Maintaining Your Fitness Coaching Business During COVID-19

Travel bans, event cancellations and supermarket shortages. The global Coronavirus pandemic is rapidly impacting our day-to-day lives.

As a fitness professional, you come into contact with people pretty regularly – especially those of you that run group classes.

Don’t let the fear, temporary gym closures or self-isolation stop you from delivering client results.

My PT Hub trainer, James Stirling (@London_Fitness_Guy), has created many home workout plans for his clients and they’re loving them.

With the help of James, we have listed 3 ways you can keep clients on track, all from the comfort of their own home!


Online coaching has grown rapidly over the past few years (over 51% year on year) and now is your perfect chance (if you haven’t already) to transition into and/or offer online remote coaching!

Continue to show your clients that you care about their wellbeing by offering them the same service you always have done, only now from via their computer or smartphone.

Stuck for ideas on home workouts? Head over to our ‘Marketplace’ and check out our ‘At Home’ pre-made plans. Perfect to assign directly to clients or edit to better suit them and their individual goals. This only takes 30 seconds!

Alternatively, clients can log their usual workouts and use the ‘Swap Exercise’ function to replace their exercise for a bodyweight movement at home. By doing this, clients will gain further knowledge of exercise selection and keep them on track to hit their fitness goals.

So what about those clients who are on an active program and want to switch to a new ‘At Home’ plan so they don’t lose any progress? – Simple, hit the pause program button! This will put their current program on hold (without affecting their compliance score), and enable them to pick up your new plan whilst they’re working out from home.

Something that James executes very well is his ability to have clients and viewers anywhere in the world follow along with his bodyweight workouts thanks to their zero equipment/zero fuss ethos.


Stay in touch regularly via the ‘Messages’ feature or create a custom check-in form for clients to complete.

Keep spirits and engagement high via your social media channels with the use of interactive Instagram stories.


The great thing about online coaching is that it can be done from anywhere, with the ability to train anyone!

Got a large volume of clients that need an answer quick? We’ve got you!

By heading over to the ‘Marketplace’ you can get access to our pre-made plans specifically designed for At Home and Bodyweight workouts.

Need further help?

If you need any further help or assistance with setting up your online and remote personal training business, book yourself in for a call with our customer success team. They will be able to get you set up and running quickly and easily.

Book yourself a slot time here.