Whether you already have your personal training certificate or are still thinking about your options, online personal training is a unique career opportunity that you can start quickly. But how exactly do you get started as an online personal trainer? Read on for our tips!
You can’t teach what you don’t know. Although a personal training certificate is not required to start your own online personal training business, it will help you stand out as a professional in the field. Certificate programs like the one offered at The Manhattan Institute give you the skills you need to train by focusing on actual techniques as well as business practices. You’ll walk away with a complete knowledge to help you move forward.
Pick a Platform
There are personal trainers making money on just about every online platform out there. You will need to pick a platform for hosting your content. Popular platforms include Facebook groups, Wordpress, Youtube, or your own custom website. Don’t assume that a website is out of your reach. Chances are that someone in your network designs websites. Who knows? They may be willing to trade personal training sessions for web design and maintenance. Either pick a familiar platform that you understand well or plan to spend some time learning your way around.
Once you’ve picked a platform, it’s time to create your content. Try to come up with a unique angle for your content to make it easier to find clients. Rather than just making Yoga videos, for instance, you could specialize in yoga you can do with your toddler or yoga for busy professionals. Online personal training is more than just videos You can write informative articles, provide daily or weekly check-ins, and provide motivation and inspiration, as well as personal training. Pick something unique that fits your interests and skills and appeals to your ideal customer. Once you’ve published content on your platform of choice, it’s time to start promoting your personal training business on social media.
If you’re ready to get started as an online personal trainer and don’t have your certificate yet, learn more about enrollment or get started today!