How to Build Engaging Groups

What are Trainerize Groups?

Trainerize Groups are like private chat rooms for your small training groups or your different small group challenges.

You can engage and motivate more people at once with photos, mentions, message reactions, and workout activity information. You can also inspire clients to share their healthy habits, motivate each other, offer support and keep in touch, all in the same place.

Trainers can create groups and invite other trainers and clients to join them. They can also turn on group activity, so participants in the group can see workout information and personal bests from their peers.



Why should I use Trainerize Groups with my clients?

With Trainerize Groups you will be able to create stronger relationships with your clients by simply having better conversations, at the right time and in the right place, without going through all of the hassle. We’re making everything more fun too!

With push notifications, Trainerize Groups gives less active clients a big reason to open the app more often once your or their peers start engaging with them.


What type of groups can I create?

You can create multiple types of groups based on the different ways you want to engage your clients.


  • Training Group (with a master program) - sync your clients to the same training program and have them follow their workouts and fitness progress at the same time. This type of group is great for building relationship between you and your clients and you can use this type of group for creating and marketing online group training services. Here's how to connect a master program to a group.
  • General Fitness Community - get your clients engaging in different conversations about their healthy lifestyle, fitness, current workouts… or anything really!
  • Nutrition Peer Support Group - 
  • Custom Group



How to Stimulate Engagement and Accountability with Trainerize Groups

Use these 4 great features to build engaging groups!


MENTIONS: Use “@ name” or “@everyone” to mention someone, or everyone in a group. Mentions will send mobile push notifications, so your clients won’t miss another message!

AUTO-POST WORKOUT ACTIVITY: Trainers can choose to publish workout and cardio activity and personal bests in the group. This way clients can take part in a joint fitness experience, offer support and motivate each other.

REACTIONS: Group participants can tap and hold any message to add a reaction from a set of fun animations. You can also use reactions to ask questions or conduct different polls by having people give thumbs up or down depending on the various questions.

LIVE VIDEO CALL: We’ve integrated into Trainerize Groups. It’s a simple video-call service that allows trainers to instantly create a video call with participants in the group. Now you can stimulate and engage your groups with live video in real-time!  Read more at:


Learn more about how to take advantage of groups for growing your fitness business.

Learn more about Group Training in Trainerize.


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