How to set up Zoom and Trainerize for delivering Online Workouts, PT Sessions and at-home Classes

This article walks you through the step-by-step set up of Zoom and Trainerize for online workouts, online PT sessions and streaming workouts with your clients.

In this article:


What you'll need:

  • Laptop with a web cam or your phone
  • A Zoom account (The Free Zoom Basic plan has a 40-minute time limit on meetings with 3 or more participants)
  • Mic or headset (Optional)
  • Tripod, stand for laptop (Optional)
  • Space to record in your home (4-10ft)
  • Trainerize account for managing clients and groups messaging and engagement


Before you begin:

Open Zoom and log in.
Open your Trainerize account in Google Chrome.


Depending if this is an individual PT Session or a group follow the steps below:


Delivering an Online PT Session

1. Go to Zoom and Click: “Host a Meeting” and select “With Video On”.


2. This will prompt the Zoom app to install and open. Once you are in the meeting, click on "Invite".



3. Copy your meeting URL by clicking on "Copy URL":


Your meeting URL will look something like this:


4. In Trainerize, navigate to Messages and paste the Zoom meeting URL in the client chat.

This will generate a preview that clients can click at the time of their PT session to join right away.




Pro Tip! You can also record the meeting/session if you want to keep it for reference. You can do this from the Zoom conference:


Delivering a Group PT Session:

1. Follow steps 1 to 3 above for setting up a Zoom meeting and copying the meeting URL.

2. In Trainerize, navigate to Groups and paste the Zoom meeting URL in the group chat. This will generate a preview that clients can click at the time of their Group PT session to join right away.







Delivering an At-Home Class or Workout Online

You can deliver a longer class or workout either live or by recording it in advance and then including it in a workout for your clients.

1. Record your fitness class at-home workout and include in your client's program.

Follow the steps below:

a. Create a new custom Exercise with your recorded class

b. Upload it to YouTube and import it to Trainerize

c. Create a new workout and include this new exercise

d. Share workout with your clients. You can do this in a couple of ways:

2. Once it's included your clients will see this in their Trainerize app.

Clients can pick the class by tapping on "+" and starting any Workout.

 Get more tips and ideas on how to create a library of at-home Fitness/Yoga/Studio Clases for your gym members and PT clients.


Tips for Creating At-Home Workouts



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