Does the idea of a “Virtual Class” have you feeling more intimidated than seeing “Fran” programmed tomorrow? No worries, we’re here to help. I assure you Fran is worse.
I know all of us aren’t the best with tech…just ask coach Christy. The good news? It is pretty simple to get all setup so you can join us digitally.
This article will tell you EXACTLY what to do.
Connecting to our virtual classes is actually super easy.
- Setup a workout space in your house. We recommend approximately 8′ x 8′ with overhead clearance.
- Grab a phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection and click this link (10 MIN AHEAD OF TIME FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS!!).
- The first time you join, you’ll have to download an app. It’ll do it automatically.
- Once it downloads, you are in! Just point the device towards you so it can see you and you can see it.
- If you want sweet tunes, then set up a speaker NOT connected to the device you are using to connect to our class. MAKE SURE THE AUDIO ON THE CONFERENCE DEVICE IS LOUDER THAN YOUR MUSIC SPEAKER SO YOU CAN HEAR US COMPLIMENT (OR CORRECT) YOUR SQUATS DURING CLASS.
A COUPLE SETUP OPTIONS
I’ll preface this with a question: “How techy are you my friend?”
We will use the video conference technology, Zoom, to host our classes over the next couple of weeks. All you need to know is that it will lets our coaches see (and correct) you and lets you see us (and your classmates).
So the obvious question…how do you connect?
OPTION 1 (GOOD) – THE EASIEST (YOUR SMARTPHONE)
The absolute easiest thing you can do is to use your phone and simply click on this link. It’ll have you download an app quick, but then you just set up your phone so it can see you and you can see it and you are done!
PROS: Super easy setup.
CONS: Super small screen. We can see you fine…it’ll be tough to fully see us.
OPTION 2 (BETTER) – QUALITY MEETS CONVENIENCE
If you have a laptop or tablet with video capability, use it! That screen will be WAY bigger than your phone.
You’ll likely want to look at us. Not because we are pretty but because we will demo and coach some things for you. Just click this link, walk through a couple prompted steps, and you will be good to go.
PROS: Much larger screen than your phone.
CONS: A little bulkier than a phone.
OPTION 3 (BEST) – BEST QUALITY
If you want to be a virtual class boss, then connect your computer to a big ass TV or computer screen. Obviously that’ll require a space where you can fit one, but man it’ll be awesome.
Click the link and watch the big screen come alive!
PROS: Super easy to see our demos and your friends/classmates.
CONS: Requires space and access to a larger screen…and some knowledge of how to connect a computer to a screen with an HDMI cable.
If after this article, you have no idea what to do, then just shoot us an email or hit us up on FB. A technology issue is not an acceptable reason to not join us!
See you guys (virtually) soon!
P.S. HUGE THANKS to Mike L. at CrossFit SciCoh for writing the original piece!