Did you know that nearly 50% of Americans want to exercise but don’t have time?
Getting back from work and changing clothes to hit the gym can put an extra obstacle on those who want to be physically active. Yet, simply getting home and joining a live training session doesn’t sound as difficult.
If you’re a personal trainer looking to host virtual training sessions but don’t know where to start, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Continue to read to find some training tips and how to conduct an online workout session.
- Prepare Properly
Both in-person training and virtual training require knowing your content. But the latter demands something extra: finding the ideal platform for delivery.
It can be challenging to deliver your best performance when the internet is slow or if you struggle to show a video of a certain exercise.
So, don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re going to use a platform you’re not too familiar with. Take note of the most common issues you had to deal with and ensure you don’t face these problems during your virtual training.
- Keep Your Participants Motivated
As a virtual instructor, it can be challenging to keep your clients motivated, particularly when teaching kids. So, you have to adopt a few techniques. For instance, ensure you praise your students using emojis or chat with them whenever they put in an extra effort to finish a tiring exercise.
Also, try to pay attention to their posture; if you see your clients exercising incorrectly, explain how to improve and why they’re not doing it right.
At last, enable your students to keep track of their progress. It will motivate them to keep pushing, to achieve their fitness goal.
- Video On Works Best
Several people will choose not to turn on their video. However, as a live instructor, you must ensure they follow the instructions and adopt the proper posture. So, be strict about it and tell them to keep their video on.
Also, avoid having a virtual background. It can cut your body movements and mess with the workout flow. Yet, you can add a logo or watermark to the screen (branding-wise, this is a great idea).
- Make It a Two-Way Process
You have to do a few things to keep your clients engaged and make the most of your training sessions. These include: giving an introduction before briefing them on what they can expect from the class.
You may also consider dedicating some time at the beginning (5 minutes tops) to learn about your students and find what they’re expecting to achieve from your virtual classroom long-term-wise.
Virtual sessions are challenging. So, ensure you have the signs and cues to communicate to your students. Plus, keep an eye on your clients to check if they’re perfectly following you.
- Lighting and Space
Lighting and space are two crucial factors in conducting memorable virtual workout sessions. A room with natural light and decent acoustics work wonders. But, if you can give a backyard or garden a chance, that’s a win-win.
Having great lighting and a clean space creates a positive impact. It gives clients a good user experience considering they’ll have clear visual access to your body movements.
Here’s an extra tip: Agile and Scrum might be worth checking if you want to offer your students the best online learning experience.
Live Training for Success
Live training can seem tricky at first, but you’ll succeed if you adopt the right strategies (using great lighting and motivational techniques) and prepare for your classes (considering the technical aspects).
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