In an effort to introduce more people to Online Personal Training, Skimble Verified Trainers can now offer a free trial period to potential clients. This gives members the opportunity to try out your online training services in Workout Trainer without any hesitation. Offering this new free trial can help you convert interested members into paid clients by giving them the chance to test your services with no initial commitment. During the trial period, you’ll have the chance to learn about their fitness background and needs, offer sample workouts to give them a taste of what they can expect from your training relationship, and build trust working together.
Offering a free trial is just like offering your in-person clients a free consultation before they sign up for your services – ‘try before you buy’. It’s a no-brainer! All you need to do to activate this free trial is opt-in here.
In the app, select ‘Paid Training Setup’ from the left side nav, then scroll down to your Settings in the ‘Paid Training’ section to enable your free trial period for potential clients. Don’t forget to select the length of trial you want to offer using the drop-down menu; 3 days or 7 days. When you have made your decision, make sure you scroll down the page and tap SAVE.
Invite any of your new or existing clients to try out 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer with you. Potential clients are limited to one free trial with a trainer. Once the trial period ends, they automatically continue as your paying client. However, they always have the option to cancel during the trial period, without being billed.
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Here are a few expert tips to help you convert your free trial clients into long-term paying clients:
- Don’t dive straight into training, take the time to get to know your clients. Understanding your client’s needs and goals will help you provide thoughtful and appropriate coaching. Your clients will feel like you understand them and recognize the value of continuing this training relationship. In Workout Trainer, you should make note of the client’s Fitness Assessment and training stats thus far, then follow up with more questions.
- When you send your clients a workout or exercise to practice, make sure you communicate why you are sending them this training content and what you expect from them. Clear communication and accountability are important factors in keeping your online clients engaged and on track.
- Regular check-ins and feedback keep your clients satisfied. During the free trial period, you should check in with your clients to see how they feel after doing the workouts you’ve sent them, and see if they have any feedback or requests for changes going forward. This conversation helps set the tone for an ongoing training relationship.
- During downtime, you can proactively send clients a quick note of encouragement. Feel free to use and adapt any of our Message Templates. Clients will be more motivated to continue with paid training if you are regularly pinging them with motivational messages, fitspo, training tips, and even links to blog posts you might already have on your website.
Remember, reaching more people in need through Online Personal Training supports your growing career. Trainers who have paid clients in Workout Trainer are receiving around $70-140 USD/month per client. It’s time to catch those hesitating fitness enthusiasts and convert them into paying clients.
Pick up the pace of your online training business – activate your free trial period today!