In today's age of technology, there really is an app for everything! The daily schedule of a Personal Trainer is no exception. Running a successful Personal Training business requires uber organisation, efficient admin systems and slick time management. You'll need to manage and store clients details, schedule sessions, process payments, send reminders to clients, build and send workout and nutritional plans, keep track of expenses, track sales and manage your website, keep your social media pages up to date and much more.
If you find you are spending too much time pushing paper rather than training your clients, bespoke personal training software could be the answer. We asked the good people at PTminder, a cloud-based Website & Mobile App that manages the day to day running of your Personal Training business, to explain the benefits of a Personal Trainer software solution:
Spend less time getting spreadsheet induced headaches and more time getting paid to actually train clients and your income increases overnight.
The software sends automatic SMS and email reminders to the client prior to the session, which dramatically reduced no shows.
Taking payments cash in hand means that when a client doesn't turn up, you don't get paid, and banking the money every few days is a nightmare. Imagine being able to schedule an appointment and your client paying online in seconds. Easier for you and easier for the client.
There are a thousand calendar apps out there, but having one that links to your online booking system allows you to schedule sessions and classes and assign them to clients. Everything links together, just open the app in the morning and your whole schedule is laid out for you.
You can build a workout program or nutrition plan in minutes using PTminder's workout builder and assign it to any client in seconds. The client can see the entire workout and see a description, images and a video of the exercise.
One of the most important ways to keep your clients is to show them the progress they are making. You can record their biometrics, such as their body fat percentage, then produce progress graphs to show to clients and prove to them that the sessions are helping them make progress.
If you are only booking single or blocks of 5 or 10 personal training sessions you will be continuously finding new clients and convincing existing clients to purchase more sessions. Using software to create membership packages with automated monthly payments can be a game-changer.
This isn't for everyone, but for those looking to scale their personal training business, software becomes an invaluable tool. You can add as many trainers as you like to your account and as your client base grows, you can enlist the help of other PTs and manage everything from your account. You can assign clients to specific trainers and monitor their performance and sales figures.
As the old saying goes, 'what gets measured, gets managed'. Regularly track sales, keep an eye on expenses and even view projected earnings.
Like any business, you are liable for managing and paying your own tax. This is something you don't want to get wrong, and it can be a massive headache. The software can help you to track all of your payments, sales and expenses, so when it comes to tax time, you don't have to spend countless hours trying to piece together entire years worth of data.
If you think your business could benefit from this type of management tool, PTminder offer a plan that is free forever! Granted, it only allows you to add up to 2 clients, but it's perfect if you want to get a feel for the software and try it out without having to commit, or if you're just getting started in the PT world and you only have a couple of clients. If it works for you, the premium plan allows you to have unlimited clients and is only £20 per month, or you can have your own custom-branded mobile app for just £60 per month!
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