Michele’s Tech Guide for Teaching Online

March 13, 2019/Uncategorized

So you may or may not know, but recently I started to teach and offer PiYo Classes online (If you didn’t know – you can check out Park Studios here!! Now that many fitness companies are embracing teaching online, I’ve put together a list of some of the essentials you need to TEACH online successfully. 

ION Audio Block Rocker Plus

Audio is really important when teaching virtually. I find using a Block Rocker, I can have great quality sound, and I can take it outside or to a studio and have a consistent reliable sound source.

Samson Airline 77 Headset True Diversity UHF Wireless System with Fitness Microphone

Honestly, if you’re teaching in person or online, you should have your own microphone. There’s nothing more frustrating than crappy audio at the gym. This is my go-to quality wireless headset system.

Samson Wireless Microphone System K2 SWAM2SES-K2

If the other system is too big for you, this microphone goes over your ear and is a little more budget friendly. With either microphone, you’re set up for great audio to teach your class.

Kufox Retractable Adjustable Cell Phone Tripod Stand Holder

After having good audio – your next challenge is a stable video source at a good height… enter a long… flexible… floor standing tripod. This one’s my favorite!

Arkon Table Top Phone Tripod

Now this one is for the table, or for the Sun Salutations when you need to get your cell phone low!

Circle Round Yoga Mediation Mat

There is something awesome about a round Yoga Mat which I just love, and well it’s my class, and so I’m using this classy circular wonder!

2 in 1 Yoga Mat

You know what I love about this Yoga Mat? It’s a towel and yoga mat combined, so no matter how sweaty you get, you’ll never lose your footing!

Softbox Lights

Ok so this is one of those extra things which makes the WORLD of difference, and while it might take a moment to set them up before you teach, you’ll love how they light you and make you feel so much more professional!

55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light, Light Stand, Carrying Bag for Camera,Smartphone,YouTube,Self-Portrait Shooting

Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam with Privacy Shutter – Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Streaming Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam

InnoGear Webcam Stand, Upgraded Flexible Desktop Stand Gooseneck Stands Holder for Logitech Webcam C922 C930e C920S C920 C615 and BRIO and Other Devices with 1/4″ Thread

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual LED Lit Power Switches, Included 5V/2.5A Power Adapter (HB-UMP3)

I hope you guys get good use out of this guide, and happy virtual teaching!!

Love,

Michele

Comments (1)

  • Dianne Riddell / March 16, 2019 / Reply

    Thanks so much for this Michele. I had to cancel a class due to weather today and am thinking this could be a good way to counteract issues such as this, so all tips definitely appreciated

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