22 episodes

The Online Trainer Show is the only official podcast of the Online Trainer Academy / Personal Trainer Development Center.

If you’re a personal trainer, nutrition coach, or gym owner who’s struggling or just starting, you’ll get tangible insights and advice for how to build your successful online career.
But this isn’t one of those boring, stodgy podcasts that’s painful to the ears.

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday where you’ll laugh and learn with Jonathan Goodman, Carolina Belmares, and Ren Jones. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll hear our production manager, Amber Reynolds, chime in and tell everybody what they’re doing wrong.

In this show you will learn about online fitness marketing, online personal training, online nutrition coaching, running a hybrid personal training business, and much more.
Each episode, we’ll tell stories, share examples, discuss how the best are starting, growing, and operating their online fitness and nutrition businesses. This includes software, apps, tools, routines, books, habits, time management tricks, and much more.

The Online Trainer Show Online Trainer Academy

    • Fitness
    • 4.6, 36 Ratings

The Online Trainer Show is the only official podcast of the Online Trainer Academy / Personal Trainer Development Center.

If you’re a personal trainer, nutrition coach, or gym owner who’s struggling or just starting, you’ll get tangible insights and advice for how to build your successful online career.
But this isn’t one of those boring, stodgy podcasts that’s painful to the ears.

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday where you’ll laugh and learn with Jonathan Goodman, Carolina Belmares, and Ren Jones. And, if you’re lucky, you’ll hear our production manager, Amber Reynolds, chime in and tell everybody what they’re doing wrong.

In this show you will learn about online fitness marketing, online personal training, online nutrition coaching, running a hybrid personal training business, and much more.
Each episode, we’ll tell stories, share examples, discuss how the best are starting, growing, and operating their online fitness and nutrition businesses. This includes software, apps, tools, routines, books, habits, time management tricks, and much more.

    How To Help Clients Follow Through For Big Results #21

    How To Help Clients Follow Through For Big Results #21

    How To Help Clients Follow Through For Big Results (Online Trainer Show #21)
     
    We’ve all had the challenge of getting clients to follow-through. In this episode—which will blow your mind!—the team invites Amber in to discuss how to keep your clients going. Is it your fault? What can you do differently? Also, Jonathan discusses a terrible experience he had as a guest on another podcast, and how that was an example of how not to treat people. Don’t miss it!
     
    In This Episode:
    The Online Trainer Show is now the #1 fitness podcast in Romania! [0:50] What if your clients stop responding, or stop doing their workouts? [14:57] Does Jonathan have to outsource his emotions? [16:26] Why you should collaborate with your clients [18:37] Learning to be creative and flexible with your clients’ needs [21:03] The age-old pineapple-on-pizza debate [24:22]  
    “Our jobs as coaches is to be a port in the storm of information. We facilitate - not dictate.” – Amber Reynolds
     
    Feeling like you are failing as a trainer
    When clients fail to follow through, is it the trainer’s fault? Amber thinks so, and she’ll share what you should do upfront in order to manage your client’s expectations.
     
    It’s what your clients pay you for
    Remember that what you know and live all day every day is not necessarily what your clients come in knowing. They are paying you for that knowledge. Don’t take what you know for granted.
     
    The “3-week tantrum” and what to do about it
    Know that you will have to troubleshoot. Be prepared for the sudden drop in motivation at the 3-week mark. Carolina shares her “stacked log” theory and how you can use it to motivate clients.
     
    Resources:
    If you have a client who isn't responding to messages, try sending this:
    Hey, (Client Name),
    I noticed that you haven’t been responding to my messages. No problem. My job isn’t to tell you what to do. Instead, it’s to help guide you.
    Can you tell me, on a scale of 1-10, how committed you feel right now to achieving the goal of X that we established a short while ago? Know that there’s no right or wrong answer. You don’t need to impress me or make me feel good. I just want to get a handle on how you feel right now, cool?
     
    Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition and Fitness Book: https://amzn.to/32GnYs4
     
    Get all shows and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at www.onlinetrainer.com/podcast
     
    SPONSORS
    Get started TODAY with the world-leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy: https://onlinetrainer.com/academy
     
    Enjoy this special offer of 60 days FREE on PT Distinction from The Online Trainer Show! - https://onlinetrainer.com/ptd 
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JonGoodmanPTDC

    • 35 min
    Convert More Clients By Understanding These Two Things #20

    Convert More Clients By Understanding These Two Things #20

    Convert More Clients By Understanding These Two Things (Online Trainer Show #20)
     
    Have you ever been on a sales call and the client bursts out in tears? Today, Carolina, Ren, and Jonathan dive deep into why emotions play such a big role in any business and why you should understand what your client wants to change about themselves before you start working with them. They also talk about the difference between features and benefits and how they convey value for your business. 
     
    Make sure to send your fan art of Jonathan as a purple monkey loading the dishwasher and a methed out gator! Here is the email address to send it: amber@theptdc.com
     
    In This Episode:
    Ren’s experience as Harry the Hound! [0:01] Jonathan’s Chipotle disaster [3:21] Online Trainer Coaching is coming soon! [18:08] In person, you have restrictions; online, you don’t have to [25:06] How an outline gives your clients a sense of certainty [33:42]  
    “Emotion sells - logic justifies.” – Jonathan Goodman 
     
    Emotion Vs. Logic
    A feature is logical, a benefit is emotional. In order to grab someone’s attention, you have to use emotional appeal and if you do it correctly, clients don’t actually care about your product or service. 
     
    Involving More Services Could Decrease Value
    People want to do as little as possible as quickly as they can in order to better themselves. If you require more from them, they may second guess signing up. Keep it simple and easy. 
     
    Sales is Curiosity
    Get to know your clients so that you can work closer with them and make it easier for them. Being curious and asking questions will help get past the fluff and eventually bring out the true answers. 
     
    Get all shows and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at www.onlinetrainer.com/podcast
     
    SPONSORS
    Get started TODAY with the world-leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy: https://onlinetrainer.com/academy
     
    Enjoy this special offer of 60 days FREE on PT Distinction from The Online Trainer Show! - https://onlinetrainer.com/ptd 
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JonGoodmanPTDC

    • 39 min
    The Secret to High Quality Online Assessments #19

    The Secret to High Quality Online Assessments #19

    The Secret to High Quality Online Assessments (Online Trainer Show #19)
    How can you accurately tell if your clients have made any progress as they work with you? How do you assess what program to do in the first place? Is it even possible for online trainers? Jonathan, Carolina, and Ren talk about the secret to high-quality online assessments and how to do them without fancy gym equipment! They also clear common misconceptions that you might have about the topic.
    Make sure to send your fan art of Jonathan as a purple monkey loading the dishwasher! Here is the email address to send it: amber@theptdc.com
     
    In This Episode:
    The importance of doing a little research before sending a message [01:08] The benefits of being an online trainer – bringing your work on your travels. [9:08] Why are mental assessments better than others? [17:24] A proactive and lateral approach. [21:29] The majority of tests are invalid. Use tape measures instead! [25:02]  
    “Look at assessments and always favor reliability. Choose markers of progress that you know can be reliable from step to step. You can be reasonably confident that whatever you're being reported is accurate.” – Jonathan Goodman 
     
    The Reality with Assessments
    It’s only a document that shows if you might hurt a person, what your clients are susceptible to, and ensuring that they get better with as little risk as possible.
     
    The Best Assessment is the Mental Assessment
    Figure out the “why” of your clients, how ready they are, and what you could impact in their life through your training. It’s never just getting a six-pack, but something more emotional.
     
    Reliability over Validity
    Most of the tests out there aren’t valid anyway. Choose assessments that can identify red flags where you might need to send them to get medical help. If there aren’t any serious issues, use reliable tests like using a tape measure to record your client’s progress!
     
    Get all shows and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at www.onlinetrainer.com/podcast
     
    SPONSORS
    Get started TODAY with the world leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy: https://onlinetrainer.com/academy
     
    Enjoy this special offer of 60 days FREE on PT Distinction from The Online Trainer Show! - https://onlinetrainer.com/ptd 
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JonGoodmanPTDC

    • 39 min
    How to Price Online Training for Max Profit and Max Clients #18

    How to Price Online Training for Max Profit and Max Clients #18

    How to Price Online Training for Max Profit and Max Clients (Online Trainer Show #18)
    How much should you charge? Wasn’t that in a previous episode already? How much should you charge for max profit and max clients? Now that’s something new! Jonathan, Carolina, and Ren talk about creating business models that sell for maximum profits. They get into why you should think beyond using your business as a nine to five and how you can create wealth on top of paying the bills.
    In This Episode:
    Jonathan gets a great haircut after almost losing his house [00:00] Taking pride in what you do [12:21] Setting yourself up for profit on top of a salary [17:57] Profit builds wealth, but don’t follow what casinos tell you to do! [30:26] Making more money in less time, over time! [35:15]
    "That's why companies generate profit and save - because there will always be a time, no matter how good a company is, that things don't go quite right." – Jonathan Goodman 
    Don’t Make Your Business a Nine to Five
    Before deciding how much to charge, look at how much profit you want. You can hire yourself for a job initially, but you ultimately want to generate dividends and make multiple streams of income.
    Establishing a Model that Sells
    You want to build a business that generates profit. Your salary covers the bills, but it’s the profits that create wealth! Building a model (or models) would allow for that profit, depending on how much you charge.

    More Money in Less Time
    The grind is supposed to be only in the beginning. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel for every new client.

    Get all shows and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at www.onlinetrainer.com/podcast

    SPONSORS
    Get started TODAY with the world leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy: https://onlinetrainer.com/academy

    Enjoy this special offer of 60 days FREE on PT Distinction from The Online Trainer Show! - https://onlinetrainer.com/ptd 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JonGoodmanPTDC

    • 42 min
    The Best Apps and Software to Manage Your Online Training Business #17

    The Best Apps and Software to Manage Your Online Training Business #17

    The Best Apps and Software to Manage Your Online Training Business (Online Trainer Show #17)
    After a discussion about Hamilton and the biggest birthday bash of the century, Jonathan, Carolina, and Ren talk about their favorite apps and software to use in their online training business. There’s no need to overthink when finding what tool to use. All of these are good enough for what you need, so make sure to keep in mind what you want to deliver and pick accordingly.
    In This Episode:
    Carolina’s big birthday bash and the Jedi mayor taking out the guesswork [07:57] Trainerize and ProCoach – user-friendly and habit-building [13:09] Canva and Facebook – edit photos and build your brand with ease! [19:26] Get your notebooks ready for Jonathan’s recommendations [24:04] Bruce Wayne’s apps have to match his Tesla! [37:28] "One easy way to stick out answering questions in Facebook groups - shoot a video answering the question - you'll stick out like gold in a bucket full of lead. Answering questions is your branding." – Ren Jones 
    Trainerize (Price varies) - https://www.trainerize.com/
    It’s very easy to set up and user-friendly. You can add videos from YouTube or your videos if you have your own recordings. The visual component is key for clients!
     
    ProCoach ($99/month+) - https://www.precisionnutrition.com/procoach-software-free-trial
    This is more of a longer approach (a year-long program) as this gives daily lessons. Each day sets behavioral components to build habits that your clients need to keep up with. 
     
    Canva (Free version available) - https://www.canva.com/ 
    It’s the poor man’s Photoshop. Make photos magical without the expertise of a graphic designer! You can generate testimonials from your clients using their templates.
     
    Facebook (Free) - https://www.facebook.com/ 
    Don’t underestimate the business opportunities here! Ren got a job because people saw his content. You can build your brand by answering questions on fitness groups. 
     
    Tripit ($50/year) - https://www.tripit.com/web/download
    Forward all your reservations through this app! Hotels, flights, Airbnb, including necessary addresses and numbers, are all organized for you.
     
    Evernote (Free version available) - https://evernote.com/
    Besides being a note-taking app, you can use it to pull articles off from the internet to save them for later.
     
    LastPass (free version available) - https://www.lastpass.com/
    Never go through the nightmare of remembering your complicated passwords. Additionally, you can let other people use them without them seeing it! 
     
    Hubdoc ($20/month) - https://www.hubdoc.com/
    Automatically integrate all your credit cards, statements into a central filing system and take photos of receipts for your bookkeeper!
     
    Skitch (Free option available) - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/skitch-snap-mark-up-share/id425955336?mt=12
    A simple app on your phone that allows you to crop and annotate pictures quickly!
     
    TunnelBear ($9.99/month) - https://www.tunnelbear.com/
    This app is crucial for protecting your information when you use public networks. It’s a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that cloaks your IP address, so you don’t get hacked. 
     
    SelfControl (Free) - https://selfcontrolapp.com/
    A productivity tool keeps you away from procrastination. You can set a timer to block you from apps and websites, then restart your system to get access again after working!
     
    Backblaze ($6/month) - https://www.backblaze.com/
    Save your data on this cloud software to give you peace of mind from data loss. Don’t let your precious photos and irreplaceable work files get lost forever!
    Get all shows and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at www.onlinetrainer.com/podcast
    SPONSORS
    Get started TODAY with the world-leading certification and business development program for personal tr

    • 40 min
    How to Win by Celebrating Your Clients #10

    How to Win by Celebrating Your Clients #10

    How to Win by Celebrating Your Clients (Online Trainer Show #16)

    Jonathan, Carolina, and Ren talk about winning while celebrating with your clients. Rather than telling others how great you are, it’s better to have your clients tell them for you. You’ll be surprised at how much more effective celebrating your clients’ victories is at getting referrals! But obviously, celebrations are not initially intended for business. It’s for your hard-earned work, too!
    Also, please send us your best “methed up” gator fanart at amber@theptdc.com!
     
    In This Episode:
    How you can prevent having “methed up” gators in your sewers [00:00] Animal Planet between two ladies. [08:40] Why you should send postcards to your clients (even cheap ones!) [19:26] Spending $3K for someone’s vacation, but getting $150K in return [24:07] Celebrating in and of itself! [30:39]
    "You celebrate the wins, of course - but you also need to celebrate the losses. The losses mean you had the guts to take action and that often deserves more celebration than wins do." - Jonathan Goodman 
     
    Cards and Gifts in the New Age
    In 2020, we can assume that most of your clients don’t get physical mail, but they’ll still check for letters once in a while. Why not send them a postcard? It’s going to be a memory on their fridge that they’re going to talk to others about!
     
    Milestones and Contests
    You can utilize contests for your clients. Have them share their experience and success with you then randomly choose someone to win a prize worth a couple thousand dollars’ worth. Don’t worry. You’ll get way more business in return!
     
    It’s Not Only for Your Clients
    Ultimately, a celebration is all about having fun. Create that vibe, and you’ll start to get clients that are happy about the things they’re doing. And most of all, you too have to feel worthy of your work. Celebrate for the heck of celebrating!

    Get all shows and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at www.onlinetrainer.com/podcast

    SPONSORS
    Get started TODAY with the world-leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy: https://onlinetrainer.com/academy

    Enjoy this special offer of 60 days FREE on PT Distinction from The Online Trainer Show! - https://onlinetrainer.com/ptd 
     
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JonGoodmanPTDC

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Happycee ,

Great podcast! So hilarious.

I binged on a couple episodes today while running errands. It had me cackling aloud in the grocery store as I went along. I love the practical advice and tidbits of wisdom wrapped in all the humor. This has now moved up to the top as one of my favorite podcasts.

LaRosa Johnson ,

The Best Podcast for Fit Pros

You know a podcast is good when your wife, who isn’t a fit pro, starts listening and taking away ideas she can implement in her own business. The Online Trainer Show is my favorite podcast right now. Ren’s comedy, Carolina’s infectious laugh, Jonathan’s practical wisdom, and Amber always with the timely nuggets.

Could this podcast be better? I mean, who knows. They’re kind of flying by the seat of their pants, just like they teach us to do as fit pros. So, in that sense, it’s great! There’s yet to be a single episode where I’ve walked away without learning something, and this as an OTA grad.

Lastly... Ren & Carolina, there’s gotta be a loophole in that contract somewhere for Jonathan to pay you more 🤣

CharmiR1275 ,

A great entertaining and educational podcast

Great job on creating a podcast that delivers value in a fun entertaining manner.

Top Podcasts In Fitness

Listeners Also Subscribed To