Hi, I’m a newly certified personal trainer and I’m certified through ACE. I’ve considered starting a personal training “business” online, although a would like to offer my services at no charge so that I can gain experience. I would like to do this for two primary reasons: one, I have a lot of friends and coworkers who have asked me to help them reach their fitness goals and two, I would like to help my friends/coworkers but I have a very tight schedule and do not have a gym or other practical location where I could train clients. Does anyone have any experience with this? I’m sure that I would need everything that is usually required for a business, such as liability insurance, advice from a local attorney, business contracts, liability waivers, etc.
Is it possible to have an online nonprofit personal training business and is it a wise career decision? Are there any possible negative outcomes that I should be aware of?
after reading your answer, I see what your intentions are.
If you think of providing information about exercises, use as many pictures and videos as you can. People learn in different ways, and the more delivery methods you use, the better.
Creating a blog or YouTube channel is an inexpensive thing to do. A website is more expensive; you have to pay for the domain name and the web hosting.
Wish you good luck.