Home Exercise Software Updates - Fall 2020

Hey everyone! 2020 has been a wild ride, and the pandemic still doesn’t look like it’s disappearing anytime soon. Wherever you are in the world, I hope that you and your tribe has been staying healthy and sane during these crazy times!

The purpose of this post is to introduce two recent updates to the BPM RX exercise prescription platform.

The first update is that we removed the limit of six exercises per handout. You can now create a handout that includes dozens of exercises if you had the need.

Be aware that the first page of any home exercise handout will show your logo, plus three images. After the first page, every subsequent page that you print will have four exercises.

Of course, this is dependent on the volume of text you write in your descriptions. The default instructions are capped at 200 characters, which translates to four images per handout. If you end up writing a much longer description, be prepared for the text to potentially push the next exercise to the following page.

The second update is that you can now select the text size for the exercise description and instructions on each handout. The default text size is set to “medium”, which has been the size used in the app since its inception. The alternatives are “small” and “large”.

This update is in response to the high number of BPM Rx users who work with older adults. The ability to select a larger font size on your handouts is meant to help increase the readability, and thus exercise compliance. Hopefully your older adults won’t have to squint to read their home exercise program anymore!

Alternatively, the “small” font size can be used if you need to write a large bulk of text, but don’t want it to impact how many images are printed on a page. By dropping to a smaller font size, you will preserve some space on each handout.

Hopefully you find these updates useful. Please let me know what additional features that you would like to have in your home exercise program software.

Let’s help the world get moving!