May 7, 2020
It’s understandable to feel unsure about the future of your PT career after lockdown comes to an end. The best way to battle this is to put together a clear strategy for resuming your PT services. Once there is no guesswork left, you can relax and make it clear to your clients that your services will be given appropriately, with their safety in mind. Here is a quick guide to help you get business back on track for your Personal Training services.
Resuming Your PT services After COVID-19 – can you still work from home?
If there is anything you can do from home that you would normally do either in the office of your gym or elsewhere, keep it at home if you can. This includes marketing, admin, and more. Don’t underestimate the value of video chat software either. You can still provide friendly consultations with prospective clients via online chat before lockdown comes to an end. This will not only boost your chance of bringing in new clients but will also give them peace of mind that you are the best PT for them.
Though many PTs work on a one-to-one basis, it’s important to think about how you will handle group sessions, should you offer them. Though you may be eager to bring back your fitness classes that usually have 30 spaces available, you may want to consider limiting this for some time. Consider cutting your classes in half for a short period. This will allow more space between each client in the studio (or whatever space you use for your classes).
Provide solutions for immunocompromised clients
Not everyone will be able to return to normal life as soon as lockdown comes to and end. For those with weak immune systems, they will likely face continuous measures to keep themselves safe. However, having you as their PT might help give them a sense of normality!
Consider making these people your first clients of the day, ensuring you, the clothes you wear, and the equipment you use are clean and sanitary. This will allow them to receive your services with less risk of coming into contact with other people as a result.
Stock up on essential gear
Though you likely have a cleaning regime for your equipment. This is great, but you might need to kick things up a notch given our current climate. Here are some things you may want to add to your list
· Masks and gloves for you and your client (should they wish to wear one)
· Cleaning spray and disposable cleaning wipes
· Hand sanitiser
· Tape to set boundaries on the floor during fitness classes
If you should have any questions about the steps to take once business resumes, get in touch today, we can help.
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