In this article, we're going to discuss how to manage/price your Zoom workouts and then we'll show you how to set up an amazing Zoom workout experience for your clients in a fast and affordable way. Not everyone has space to set up a beautiful gym in their home; however, you can still make a small space work and turn it into your own beautiful training studio.
In this article, we're going to show you how to set up an amazing Zoom workout experience for your clients in a fast and affordable way. Not everyone has space to set up a beautiful gym in their home; however, you can still make a small space work and turn it into your own beautiful training studio.
At WeStrive, we don't currently offer video training (coming soon) - but there are so many amazing free platforms out there like Zoom where you can run your classes through. A lot of our trainers use WeStrive for their clients 3-4 days a week and then will add those clients to a Zoom call 1 day a week. However you do it, during these COVID-times, it's great to add a Zoom call or two into your training regimen.
For this article we interviewed two amazing trainers that are both full-time Zoom instructors. The first one, has built a beautiful gym inside her home to train out of. The second trainer, has turned a small, simple room into his own professional Zoom training studio.
The first image is the absolutely gorgeous studio that Georgia Carvalho hosts her Zoom training calls in. We definitely don't expect you to be able to do this in your home (the first time her and I hopped on a call I was mind blown by how beautiful the studio was!) but it's something to aspire to!
Our next studio is by WeStrive Trainer Aderito Manuel who trains through aderitomanuelfitness.co.uk. He's taken his office space, taken advantage of the brick background, and turned it into a full-on professional studio with lighting, plants, and more! We love to see it.
I think the first point of this article is all about using your surroundings. Aderito just had a plain brick wall that maybe had a couch in front of it. By taking advantage of the space, he now has a beautiful background to train in front of. Look around your house and see what backgrounds you already have access to!
Now, we've asked our instructors 10 different questions about their Zoom setup. You'll find out everything from what equipment they use to how much they charge for each session.
- What is your setup like for your Zoom workout?
- How many Zoom workouts do you do in a day?
- What do you do to prepare for these workouts?
- How long do these workouts last?
- How many clients do you train at once?
- How many Zoom workouts do you think you've done?
- How do you organize all of your Zoom workouts?
- How much do clients pay for these classes?
- What equipment do you have?
- What's a typical workout look like that you take your clients with on Zoom?
Here we go!
What is your setup like for your Zoom workout?
I deliver my Zoom sessions from my Personal Training Studio. I make sure that the workout area is clean and tidy, I place my laptop in a position that my client can see me for the entire workout, I test my microphone and check the lighting, and have any equipment at hand if I’m using it for that particular session. I also write the workout on a whiteboard and place it close to my laptop in case I need a reminder of the exercises, and I use some background music just to help me stay focused.
I used my Living room and have a 3-step cleared area. I utilize my laptop for hosting the Zoom calls and ALWAYS have my phone ready for a back up. In regards to lighting, it's best to use natural light if possible. I use my earbuds, have a tripod for the phone, and a mat.
How many Zoom workouts do you do in a day?
At the moment, I usually do between five to seven Zoom workout sessions per day, depending on the day.
5 to 7 a day
Wow, both 5-7. Good to know!
What do you do to prepare for these workouts?
To prepare for each workout session, I make sure that my client’s workout plan is ready and any equipment I’m using is available, I fully charge my laptop and microphone batteries, and my water bottle is full.
Exactly the same as face to face session. The unique parts are the angles, sound, lighting and connectivity check. Then a semi structured workout with potential progressions, regressions and alternatives. Have a Playlist is also key - Plus a digital clock to share if its a time based workout. And Oh!... triple check all batteries!
How long do they last?
Most of my Zoom sessions last 30 minutes. I’ve learned that 30-minute sessions are more convenient for clients to fit into their schedule than longer sessions.
30min to 1h depending on client's availability/ fitness goal
How many clients do you train at once?
I usually train 1-on-1 clients, and I also offer group training from time to time.
23 is my highest group class (bootcamp) attendance. I typically do no more than 3 to 4 for personal training.
How many Zoom workouts do you think you've done?
I started delivering Zoom workout sessions about four years ago, and, to be completely honest, I have no idea how many workouts I’ve done so far.
Over 200 since March 2020 lockdown for group sessions. Since then I teach bootcamps 4 times per week and the sessions are never repeated. Still going... :)
How do you organize all of your Zoom workouts?
I’ve been using Setmore for about two years to organise my entire schedule, including all Zoom workout sessions.
Honestly, I use PowerPoint to organize the calls
Editors note: I'm happy to reference other platforms if they can help you with your training business... but keep in mind that WeStrive will be adding calendars/scheduling by June of 2021! It's going to be pretty great ☺️
How much do clients pay for these classes?
Prices are GBP 9 / USD 13 for a single 30-minute session.
And I also offer monthly packages:
2 sessions a week (including a total of 8 sessions) - GBP 64 / USD 90
3 sessions a week (including a total of 12 sessions) - GBP 84 / USD 119
For my 1-on-1 clients: £40-£55 ($55-$76 USD)
For Group training: £7.50 ($10.50 USD) per client
What equipment do you have?
I have a Personal Training Studio equipped with dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, resistance bands, power bags, ViPR, BOSU ball, TRX, Swiss balls, Pilates ball, balance board, balance cushions, trampoline, step and skateboard.
Mat. Generally not essential to have weights on my end if I can deliver a good demo/ exercise description. However, a pair of dumbbells are enough for most exercises. It's what most people would have at home.
What's a typical workout look like that you take your clients with on Zoom?
I plan the workouts to be as dynamic as possible with no-repeat exercises. I include any equipment the client has available as much as possible to avoid boredom and keep them motivated, and I also make sure that we warm-up and cool-down properly.
I do a mix of Functional training, HIIT, ab workouts, and more. It varies according to the clients needs!
And there you have it! Got a question or need help? Feel free to Send Feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @WeStriveApp
About the author
Cory McKane is the CEO/Founder of WeStrive - a platform for personal trainers to manage & grow their personal training business.