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Online Personal Trainer Scheduling – Join the virtual fitness revolution!
We shop online for groceries, clothes, to furnish our homes, and to acquire new skills through online courses. So why should it be any different with exercising? Enter the world of 21st-century sport professionals with the help of 10to8 online personal trainer scheduling software.
The Virtual Fitness Revolution
You’ve probably already seen the rise of virtual fitness through businesses like Peloton, who stream live and on-demand workouts and you have to admit we all want one of those bikes in the adverts. However, you don’t necessarily have to use expensive and fancy equipment. Alice Liveing, a health and wellness expert featured in Women’s Health Magazine, hosts live workouts streamed on Instagram to all her followers. So whether you’re a yogi, fitness coach, dance teacher or even a capoeira teacher, you can join the virtual fitness revolution today!
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The benefits of online workouts
Advantages for online trainees
Chrome Divas Fitness Studio based in Manila, Philippines use 10to8 sports scheduling software to provide a better overall service for their trainees and “have established ease and comfort for Filipinos who do aerial arts through online booking”. They started with simply offering an online booking platform for their classes through 10to8, but now they can choose to offer virtual fitness classes via Zoom too.
No one to judge and no more excuses
Your trainees can wear a bleach-stained shirt, with non-matching shorts and whatever scruffy shoes they want. There is no one to judge them. So they no longer have an excuse to not go to the gym or put it off until ‘tomorrow’.
Affordable and easy – no need to worry about equipment
These courses are often more affordable, at a fraction of the price of classes at your local gym, so they can save money for that little treat out when they hit their goals. Your trainees also don’t have to worry about anyone hogging equipment or having specialized equipment as even sit-ups and simple exercises can be done with ease at home whilst being motivated by a personal trainer.
Flexible and time-efficient
Another great benefit for your trainees is that they can easily schedule these virtual ftiness sessions into their day to day lives as they can simply do it from home with no need to travel. No traveling, will ultimately save them time, so they can spend more time relaxing in the evening than commuting to and from the gym.
Advantages for online personal trainers
The personal trainers at Chrome Divas have ex further benefited from 10to8 software, “classes are easily managed by teachers knowing who were booked, accounting aspect was easier”.
Doesn’t that sound amazing? You are no longer limited by locations, so even if your clients are hundreds of miles away you can still coach them from the comfort of your home. You are also not limited by time constraints at your gym. Take your time, you no longer need to worry about the dance class kicking you out when your time slot is up. And since your trainees are working out from the comfort of their homes, you don’t have to worry about limiting the sizes of your classes, as space is no longer an issue.
Save money and time
Virtual fitness sessions mean just that, they’re virtual so you can stop renting a room, partnering with a gym and spending money on travel costs to get to your classes.
Enjoy the freedom of the virtual fitness revolution with none of those restrictions pulling you back anymore. With 10to8, you can also save time by reducing no-shows.
Stefan Atanasov from Colets Health & Fitness Club has seen great benefits “10to8 has made my Personal Training running so easy. The best thing about 10to8 is the SMS and Email reminder that 10to8 automatically sends to my clients, which results in 0% no-show”.
Connect with your trainees
Even when you’re thousands of miles apart, you are still able to be right there in their living room, providing them with the motivation and encouragement they need. You can choose to send out messages before sessions, such as motivational quotes or simply a written version of the daily training plan. Or once the virtual fitness class has ended, you can email your clients with an after workouts nutrition advice or a satisfaction survey.
You’re gonna need this
I bet you’re wondering how exactly you can start your online gym – or move your physical studio to a virtual space. You’ll need a tool to help you get up and running. With 10to8 personal trainer scheduling software, you can set up your services to take place online, via Zoom for example, and collect payments. Not only that, but you can also send out automated reminders, attach notes to appointments and tag clients by class.
Step-by-step: how to set up your sports scheduling software for virtual fitness appointments
- Set up services – First, set up your services with available time slots and durations, and choose ‘Online/Phone’ as location to keep it virtual.
- Connect a virtual call tool – After this, you can connnect 10to8 with Zoom. If you’re looking to add even more fun to your sessions, with Zoom you can customize your backgrounds so no one has to see your possibly unorganized living room. Or you could set up a Zapier integration with Skype, Google Hangouts or other video tools.
- Decide on service specifics – When it comes to how you want to run things, it’s up to you whether you want to host 1-to-1 services or group sessions, 10to8 facilitates both equally well.
- Online booking page – After this, design an awesome booking page and choose a cover picture that matches your business.
- Payment collection method – Don’t forget to set up the method you want to use to collect payments for your bookings. For this, you can use Paypal, Sage or Stripe.
- And just like that, you’re ready to take virtual appointments and host online workout sessions.
The great thing about 10to8 is that you can get started quickly and easily, and if you’re new to online training and not sure what to expect, here’s the Free Forever Plan, so you have nothing to lose.
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Megan is a Digital Marketing Intern who loves to travel, with a long bucket list of places to go that she's slowly ticking off. She is currently studying Marketing at University, with a passion for content creation and social media. And on any day of the Winter, she can also be found with a nice mug of hot chocolate.
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