Why is Social Media Important for Trainers?

Workout Trainer by Skimble: Why is Social Media Important for Trainers

Social Media has become an integral part of the fitness world and a fun way for people to collectively motivate each other to live healthy, active lifestyles. Fitness professionals are at the forefront of this social movement, and Skimble’s Trainer Tools make it easy for you to lead the charge.

  • Create an online reputation by showcasing your training style/personality
  • Build your brand by reaching people within AND outside of your network
  • Inspire and motivate your clients and fans from anywhere
  • Lead by example and have fun in your profession!

Going ‘social’ shouldn’t be difficult nor time-consuming! After all, we know you’re busy training clients and building your business! The good news is that Social Media just got easier for fitness professionals and trainers with the help of Skimble’s Trainer Tools.

Whether you’re already a savvy social media rockstar or just getting started, we’ve got some tips on how to enhance your coaching business with Workout Trainer’s social features.  There’s no time like the present, so grab your phone and start experimenting!

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Social Sharing in App

Facebook and Twitter are great social media platforms for trainers looking to expand their client base. Both platforms present an opportunity to reach a large number of people within AND outside of your current network!

IDEA: Invite people to join your upcoming training session by sharing a ‘teaser’ or sample workout.

Let’s say you run a weekly bootcamp on Saturday mornings in Dolores Park and you would love to see your attendance increase. Create a teaser workout in Workout Trainer and share it on Facebook and Twitter to encourage others to come out and join your bootcamp session.

For your regular bootcamp attendees, you could follow up with a mid-week ‘thank you’ bonus workout that they can do before next weekend’s session. Have your clients share the sample workout on their social media profiles too. Soon you may need to add another bootcamp session to your week to fulfill the demand!

How-To: Share Workouts on Social Media

  1. Download the Facebook/Twitter apps and log in to the accounts you’d like to use to promote your business
  2. Go to the workout you want to share in Workout Trainer
  3. Tap the share icon
  4. Choose Facebook or Twitter
  5. Add a fun, personalized message inviting all of your friends to try

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Social Sharing on Facebook

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Social Sharing on Twitter

Let’s look at another example of how Workout Trainer’s sharing functionality can be useful when training existing clients. Alongside integration with major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Skimble Verified Trainers can also use email or text messages to share workouts directly with their clients.

IDEA: Share workouts with your clients when they travel or miss their in-person training session.

If one of your regular clients is away traveling for work this week, create a workout and send it to them directly so they can do a remote session. It’s a win-win situation! You’re happy because your client is continuing to make progress towards achieving their fitness goals, and they stay motivated and don’t miss out on their weekly training session with you.

How-To: Share Workouts via Email or Text Message

  1. Go to the workout you want to share in Workout Trainer
  2. Tap the share icon
  3. Choose email OR text message

Skimble's Workout Trainer: Social Sharing via Email - Text Message

IDEA: Share workouts with your followers in the Skimble community.

Last but not least, make sure you try out Skimble’s very own sharing feature to help build your brand amongst our 20 million member fitness community.

How-To: Share Workouts within the Workout Trainer App

  1. Go to the workout you want to share in Workout Trainer
  2. Tap the share icon
  3. Choose the Skimble logo to share directly with another Skimble community member

Invite your clients and fans to download Workout Trainer and follow your Verified Trainer profile so you can easily share workouts directly within the app. You’ll even be able to keep track of who has completed the workouts you shared and follow your clients’ progress remotely.

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