What You Need to Know Before Making a Fitness Video

You want the world to be a healthy place to live. You want to shower it with your wealth of fitness knowledge. So, you have decided to make a fitness video. Maybe you are an aspiring YouTuber. Maybe you just want to put your love of healthy living and videography together. Whatever the case may be, there are some things you need to know before making a fitness video.

Let’s say you want to make a health video about staying active at work. Perhaps you are considering the advantages of treadmill desks. While doing your research, you discover that they are a great way to alleviate long-term back problems. And, they offer an exceptional way to exercise while at the office. Now, you want to make a video to promote the concept of staying fit at work and home. But, you’re really not sure how to do that. Keep reading, we’ll help!

What You Need to Know Before Making a Fitness Video

What You Need to Know Before Making a Fitness Video

The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Fitness Exposé

Whether you are an amateur videographer, or a fitness expert, there are some do’s and don’ts for your fitness exposé. And, since you probably don’t know what they are, that’s why you are here, we have compiled a bit of advice for you:

Do

  1. Film yourself from a slightly off-center or horizontal position because that’s the best way to stay compatible with Vimeo and YouTube. Read this for more tips.
  2. If you’re not using a microphone, be sure to turn off any potential outside noise. Don’t forget that a backup drive can make noise that takes away from the quality of your film. Consider all potential noise issues before you begin.
  3. Get excited. Energy can be conveyed on film. So can the lack thereof. Do what is necessary to ensure you are as enthusiastic as possible while you film.
  4. Watch tutorials so that you can create your own “channel.” Both Vimeo and YouTube offer you this ability and having your own “channel” will allow you to create a following to boost your success.

Don’t

  1. Forget to be frugal with the digital graphics. They have a tendency to complicate things. Put your energy in learning how to “teach” a camera. Because, behind that lens is where your “pupils” lie. If you make it big you can hire someone to edit and create graphics for you.
  2. Forget that first takes aren’t your best work. Practice will help you hone your style and skill. But, don’t practice yourself to death, set a limit on the number of takes you are willing to do before publication. Besides, the audience can totally appreciate the fact you aren’t perfect, they aren’t either.
  3. Forget less is more, so keep it simple. Make sure that the space you are filming in isn’t too distracting. In fact, finding a place with a blank wall is probably in your best interest. You want the audience to be focused on what you are teaching them, not on how messy your bedroom is.
  4. Forget the value of copyright. If you use copyrighted music in your videos you can be certain that Vimeo and YouTube will take them down. Find some free music for video purposes here.

If you haven’t found everything you need in our post, we suggest that you learn more about creating your first fitness video.