Covid-19 was a real kick in the nuts for all of us at first.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to keep my business going since I primarily trained clients in person.
It was definitely stressful, which I’m sure you can relate to.
My normal routine was turned upside down and I could either adapt or play the victim.
Well, I decided to adapt because I couldn’t afford to complain and do nothing. Blaming the virus wasn’t going to solve my problems.
So, I transitioned to online workouts and took advantage of technology in order to keep my business afloat.
My current clients already knew my trainer lingo and they use great form, so continuing to work with them was pretty easy.
The tricky part was picking up new clients and figuring out a way to teach them proper form, deliver workouts that produce results and creating a support system for accountability.
I solved for this by creating online kettlebell programs that used a combination of:
– Video sharing to teach proper form
– Monthly workout plans to take out the guesswork
– Group Zoom calls for support and accountability
Once I got these programs up and running these are the benefits my clients and I have noticed compared to traditional personal training.
1. We all get more sleep.
Instead of meeting a client at 5:45 or 6am for a personal training session, they could do the workouts I’d written up for them at a time that’s more convenient. Win win.
2. Scheduling is so much easier.
Having clients compete for my time is no fun. If Client “A” trains at Monday and Wednesday at 6am, but new Client “B” can only train at Wednesday at 6am, something’s gotta give.
Either Client “B” doesn’t get an opportunity to work with me or Client “A” has to cut back the number of workouts they do each week. No one wins.
With my online kettlebell programs no one is competing for my time and everyone can workout at their ideal time.
3. No commute and parking issues.
To get anywhere in the DC metro area involves dealing with traffic. Following a plan that you can do at home negates all of that.
Oh yea, parking can suck too. Whether it’s hunting for a parking spot, feeding a meter or hoping you don’t get a parking ticket is now a thing of the past.
Working out at home rules!
4. Ability to work with anyone, no matter where they live.
Now, I can work with people on the West coast instead of people who only live within a 5 mile radius of the gym.
I can definitely say that I’ve found a silver lining in all of this and I look forward to helping more people….. online.
If you’re interested in learning more about my online kettlebell program, click here to schedule a time to chat with me.