How To Set Yourself Apart In Online Training

Written by Lee Burton FMS Live

San Diego Premier Training owner and FMS pro, Mike Deibler, is this week's YouTube Livestream expert guest to discuss his thriving remote training business. Mike trains clients around the world and will share tips for success and pitfalls to avoid in online training. Join the FMS team and Dr. Lee Burton on Thursday, 4/9, at 11 a.m. ET.

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    Eric Lazar 4/9/2020 3:22:12 PM

    In the first intake, is a legal disclaimer included?

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    Jerry Kleinman 4/9/2020 3:26:52 PM

    How does insurance work with online training.


    mdeibler 4/9/2020 4:06:14 PM

    Hey Jerry. Just reach out to your insurance company and explain what you are doing. They will be able to tell you if you are covered or if you need to add anything.

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    Eunis Christensen 4/9/2020 3:40:47 PM

    What about pricing?

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    James Hoese 4/9/2020 3:41:09 PM

    Without the FMS tools, how are you modifying the assessment online to do a screen?


    mdeibler 4/9/2020 4:06:28 PM

    Even if you have nothing you can still take the client through most of the screens to get an idea of how they move. I have even used doorways for the active straight leg raise. You can check out Gray's book athletic body in balance for more home screening options.

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    Eric Lazar 4/9/2020 3:45:31 PM

    Legal in the sense of liability, especially from injuries produced from the training.


    mdeibler 4/9/2020 4:09:40 PM

    Gotcha. I hope I answered this ok for you.

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    Terry Ford 4/9/2020 3:45:22 PM

    Great information - a lot to wrap our heads around these days. There is a sense of overwhelm at this time. What would be a great checklist for us to take action today?


    mdeibler 4/9/2020 4:06:40 PM

    It can be overwhelming for sure. I try and put myself in the client's shoes to see what they would expect from working with someone online. A few things you can start with. 1. Create a guide that you can send a client to start with. This can include you health questionnaire, goals, previous injuries and exercise experience. Also include a few exercises you would like them to send you through video and explain how you will interact with them on a regular basis. 2. Determine how you will screen and assess them. Will it be live or something they can do on there own and report. 3. Determine how you will send them a program and create a template. Good luck!

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    Eric Lazar 4/9/2020 3:50:27 PM

    Thank you Mike, Lee and Ashley!

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    Jessamyn C. Lowy 4/9/2020 3:50:38 PM

    Mike, Thanks for the info! What payment platform do you recommend? Venmo, Paypal, etc. Jess Philadelphia, PA


    mdeibler 4/9/2020 4:06:58 PM

    Hey Jess. I have two options. We have some clients that are hybrid meaning they see us in person maybe once a month, then go on their own for the online portion. SInce they come in we use Mind Body Online the same as any of our in person clients. For online online I have had the most success with Paypal. It is trusted, easy to set up, and I can set up recurring payments so they are automatically billed.

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    Kevin Cralley 4/9/2020 5:25:11 PM

    Do you know of any facilities in Orange County, CA that use the FMS system as part of there training.