Personal Training Workout Templates

As a personal trainer, an essential part of your job is creating workout programs for your clients. With these easy-to-use personal training workout templates, you can create professional-looking workout plans in minutes.

Personal Training Workout Templates

Downloadable Personal Training Workout Templates

Here is a compilation of free workout templates that you can download and use to create workout programs for your clients. Just click on any of the links underneath the template description and it will guide you to the download section.

For more workout templates in different formats, check out the main page here.

Basic Weekly Workout Template

Basic Weekly Workout Template

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This is a basic, beginner-friendly, template that can be used to create a weekly workout program. It includes space for the exercise name, number of sets, rest periods, weight, and the total number of reps performed in all sets for a given exercise. Using the template you can create workout plans much faster by selecting all the variables from the database using the drop-down menus.

Advanced Weekly Workout Template

Advanced Weekly Workout Template

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This is an advanced template that can be used to create a weekly workout program. It includes space for the exercise name, number of sets, rest periods, reps, and weight for each set. Similarly to the basic weekly workout template, all workout variables can be selected from the drop-down menus which can streamline the process of creating workout programs for your clients.

Single-Day Workout Template

Single Workout Template

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This is a very simple template that can be used to create a single-day workout program. It includes space for the exercise name, number of sets, rest periods, reps, and weight for each set. Each data point needs to be entered manually.

4-Week Workout Schedule

Monthly Workout Schedule

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This 4-week workout schedule template can be used to create a calendar-like overview of a 4-week training program. It includes the week, the day of the week, and the planned activity for each day. Tool for both you and your client to see the bigger picture and plan ahead.

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These are the main highlight of the strength training workout templates:

  • Free to download and easy to use
  • Allows to create professional-looking workout programs in minutes
  • Available in different formats
  • Streamline the process of creating workout programs
  • Ensures high-quality and consistent workout programs
  • Helps to stay organized
  • Easy to customize and continuously improve
  • Can be used digitally or printed out

How to Create a Workout Plan for Clients

Creating a workout plan for your clients is easy with these personal training templates.

Follow these simple steps.

1. Select the Template That You Want

Select your preferred template and download it. Choose from the single-day, basic weekly, and advanced weekly, in different file formats such as Excel, Google Sheets, Word, Google Docs, and PDF.

2. Change the File Name

For example, you could name it “Client Name – Workout Template”.

This will help you keep track of all your client’s workout programs in one place, and keep things organized.

3. Determine the Training Frequency, Split, and Duration

Training frequency, split, and duration, will depend on your client’s goals, schedule, and preferences, and ultimately affect the whole workout program design.

So, it’s important to determine these variables at the beginning.

Then, delete any of the unnecessary rows from the template. For example, if you only want to create a 3-day split routine, then delete the 4th day.

4. Plan Out Workout Program Design

This could include the number of sets and reps, rest periods, tempo, and exercise selection.

Moreover, plan out the warm-up, cool-down, and cardio routines which I recommend describing in a separate document.

5. Fill Out the Template

Start filling out all the essential information inside the workout template such as:

  • Exercise
  • Sets
  • Reps
  • Rest periods
  • Weight
  • Any notes you want your client to be aware of

Using the weekly workout templates will make this process much easier and faster as you can simply select the exercises, sets, reps, and rest periods from the drop-down menus.

6. Review and Revise the Workout Program

Make sure to go over the workout plan and make any necessary adjustments.

This could include changing the exercises, sets, reps, weights, and rest periods.

Completed Setup in Google Sheets Workout Template

7. Save and Share the Workout Program File

Once you’re happy with the final version of the workout program, save the file in a safe place on your computer. I recommend uploading it to a cloud storage service such as Google Drive or Dropbox so you can access it from anywhere.

Lastly, share it with your client and consider going through the workout program together so you can address any questions or concerns that the client may have.

How to Create Your Own Personal Training Templates

If you want to create your own personal training workout template, I still recommend downloading the weekly workout templates (Basic and/or Advanced) as a starting point. This will give you a good foundation for creating robust templates and save you a lot of time.

Once you have the aforementioned template(s), you can easily customize it further to better suit your needs, as described in the following steps.

1. Develop an Exercise Database

The first thing you would need to do is develop the existing exercise database further.

This could include adding new exercises, removing existing ones, or categorizing them under a different muscle group.

Simply go to the “DATA” tab, find the appropriate muscle group under which you want to add, delete or categorize the exercise, and make the appropriate changes.

Editing Exercises in Google Sheets Workout Template

2. Change the Sets, Reps, and Rest Periods.

You might want to change the default sets, reps, and rest periods.

To do this, go to the “DATA” tab and find the appropriate columns – sets, reps, and rest periods. Then enter the new values, in the cells under each column or delete the existing values.

Editing Data in Google Sheets Workout Spreadsheet

3. Create New Pre-Filled Workout Templates.

The next thing you could do is create new workout templates based on the existing ones.

For example, you could create a full-body workout, upper-body workout, lower-body workout template, etc. To do this, simply duplicate the existing workout template sheet and rename it accordingly, and fill it in with the appropriate exercises.

4 Tips for Utilizing the Personal Training Workout Templates

Here are 4 tips to help you get the most out of the workout templates for personal training, streamline processes, and save a lot of time in the long run.

1. Create the Best Possible Workout Template

Start by creating the best possible workout template that you can.

This should be something that you’re most comfortable using, you know it works well for the majority of your clients.

2. Create Different Templates for Different Types of Clients

You might want to create different workout templates for different types of clients.

For example, you could have a general client template, a sports performance template, a post-rehabilitation template, a busy professional template, etc.

3. Use the Pre-Made Templates as a Starting Point

Use the pre-made templates as a starting point and then make any necessary adjustments to better suit your client’s needs.

For example, you might want to add or remove exercises, change the sets, reps, and rest periods, add cardio, change progressions, etc.

4. Learn and Continuously Improve Your Workout Templates

The best way to improve your templates is to learn from experience.

As you work with more and more clients, you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t.

Make sure to continuously update your workout templates so they reflect the most effective exercises and programming techniques.

Download the Free Personal Training Workout Templates

Ready to streamline the process of creating workout programs?

Download any of the templates by following the steps below:

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