Do you see a potential in delivering live fitness classes online (video/audio live streaming)?
Do you see a potential in delivering classes live online (video/audio live streaming) using computer/tablets with cams , where you can see up to 20 of your students live, interact with them and the students can see live the trainer and up to 3 of their workout buddy friends (feel more motivated)...we can also capture the heart beat rate/cal burn and display it on the screen and share it(technically possible)
Do you think there is a demand for live online classes?
Do you see yourself delivering or attending a live online fitness class ?
What type of feature will really be important ?
It will be great to have your feedback since I am exploring this idea.
thank you very much
And then there is the front-end of advertising, the question of payment.
It is an interesting idea ..... but I would give the processes some thought before you go deeper into the design.
About the logistics, You can teach from home , you can use the TV as a display if you want (hdmi cable from your pc/mac/or tablets) and you use the camera of you laptop/tablet. You need a good internet bandwidth.
You can have the same setup in a fitness club. You can interact with the students individually if needed, maybe you do a pause and look at each one to see if they are performing the moves well etc... small group classes might be optimum.
But if you have real participants next to you that are part of the class, then you might not have time to interact individually with your online students , they will just watch and listen to you. But the online students can see and interact with each other (up to 3 live friends) so they dont feel "alone" working out in their living room following you.
We would like to build a sort of marketplace for online live workout classes and student search and register to a class (all integrated to social networks), invite their friends to join etc... regarding payments, we still need to think about this one and targeted ads too maybe :)
We built already a prototype to test out the technology. Still a lot to develop. Hopefully in january we will start to test run it on real workout sessions. Maybe you can try it out :)
Right now I am collecting feedback, pros/cons, ideas etc... dont hesitate to share more thought.
Yes,I see a big potential in delivering sessions online - You really may catch clients everywhere and every time.
With regards,Miroslava.(In this moment in Baltimore).
I talked with the instructor at the gym I am referring to and she is very interested. It has now been my task to help her figure out how this can be implemented. As for payment, my thought was to have a monthly fee for those that want to be able to access this data. After purchaseing whatever package (one month, three month, one year etc), the "student" is then given a unique access code that give unlimited access to them for the amount of time they purchased. Once that time frame is up, they are given a message saying that they need to purchase another package to access the classes.
I would also make this extremely user friendly on the instructor's part so that the implementation/setup time is seemless. Fortunately, the zumba folks I am referring to have their own studio so the setup would be constant and in place.
Just my thought on how I would implement this.
It could be a logistics nightmare, yet again, with everyone so "connected" these days it could work for many
I am not convinced that online workouts can or will replace a human and the contact and connection we bring to our clients