Pay your expenses to travel with them. Besides that I would never train a client due to the fact that you will be very limited in your ability to effectively teach, train, demonstrate exercise. You will be able to view them from a single 2d vantage point not seeing if a movement is performed correctly.
Fuel the Movement,
Well, I am moving to Scotland and a lot of my clients want to keep in touch with me (I’m currently in Washington State). So I figure if I’ve trained them for years and they have good technique, so I can try training them through Skype or Gmail.
I know it’s definately not as personal. But I think it might be a good way to keep in touch with them.
If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. Thanks
Hi Mary. I like your thinking here! We as trainers sometimes have to be flexible and think outside the box. I think that what you are suggesting is definitely doable. A lot will depend on the client(s) involved and your, and their, comfort level with training them long distance. There are definitely some clients that this would work for, but you will have to use your best judgment as to which ones they are. That analysis has to be YOURS to make, and not simply rely upon which clients say that they want to keep training with you. If, in your opinion, they’re not a good candidate for this type of “long-distance training,” then I would be candid with them about that and not try to take them on in this way.
That’s my opinion. I hope this helps.
When this type of issue arises, the best way it to decide and evaluate which of your clients will be good candidates for training online. Some will be ok with it, others they prefer a personal training in-person. Also, can you trust them in following your directions and work out postings? I would stick with Skype since it’s the next best option to in-person training. Email is a good alternative as well, but then you have no way of knowing if they did what they were supposed to do and in the correct form. The other option is to sell your business or contacts and start fresh where ever you are moving too.