How Does Zoom Work for Fitness Classes?

How Does Zoom Work for Fitness Classes? 

Zoom has provided us with a way to connect without needing to be in the exact location. This form of technology has helped us navigate working from home, providing access to virtual classes, and being able to connect remotely with others. Using Zoom is one way to communicate with students and continue offering fitness classes remotely.

Exercise is a vital part of our daily lives, and being able to take fitness classes via Zoom offers so much independence and less need to drive into town to take a class at a local community center or dance studio.

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The Tech Set Up

Setting up a remote fitness school offers instructors and participants the freedom to attend classes and work conveniently in their homes. However, teaching fitness classes via Zoom requires having the proper tech set up to produce clear visuals, increase participation, and have students return for more physical fitness instruction.

Some recommendations to ensure you and your instructors have the best tech setup possible for your upcoming classes include having the following:

  • High-quality USB camera
  • USB or Bluetooth speaker
  • Bluetooth mic or wireless headset
  • High-quality earbuds

If the tech setup is not high-quality, you risk losing students, especially if they cannot hear, see, or understand you.

The Class Setup

Create a designated space to host your virtual fitness classes. Even if you do not have the space for a dedicated fitness training room, it is possible to make the most of what you have.

Create a space in a room with decent acoustics that is nicely decorated. Ensure the camera setup is appropriately framed, allowing enough space to see you still when you move around exercising and demonstrating fitness activities.

Next, you want to ensure your lighting is enough to provide students with a clear view of you with little shadows or interference. Finally, now that everything else is set up, select music and create a playlist, so you do not have to keep stopping to select a new song.

Hosting the Class

There are several things to consider when wanting to host a fitness class, including who will participate, planning to record the class and other things that can help make the class more enjoyable. Some things you can do or should consider when hosting the virtual fitness class may include:

  • Only allowing paid participants or fitness studio students in the class.
  • Require pre-registration for all classes.
  • Mute all participants during the class.
  • Have the video on from the beginning.
  • Allow comments or questions, so participants can ask questions, and if available, have someone monitor comments during the class.
  • Sound like a boss and show the class you know what you are doing
  • Keep the class private and protect the identity of all students.
  • Disable screen sharing for participants, so there are no possibilities of students accidentally showing their screen or spammers from getting into your class.
  • Close the meeting once you get started.
  • Record the class and use clips to create an extensive library of classes and training information for your YouTube channel.

After the Class

After the class, stay on Zoom to answer any questions your participants may have and to offer additional at-home workouts and nutritional advice. The moments after the class ends are crucial to help maintain the motivation and momentum of your virtual fitness class community.

Additionally, take a moment to gather feedback and learn how to improve the class from participants. If possible, create a survey for students to fill out and offer suggestions on how to make improvements.

Finally, after the class, create a catalog of videos to share on YouTube for people to work out on their own time and not when virtual classes are held. It is also recommended to pin your most recent fitness class video to the top of your social media pages. Pinning the latest video and class information puts everything fitness students need in one place, and it attracts potential students who see the video first thing when visiting your social media page.

If you want to take your fitness business to the next level, consider adding virtual classes via Zoom to help reach people who cannot make it into a gym or fitness studio for classes. By offering virtual classes, you are opening up your business to many more opportunities and may attract more long-term customers.


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