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Kick things off by adding your clients to your Trainerize account. To help make things easy, the moment a client is added to Trainerize, they are automatically sent a welcome email and a consultation form, both of which you can customize from your settings. When adding a client, you'll also find there are a few options that determine specific client permissions.
The first option determines whether or not the client has access to your Trainerize app. The permission you choose will depend on your style of training and the types of clients you are working with.
The second option determines whether or not a client (with sign-in permissions) can message you through the app. The ability to turn messaging on or off for specific clients makes it possible for you to streamline your communications and offer low-touch/high-volume training.
If you have custom exercise videos, upload them into the Trainerize Exercise Library so you can use them as you build your workouts. Don't worry, no one except you and other trainers connected to your account will be able to use the videos. If you don't have videos ready now, you can always come back and upload them later.
Head into your Master Workouts Library to start creating your collection of workout templates. There are a few different ways to create workouts in Trainerize.
Got something specific in mind that you haven't already built? Create a new workout from scratch. Choose your workout type (regular, interval, or circuit) then combine your desired exercises. Set the weights, times, sets, and reps; add any required rest periods and/or supersets, and top it off with some personalized instructions. Voilà!
If you've already created a workout that you'd like to reuse or use as a building block, you can quickly import it and make a new copy in your master workouts library. This saves you time by making the most of what you've already built. You can import from your Master Programs Library, your Master Workouts Library, or from another client's program.
The fastest way to build a workout is to import a pre-built template from the Trainerize Workout Library. Browse through the always-growing collection of professionally-made workouts, find one you love, then import it to your Master Workouts Library. Once there, you can customize it to your liking and it's ready to use.
Once your workouts are built, make sure to tag them using custom tags. This will make it easier to find and schedule workouts as your workout library grows. We recommend adding custom tags for the various phases or mesocycles you'd typically use in your training as well as the level of client best suited for the workout but choose the tags that work best with your training style.
With your workouts built and tagged, you're ready to create a program. Just like with workouts, there are a few different ways to do this.
To build a brand new program, start by setting the length of the program by choosing the number of training plans to include and the length of each. For example, if you want to create an 8-month program that includes 4 mesocycles, you'd add four 2-week training plans (2 x 4 = 8).
With your program structure set, you can add workouts into each training plan. You can do this by building new workouts right inside the training plans, or by importing pre-built workouts from either your Master Workouts Library, the Trainerize Workouts Library, or from a client's program.
If you're short on time and happen to be part of a team of trainers, you can also make a copy of a program already built by one of your teammates. You'll find these programs in the Shared folder of your Master Programs Library. If you're an admin or account owner, you can also browse through your team's individual Master Program Libraries to locate programs you'd like to use then copy them to the Shared folder to give your entire team access.
Of course, the fastest way to build a program is to import a pre-built program template from the Trainerize Program Library. Browse through the always-growing collection of professionally-made programs, find one you love, then import it to your Master Programs Library. Once there, you can customize it to your liking.
Now that you've added some workouts to the training plans within your program, it's time to start scheduling out your clients' training. While some trainers like to leave these details in the hands of their clients, we strongly recommend you add at least some training sessions or activities to the calendar. This not only increases the likelihood of your clients following their training program, but it also allows you to make full use of other features like client compliance or automatic workout reminders.
There are lots of things you can schedule: workouts, cardio sessions, progress photos, and body stats. To get started, open the calendar for your program, click on the date you'd like to schedule an activity on, and follow the prompts.
If you want to change the order of activities, you can easily drag and drop all the activities in the program calendar.
As the final piece in all your programs, we recommend you also add some auto messages. An auto message is a prescheduled message (or series of messages) that you write ahead of time and are automatically delivered to a client at a specific date and time.
These messages can be used to spark conversations; share reminders, tips, advice, or resources; or to upsell your services throughout a client's training program. You can add them to your program calendar using the same process as you would for scheduling a workout or cardio session.
You're ready to deliver your program to clients! The next step is to decide how you want to deliver it. There are three options:
The easiest option is to subscribe one or multiple clients to the program. Each of the subscribed clients will receive the same program, but they can start training on different days. And if you make any changes to the program, all of the subscribed clients will automatically receive those updates. This makes it easy to train lots of clients with similar needs and goals.
If you have clients with unique needs or who you want to create a customized program for, you can copy a program from either your Master Programs Library or from another client into a client's account then customize it inside their profile. Any changes made to the original program aren't applied to the new copy.
If you haven't already, start by building a Training Group. Once created, you can attach a master program, set a start date, then add all of the clients you want to follow that program into the group. When you switch on the master program, all of the Training Group members will automatically receive the program and will start training on the same day.
Just as important as exercise is to a client's success, so is their nutrition. There are a few different ways you can offer nutrition coaching and support to your clients through Trainerize. The route you choose will depend on your personal expertise, certifications, and the level of support needed by your clients.
If you're a certified nutritionist or dietician, you can create your own meal plan, save it as a PDF, and attach it to a client's individual profile to provide personalized nutrition coaching. For a less formal approach, you can also create some general healthy eating guidelines in a PDF and share that with your clients to enhance their training.
Thanks to our integration with Evolution Nutrition, you can also send clients pre-built meal plans or meal plans built by you using Evolution Nutrition. It's a quick and easy way to help your clients make better choices for what they eat.
To get your clients into the habit of tracking their meals and to give you access to a full breakdown of their daily intake, you can invite your clients to connect their Fitbit accounts to Trainerize. Anything they log in the app (including full meal details) is automatically synced to Trainerize. Then, their daily calories and macros are compared with their nutrition goal to instantly measure nutrition compliance.
Just like with the Fitbit integration, you can gain oversight on your clients' nutrition habits by asking them to connect their MyFitnessPal accounts to Trainerize. While this won't sync all of their meal details, it will give you a breakdown of their macros and total calories for the day, which will be compared to their nutrition goal to see how well they're sticking to their healthy eating habits.
Now that you've gotten the hang of building programs and delivering them to your clients, it's time to start selling your services online and collecting payments using Trainerize Pay. Build a product, fill in the price and payment details, then set up easy automation to instantly trigger specific actions the moment a client purchases a product or on a program's start date.
Collect the entire cost for a product up front.
Use powerful automation to set what happens when a client makes a purchase and to select how and when to deliver a program.
Charge clients monthly or weekly for a set or open-ended amount of time.
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