roy darling *my posts seem a lot shorter in my head
I am not a fitness studio owner, but I am a member of The Bar Method (barre classes). Our studio has been running classes online for a week now, using Zoom. The teacher is logged in from their living room and running the class, the rest of us are at home using home-made props since we don't have the usual gear at hand (pillows, towels, hand weights, a chair, etc.). We've basically been able to do the same classes, see our studio friends and say hi, etc.
They are doing sign-ups through the regular application (MindBody online), and then half an hour before the class, they email the Zoom meeting code to everyone who signed up.
We also have a private Facebook group for anyone from the studio who wants to join, so they post updates, announcements, photos, etc. just to keep everyone connected.
Yes, Zoom won't work for cycling, but sculpting should be possible? Maybe you can offer some exercise classes for the cycling crowd that are not cycling, per se, but complementary exercises that would keep the right muscles moving.
Hey @webdiva thank you for sharing what your local fitness studio has done to adapt to the current situation. I love that you are able to improvise and use what resources that are around the house for equipment. Social media is going to play a huge role in keeping customers engaged more than ever, as well as virtual meetups like Zoom and Facebook Live. Best regards, Brett M
Hey @kndye! Thank you for posting in the Community. Finding the right online platform can be quite the task, but ultimately this will help your business transition into an online format. A close friend of mine owns a yoga studio and has been doing classes online via Zoom. Her clients sign up online and are emailed the Zoom ID to attend the class. I hope you are able to find the right fit and can continue to provide your clients with your services. Best regards, Brett M