31 minutes | Apr 8, 2020

Adapting to online personal training - Episode 45 with Sharad Mohan

Summary: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. Episode content: 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 professionals2:19 Online training can be more than just sharing video content3:38 Background to developing the first fitness application5:46 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 training16:39 Local versus global business competition through online personal training22:07 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 businessRate the show:If you enjoyed this episode, then please rate the show, give a short review, and share it with your friends so they can benefit from this free expert information. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the video series on YouTube so you will receive each update immediately upon release.For other great episodes and expert guests on the Fit to Succeed show, visit our podcast library at www.nordicfitnesseducation.com
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