Online training is all about giving you a more flexible, sustainable lifestyle, allowing you to work with and help more people while your clients still get a first class service, and the benefit of your knowledge, support and accountability.
Being an OFB Approved Online Trainer means you:
- No longer need to restrict yourself to only training clients in your gym or the local area. Being online gives you the benefit of training anyone in the country … or even the world.
- Have much more freedom over your hours.If you don’t want to work early mornings, you don’t have to work early mornings. Not a fan of evening work? No worries. You can say goodbye to it. And you don’t even have to work weekends, unless you want to.
- Can take on a much higher number of clients … but still give them a great service. By not having to spend an hour with people every time, it means you have greater capacity to build a big client base, while still getting them the results they want.
- Take more time off. The beauty of online training is provided you have a laptop and a WiFi connection, you can coach people. That means more trips for you, while still earning a great living.
- Needn’t walk the gym floor. Working online means you can get clients through your website, through email, and even on social media. So no need to suffer the shame, boredom and rejection of endlessly trawling the gym floor, hoping people will want to sign up with you.
- Don’t burn out or become tired, stressed and exhausted. It’s so sad how many great trainers quit the industry because they can’t take the hours and stress anymore. Having an online arm of your business gives you the freedom and flexibility to scale back, and keep doing the work you love, without the strain.
Online training is not an excuse to just regurgitate the same old training program or diet plan to every single person you work with. Nor is it an inferior way for your clients to get results. When done right (as you’ll see as an OFB Approved Online Trainer,) clients can get just as good, if not better results with online coaching.
MODULE 1: BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
Every great business is built on a strong foundation of solid principles.
The big reason why online training can get a bad rap, is because of the people who don’t have the right principles in place. Without them, it can become a slog, make it much more work than it needs to be, and mean clients don’t get the service and support they deserve.
That’s why we kick off by gaining a full understanding of the principles that will set your online business up for long-term success.
MODULE 2: MARKETING
It goes wihhout saying that you can’t have a great business without marketing.
The way many trainers approach marketing however, often leaves them frustrated, or feeling sleazy and overly sales-y.
When done right, however, not only does marketing bring you in perfect clients like clockwork, it feels good. We can help you market in a way that actually serves your potential customer, that entertains and educates your fans and followers, and makes you the obvious choice over any other in-person or online trainer.
MODULE 3: SALES
“Sales” is a word that often conjures up negative connotations … But not here. Whether we like it or not, sales are the lifeblood of a business, and you need to be able to sell. But there’s a right way and a wrong way. The wrong way involves being overly pushy, putting people on the spot, inflating your rates, and either over-selling or under-selling yourself. The right way involves having an open and honest conversation with prospects, taking them through what you can help them with, giving them value, and having them leave the conversation feeling closer and more open to you, whether they become a client or not.
MODULE 4: TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE
“What app should I use?”
“Do I need Facebook ads?”
“What about contracts?”
We hear all these (and more,) all the time. And we realise that technology and software can seem complicated. The truth is, running an online fitness business doesn’t need to involve lots of expensive programs, fancy apps, or difficult systems. In module 4, we distil everything down into its simplest form, so you have a business that’s as automated and hands-off as possible, without any tech headaches or extortionate costs.
MODULE 5: DELIVERING YOUR SERVICE TO CLIENTS
The final stage is actually delivering your service to clients.
It’s all well and good having the first 4 steps in place, but the best marketing tool is a slew of happy clients. And you only get happy clients if you deliver a first-class service, that gets the client results, and leaves them feeling encouraged, supported, and valued.
We want your business to run as smoothly as possible, and help you deliver workouts, diet advice and support in the least time possible, without the client ever feeling like they’re getting sub-par service.
Sukh Sidhu founded OFB in 2016 after successfully running his own online fitness business, where he coached over 300 people to lose fat, build muscle, increase their body confidence, and live a fitter, healthier life.
He regularly coached 100+ online clients at a time, both in 1:1 and group settings, developing systems and processes to ensure every single person was taken care of, and given an amazing service.
This was after opening, running, and selling 2 busy, popular gyms in his hometown of Warrington, and running a £300,000 a year online shoe business.
Sukh’s mission with OFB is to show personal trainers what it really takes to build an amazing online business that funds the lifestyle they want. Knowing how the fitness business industry is often full of charlatans, and people who sell ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes, Sukh’s aim is to present an open, honest account of life as an online trainer, and to make students aware of the hard work involved, while at the same time, giving them the tools, strategies, systems and mindset needed to achieve their online dreams.
Q) How will this qualification help me?
If you’re a new personal trainer, it will allow you to add an extra income arm to your business in the form of coaching clients online.
If you’re a more experienced personal trainer, it will allow you to reduce your in-person hours and win back your freedom, without a drop in earnings, or, more likely, while increasing your earnings.
Either way, you’ll learn everything you need to sell fitness coaching online, in a way that’s simple, hands-off, and completely ethical.
Q) How valuable is this qualification?
We don’t know of any other UK-based online training qualification out there.
Not only will this set you apart from your competition as a trainer who’s willing to invest in themselves and their development, it will teach you both how to get the right clients at the right price, and how to set your business up so it’s as automated and stress-free as possible. Giving you maximum freedom, and the client maximum results.
Q) Are there tests involved?
We expect you to display a certain level of competency, and to complete all the modules, but you won’t be required to take any exams.
Q) How long does it take to complete?
The 5 modules can be done within 5 weeks, and most trainers choose to set aside time to tackle everything in this timeframe.
However, this isn’t a requirement. You have as long as you need to get through anything, and can revisit it as you please, as you have access to the modules for life.
Plus, you’ll also get access to new and updated trainings, should we change anything or add any extra features after you enrol. And continued access to the group for as long as you want or need it.
Q) What if I get stuck?
We won’t let that happen.
With your personal student advisor, the Facebook support group, and the weekly calls with Sukh, any questions you have can be answered quickly.
Whatever challenges you run into, it’s almost guaranteed that one of our 500+ students will have experienced something similar in the past, and so we have everything you need to overcome these.
Q) How is this different to what I did in my PT qualification?
PT qualifications don’t teach anything about online training. Plain and simple.
Sure, you might do a half day (or at most, a day) on very generic business practices, but they don’t go anywhere near deep enough on marketing, especially what’s needed to successfully market an online fitness business in 2019.
Q) What have other students achieved from becoming an OFB Approved Trainer?
Andrew Hankin – “What sets OF apart is the ease of use. Each topic is broken down to manageable sections so you are not left feeling overwhelmed. The expert speakers were awesome, with access to leaders which would be difficult to reach out to on your own. The support is there all the time and will continue to be there. Joining OFB is the best decision I have made for a while.”
Dave Marsh – “I can’t thank Sukh and his team enough for the support in building my online business. The course taught me the systems needed to help free up more time for my business. It gave me more time to invest elsewhere in providing a better service to my clients and a better overall platform for them. The education and support is second to none. I couldn’t recommend it any higher for anyone looking to build their online fitness business.”
Tony Bull – “I joined his course and it has been absolutely fantastic. There is so much information, bundles of value, underpinned by honesty and trustworthiness that is unique to find in this industry. I couldn’t recommend Sukh enough, he has been fantastic. “
AJ Lau – “I joined the OFB course to gain a better understanding about how to market myself better and my business online and in person. I have to say it is one of the best things I have ever done. What I learnt in the first few weeks paid for the course itself and in just 3 months I was able to triple the existing business. Sukh Sidhu and his team are down to earth and the support from other course members has made it a very valuable environment to be part of. If you want to do one thing to get clear on how to grow your business and not be taken on an expensive ride then OFB is for you. I now have the methods to sustain and grow my business further.”
Liam Butterworth – “Before joining OFB, I’d already invested in another course which supposed to help me start my online business. I finished it and was left out of pocket with having achieved very little. I saw one of Sukh’s webinars and decided to give it a one last go. The course was 8X cheaper than the one I previously did…NO BRAINER! Since then I’ve set up systems, created an online presence and now I’m helping people by doing the work I love…and getting paid for it!”
You need to be a Level 3 Personal Trainer before you attend this course.