Whether you’re already a fitness professional or someone that’s just getting started with creating and managing their own fitness business, Sommos is here for you with tools to help you save time, earn more, and create how you want to.
How do we do that?
We’re an all-in-one platform designed to manage your fitness business for both in-person & virtual classes plus on-demand videos, centralizing everything you need to keep your clients engaged and happy. Whether you’re just breaking into the fitness industry or an established professional, we have something for you.
Who Is Sommos™ For?
Sommos is for anyone who considers themselves a fitness professional, meaning yoga instructors, personal trainers, HIIT class coaches, boot camp instructors, and the list goes on — if you inspire others to move, then Sommos is for you.
Here are a few things that might resonate with you:
- Looking to create a side hustle?
- Want to supply your gym clients with more in-depth training?
- Looking to teach yoga outside of your studio?
- Tired of not getting paid enough by your gym or studio?
- Want to take your passion for fitness and make it a career?
- Exhausted from manually managing all your communications and administrative tasks?
These are the problems that Sommos seeks to help you solve!
We also understand that the business needs of each individual and fitness specialty can be different, especially since a personal trainer probably won’t have the same business model or plan as a yoga instructor and vice versa.
We’ve taken that into account with a robust set of tools to tackle any of your needs.
Sommos’ Key Features to Centralize & Grow Your Fitness Business
Memberships or Subscriptions Tiers
One age-long problem with being a fitness professional is the inability to create long-lasting predictable passive income. For most new professionals, their income comes from how many classes and clients they can teach in one day, one week, or even one month — leading to burnout.
How do we solve this problem? — With memberships and class packs.
These assets allow you to sell your workouts, classes, and ultimately your knowledge to your loyal clients to create a more sustainable way to earn money. Optimizing your membership tiers and class packs is just the start to earning predictable passive income.
Support for virtual and in-person classes
Since Covid-19, the need and desire for virtual classes have increased drastically. This creates a great opportunity for many instructors to reach clients outside of their normal local vicinity and gyms. Although gifted with this great opportunity, leveraging this can be hard.
However, with Sommos we provide you with an in-platform solution that’s easy to use and learn for both instructors and clients. Whether you’re having 1-on-1 training sessions, hosting group classes, or creating educational seminars, we have you covered though Sommos Virtual Studio or Zoom.
Of course, there will always be people that prefer in-person classes.
Face-to-face interactions will always be indispensable to the human experience. You definitely don’t want to lose out on these important clients, but platforms such as Mindbody and Classpass, which are designed for gyms and studios tend to be more a hassle than helpful — especially if you’re an individual.
For these in-person clients, we provide you with support and tools to help you host in-person classes with ease — from booking, taking attendance, and processing payments.
Video On Demand Library
Teaching classes either online or in-person is rewarding and personable, but you’re limited by your availability and physical body, so that’s why Sommos offers a “Video on Demand” or “VOD” Library to complement your classes.
This adds value to the overall diversity of content that you can offer to your clients, especially if they’re not ready to take an in-person class yet.
Of course, these videos can also complement your primary classes as stretching routines, nutritional coaching breakdowns, and supplementary workouts to offer more value to your clients.
The best thing about VODs is that once they’re created they serve as 100% passive income, either being sold individually, with a Membership, or in a Class Pack — offering a variety of ways to monetize your short-form and long-form videos.
Your Business in ONE Link: Your Instructor Profile
One large hurdle that fitness professionals face is centralizing all their content in one place AND setting up a website for that purpose. With Sommos, we make that easy for you with your own personal Instructor Profile, so there’s no need to figure out hosting, domains, or website design.
Your Instructor Profile is the one place for all your personality, workouts, memberships, offerings, and you even have the capability to post informational and valuable information into your “feed” to keep your clients engaged with your life.
All of this is easily shared with a unique link that you can easily share across your social media, with your contacts, and even business cards with an embedded QR code.
Streamlined Communications to Meet Your Clients Needs
Communicating with your clients to meet their needs, gather feedback, and connect with them to build a trusting relationship is the key to success as any fitness professional, especially if you’re building a system of accountability.
But with so many communication methods such as email, texts, messenger apps, and phone calls, it can be overwhelming to keep track of all your communications.
Thankfully, Sommos makes it easier for you, consolidating your communications into 1-on-1 messages or group chats can help streamline your approach to making sure your clients get what they need when they need it.
Sommos’ messaging features allow you to:
- Chat with clients before, during, and after classes
- Create and chat with groups before and after class
- Communicate 1-on-1 with your clients
- Reach out and encourage new clients
- Re-engage clients that have dropped off
- Strengthen the instructor & client relationship to create loyal followers
- Quickly receive feedback from any class, session, or client
A major struggle that many fitness professionals, no matter how seasoned, face is asking for and processing payment. Sure, there are plenty of options available for your business such as Paypal and Venmo, but these can pose challenges as well.
Sommos solves this with an integrated secure payment solution that’s accepted across multiple countries, making accepting payments simple and easy after linking your bank information.
Avoid any confusion by listing your costs upfront for a single class, Class Pack, and Memberships.
Business Management Solutions - Metrics and Monthly Reporting
Business analytics and metrics is something many instructors overlook. These statistics are extremely important to know how to grow your business, where to focus your efforts, and how you’re performing overall.
With Sommos, you’ll be able to track and see which Class Packs and Memberships are performing the best, which classes draw the most initial clients and other critical metrics.
We give you these stats every month to keep track of clients, monitor revenue, and see attendance — so you can plan, market, and reach more clients with confidence.
Sommos Is for You
Sommos helps you eliminate the clutter to streamline how you manage, communicate, and grow your fitness business.
Teach, Create, & Inspire with Sommos