Groups: Creating your Group & Managing Users

When you are a Fitdigits Star Member you get to create your own group and group page! Have fun with your friends and family, share activities, create leaderboards, and more.

Creating a Group

1.  Upgrade to a Star Membership with Fitdigits.
2. Login to my.fitdigits.com, tap Groups
3. In the upper left of the page, see the text “you have X group credits”
4. Select “Start a Group”
5. Enter your Group name, password, and description. You can also add a group photo, as well as a custom Fitdigits URL to make your group easier to find to new members
6. Tap Save

 

Editing Group Info

You can edit your group information any time from the Member Admin page. Simply click on the name of the group to see current group info, change the group password, etc. See below on Managing Users for more.

 

 

Managing Users

Users can be invited, added, deleted, and assigned roles from the same group admin page. You can assign the role of user or admin. There can only be one owner for a group. The group owner can’t be deleted until the role has been assigned to another member in the group.

 

Inviting Users to your Group

1. Go to Groups > Admin
2. Select your group (if you have more than one group)
3. Select Invite users – be sure to include commas between email addresses

Each group can only have a maximum of 10 users. If you want more than 10 users, you need to create a second group with an additional group credit. Invited members should receive an email containing the Group name and password

Users may also request to join a group.  To do this:

1. Go to Groups > Join Group
2. Enter in the group name and password (note that these are case sensitive)

 

Member Roles

Each Group is structured to have one group Owner and one (or more) administrators (admin). The group is good for up to 10 total members. The Owner of the group has permission to add and delete users as well as assign group roles, while Admins have the same permission, except they cannot make anyone an Owner as there is only one Owner per group.

 

Member Privacy & Sharing Permissions

Each member has the ability to specify what they want to share with a group. This will affect the view of things like group feed, roster, leaderboard stats and more. Members can view or change their settings at any time from the group view, tapping the menu icon and My Group Sharing Permissions in the main menu.

Member permissions

 

Managing the Group Page

Once a group has been created, it gets a group page dedicated to it for the members to visit. As the owner or administrator of the group, you can customize the page and what is viewed in a variety of ways. See the next section on managing the group page.

Managing your Fitdigits Group Page

 

9 Ways to Talk About Fitness

Twas 9 nights before Christmas, when all through the land
Not a person was exercising, no workouts were planned.
The ham was carved, candy eaten without care,
10 pounds later we complain life isn’t fair.

This holiday season, before you snuggle into your bed,
Make sure to have a Holiday plan in your head.
Fitdigits is sharing the year’s best fitness tips,
To help you avoid adding winter weight to your hips.

9th Day- 9 Ways to Talk About Fitness

I loved watching Breaking Bad. While it was an obviously compelling show in of itself, a big part of the fun was discussing what happened on Sunday night and Monday morning . I would call friends, chat at the water cooler, and scour online for thoughts on what occurred, what it means and what might come next.

The same goes for Health and Fitness.

Find outlets to discuss your workouts and diet with. Collaborating with others is a great way to “stir the pot” and uncover new ideas and plans, find motivation, or even further shape your own thoughts. It can be deeply rewarding to find other people who are enthusiastic on the subject.

Unless those people are secretly dangerous, meth cooking drug dealers…

I wonder if he has tried interval training?

Without further ado, 9 Ways to Talk About Fitness:

  1. Talk to Friends, Family and Co-Workers– Many of your friends and family are active and have nutrition tips and tricks. All you have to do is ask! Mine the golden information all around you to increase your knowledge, or help those hiding in the desolate blackness of ignorance find the light.
  2. Join a Running Group– What better way to find people who are excited to talk about health and fitness then to join a running group. One of our personal favorites is Moms In Motion, a group for Moms to get out, exercise, and give back to the community. Find a Moms In Motion group today!
  3. Find Your Favorite Fitness Site– The internet is a virtual cornucopia of knowledge, especially when it comes to fitness. Find a few sites or authors you really like, and check back a few times a week to find new articles and tips. Write in to the site if you have questions.
  4. Share Your Workouts– If you track workouts with a Fitdigits app, share your workouts. Fitdigits allows you to share workouts by Email, Facebook, Twitter, various health and fitness sites and more! Tag a friend in a Facebook post, and see if they can beat your best run.
  5. Create a Fitdigits Group– If you upgrade to Fitdigits MVP you have the ability to create groups with fellow fitness fanatics. These groups allow you to view each others workouts, have a group leaderboard, share blog posts and link to a Facebook group. Keep in touch with workout wizards around the world.
  6. Be Social at the Gym– Working out on the gym can sometimes feel like you are exercising on an island. Everyone has headphones in, is sweating, and generally look like they do not want to be bothered. I have found that nothing can be farther from the truth. Everyone is proud of the knowledge they have built through years of experimentation with exercise and nutrition, and you will find that if you ask those around you questions they will be more than happy to respond. Next thing you know, the gym feels like Cheers and everyone knows your name!
  7. Online Forums– Many health and fitness websites have interactive forums to discuss anything and everything health and fitness related. MyFitnessPal has a great forum.
  8. Take a Spinning Class– Great music, great instructors, a great workout. Join a Spinning class at your local gym and find people who live in your neighborhood who share a similar passion for smashing calories.
  9. Talk to Fitdigits– We love to hear from our users! Whether you want to share a success story, talk training routines or have nutrition questions, contact us! We are not necessarily “experts”, but we are passionate about getting fit and staying healthy, and we workout regularly.

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.