We are always on the lookout for creative implementations of WordPress that are a little more “outside the box” especially as people begin to think more critically about frameworks and WordPress as an application.
Occasionally we also stumble neat and unique representations of design, UI and UX as well as creative use-cases in not-so-often-thought-of niches and markets. One example of this is Train.rs, a management solution for personal fitness trainers for their clients.
Pretty neat, right? They are currently looking for active Beta testers and we got a first-hand look at it recently. To start, the premise is quite simple: Personal trainers need a place to document and coach their clients on health, fitness, their work routines, and more. Train.rs, built upon WordPress, aims to do this in an intuitive and rich interface.
Take a look as we walk through the system as it exists today:
They have a very small customization on the login screen and a personal sub-domain. It looks like they are using multisite features of WordPress.
After logging in you’ll see their radically changed back-end administration panel. Not too shabby! Now it’s time for me to lose some freakin’ weight!
Sign me up!
Adding the client is next and there we have it including a master list (I guess I’m the only client so far):
Now I need some training!
I can do that… I think. What’s the schedule look like so far?
Workout plan? Fine. My Blogger Workout:
I suppose I should have a Meal Plan too:
It’s my “Don’t Be a Fat Blogger” meal plan. I didn’t hold anything back. Time to weigh in:
I suppose I have to get them (me) to pay up. Time to pay for my pain:
Finally, some very light account settings for the trainer – nothing spectacular but usable.
So that is the visual experience in their current beta and concept.
I really like the idea and the execution to start is neat, but I find the overall execution a bit limited as for now. I’ll admit, I’m not a personal trainer so I don’t really know what to add or subtract but I’m not sure I would use it as-is for right now.
In addition, the biggest concern has been the speed of the site – it takes a long time to read/write to the database and I’ve had to sit and wait for my input to be registered. Some caching or server optimization is in order for sure.
Great work and I love seeing unique implementations, especially when they involve the admin layer – good work guys!
Finally, thanks Jared for the beta invite so I could poke around!
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