Step-by-step guide to creating video workouts

Video workouts are the perfect solution when you want to deliver a full workout or video class, (such as a full fitness class, Tabata workout, yoga session, or HIIT workout) allowing your clients to follow-along by seeing you and your instructions simultaneously.  



Here is a step-by-step guide to successfully creating video workouts:


What are video workouts

Video workouts are one of the 4 types of workout you can create in Trainerize. As oposed to the other types that allow you to combine shorter exercises to create a longer workout, video workouts allow you to upload full classes or follow-along video workouts, of up to 60 minutes to the Trainerize app.

Video workouts can be added to a client's program or master program, just like all the other workouts.



Learn more on how to create a video content strategy and how to market your on-demand video workouts and classes.


How to create a video workout

You can create a new video workout from the Master Workouts page, in the Shared folder.

  • Go to Master workouts:



  • Select the Shared folder.
    Please note: Access to editing the Master Workout Shared folder is restricted to certain trainer roles. You can read more about trainer and staff permissions here.
  • Under "View All", click on the "NEW" button, if you have any previously made workouts:


Or click on "Build New" if there are none:


  • Select "Video" in the "Type of Workout" option:



  • Next, in the video workout dialog, you can upload your video, as well as add a name, instructions, and tags to the workout:



  • Click "SAVE":



Now that your video workout has been created, you can now import it to any Master or Client Custom Program.

Keep in mind:

  • The duration of the video can be: up to 60 min.
  • The video format supported: .mp4 or .mov files 
  • Video orientation: please ensure your video is in landscape format.
  • Replacing a video for an existing workout will delete the previous one, cannot be recovered once you agree
  • Replacing the video will trickle down to all linked instances (programs, wods)
  • Editing the name or instructions will not trickle down to the linked instances.
  • You cannot create a new video workout from Master Programs or from a client's Custom Program. However, you can import a video workout from your Master Workouts to any Program.

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How to import a video workout to any program

You can import the video workouts just like any other workout type from master workouts.

  • First, import the workout into the desired Training Phase:





  • Importing the same video workout will not work; you will be notified with an error message in the bottom of the screen:


Keep in mind:

  • When importing, imported video workouts will be a linked sequence to original video workout in master workouts, it cannot be edited, you can only delete it from the program.
  • Video workout can be imported into a master or custom program
  • The instance within a program is linked to the master workout
  • You cannot import the same video workout twice within a program training phase


Pricing for Video Workouts

Before your clients can access your video workouts, you’ll need to grab some streaming time credit.

  • Streaming time must be purchased in increments.
  • Every time a client watches a video workout it counts as a stream.
  • Streaming time is deducted in 1-minute increments.

1 pack of client streams contains 100 hours of stream time and costs $10.

Learn more on how to charge for your on-demand video workouts and classes and make on-demand video workouts part of your client programming!


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