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Adapting to online personal training – Episode 45 with Sharad


The world of online personal training is definitely growing! In fact with the recent movement restrictions due to Coronavirus impacting numerous countries around the world, online training has taken a significant boost! The fitness industry model is still very much built around a face-to-face delivery of fitness training services and that is what the vast majority of personal trainers conform to offer. So what things need to be considered when adapting personal training to an online offering? We asked Sharad Mohan, the CEO of the leading PT software platform, Trainerize to share his inside perspective.

Guest biography

Sharad Mohan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Trainerize—the company known for digitizing the fitness club experience—and the driving force behind their mission to “make fitness accessible”. Founded in 2008, Trainerize has been helping fitness businesses leverage technology to stay relevant in the digital fitness age and engage their members in new ways using mobile and wearable devices.

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Episode content: Online personal training

During this important discussion around online personal training, Sharad answered a range of important questions offering insight to fitness professionals across the following topics:

  • 1:18 Why Trainerize is a great online tool for fitness professionals
  • 2:19 Online training can be more than just sharing video content
  • 3:38 Background to developing the first fitness application
  • 5:46 Does online training reduce or improve the client relationship?
  • 8:53 Does online training reach further into communities than normal big box gyms?
  • 12:16 Strengths of online versus face to face fitness training
  • 16:39 Local versus global business competition through online personal training
  • 22:07 How important is a social media profile in succeeding as an online fitness trainer?
  • 24:58 Data capture features within Trainerize to benefit an online fitness business

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Growing a successful online personal training business – Episode 31 with Jonathan Goodman


Being a successful face to face personal trainer does not necessarily translate into success when shifting towards online personal training business. Jonathan Goodman shares his expertise and provides some key insights into how running an online personal training business is different from in-person training.

Guest Biography

Jonathan Goodman is an experienced and respected personal trainer from Toronto, Canada, who has a strong reputation for excellence in PT business and setting a strong benchmark in how to generate growth and success. He is the author of several books, including Ignite the Fire and also the Personal Trainer Pocketbook. Jon is also the founder of the Personal Trainer Development Centre, one of the largest communities of personal trainers available online. He also created the Online Trainer Academy where fitness professionals can expand their know-how and get certified to run a successful business as a fitness trainer through online coaching and instruction.

Jonathan Goodman


Episode content:  Online personal training business

During episode 31, a wide range of subjects related to fitness business and more specifically online personal training business were discussed, including:

  • problems associated with marketing across a broad audience rather than focusing on a specific niche
  • the importance of communicating value to the customer or personal training client
  • differences in demonstrating value between a budget and a high-end service model
  • key differences between a face to face versus an online personal training service offering
  • advice for newly qualified personal trainers who are seeking to offer online fitness coaching
  • plus much, much more great value content

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Twitter @theptdc

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Bonus video

In this short bonus video Jonathan shares some quick tips regarding marketing problems, online personal training, and client retention. Enjoy.

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