Hi Julie. As far as conducting fitness assessments ‘online’ I’m not really sure how that would work, or even if it did that I would trust/rely on the results. There are a number of ways to conduct ‘online training’ and phone consultations; you’ve already mentioned one that I’ve heard other trainers using (Skype).
Good luck with your venture!
I believe it can work for the right person in the right market with the right clientele @ the right price… my attempt @ humor haha
I have been approached a few times about it but, I like to offer the “service” end. Can be risky/damaging to reputation if injurious to participants and I found myself feeling as though I was limiting or unjustly predetermining their ability/intensity level of programming too much for caution and safety because of the medium used.