In researching competitors and fitness and nutrition software for my personal training business, I am noticing more online personal training solutions both in terms of competition and software offerings. So I am naturally curious, are personal trainers are doing more work with their clients online versus in person these days?
Ok, I will be brief. (Did I hear sighs of relief?) There is no such thing as “online” personal training. What is being called online personal training is just exercise descriptions and workout session designs sold to make money. If you feel that this is ok and not in direct opposition to personal training standards of practice, then go on and get your share of this ill gotten gains.
Otherwise, meet your clients in person (as in personal training) and do the best you can with the information you gather on each “individual” client.
The money gotten (it isn’t earned) through selling copies of plans and videos comes out of our communities. It hurts the local fitness professionals. And it wastes billions of dollars every year. But if you can do this and still kid yourself that you are a fitness professional, go right ahead. I can’t stop all of the other con artists out there taking money from gullible people either.