The Power of Automation: Save Time with Autoflow For Trainers
4 min read

The Power of Automation: Save Time with Autoflow For Trainers

Patryk Piekarczyk
Mar 09, 2022 4 min read

Online training is the first step to scale your training business. Onboarding clients onto Everfit and beginning to offer virtual services is the easy part. Autoflow helps to scale your business to another level by providing all the tools you need to streamline onboarding and keep clients on track to smash their goals.

You can use Autoflow both for training groups or for challenges as a tool to scale your business. Although if you’re an independent trainer, it’s likely that your gym is already running a challenge. If you’re a gym owner, you can read more about how to use Autoflow for challenges by clicking here.

Getting training groups started is easy. Simply use your existing client base to pay a monthly fee to get a full training program in addition to their training with you. Automate everything else for all of your clients within the program like announcements, weigh-ins, progress photos, check-ins, tasks, and more.

Let’s get started

Begin by creating your Autoflow. Don’t underestimate the face value marketing when naming your Autoflow group or challenge. Naming your group program “John’s training group” isn’t going to get people excited to join and won’t cultivate a sense of community. Start by finding a name that gets clients interested. The more exclusive and engaging you can make your group, the better your odds of growing it through word of mouth. 

Focus on coaching, let automation do the rest

Once you have a good name, it’s time to schedule everything you’ll need in your Autoflow like auto-messages, tasks, and training. Firstly, schedule a welcome announcement. In your announcement you should include what clients can expect from the program, any resources such as videos or documents that are relevant, or other onboarding resources.

The first announcement is where you should attach resources for new clients such as videos or documents that explain how your program works, how to modify the program, or frequently asked questions. Putting all of these resources immediately together on the first day prevents an endless barrage of questions from clients later in the program. 

Schedule tasks

Next, it’s time to schedule your tasks. Have clients periodically take their progress photos and record their body weight. I recommend at least a couple of body weight recordings per week. A lot of factors are in play for body weight, so it’s better to have more than one data point. 

As for progress photos, I recommend a front, back, and side photo so you can have a better look at every body part. If your client has a reliable body fat percentage device then that can also be added to Autoflow. 

You can schedule your check-ins for clients at the end of the week. You can also attach a check-in form as a document or simply create an auto message to clients that includes a few questions. For your check-ins, I recommend both close-ended and open-ended questions. Asking clients to rate their training week is a great idea but sometimes just asking “How did this week go for you?” can provide a lot more insight than a number. 

Simply click copy for your tasks or messages to paste them into the next week or later in the program. Your week of Autoflow for all your administrative tasks is now set. No more hunting down clients for check-ins, weigh-ins, photos, or anything else.

Schedule training

Last but not least, it’s time to assign your training program. Go to the training tab and add in your program for the Autoflow. It will automatically populate into each respective day. You’re now ready to add your clients and start group training! 

When adding new clients to the program, you can choose to either start them at the beginning of the program or wherever the program is currently. I highly recommend starting all clients wherever the program is currently, rather than the beginning. This way all of your clients are on the same page.

You can easily make any modifications if necessary to clients starting in the middle of a program and it will save you the headache of trying to figure out where each client is in their program. It also helps to build a sense of community since all of your clients will be suffering together through the same training.

Autoflow has the tools your training business needs to easily scale your business. Cut down on the administrative leg work and focus on coaching, you won’t regret it.