Lately, we’ve heard from PTs that they’d need an option to attach a picture or a video including an exercise demonstration to their clients’ workout programs. Many clients travel a lot, or just want to do some homework without the personal trainer by their side. That’s when they need some visual guidance. Now you can help your clients by adding pics or vids to exercises in 52C.

Add pics & vids of your choice as easy as you add new exercises

For a long time we were wondering, what would be the best way to provide the trainer with pics or videos that could be attached to exercises in the workout spreadsheet. Many trainers use their own exercise variations, which are not available in an universal exercise base.

That’s why in 52C, you can easily add your own exercises. We thought it would be great if you could also add the videos or pics of your own choice. This way, you could create your custom exercise base.

How to add the pics & vids?

First of all, you need to know that you can attach to an exercise a link to any kind of picture or video from the Internet. So if you have your own YouTube channel with exercise videos – that’s awesome, cause you can more precisely instruct your clients AND promote your brand at the same time. And even if you don’t, there is plenty of visual help all over the net you can use. Find a photo or a movie that meets your expectations, and attach away.

Here’s a very detailed step-by-step instruction:

  1. Log in to the web version of 52C at pt.52challenges.com
  2. Create a new Session for a client. To do this in the fastest possible way, just type in the client’s name, e.g. ‘John Smith’ and type in ‘Session’ as the name of the category and press Tab. (It’s good to know this handy shortcut)
  3. Plan the first exercise in the workout spreadsheet like you always do. Just type in the whole name of the exercise or start typing and choose something from the list.
  4. You’ll see a grey camera icon next to the exercise name. Click the icon. Grey-camera
  5. Paste the link to a video or a picture. It can be a video from YouTube or wherever else on the Internet, or a link to a picture. paste-link
  6. Click the ‘Save’ button. The video has been added to this exercise in your 52C exercise base.

The picture or video will be attached to the exercise for good. This means that each next time when you use the exercise when planning a workout, the pic/vid will be already attached to it.

The black camera icon next to the exercise name indicates that a link to a movie or pic has been already attached to this exercise. You can click it in case you want to preview the link or change the link previously attached to the exercise.

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How will my client access the picture or video?

It’s easy. When they get the workout on email at their desktop or mobile device, they will see that the name of the exercise includes a hyperlink. When they click the exercise name, the movie or the picture you attached will open in their browser. And that’s how they will know exactly what to do.

Ok, but what if I plan a Session on my iPhone?

52C is a cloud-based application. That’s why all the things you save through the web version, will be then accessible in the app (and the other way round). If you added a video to the exercise that will be then used in a workout program designed on the phone, the video will be still there. (There’s no iconic indication of that in the app yet, as we’re still working on that).

You can be sure that a session sent from your phone will include all the links to the videos or pics that have been previously attached to the exercise on the web.

But you don’t have to take my word on that – try it out yourself. And don’t refrain from letting us know what you think of all that! Leave a comment here or drop us an email. We’re more than happy each time we hear some feedback.

If you still haven’t had a chance to take a look at 52C from the insight, sign-up for the 14-day free trial on our website 52challenges.com.

About Cathy Patalas

The sports soul and the alleged specialist in words of 52Challenges.com. The main 52C Blog writer. A diligent student at the English Department of the University of Wroclaw, majoring in applied linguistics. An ex-acrobat and aerobic gymnast with the 13-year long experience in „training for winning”. A multiple medallist of Poland nationals in acrobatic gymnastics, and academic nationals in aerobic gymnastics. A fan of gymnastics of every existing type. Personally, finds making everyday choices in a healthy lifestyle even more demanding a challenge than making everyday sacrifices in the athlete’s lifestyle.