we had our first warm day of the spring in Minneapolis I wanted to go reach another achievement level for the paces per day. I was able to get to 40,209, which allowed me to receive highest badge you can receive in a single day, the 40,000 pace badge. The trail system in the Minneapolis/St. Paul is excellent. I have been making use of it and will be continuing the use of the trails throughout the spring and summer.

I started in August 2011. As of March 8, 2012, I have lost 30 lbs and have 35 more to go.

*CardioPoint is a cardiovascular fitness test available at Lifetime Fitness that determines key cardiovascular training markers including anaerobic threshold, aerobic base and V02. It identifies optimal heart rate zones and the best zone for the most effective exercise. It also provides a more accurate caloric burn formula.

Share Your Fitdigits Activities to Our Partners

Ever since preschool, it has been hammered into our heads to share. “Sharing is caring” my preschool teacher, Ms. Cray, would always say, and I must say she got that right (also was a big fan of nap time).

You’ve seen the power of adding a Daily Activity provider or Nutrition & Calorie Intake provider. Here we will cover sharing activities tracked in Fitdigits apps to our workout sharing partners. It’s easy to show your friends, family and workout buddies that you truly care by sharing your Fitdigits workouts. It is fun, easy, and a great way to inspire others, or also if you happen to have a lot of data in a particular portal, and aren’t ready to make the full jump, but still love using our apps!

Share your workouts to: TrainingPeaks, Strava, Runkeeper, DailyMile, Facebook, MyFitnessPal, Twitter and More

With our Star Membership, you have the ability to auto-share to your partners. When paired and set to on, activity providers will be automatically updated every time you do a workout without having to share manually as outlined here.

To Share from your iOS or Android device:

1. Go into the detailed Results of the activity you want to shareSharing to partners from Fitdigits apps
2. Tap the “Share” in the upper right hand corner
3. Tap how you want to share the activity.
4. If you don’t see the partner you want to share to in the list, tap “Add Share Partner” and select / link to the desired partner.

NOTES: Make sure you have synced your workouts by performing a Sync before you attempt to share via .csv. Fitdigits will not allow you to email your results via .csv, .gpx or .tcx if you have not already synced the workout.

Also, from the devices, share is only for activity partners, not device partners such as Fitbit, Jawbone UP, or nutrition partners such as MyFitnessPal. The share to those partners is typically automatic on sync, but if there is an issue, you can also share them via the website, see below for more.

 

To Share from the Website:

Partner Share from Fitdigits Website

1. Go into the detailed Results of the activity you want to share (it must be synced from the device to the cloud to show on the website).
2. Tap the “Share” in the upper right hand corner
3. Tap how you want to share the activity.
4. If you don’t see the partner you want to share to in the list, tap “Add Share Partner” and select / link to the desired partner.

Ways you can share:

Share Page 
This option creates a custom page that accessible by those with the link. Using that URL, you can share the page / activity with anyone or any way you choose. When you are on that page, you will see a set of options on the left side of the page that make it easy to click and share.

Apple Health
This will share your Fitdigits workout to your Apple Health app. For more information, see the blog post on Apple Health.

Email
This will share your Fitdigits workout results via email. When you tap email, Fitdigits will put a summary of your data, as well as include the screenshots you specified. You can then send this email to whomever you like!

Facebook
This will share your Fitdigits workout to your Facebook wall. For more information, see the blog post on Facebook Sharing.

Twitter
This will share your Fitdigits Workout to your Twitter sphere. For more information, see the blog post on Tweeting your Workouts

Strava
This will upload your information to Strava. Strava is a online workout logging website, with both free and premium accounts available. You can upload all of your Fitdigits workouts so you have them in an easy to access format. To share, make sure you link to Strava by going to Menu > Partners >Strava, enter your Strava username and password and tap Save.

Now go back to your workout results, tap Share -> Strava, choose what type of workout you performed, tap save and you will receive a message verifying that your workout has been uploaded.

Notes: Strava doesn’t support indoor workout types except Elliptical – see here for more, and note the bottom comment about a Work out type with an indoor checkbox is no longer valid. They need GPS for a valid share or, it seems, marking the workout as an Elliptical. If you have any update please let us know at support @ fitdigits.com

Daily Mile
This will upload your workouts to your dailymile account. Login using your dailymile username and password. If you login to dailymile using your Facebook account, go the dailymile website and login with your Facebook account. Next, choose the option to change your password, and create a password for your Facebook account on dailymile. After you have done this, when you try to pair with dailymile do not login via Facebook, but instead use your Facebook email address and new password.

Runkeeper
This will upload your workouts to your Runkeeper account. Login using your Runkeeper username and password. If you login to Runkeeper using your Facebook account, go the Runkeeper website and login with your Facebook account. Next, choose the option to change your password, and create a password for your Facebook account on Runkeeper. After you have done this, when you try to pair with Runkeeper do not login via Facebook, but instead use your Facebook email address and new password.

See here as an example of how to add Runkeeper and share a workout to them:

Training Peaks
This will upload your information to Training Peaks. Training Peaks is a online workout and nutrition logging website, with both free and premium accounts available. You can upload all of your Fitdigits workouts so you have them in an easy to access format. To share, make sure you link to Training Peaks by going to Menu > Partners > Training Peaks, enter your Training Peaks username and password and tap Save.

Now go back to your workout results, tap Share -> Training Peaks, choose what type of workout you performed, tap save and you will receive a message verifying that your workout has been uploaded.

Lose It! (iOS devices only)
You can also now visualize your results through Lose It! For more information, see our blog post on Sharing Workouts to Lose It!

Email .csv, .tcx, .gpx
Choosing this option will email yourself your workout results as a linke to a .csv, .tcx and .gpx file. A .csv file is best opened in Excel and once you have this data, you can manipulate it in excel or upload it to numerous workout tracking websites. The other file types, .tcx and .gpx, are popular file formats for workout upload sites such as Garmin Connect.