In December 2016, after returning from maternity leave, I was laid off my job. I was devastated because I worked from home, which gave me the ability to still be able to see and interact with my new babies, while doing my job. I wasn’t away from the house for eight hours every day. Cleaning, doing laundry, cooking dinner, and doing my job all at the same time was easy to do, and I didn’t feel like I was neglecting anything. The job was perfect, and I had a healthy work-life balance.
After that, I contemplated looking for another corporate job. I was unsure if I would be able to work and do something I loved that also brought me personal satisfaction, all while being completely present with two children.
I Tried Working at a Big Chain Gym
A few months later, I tried working at a big chain gym. I thought I could work around my life and babies. They promised me I could, but after a few short months I realized it was causing me more stress than I could handle.
Yes, I had the benefit of being able to bring my kids to the gym and leave them in the kid’s area. And yes, I was able to check on them between clients. I was extremely grateful for that, but it was still throwing them completely off their schedule because I worked at night.
The kids would come with me to the gym from 4:30 pm until their dad got off work. My husband would then come pick the girls up, take them home, feed them, give them baths, and put them to bed. Sometimes, they would fall asleep in the car on the ride home, which made it so difficult for him to get them back on track with their nightly routine.
Honestly, the gym wasn’t paying me enough to be putting my kids through the inconsistencies. So I quit!
Launching My Online Personal Training Business Using Trainerize
After that, I was starting to think about how I could be my own boss. When one of the trainers I follow on Instagram posted a video about her business my interest was piqued and I started looking into it.
I assumed that it would take a large financial and time investment to start, but I was so wrong! When I found Trainerize I thought I was months away from providing online training. I was just gathering information and doing some preliminary research. But after perusing the website, I realized I could start for absolutely zero dollars and scale my business according to need. BINGO!
I took a leap and launched. One of the best things I’ve ever done!
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The Benefits of Starting an Online Fitness Business Using Trainerize
I wasn’t going into a gym. Working around my kid’s schedule became easy. I wasn’t limited to only the clients in the gym. I didn’t have to invest any of my own money to start, and I could still do laundry, meal prep, and marketing in between loading client plans.
Make More Money
I made more money from my office in the first month that I had made in the few months I was at the gym!
Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance
I tipped the scale in my favor when it came to a healthy work-life balance, by tapping into the power of the online training.
The Power of Online Training
Online training allows me to be fully present with my clients by giving me the ability to create plans that are individualized, all while working around the needs of my family. I’ve set my office hours, communicated those with all my clients and blocked off time for one-on-one calls and check-ins. Nothing and no one is being neglected. I also don’t feel overwhelmed with the amount of time I’m spending on work.
Don’t get me wrong, I still work! I work hard. Online training has allowed me to work smarter. My days are more organized and structured, and I spend considerably less time away from home. I have more time to do the things my family. My kids have me completely focused when I’m educating them, the same way my clients get my full attention and focus when I’m working on their plan or checking in with them on the phone. Everybody wins!
If you’re looking for a great way to even out the scale concerning a healthy work-life balance, you should give online training a shot. It’s easy to get your online training business started with Trainerize. They provide all the tools you need to have a successful online business, without spending the bulk of your day working. Once you understand how to navigate the software and utilize the features, your days will get less stressful and a lot more productive.