For years many fitness trainers and regular people who just love working out and sharing the "getting fit" experience via social media channels, have been very active posting their "before and after", motivation photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. And you already know about the live video streaming and broadcasting via smartphone app Periscope, which allows you to record live video streams and share them with your network.
So what about live streaming your work out video?
Video broadcasting on Periscope is a tool that has a lot of potential uses for fitness and motivation. Periscope allows users to post live video streams of how and where you are working out at that very moment of your calorie burning, muscle gaining session!
While there are many ways to discover and show off how people are staying fit there really is no better way for a real-time motivation than through a live video. And it works both ways - you will not only motivate others, but more than anything else you will get an insane boost to go harder once your audience will start cheering you on in real time!
To attract the most of people to watch your work out live spend a minute coming up with a compelling title.
The title of your video is the only thing separating Periscope users scrolling through the "Featured" or "Recent" streams section of the app from clicking on your broadcast. All they'll see is the title of the video and your name. Because of this, it's vital that your title describe what your video is and why people should either tune in now or replay your stream later (up to 24 hours).
Gather your Twitter followers around you and go LIVE!
When you use Periscope, you'll have the option to do a private broadcast and share the broadcast on Twitter. To get the most views, share your broadcast on Twitter feed to give it a longer tail strategy.
Posting to Twitter is simple right from the app: if you turn Twitter sharing on, then your broadcast will be shared with your Twitter followers in a tweet that follows the following formula: LIVE on #Periscope: [Video Title] [Link to Video].
There's no option to customize tweets yet. The broadcast will expire after 24 hours, and anyone who clicks on the link will be redirected to a page encouraging them to check out your broadcasts and download the app.
Engage with your workout audience
Sweating and breathing heavily does not make it easy to talk, but you really don't need to say a lot or come up with long sentences to engage your audience in real time.
Just go ahead and review comments live as you are working - you don't need to type anything only express your responses out loud! This is one of the coolest features on Periscope - people who are watching your stream in real time can comment and "like" the broadcast (which shows up on the screen as flying colored hearts). Other viewers are able to see these comments and the number of hearts your video has.
Acknowledge your cheering fans and try to briefly respond to their comments out loud even if your voice is shaky and you are somewhat out of breath. Who cares? That's the whole point of the work out streaming! The live broadcast is meant to encourage engagement and make the experience feel like more of a two-way conversation.
The number of hearts you get helps you get motivated and pumped up, while at the same time your username ranked in Periscope's app under "Popular People to Follow." There's also a "Most Loved" section in the app that lists users with the most total hearts from all their broadcasts.