Previously, we gave you some details considering Categories and Sessions in 52C – CRM for Personal Trainers. Now it’s time for the units of measurement. See what can you put into 52C and how clever it will be to interpret your “doodles” taken during a session with your client. That’s one of many ways for saving some of your precious time. Use your software without annoying limits.

First things first

In the Settings, you can choose the system of units you are using when recording your clients’ measurements: imperial or metric.

52C will interpret the values you enter according to the chosen system of units. What does that mean?

Let’s say you chose imperial as the system of metrics you’re using.

  • If you enter a value of weight without any unit, the record will be interpreted as lbs.
  • If you enter a value in kilograms, they will be automatically converted to lbs in the client’s profile.

In short: the chosen system of metrics is the way the data is presented, no matter in what units you enter the data. You can always switch the system of units in the Settings, and all your data will be presented in the chosen system.

What records can I enter to 52C and what they will be interpreted as?

The idea of pen-and-paper is that whatever you jot down, it will be there. A piece of paper will never tell you: “sorry, wrong data format”. Neither will 52C. The way you recording your data depends on you. It should be as quick and convenient as possible.

In the Categories predefined by 52C, you can collect data of 8 types:

1. WEIGHT

Category: Weight (that is bodyweight), 1RM Bench press, Bench press

Accepted formats: 120 lbs, 120 lb, 120 lb., 120 lbs., 120 pound, 120 pounds, 54 kg, 54 kg., 54 kilogram, 54 kilograms, or a number itself which will be interpreted according to the chosen system of units.

Missed the space between the number and unit? No worries, 52C will save your record anyway. You can also use a dot or a comma, for more specific values, no matter the system of units you’re using, for instance: 120.4 lbs, 120,4 lb, 54.8kg, etc.

2. HEIGHT/LENGTH

Categories: Height, Height of box jump, and all circumferences:

  • Biceps – right
  • Thigh – left
  • Thigh – right
  • Calf – left
  • Calf – right
  • Chest – circumference
  • Hips – circumference
  • Waist – circumference
  • Neck – circumference
  • Ankle – circumference
  • Chest – circumference
  • Hips – circumference
  • Waist – circumference
  • Neck – circumference

Accepted formats: 5′; 5 ft; 5 feet; 5′ 3”; 5ft3in; 5ft.3in.; 5 ft 3 in; 5 feet 3 inches; 180”, 180.5”; 180 in; 180.5 in; 180 inches; 180.5 inches; 1 inch; 20.5inch; 20.5 inch; 150 cm; 150 centimeters; 150centimeters; 150 centimetres; 150centimetres; 2,3cm; 1m 20cm; 1 m 20 cm; 1,2m; 1,2 m; 1 meter 20 cm; 1 meter 20 centimeters; 2 meters 20 centimetres

Missed the space between the number and unit? No worries, 52C will save your record anyway. You can also use a dot or a comma, for more specific values, no matter the system of units you’re using, for instance 150,5cm, 120,4 lb, 54.8kg, etc.

3. PERCENTAGE (%)

Categories: Body fat, Visceral fat, Body water

Accepted formats: 15 %; 15.4 %; 15,4 %; 15

Missed the space between the number and unit? No worries, 52C will save your record anyway. You can also use a dot or a comma, for more specific values, no matter the system of units you’re using. If you enter the number without the % symbol, it will be interpreted as % anyway.

4. CALORIES

Category: BMR

Accepted formats: 1500 cal; 1500 cal.; 1500 kcal; 1500 kcal; 1500 Calories; 1500

Missed the space between the number and unit? No worries, 52C will save your record anyway. If you enter the number without any unit, it will be interpreted as 1500 Calories.

5. BPM (beats per minute)

Categories: Resting heart rate, Max heart rate

Accepted formats: 60; 60bpm; 60 bpm; 60/minute; 60 per minute; 60/min; 60/min.

Missed the space between the number and unit? No worries, 52C will save your record anyway. If you enter the number without any unit, it will be interpreted as 60 bpm (beats per minute).

6. TIME

Categories: Recovery time, Wall sit, Plank

Accepted formats: 1′; 30”; 1’30”; 1′ 30”; 1:30, 30sec; 30sec.; 30 sec, 30 sec.; 1min30sec; 1 min 30 sec; 1min.30sec.; 1 min. 30 sec.;  1 minute; 1minute; 2 minutes; 2minutes; 1h12m35s; 1:12:35

Missed the space between the number and unit? No worries, 52C will save your record anyway.

7. NUMBERS

Categories: Age, Bleep test, BMI, VO2max, Blood pressure

Accepted formats: Numbers only, except for Blood pressure where the format is two numbers divided with slash: 120/80

VO2max will be presented on the graph as mL/(kg•min).

You can also use a dot or a comma, for more specific values, no matter the system of units you’re using.

8. NUMBERS & TEXT

Categories: Note, Bone mass, Bone density, Press-ups, Pull-ups, Chin-ups, Sit-ups, Squats, Lunges, Deadlifts, Bridges, Sprint test, Step test, Cooper test, Rockport Walk, Bench dips, plus all your own categories.

Accepted formats: There are no formal limits in these categories. They will be presented as notes.

That’s it! If you haven’t try 52C yet, sign up for a free 14-day trial (no credit card required) at 52challenges.com, or download free 52C app from AppStore and start saving time collecting your client’s progress data and planning your sessions.

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.