Anjuum Khanna, Personal Fitness Trainer- For wellness experts, turning into an online fitness coach is one of the most searched after ways to deal with getting more customers and getting more cash-flow. Odds are, in the event that you are thinking about this specialty you are pulled in to it on the grounds that there is no pay roof. Online individuals preparing works while you rest, couldn't care less how long there are in a day, and doesn't place you in a case that constrains you to zero in on time as a pay restricting variable.
Basically, online individuals preparing as a plan of action is adaptable. Making internet preparing administration contributions that assist individuals with accomplishing their wellness and wellbeing objectives, yet don't need a huge load of time, permit you to recover that significant individual and monetary opportunity.
Anyway, this sounds phenomenal isn't that right? Obviously it does, however that doesn't mean it's simple. Today we will figure out how to turn into an online fitness coach, the six distinct kinds of online individuals preparing plans of action, address some online individuals preparing income streams that you might need to consider, and find out a little about online fitness coach programming.
Above all, we should characterize precisely what an online fitness coach is.
Before you go head first into online training, my recommendation is to transition one of your in-person clients over to what is called the “hybrid personal training model.” The hybrid model is a blend of traditional personal training (in-person) along with online personal training (more on the online personal training business models below).
This gives you some experience working with clients online and allows you to begin to develop additional revenue-generating programs in the process. For example, you can take an in-person client and create a PDF workout plan for them to follow and interact with them via online mediums. In between in-person workouts you allow your client to follow your guide and regularly check-in with them via email, text message, phone, or some other method that allows for tracking and accountability.
If you like the freedoms this hybrid method of training affords you, you will likely want to learn how to scale it.
Let’s get something out of the way as it concerns becoming an online personal trainer. You don’t actually NEED any special certification to sell or provide personal training services online.
But, and this is a strong but, would you trust a doctor that didn’t have a proper educational background? Would you let a dentist with no dental education work on your pearly whites?
A professional with credentials is important to the consumer, as it builds credibility and trust, and therefore it should be important to you as well. Earning an online personal trainer certification provides you insight into assisting your clients online, understanding business and program creation, scaling your business, and provides you with credentials that were created to enhance the lives of your clients while protecting their safety. In short, it helps to maintain the integrity of the personal training industry as a whole with a set of principles, guidelines, and recommendations that help both you and your clients succeed using this great medium.
So, while you can skip getting an online personal training certification, I highly recommend you start here before establishing yourself as an online personal trainer.
This portion of your education will also help to transition you into a larger role as an online personal trainer while also allowing you more personal and financial freedom, the hallmarks of the online personal training industry.
If step one taught you how to gain experience using online training and the hybrid model, step three will be the part where you really scale your online business. In the Fitness Mentors Certified Online Personal Trainer certification (FM-COPT), you’ll learn the various assets you can build to help you sell personal training online.
Online personal training really weighs heavily on business structure, and understanding how to structure your business from start to finish is very helpful for new online trainers. For example, learning how to leverage online PDFs, video libraries, client management platforms, and integrate them into your website are all educational paths you can learn the hard way or the easy way. The FM-COPT will show you how to start building these assets as well as your new online business model based on the six kinds of online business models I’ll explain more below.
After you begin to build out these additional revenue streams, it’s all about getting more clients online.
At this final stage of becoming an online personal trainer you’ve now learned some of the ins and outs of online training with your experience with a hybrid model, you’ve gotten a certification that helps set some structure and shows you how to build assets out to sell more services, and now all you need to do to be more successful is to get more clients online.
Notice I did not specifically mention marketing here as that is not the only way to get online personal training clients. There is an opportunity for you to bring your existing in-person clients over to your online suite of services and that is probably an easier transition than marketing itself. While marketing will eventually become an important part of scaling your business, I recommend using existing relationships to truly kickstart some of your online training while you laser focus your online business.
If you want some insight into marketing your business, check out our blog on personal trainer marketing and specifically some of the ideas that relate to websites or online services.
Read on to learn about the types of online personal training services can you offer.
Anjuum khanna is a fitness professional with a Masters in Exercise Science from University of Richmond. He gives fitness coaching to youngsters. He has a Fitness Coaching Institute in India.Show More