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Why Mobile Personal Training Rocks My World (And How It Can Rock Yours Too)

Mobile Personal TrainingAs a friend of Luke’s, he recently asked me to make a contribution to his blog and I was stoked to be able to chip-in. Now to give you the big picture, my name is Rick Watson and I have my own personal training business that focuses on training personal trainers (strange eh?). But before that, I also ran my own mobile personal training business for 6 years.

But before I bore you with details, let me explain why I am here hanging out on the Revolution blog. I LOVE MOBILE PERSONAL TRAINING! It’s that simple. I lived it and breathed it for so many years that as a student of personal training, the mobile variety is my poison of choice.

These are my three main reasons why mobile personal training rocks my world (and how it can rock yours too):

No excuses personal training: Personal training is all about getting results right? How many times have you been a member of a gym and planned to go and do a workout only to pull out at the last minute because you don’t feel like it. Don’t worry; I have heard some pretty funky excuses in my time.

When your mobile trainer is standing at your doorstep at 5.50am on a winter morning, there is no place to hide. Take your PJ’s off, get dressed, put your runners on and get started. Your body will thank you (even if your mind is swearing at you). Consistency = results.

Personal training for busy people: The funny thing about getting fit and losing weight is that life often gets in the way. Kids, work, emergency dentist visits – they all throw curve balls at you to de-rail your good intentions.

But with a mobile trainer, the gym comes to you; anywhere, anytime. Stuck at work – let’s meet in the park at lunchtime. Kid’s home from school – let’s train at home. Mobile personal training gets you the results you want and still allows life to happen around you.

More trainer for your buck: Ok, this may be a little weird but stay with me. What I am talking about here is client attention – having the trainer focus 100% on their client for the entire session, EVERY time. I have run a PT studio and mobile businesses and I can confidently say that mobile clients benefit from getting the most attention of any type of client.

If you are training in a gym or studio setting, the social aspect of the environment (especially for the trainer who is there all the time) WILL impact on your session. Mobile training is obviously 100% client focused and that is one of the big reasons why I love it so much.

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As you can see with every one of these three points, it all comes back to getting greater results for the client. It is the small things done consistently that achieves these great results and in my opinion, mobile personal training simply removes the roadblocks to make life easier.

So yeah, mobile personal training rocks my world and I hope that it is rocking your world too. If it’s not, get in touch with Luke and get moving. Don’t let life get in the way

🙂

Cheers

Rick

20 thoughts on “Why Mobile Personal Training Rocks My World (And How It Can Rock Yours Too)

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  3. exciler

    This was very interesting to read.
    I want to quote your post in my blog. Can I?
    And do you have an account on Twitter?

  4. exciler

    This was very interesting to read.
    I want to quote your post in my blog. Can I?
    And do you have an account on Twitter?

  5. Ben London

    Great article Rick!

    The mobile personal training industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years and it’s not surprising.

    I often drive past ‘the tan’ and see the slew of decaled vans parked along the strip and fluorescent cones up and down the hills.

    I agree that mobile personal training has countless advantages to working out of a fitness centre or gym; however it’s important to note that this type of business is not for everyone.

    A personal trainer should evaluate their target market, personal qualities and their motivation to succeed before opting for the large investment of a complete mobile training operation.

    In my experience, mobile personal trainers (MBT’s) have to be more business minded and proactive with their marketing than most ‘in house’ personal trainers.

    They don’t have an instant pool of potential clients to draw from. This is one of the qualities I most admire about full time MBT’s…that and the fact they get up at the crack of dawn and run around in the frost! (MBT’s definitely earn their money through the winter months)

    MBT’s rely heavily on referrals, branding and consistent marketing and promotion. If a green personal trainer isn’t aware of this from the start and lacks those skills and qualities, they may well find themselves overwhelmed and under booked.

    Ben

  6. Ben London

    Great article Rick!

    The mobile personal training industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years and it’s not surprising.

    I often drive past ‘the tan’ and see the slew of decaled vans parked along the strip and fluorescent cones up and down the hills.

    I agree that mobile personal training has countless advantages to working out of a fitness centre or gym; however it’s important to note that this type of business is not for everyone.

    A personal trainer should evaluate their target market, personal qualities and their motivation to succeed before opting for the large investment of a complete mobile training operation.

    In my experience, mobile personal trainers (MBT’s) have to be more business minded and proactive with their marketing than most ‘in house’ personal trainers.

    They don’t have an instant pool of potential clients to draw from. This is one of the qualities I most admire about full time MBT’s…that and the fact they get up at the crack of dawn and run around in the frost! (MBT’s definitely earn their money through the winter months)

    MBT’s rely heavily on referrals, branding and consistent marketing and promotion. If a green personal trainer isn’t aware of this from the start and lacks those skills and qualities, they may well find themselves overwhelmed and under booked.

    Ben

  7. Luke

    Good point Ben,
    That’s most probably me you have seen kicking the frost off the grass at ‘the Tan’ on one of those chilly mornings! I’m there quite a few times in the week. But trust me none of our customers stay cold for too long.
    It’s true that being mobile we need to constantly stay vigilant and dedicated to constant promotion and marketing. But for us the benefits far out-way the negatives and I wouldn’t want it any other way!
    Stay tuned as part of our upcoming Feature Friday posts in a few weeks I’m going to be posting about ‘my office’. I work in some of Melbourne’s best locations every day and the scenery is pretty spectacular as the sun rises over our great city.

  8. Luke

    Good point Ben,
    That’s most probably me you have seen kicking the frost off the grass at ‘the Tan’ on one of those chilly mornings! I’m there quite a few times in the week. But trust me none of our customers stay cold for too long.
    It’s true that being mobile we need to constantly stay vigilant and dedicated to constant promotion and marketing. But for us the benefits far out-way the negatives and I wouldn’t want it any other way!
    Stay tuned as part of our upcoming Feature Friday posts in a few weeks I’m going to be posting about ‘my office’. I work in some of Melbourne’s best locations every day and the scenery is pretty spectacular as the sun rises over our great city.

  9. mudlark

    Have you joined gyms, fully motivated,saying to yourself this is it I’m really going to lose weight and get fit? Well welcome to my world. I’ve spent thousands over the years on gym memberships starting out strong and then the excuses started and finally what gym? Since starting with revolution,i now train 3 times a week,never felt better and at 42 just started playing aussie rules football for Brunswick. No more excuses for me, because when Nathan or Luke don’t see the light on in the garage, the door bell rings.

  10. mudlark

    Have you joined gyms, fully motivated,saying to yourself this is it I’m really going to lose weight and get fit? Well welcome to my world. I’ve spent thousands over the years on gym memberships starting out strong and then the excuses started and finally what gym? Since starting with revolution,i now train 3 times a week,never felt better and at 42 just started playing aussie rules football for Brunswick. No more excuses for me, because when Nathan or Luke don’t see the light on in the garage, the door bell rings.

  11. Luke

    Thanks for the great comment Mudlark! Look forward to seeing you tomorrow night for another tough session. You kicked butt so far, keep it up. See you at 7:30pm tomorrow night.

  12. Luke

    Thanks for the great comment Mudlark! Look forward to seeing you tomorrow night for another tough session. You kicked butt so far, keep it up. See you at 7:30pm tomorrow night.

  13. Rick

    Awesome points Ben – especially about MBT not being suited to every trainer out there. I guess it is a risk for reward scenario. The trainer takes on the risk of running there own business and getting their own clients and the reward is a higher profit margin (no rent, large equipment, nagging bosses).

    The cold early morning’s just make you feel alive; at least until you can hire someone else to do them 😉

    1. Luke

      Great points from both of you guys. I personally can’t ever see myself working in a large commercial gym. A studio maybe but at this point I love the changing scenery I get with each customer. Couldn’t possibly get sick or bored of working this way! And for the customer it’s the most convenient options by far.

  14. Rick

    Awesome points Ben – especially about MBT not being suited to every trainer out there. I guess it is a risk for reward scenario. The trainer takes on the risk of running there own business and getting their own clients and the reward is a higher profit margin (no rent, large equipment, nagging bosses).

    The cold early morning's just make you feel alive; at least until you can hire someone else to do them 😉

  15. Luke

    Great points from both of you guys. I personally can’t ever see myself working in a large commercial gym. A studio maybe but at this point I love the changing scenery I get with each customer. Couldn’t possibly get sick or bored of working this way! And for the customer it’s the most convenient options by far.

  16. KE

    Its taken me a while to find it but thanks for this great post. Although I have been training clients for over 15 years, I am just starting out on my own providing Mobile Personal Training services in Perth. Only thing I dont like about it is the 6am starts…

  17. dan

    Great article rick. Something needs to be done to change the lifestyle habits that are emerging through the generations.

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