If one thing has become glaringly clear, it's the fact that coaching from a distance is the new normal—whether that means coaching from a safe 10 yards away in a park or coaching someone miles away in their home while you are in yours. The COVID-19 virus pandemic is resulting in voluntary—and in some cases, forced—gym closures. Our entire industry is being called to adapt and adapt quickly. In response, we've created a gym owners' guide to navigating COVID 19.
We've heard similar questions from thousands of personal trainers and gym owners: How do you serve your clients when they can't access your gym? How do you coach someone when you can't physically be there with them? How do you weather the storm without potentially losing your business?
In an effort to support you, we've compiled a quickstart guide for making the transition from retail to remote with help from some of our friends and partners.
We hope this guide is a useful resource to help keep your business alive and healthy during this period of quarantine, shelter in place, and social distancing. But more than that, we aim to provide you with a base to build from. This isn't just a short-term fix; it's a foundation from which to build a thriving business with diverse income streams.