Business Management

online payment personal trainer

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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Email management for personal trainers

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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time management for online personal trainers

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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