Will You Be a Success in the Online Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Business?

Online fitness and nutrition coaching is the wave of the future. But, can people really get healthy by sitting in front of your computer? Can you make money coaching fitness online?

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The Future of Fitness and Nutrition

Fitness and nutrition is moving online. No – it won’t all be online, at least it won’t until machines replace man. But, as long as there are humans, there will still be a need for gyms, trails, bikes, weights, and kitchens. Humans have to move, and they have to eat healthy – if they want to live a long and healthy life.

But humans, even active ones, spend plenty of time in front of their computers, and the time is now for online fitness and nutrition coaching. People will start looking online for answers to their health questions, and online fitness and nutrition coaches will be there to answer their questions and provide them with coaching services.

The Online Health Industry is Growing

All aspects of the health care field is moving online. Fitness and nutrition coaching is no exception. Everyone – old, young, working, retired, fit, unfit – can learn healthy lifestyles and get fit by using the resources found online. Will you be the one to teach them?

How to be a Success in the Online Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Industry

Fitness and nutrition are very competitive industries. You have to work your very fit butt off to make it. But, there are plenty of potential clients, so here are a few tips to become a success in the online fitness and nutrition coaching industry:

Get fit. If you aren’t already a stud or a fitness goddess, take some time to make the most of your body. No one wants to learn from a flabby, out of shape coach, even if that coach is online.

Get good. You can be the fittest bro or babe in the land, and it won’t mean a thing if you don’t know your stuff. You must take classes, spend time reading on your own, work on new exercises, learn more about nutrition and healthy cooking, and seek out advice from experts.

Get connected. The more people with whom you connect, the more doors will open for you. Online fitness and nutrition coaching is not only about how good you are, it is also about how good you are at networking, making connections, and meeting people who can help you succeed.

Get creative. The more you know about website design, writing, and video production, the better you will be as an online coach. Yes, you can hire people to do these tasks, but ultimately you are responsible for the materials you produce as a coach. If you have a shabby website, poorly lit videos, and web content that sounds like a five-year old wrote it, potential clients may wonder about the quality of your coaching skills.

Get patient. If you think you’re going to get rick right away, think again. Or better yet, find some patience. Build up your business – through email marketing, email newsletter subscriptions (this is where those writing skills come into play), networking, marketing, and providing top notch service. But, it will take some time. If you have a day job – keep it until your online fitness and nutrition coaching business is ready for the big time!

Hope you took some great value out of this post today! I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment with your thoughts or questions. And also, you can click on the Twitter button below to retweet this article…Thank you!

Fred Philips
Business Coach
Writing Team, Coaches Training Blog Community

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  1. Dorothy says

    You must be into fitness and experience competition, I agree. Also, an online business would definitely broaden your client base and give you additional streams of income.

  2. Darlene says

    Although the ideal scenario for a fitness coach is the one – on -one, an online approach is possible. Yes, a very good idea.

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