If you are a personal trainer or want to get into the industry, you will no doubt already be aware how coronavirus has changed the way fitness classes are delivered. Online exercise programs are fast becoming the de facto standard — at least while social distancing remains intact. In this article, we outline the steps you can take to set up your own online personal trainer programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before you can successfully begin an online personal training career, you first need to get qualified. Level Two Gym Instructor and Level Three Personal Trainer certifications are a must if you want to be taken seriously in the industry. But experience in any other fitness capacity will also stand you in good stead.
There are many methods you can use to sell exercise plans online. It is possible to offer both free and commercial content, depending on your business aims. Videos are understandably popular, but you could also produce training plans and offer bespoke one-to-one consultations, or even provide specialist knowledge (e.g. nutrition advice, strength training hints and tips, and injury recovery/rehabilitation).
Qualifications are not required to sell training programs online, but they are highly recommended. Having the credentials and qualifications to back up your training will enable you to drum up extra business and ensure you can market yourself effectively. Specialise in certain areas so you can set yourself apart from the pack.
The money you can earn as an online fitness trainer varies. If you manage to keep a regular roster of clients, you can work online full time and make decent money. When starting out online, try and sign-up a few of your friends and family. Or if you already work in a gym and want to expand online, bring your existing clients along. Being persistent and marketing yourself well is key to long-term success.
Effective marketing will help you to build up a portfolio of clients. But first, you will need a platform to deliver your sessions. This can be done via social media websites, video platforms like YouTube, or via your own personal website.
Having a clear understanding of your audience can help you target your service to meet the needs of clients. Listen to feedback and ask for referrals. Regular blogging and being active on social media will win you new clients along the way.
At Entire Training, we specialise in personal training and fitness courses. With home learning opportunities and flexible payment plans, we can help you gain a recognised health and fitness qualification, such as Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, and Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma.
Our award-winning tutors and support team will ensure you can reach your goal of becoming a qualified personal trainer.
Entire Training’s dedicated support team provide helpful advice and information to all learners for the duration of the course. Calls from your tutor and the support team will ensure you have all the necessary information required to succeed on the course. Our award-winning tutors have extensive experience working for a variety of clients within the industry, helping them to pass on valuable information to learners. Entire Training use state-of-the-art facilities at exclusive venues and offer payment plans that can help you take your first steps towards becoming a personal trainer.
At Entire Training we are committed to raising industry standards through the development of highly trained and motivated fitness professionals. Our aim is to provide passionate fitness enthusiasts with an affordable qualification that will lead to a career they want. The aim is to provide an effective learning environment and support across all our courses we deliver.
We carefully select training venues, tutors, resources and support staff that want to see students succeed in the industry. Our goal is to provide the best platform for our students in their journey to a new career ensuring they develop the right skills and knowledge along the way.