This page explains the standard operating procedure for conducting research and collecting contact information about personal trainers for the Personal Trainers Database.
Table of Contents
Where To Enter The Information
Enter the information into the Personal Trainers Database Google Sheets document on the “Personal Trainers” tab.
Here is a quick explanation of each column in the Personal Trainers Database Google Sheets document.
Please enter information in the following columns:
- First Name: The first name of the personal trainer (e.g., Bill)
- Last Name: The last name of the personal trainer (e.g., Smith)
- Business Name: The name of the personal trainer’s business (e.g., Bill’s Training)
- City: The city where the personal trainer is located (e.g., Los Angeles)
- State: The state where the personal trainer is located (e.g., California)
- URL: The personal trainer’s main website address (e.g., https://billstraining.com)
- About: Background information about the personal trainer found on the website’s About page or home page
- Example: Bill Smith is the best of Personal Trainers in Los Angeles, CA. Working with clients young & old for weight loss, muscle hypertrophy, sports performance, injury prevention, corrective exercise, strength, and overall wellness goals.
- Contact Email: The personal trainer’s contact email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ignore these columns:
- HTML Listing
- Listing Page
Where To Find The Personal Trainers
Google is the best place to find personal trainers because the search results are always up-to-date.
Some other websites contain actual personal trainer directories, but they’re usually outdated and contain listings of people who don’t have websites or don’t practice personal training anymore.
How Many Personal Trainers Should Be Added?
Refer to the “Count” column in the “Cities” tab of the Personal Trainers Database Google Sheets document.
Who Should Be Added
Only add personal trainers you find if they meet the following criteria:
- The personal trainer has a working website
- The personal trainer’s website is to promote their personal business
- The personal trainer has a contact email tied to their website
- Example 1: email@example.com
- Example 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Example 3: email@example.com
Who Should NOT Be Added
Do not add a personal trainer if any of these statements are true:
- They do not have a website
- Their website does not work
- They are part of a gym’s staff with 2 or more people
- Their personal training business is run by 2 or more people
- They do not have a contact email address
- They do have a contact email address, but it is not tied to their website
- Example 1: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Example 2: email@example.com
- Example 3: firstname.lastname@example.org
The personal trainer’s website does not have a contact email address, but it does have a contact form. Should I add them?
No, only add personal trainers with email addresses tied to their website domain.
The personal trainer’s website is hosted for free as part of another service (eg., WordPress, Blogspot, etc.) Should I add them?
No, only add personal trainers that have a website with a unique, top-level domain.
For example, you shouldn’t add a personal trainer to the list if their website URL is “kylestraining.wordpress.com.” You should add them if their website URL is instead “kylestraining.com.”
What if the personal trainer’s website doesn’t have any About information?
Add the personal trainer, but keep their About column blank.
What if I have more questions?