Teams and Trainers (Beta)

Which team or group type is right for you – an inclusive, open Team page, or a Trainer portal? When you sign up to be a Star Trainer, you have your choice!

Team Group or Trainer Group?

Open Team Group

Open Teams are inclusive, and members have the ability to interact with each other within the group. A dedicated team page is the perfect place to view progress, send encouragement, and help each other on your paths to a healthy and fulfilling life.

This type of group is perfect for families, friends, training groups, corporate challenges and more.

Trainers’ Groups

A Trainer portal is specifically for Trainers, as the name suggests. A Trainer has contact and views of the individual trainees that sign up, but the trainees don’t have access to each others data. For example, Trainers can message trainees individually or as a group, but a trainee cannot. When allowed Auditing rights over users accounts, Star Trainers can view your trainees details, set their goals, and more.

Privacy Note: If you need a group for a study or requiring HIPAA security levels, where no data will be available or shared between members of the group, please create your group first then let us know at support@fitdigits.com. Only generic aggregate info will be available to group administrators.

Getting Started

  1. Creating a Team or a Training Group 
    The difference between an open Team and a Trainers’ portal. Which fits you the best? 

  2. Member Signu
    The how and where to add members to your group. 

  3. Member Roles, Privacy & Sharing 
    Everything you need to know to help you and your members customize each experience.

  4. All About the Team Pag
    Designing and modifying your open Team view for your members.

  5. Messaging and Communications 
    Individual and Team based notifications.

  6. Auditing Members 
    View and work with your Trainees / Team details.

Creating a Team or Training Group (Beta)

Once you’ve decided what type of group you want to create, and have become a Star Trainer, creating the group is easy.

Create team
  • Tap Menu > Teams.
  • Choose to Create either an open Team Group or more exclusive Trainer Group
Create a group or team
  • Add a Team name and information
  • Upload a group icon (square is best, max 2048px x 2048px)
  • Tap the green Create Group button
  • For Team Group, you will then be prompted to set your personal share permissions with the group, including whether to share your name, profile photo, and more.
  • For Trainer Groups, as the creator you become the master trainer of the group and have your default share permissions set to (insert set permissions or we need to prompt on Trainer Groups too).
Your Personal Group Share Permissions

Done! You now have your group setup and ready to go!

  • Note you can change the group information at any time using the Edit link on the top right of the Admin page.
  • This includes the ability to add an Invitation Code for the group, making it even easier to join your group – no more group name / password needed!

Next step

Member Signup 
The skinny on how members get added to your team.

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.