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3 reasons to take online payments in your personal training business

By | Business Management

Personal training used to be a cash business. Clients would turn up, get sweaty for an hour, and hand over a bunch of wrinkled £20 notes at the end of the session. Or crumpled $20 bills, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Maybe you’ll hand over an invoice or receipt, but probably not. Maybe you’ve got a safe in the office for all that cash your collecting, but it chances are it just lived in your wallet for a few hours until you got home.

When you’re done training clients it’s time to switch off PT mode and start getting comfy as a DIY accountant, updating your messy spreadsheet with ins and outs and cashflows and expenses and all sorts of numbers you never really intended to master when you qualified as a personal trainer.

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3 simple challenge ideas to keep your clients motivated

By | Online Personal Training, Personal Training

Everyone has bad days. Everyone gets lazy. So how do you keep you clients motivated when all the really want to do is watch TV?

Setting short to mid term challenges can be a great way to keep your clients focussed on their ultimate goal, without being discouraged along the way.

Clients typically hire trainers for one of two reasons:

1. Decrease body fat
2. Increase muscle mass

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Email management for online personal trainers

By | Business Management, Online Personal Training

If you’re a personal trainer I’m sure you know what it’s like to have an inbox overflowing with emails from clients.

Old clients who don’t pay you anymore asking you to critique their new workout plan. New clients scared to eat bread because they think wheat will destroy them their hard work. Current clients who forgot when their next session is. And potential clients who have 100 questions about your service but no intention of hiring you.

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Get to know your clients with consultation forms

By | Online Personal Training

Being a personal trainer is about more than just hitting the gym with your client and counting the reps. It’s about understanding their goals and their hurdles, knowing what their favourite food is, whether they walk or drive to work. But most importantly, it’s about building a positive relationship and rapport.

During your first session with a new client, and even before you start your ‘official’ initial assessment, your client will likely drip feed you some important answers about their work, family, and social life without you even having to ask. Take note, because this information provides a great starting point for your relationship and can shape the following weeks, and months, or workout and nutrition planning.

Having a conversation comes naturally when you’re training clients in person, but what about online personal training?

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The best free stock photos for fitness professionals

By | Marketing

Great photos play a huge role in online marketing, especially in our highly visual fitness industry. How many times have you put hours into a new post only to, seemingly, spend twice as long looking the perfect photos to accompany your words of wisdom?

If you’re the type to just head to Google, type in “fitness” and pick the first photos that pop up then you need to stop. That’s basically theft. And not cool.

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Time management for online personal trainers

By | Business Management, Online Personal Training

As a personal trainer your job is to help your clients achieve their health and fitness goals, but have you ever had a client who texts you when they sit down at a restaurant and absolutely needs you to calculate the macros of every meal on the menu? Or a client who emails you at 6am because they’re about to go for a run and aren’t sure if they absolutely need to have one or two scoops in their protein shake?

What happens when you don’t answer them immediately? What happens when you do answer immediately?

Neither approach is ideal. Don’t reply and your clients become disheartened. Reply straight away and you’re no longer in control of your own business.

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3 reasons to add value between client training sessions

By | Personal Training

As a personal trainer you typically see your clients between one and four times a week, depending on the plan you’ve designed for them, or time and cost considerations. And that’s fine. You can get a lot done in that time and your clients can make a lot of progress.

But there’s so much more time in a week that you could be taking advantage of, whether you see a client or not.

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Benefits of online personal training

By | Online Personal Training

We’re often asked about online personal training and why it’s worth thinking about. As a modern personal trainer, online training isn’t just a nice add on, it’s becoming an essential component of your success.

Alongside the obvious perks for you like working from home in your pants, there’s real benefits for your clients, too.

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