Zoom sessions are not Online Coaching
Without doubt, in-person self-employed Personal Trainers have been hit the hardest in the Fitness Industry and you can see them downloading Zoom and doing their best at training clients via video calls.
If you have followed my work for a while now, you will know that true online coaching without the in-person video is far more suitable to advanced trainees.
The whole point of going to online coaching is to not have to be at a specific location at a specific time to serve your clients. Doing a Zoom session where you speak to your client and watch them workout at home is a substitute and you should be using this time to build out your other systems to ensure your current clients get a better service online. You want to ensure that when we come out of the end of this you have your actual online coaching service available.
Online Personal Trainers serve their clients better than in-person trainers (for the most part)
This is going to hurt a lot of peoples’ feelings and normally when that is the case that is because it is true.
Disclaimer: there are very good in-person trainers that do what good online trainers do. There will always be good and bad in any industry.
In my experience, online coaches provide better onboarding, programming, communication, community, and check-ins with their clients.
Now I’m going to quote myself from 2015: