With my new role at Eastbourne College, alongside my other role at Esher Rugby, it has severely cut down the amount of time that I will be able to spend doing personal training in a one-to-one basis.
Beforehand it was an easy set-up because I was at Reach Fitness, and I was doing relatively well there. Not as well as the other trainers because I was still living away from London so it was difficult to fit as many clients in the mornings or later evenings. Plus I was giving up two evenings a week to go to Esher.
The decision to take the Eastbourne job is because I 100% see it as progression within the career. As much as I love personal training, I feel like it will always be there. This job came up totally out of the blue and has too much potential further down the line to not take the risk.
Now that I'm a month in, I'm more settled with my work time-table, and also finding when and where to fit my own training in.
So the decision has been made that for the time being I won't be doing any more one-to-one personal training. Reasons:
1 - I'm not sure I really have the time to be able to dedicate to it, which then isn't fair on clients.
2 - Rachael and I are looking into buying our first home. So with not knowing how much longer I'll be living in East Grinstead, I don't want the hassle of setting up somewhere to train clients to then have to can it all anyway.
So I am now going to be dedicating more of my time to Online Coaching.
I currently have a decent amount of clients on my online coaching roster, including a whole american football team (Colchester Gladiators), but I will be looking for this to build over the coming months.
I've signed up to Train Heroic also. This is an app where as the coach I can input all the programming for athletes, and then they have access to it all via an app, and can input all their weights etc using that. It has video demonstrations of exercises, and then for the coach it produces leaderboards and all kinds of data to look over.
It seems really cool - so I'm on a trial with it and see what happens. I'm hoping that once I get to grips with it, it will be a really cool resource for online clients.
So anyway - check out the online stuff!
The team is constantly growing between John, Kelly and myself and we want to see it continue to do so.
Until next time.