Written by Tom Clarke • Published 24th April 2020 • 6 minute read

For most of us working from home provides a welcome break from our usual commute to an office.

But for those of us whose living depends on being able to interact and engage with their clients on a one-to-one, the lock-down has provided its own unique challenges.

In the fitness industry for example, coaches and personal trainers have had to completely rethink how they approach and rework their offering and keep their clients motivated and engaged virtually.

We’ve taken a look at four apps and platforms that allow coaches to interact with their clients.

TrueCoach

Completely modernising how personal trainers engage with their clients is TrueCoach. No longer will trainers and coaches have to deal with excel spreadsheets, keeping track of YouTube tutorial videos, and client contact numbers.

All via the TrueCoach smart app, clients can post videos of themselves completing exercises, log their workouts and access previous results to track their progression.

There is also a real-time messaging functionality for both client and coaches enabling them to talk and contact each other regularly.

Around the globe, over 15,000 coaches have opted to integrate TrueCoach into their offering and waved goodbye to their usually busy admin days to enable them to focus more time on coaching their clients.

 

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6 Survival Tips for Remote Coaches to Keep Their Business Alive and Well . Being an online coach during normal circumstances demands enough brain power and attention as it is, but the COVID-19 shutdown has required coaches to step up their game and online presence more than ever before. If you’re feeling a little lost or overwhelmed, Jill Coleman is here to help you out. Jill is a highly successful online coach with more than 16 years of experience in the fitness world; we have a lot to learn from her. We sat down with her for an in-depth conversation about maintaining your online business during the quarantine. . Read more about some takeaways that will help you grow your remote coaching business on our blog- Thinking Remotely: “6 Survival Tips for Remote Coaches to Keep Their Business Alive and Well” (link in bio) . 📝: @gmflorio #PoweredByTrueCoach #TrueCoach #PersonalTrainer #PersonalTraining #OnlineTraining #OnlinePersonalTrainer #FitnessBusiness

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CoachMePlus

US-based CoachMePlus is an athlete management system software currently being used by over 200 professionals and NCAA sports teams in the USA.

The system allows coaches to manage, track and analyse the performance of their athletes all from one convenient location.

CoachMePlus differs from other coaching programs on the market as it has the capability to be used for both recreational and professional athletes.

So, whether it is a personal trainer needing to show their client how to perform exercises from a virtual perspective, or a coach who needs to monitor an athlete’s wellness, CoachMePlus offers the perfect solution.

Six-time Championship winners, Chicago Bulls are an example of a professional sports team who have embraced the technology.

My PT Hub

The world’s number one software for coaches, personal trainers and clubs. My PT Hub is an online web and mobile app, that facilitates personal trainers, coaches and gym owners to manage their clients by creating customisable training and nutrition programmes, whilst monitoring their progress and achievements.

The great thing with My PT Hub is that they have in excess of 7,500 HD exercise videos that your clients can use. So when you’re building workout and exercise plans you can rest easy in the knowledge that your clients will be fully supported with video demonstrations for every exercise that you prescribe.

2020 sees My PT Hub celebrate their fifth year in the fitness industry, in that short time they have already worked with some incredible brands such as PureGym, The Gym and Future-Fit Training.

 

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This week’s Workout Wednesday is brought to you by @london_fitness_guy A session utilising only your bodyweight to get the blood pumping and muscles burning! UPPER BODY WORKOUT 🔥 7 exercises that focus on the upper body with a little cardio for good measure! Great for the weekend, sun’s out, get out and try it out! (SWIPE RIGHT ON THE VIDEO) 1⃣ HIGH KNEES (HANDS UP) 2⃣ PUSH UP WITH ROTATION 3⃣ EXPLOSIVE JUMP 4⃣ SHOULDER TAP COMMANDO 5⃣ STRICT KICK SIT 6⃣ DOWNWARD DOG PUSH UP 7⃣ CRUNCH TO ALT TOE ✅45s work / 15s recovery ✅4-5 sets CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO TRY THIS! Enjoy it! SAVE & SWEAT 💦 . . #mypthub #adaptandovercome #mypthubteam #onlinebusiness #personaltrainer #ptsoftware #businessstartup #onlinecoach #onlinecoaching #entrepreneur #running #yoga #fitness #fitnessgoals #fitnesstips #fitinspiration #fitstagram #dedication #gymspiration #training #instalike #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagramhub #likeforlike #2020 #healthy

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PT Distinction

The final selection in our list allows you to create your fitness app exactly how you’d like it to be.

You can integrate the PT Distinction software into your existing website, quickly and effortlessly, enabling you to convert your site into a powerful membership platform.

Another function of the PT Distinction personal training software is that it has the ability to automate tasks for you to give you more time to focus on your clients.

Whether it’s pushing out personal training package prices on social media or embedding the latest deals you’re offering in an email to help with client sign-ups, PT Distinction is here to help.

 

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#WorkoutWednesday⠀ ⠀ As gyms are closed, it means workouts will be a little different for most people.⠀ ⠀ Most people have no clue how they can get a great workout with no equipment in their own home, in the garden or whilst on a walk.⠀ ⠀ It is our job to help our audience make the best out of quarantine and show them how to exercise in these circumstances.⠀ ⠀ Here are some ideas you are welcome to use:⠀ ⠀ – Walking 🚶‍♂for 30 minutes outside and every 5 minutes do a different bodyweight exercise for 30 reps (Squats, Press Ups, Lunges, High Knees, Tricep Dips (on a bench) and Star Jumps). Ideal to do with your dog 🐕.⠀ ⠀ – 10 minute HIIT Workout at Home 🏠. This can be short, sharp and a bit of a shock to the system. Five exercises repeated four times, working for 20 seconds on with 10 seconds rest. (Squat Jump, Plank Up and Down, Speed Skaters, Mountain Climbers and Heisman to finish)⠀ ⠀ – Body Workout in the Garden 🧘‍♀️- this can be done anywhere really but will be great to have the grass under your feet and hands.⠀ ⠀ Set 1 ⠀ Yogi Push-ups — 45 seconds ⏱️⠀ Squat Jumps — 45 seconds ⏱️ ⠀ Rest — 30 seconds ⏱️ ⠀ Repeat x 2⠀ ⠀ Set 2 ⠀ Walking Lunges — 45 seconds ⏱️⠀ Bear Crawls— 45 seconds ⏱️⠀ Rest — 30 seconds ⏱️⠀ Repeat x 2⠀ ⠀ Set 3⠀ Single-Leg Bicycles — 20 seconds each side ⏱️⠀ Flutter Kicks — 30 seconds ⏱️⠀ Raised Legs Hold — 30 seconds ⏱️⠀ Plank Hold — 30 seconds ⏱️⠀ Repeat x 2⠀ ⠀ – Sprints 🏃‍♀️( a football ⚽pitch would be ideal) – Run 8 x 400 meters (about 1/4 mile) with 2 minutes rest in between each interval.⠀ ⠀ You are welcome to share this with your audience. ⠀ ⠀ Which workout above will you do?

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