Online Trainer Academy Review - How a Mobile Personal Trainer is Getting Off the Road and Helping More Clients
What would this look like if this were simple? This is the most important phrase I kept repeating over and over again in my head as I worked my way through one of the best courses I've taken, The Online Trainer Academy. If I got stuck, I repeated the phrase again, What would this look like if this were simple? This is one of the very important messages repeated throughout the course. What would this look like if this were simple? Finding and training clients online doesn't have to be complicated but you do know what steps to take to be successful.
I am now a Certified Online Trainer from the Online Trainer Academy, and I’m helping more clients as a result than I thought I could. Read on for my review of the course.
I first came across Jon Goodman years ago by doing some searching on Periodization and workout programming. It lead me to the Personal Trainer Development Center (the PTDC), then ultimately to this course, The Online Trainer Academy.
My online training journey started a few years ago. A client of mine was telling me about her daughter, who lived several states away and wished I could help her too. I had just started a free, 30 day trial with Trainerize to see what online training would look like and I thought I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. I will never forget the look of astonishment on her face when I said, “I can train her online”. That sparked my online training journey. J, I will call her, was my beta client. I had no real idea how online training would work but I gave it my all, and you know what, it worked! J was successful with her fitness journey and she continues to work with me today. She was my first and she was patient with me as I fumbled to figure it out. I was successful with this client but I had no process, nothing that could automated and I was actually spending a lot of time trying to create a process from nothing. (Too bad the Online Training Academy was not live at the time, it could have saved me a lot of time with this process).
I'm also a mobile trainer working with clients in their homes and workplaces. Last year, as I was thinking about how I can reduce my time in my car and in the rat-race of driving around town from client to client, I decided I needed to get serious about online training if I truly was to achieve the freedom of time I desired. After all, I was successful with my first online client, so why couldn’t I be successful with more? I was also maxing out on the amount of clients I could work with face-to-face and realized I could reach and help so many more people if I expanded online.
But, I was overwhelmed and stuck in "analysis paralysis" and did not have any systems in place. I knew I needed a plan and to learn a system that could work for me, not against me. I had been receiving emails from the PTDC about their upcoming Online Training Academy course that was opening soon. I jumped on the early bird list and dove in as soon as it went live. No regrets.
I logged in and couldn’t believe what I found. I felt like I had been granted access to an underground club. I had found a treasure trove of information and had access to use as if it were my own. The content was gold and it was exactly what I needed to stop recreating the wheel. All the juicy content such as templates, scripts, and ready-to-use guides were laid out for me to grab, modify, use and keep. Everything is broken down into simple steps which allows for all the other “noise” to fade away. The portal is easy to use and it is made up of short videos and links to a ton of other useful content and resources that would have taken me weeks or months to research on my own. The content syncs up between the portal, textbook and workbook. Plus, the OTA has its own set of experts to help you when you get stuck or have questions. Like I said, it’s “simple” (the opposite of complicated), but not easy. You still have to put in the work, thought and dedication.
So, if you’re considering venturing into online personal training, I highly recommend the Online Trainer Academy to teach you how to create simple systems so you can get out there and help more people.
You will want to get on the Online Training Academy Pre-sale list now so you can grab a spot as soon as it opens up on September 6th. I'm sure it will sell out right away. Want a taste? Grab the free, 4 day mini course, How to Build A Strong Online Business, through August 28th.