Douglas Perreault

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    2 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Workouts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is a bit harder than it sounds. Currently there is no way to indicate in a workout what the percentage work is in a dedicated field, it’s entered as text. This means that in order to fulfil this idea we’ll need to change the way workouts are built.

    Still a great idea, just not yet sure when this one will land.

    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    This really shouldn't be that hard. As Aaron notes, just create a tab that lists all the athletes signed in. Then at the top select the move. You could then have a table showing their various percentages of 1RM max (e.g. 50%, 60%, 70%, etc.). The coach could enter the percentages desired. Yes, this would require some additional fields to be stored, but is that really so hard? Assuming you have a standard database behind Wodify, just add a table that will store this percentages for a class and then let the software calculate each athlete's values based on the athlete's 1RM. That part you already do, so this really should be easy.

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    16 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Classes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback on this. We are looking to add a feature that will auto-sign athletes into class once they are at the gym. Once this feature is released, your athletes will not need to manually sign in on their end.

    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    This sounds like a good idea, but I don't think it is. We have multiple classes going on at the same time (weightlifting, on ramp, and regular WOD). How would you know which class the person should be signed in to? Also, what if the person arrives early? A lot of our members arrive early to do auxiliary work -- stretching and such -- or just because it's not worth driving home and back again after work. In my case, sometimes I do weightlifting at 5:30 then the WOD at 7:30. If I come in for weightlifting, am I going to get signed in to the WOD? Does it sign me in to the 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 classes? Too many possibilities.

    I don't really see what the big deal is here, though. Most people sign in using their phones. If they leave the phone in the car or at home they can just sign in to the class they plan to attend before they leave the phone.

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    Collecting Votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Workouts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    This would also be good for those who scaled a workout to track their progress later on. If last year I scaled a workout that was supposed to be 135lb cleans using just the bar I'd like to know that six months ago I redid it using 95lbs and maybe this time I also did it at 95 lbs. If my time was more than the first time I did it, I'm still progressing since the weight is higher.

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    Collecting Votes  ·  9 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Workouts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    This is the #1 upvoted request as far as I can tell so far. YES! I also asked about this. It should be drop-dead simple to do. Not only does it let you see how many people actually completed the class, but it lets the athlete see how many people did better/worse than he or she did.

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    2 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Social Features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Jason,

    A couple of years ago Facebook completely cut off their API that allowed automatic posting from third party apps to Facebook. They still allowed a semi-manual solution that was an awful experience so we opted to cut the integration off. Huge companies like Squarespace and Wordpress were allowed to continue their integration as an exception. I was skeptical myself at first so I tried out a few other workout apps at the time and to my surprise 3 for 3 all of their Facebook integrations were broken.

    It is our understanding that Facebook has since brought back a new API to allow auto posting but due to higher priority items we haven’t gotten around to exploring it. Definitely something we want to take another look at later this year though.

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    Collecting Votes  ·  8 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Kiosk  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Collecting Votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Workouts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    We simply add as additional seconds those reps that were missed. So, for example, if a WOD has a 10-minute cap and someone still have 24 reps to go when time was called then that person would enter his/her score as 10:24.

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    Collecting Votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Mobile Specific  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    I didn't even realize there WAS such a button on the mobile app. Glad to know as I was always going to the website to do that.

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    Collecting Votes  ·  2 comments  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Non Feature Related  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    If a person doesn't want their score to show, they can simply not enter it. Or they can enter it as a custom WOD instead of the class WOD. Everyone knows what everyone else's capabilities are anyway. We know which athletes will Rx the WOD in the best times and which ones will have to scale to the max. We don't need the whiteboard figure that out. It is nice to know, though, if you did as well or better than someone who is usually ahead of you and vice-versa, when you don't do as well as someone who is usually behind you. It's a great way for an athlete to know whether he/she needs to work more on a particular area.

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    Collecting Votes  ·  1 comment  ·  Wodify Core Ideas » Kiosk  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Douglas Perreault commented  · 

    There are several boxes that I have been to that are doing just the opposite. They are scheduling the WODs a week in advance and the athletes can see the entire week. there may be a handful of people that cherry pick their WODs -- and you should call them on it -- but there are probably a lot more that appreciate knowing what the WOD is ahead of time so they know what equipment to bring. For someone taking a subway or (like me sometimes, a motorcycle) not having to lug every piece of equipment to every WOD is great.

    If there were a way to vote this down, I would do it, personally. I understand where the poster is coming from, but from my experience over the past five years this doesn't really seem like an issue to most athletes.

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