So, you can’t go to the gym. We get it, it sucks.

You’re having to cancel on in-person sessions with your clients and still find ways to help them through their fitness journeys despite not having access to any facilities. If you’ve got an at-home gym, well, you’re one of the lucky ones.

Insurance Canopy understands that times are tough, so to help you figure out how to best still help your clients and provide for yourself, we’ve got a few tips on how to make the most out of having to work from home, what you need to succeed, and we want to fill you in on the importance of personal trainer liability insurance and how it can greatly benefit your personal trainer career.

How to Take Your Personal Training Business Online

With a strong internet connection and the ability to communicate with people remotely, you’ve got everything you need to take your start virtual personal fitness training today

And with gyms closed, here are the best ways you can support your clients right now:

  1. Send Recorded Workouts
    • Do your best to still give your clients that personal touch they gain when training with you. You don’t have to record different workouts for each person but you do have to offer people workouts that can be accomplished at their own pace and level of difficulty.

      You might consider recording a few workouts at varying levels of difficulty and offer those for clients to choose from. If you’re not into the idea of filming yourself exercising, then you should offer workout plans that include links to how-to videos on how to properly do exercises.

      You could also offer live workouts that your clients can join in on. Whichever you decide to go with, be sure you inform your clients as best you can.

  1. Offer Digital Services
    • Meal plans, daily exercises, encouragement videos, weekly web conferences--there are so many digital offerings you can create for your clients that it’s insane! Whatever you choose, do your best to cater to individual needs and change things up as needed.

      The first place you could start is by ensuring you have a platform you can reach your clients on. You should be sure you’re able to have video calls and chats as well as email your clients as needed--these are things you likely already have set up. If you don’t you might want to try out creating a Facebook group, a GroupMe chat or a MyFitnessPal group.

      Next, figure out what you want to offer people and create those assets. After you have assets made, figure out what would be best for each client and tailor plans as needed.

  1. Check In Regularly
    • Once you’ve got things set up, check in as often as needed with each one of your clients. If you already do this, then great! Ask your clients for feedback and check to see if there is anything else they’re hoping for or feel they’re missing. You want to support them in their success and still feel you’re doing your part.
What Do I Need To E-Train My Clients?

This isn’t as complicated as you might think. Everything you need, you likely already have at home!

We’ll keep it short. In order to successfully offer digital personal training services you need:

  • A smart phone
  • Your laptop
    • You’ll have to email, video call, and send video in order to communicate successfully
  • Workout equipment
    • A yoga mat
    • Weights
    • Resistance bands
    • Step stool
    • Anything else you already incorporate in your workouts

If you’re going to record daily or weekly workouts to offer people, here are a few tips to make the most out of your at-home recordings.

  1. Consider Your Set Up
    • Make sure your area is clear of clutter and that the tools you need are clearly visible.
  2. Get Rid of Extra Noise
    • As much as you love your pets, your clients won’t want to hear background noise that could distract them from their workout; be sure you’re the center of attention
  3. Get PUMPED!
    • Your clients want to see your enthusiasm for what you love to do; help motivate them to keep going by being motivated and energetic yourself

By making sure you have the right tools and knowledge to create the material you need, you’ll be able to work well with your clients digitally, and still give them the feeling that they’re getting the same in-person training as before.

What Insurance Do I Need for Online Personal Training?

Are you safeguarding your personal trainer business? Do you have personal trainer liability insurance protection?

With personal trainer liability insurance, you’re protected against third-party claims that arise out of your business operations. And when you’re insured through Insurance Canopy, you not only get the proper personal trainer liability insurance, but you also get professional liability insurance, which is the insurance you need to instruct clients virtually.

Professional liability insurance may cover your business or a wrongful act attributable to your advice pertaining to your job. So, if you were to film a yoga workout for your clients, and in it you told your client to push themselves as far as they could go, and that resulted in an injury, your client could sue you as a result. With a personal trainer liability insurance policy that offers professional liability insurance, you have protection against financially devastating claims and give yourself peace of mind that you’re doing everything you can to keep your business safe.

If you’re interested in learning more about personal trainer liability insurance go here. Policies start at just $129 a year and you now have the option of paying in monthly installments. Get your policy today!