How to Live Stream Fitness Classes in 3 Easy Steps

The fitness industry has taken a big hit because of the pandemic, and had to layoff thousands of trainers worldwide. That was the case of my brother Francisco, who had to quickly transition to teaching his classes online.

Fortunately, I was around to advice him on how to setup a professional fitness studio from home, so he can continue teaching his classes. That's why I wanted to put together this tutorial out to the world as a resource for other trainers, who are looking to level up their live streaming setup.

This guide will help you save time and money to select the right equipment to have a strong foundation.

This guide will be divided into 3 Categories:

  • Video + Lighting

  • Audio

  • Live Streaming

1. Video + Lighting

Find a camera of your choice to use it as your video source. You will require a capture card and an adapter to output the signal from your camera to your computer.

1. Camera
  1. Sony a6100
  2. Sony Alpha 7C
2. Camera Lens (Optional)
  1. Sony 24-70mm F2.8 G Master
  2. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8

3. Power Supply/ Batteries (Optional)

  1. AC Power Adapter
  2. NP-FZ100 Batteries

4. Tripod

  1. Manfrotto Compact Tripod
  2. Manfrotto MVK502055XPRO3

5. LED Video Light

  1. Neewer SL-60W LED Video Light
  2. Godox UL150
6. Light Diffusion
  1. NiceFoto Softbox
  2. Aputure Light Dome II

7. Light Stands

  1. Neewer Heavy Duty Light Stand
8. LED Tube Lights (Optional)

 2. Audio

Get an audio mixer to connect microphones, mix music and record. Audio mixers are super handy when you want to have full control of the experience. Mixers are especially important to Fitness Professionals when they need to add background music to their workouts.

 1. Audio Interface
  1. Rode RODECaster Pro
  2. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
2. Podcasting Mic
  1. Audio-Technical AT2020
  2. Shure SM7B Cardioid
3. Desk Arm for Mic
  1. InnoGear Microphone Arm
  2. Blue Compass Boom Arm
4. XLR Mic Cable
  1.  Amazon Basics XLR Cable
5. Speakers + Cables
  1. Mackie Studio Monitor
  2. Dual 1/4 Cables
6. Wireless Microphone System
  1. Shure BLX14/CVL
  2. Sennheiser AVX
7. Headset Mic (Optional)
  1. Sennheiser Wireless Headset Microphone
8. Headphones (Optional)
  1. Sony Diaphragm Headphone

3. Live Streaming

Finally, let’s choose a platform to broadcast your content.

Tip: If you want to broadcast to multiple platforms, add overlay graphics, intros, and outros, then you need to use a broadcasting software 

1. Capture Card
  1. Magewell USB Capture HDMI
  2. Magewell Pro Capture Quad HDMI Video
2. HDMI Cable
  1. PowerBear 4k HDMI Cable
3. Micro HDMI Adapter
  1. Seadream Micro HDMI to HDMI
4. Streaming Software (Optional)
  2. Wirecast

5. Video Switcher (Optional)

  1. Wirecast Control Surface

And here are some inspiration photos: