Let's face it - some of us need to work out on our own time (and in our own space). Enter the online personal trainer. Is this the solution you need?
Going on a fitness journey is a difficult yet rewarding adventure. All of us could use a little help here and there. Whether we need someone to motivate us or to help us learn step-by-step how to use strength training equipment, a personal trainer can always be helpful.
However, if you're a busy business woman, a mother, or any combination of the two, chances are you're looking at the idea of going on a fitness journey like it's a fairy tale.
This is where an online personal trainer can change your life. Want to learn more? We put together a guide to understand exactly what an online personal trainer is, how they can help you get fit despite your hectic schedule, and how to find the best online personal trainer for you.
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By definition, an online personal trainer is pretty self-explanatory-- they are personal trainers that help you along your fitness journey via the internet rather than being physically present with you.
Online personal trainers vary from site to trainer and in between, but generally there are little differences between online personal training and a real-life personal trainer.
However, there is one big difference that some people aren't keen on-- the (perceived) lack of personal attention.
Believe it or not, you can get the same amount of personal attention when you opt for an online personal trainer that you would with a regular personal trainer! Online personal trainers typically provide you with a custom personalized training program to perform in your home, hotel, gym, etc. When you need help, advice, or motivation, you can contact them-- without having to bounce around schedules to meet up and train.
There are so many great benefits to hiring an online personal trainer, regardless of their physical presence with you at the gym.
These benefits may be exactly what you need:
You're a busy woman. Working your schedule around meeting up with a personal trainer at your gym, or even signing up for a gym membership at all, may not be possible. Online personal trainers work on your time, not theirs.
Typically, you can log into your online personal trainer's website and start workouts whenever you have the time. This is ideal for busy people who need their training to fit their schedule.
Lots of people are shy when it comes to the gym. While this is mostly just in our heads, an online personal trainer can provide a private workout experience without the public gym.
It's typically easier to find online reviews of online personal trainers rather than online reviews of physical trainers. Like we said before, trust the reviews!
Keep in mind that just because someone's a stellar trainer, doesn't mean they are necessarily the right trainer for you.
Take the time to find online personal trainers that have previously run gyms or have some sort of rapport in the fitness community. Also look into reviews of popular online personal trainers. Did other busy ladies find their online personal trainer helpful, consistent, and flexible? Consider the opinions of previous customers-- reviews are there for a reason!
It's also helpful to consider online personal trainers that focus specifically on women's fitness journies as well.
Did this handy guide to demystifying the online personal trainer help you make an informed decision? Tell us what you think about online personal trainers in the comments below!
Jay Kali AKA, The Strength Architect is the founder of Kali Coaching. He holds certifications as a Specialist in Strength and Conditioning, Certified Fitness Trainer, Online Trainers Academy Graduate, Training For Warriors Level 2 Graduate and is a 300-Certified Yoga Teacher in Power Yoga. He is also an Amazon Bestselling Author in four different categories and has made it his mission to help women create long lasting, healthy lifestyles in just 8 weeks!