Looking for some great ways on how to do personal training online?
If you are a successful personal trainer and your clients are getting great results, you start feeling like you want to help everyone! But how can you do that? I mean there are only so many hours in the day and your time is valuable. Right?!
When I started a fitness business, my clients were excited, they were seeing awesome results, and I started to get referrals.
However, due to my early success, my peak training times were full. I was getting referrals, but everyone wanted that prime 5:30 pm spot! Does that sound familiar? Are you having a similar experience? Or do you just want to help everyone?!
Well, I can tell you that there are a few options out there.
If you really want to do personal training online, you need to put together a plan just like your workout plan.
How To Do Personal Training Online: The Why
The why maybe a simple answer:
- I want to make more money training
- I want to help more people
- I want to expand my business
Whatever your why may be, here you will find a solution…
When it comes to expanding your business from the studio to online, there is a little bit of transition. Be prepared, whichever program you use, there will be some set up that takes time.
Here are a couple of things to think about before you get started:
- How big is your budget
- How much do you want make
- Do you want to offer individual plans or goal based plans
- Do you want to use your own videos or access videos already available
On How To Do Personal Training Online- 2 Great Tips
When it comes to the how, you need to assess the why and pick a program that will work best for you!
That being said, here a few options that may work. If you are just starting out, you may want to choose the plan that is best suited for your budget. Remember, the more work you do, the easier it is on your pocket book. When you start to outsource, the price starts to go up.
Easy on the budget: 5 Stars
Cost: You can get started for under $5 a month
Takes time to build
If you have already started a fitness blog, then you have already done half the work. Now all you need to do is set up some links and you are on your way…
- Set up an online training page
- Sync it with your email marketing as an auto-responder
- Send workouts to your online clients with the auto-responder
- Your clients will get your emails on their phone and can use those workouts while they are in the gym
With this method you can also upload videos, set up payments online, and really build a profitable online training business!
This way is the most budget friendly and you will have the most control of your site.
2. Online Personal Training Software
Easy on the budget: 3 Stars
Cost: Up to $130 with possible set up and monthly fees (depending on the program)
Easy to set up and get started
If I didn’t have a website, I may have gone this route. When it comes to learning how to do personal training online, there are a few options to consider:
Idea fit is a fitness association that has several benefits. One of those benefits is a Workout Builder that uploads to a private YouTube channel. You can use this with your blog and provide workout videos for your online clients.
This is one option to integrate with your email auto-responder.
Cost: $130 for the year
PT On The Net
Pt on the net is similar to Ideafit, but in my opinion has way more options and the video quality is better.
I think their programs have some real benefits that can be integrated into your website. The one thing to keep in mind is how you will get your clients. No matter which program you have, you will need to do personal promotion, online promotion, paid traffic, or getting traffic with your website/blog.
Cost: The programs start around $115 for the year and additional fees depending on options.
If you don’t have a website and want to get started right away, Trainerize may be for you! You can log on and have your own webpage set up in minutes. Then you can start building workouts and creating your online studio for your new Online Personal Training Business.
Cost starts at $16 a month and goes up based on your number of clients. If you are just getting started online, Trainerize really is set up well and you will get a lot of benefit.
However, if you already have a website I would consider combining PTontheNET or Ideafit for their workout builders.
Mindbody is by far the best Personal Training Business Software! I say that because I use it in my business and it has made booking, and credit card processing a breeze.
AND, if you combine Mindbody with some of these other services, your Online Personal Training business will skyrocket!
Mindbody differs in price, but as a Personal Trainer I use the solo option.
As your business grows, so will your bank account! Not to mention all the people you will help in the process. Whichever program you decide works best for you, start now and take action!
You now know you want to start a fitness business online! You have the tools and resources to make it happen. Don’t over analyze, just decide and DO IT!
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