The world is changing fast and technology is advancing in leaps and bounds. Every industry, including fitness, is adapting and incorporating it as fast as possible. Which is why everyone is looking for the advantages of online personal training.
Just as you're no longer limited by phone cords for communication, libraries for knowledge, or oil for energy, you're no longer limited by gym hours, a lack of good coaches in your city, or an invasion of privacy to become stronger and fitter.
A quick search for “online fitness” will reveal a wide variety of online personal training programs. You can follow along live, have a program or book emailed to you, or even receive fancy spreadsheets.
USA Today recently posted an article stating that streaming video workouts are the hottest fitness trend right now. The biggest issue: Where's the coaching?
Some programs offer initial consultations and even a monthly check-in to make sure you're on the right path. Overall, however, video workouts lack the true support you would get from a coach. I guess you get what you pay for! I mean, those magazine and online workout routines are great too, right?
If you're serious about changing your life, you should want someone who's as serious as you are, someone who wants that change for you as much as, if not more than, you. That, my dear friend, is a coach.
But let's not get into what to look for in a coach just yet. For now, let's discuss some of the advantages of online personal training. For example, you don't have to reschedule or skip the gym completely because you have to work late or travel. How great is that?
First, let's talk about the convenience and efficiency of this technology. Being able to access a gym class or personal program from any computer or smartphone is a luxury that most people don't recognize.
Think about the time you already spend driving daily to and from work. Think about the moment you get off work. Sometimes you just want to go home, not drive across town to the gym. Be honest: how many times have you skipped the gym because of this?
I'm not saying you shouldn't go to the gym or that you can only train at home. Online personal training is about putting you in charge. Sometimes you can’t make it to the gym or to a class. Other days, the gym is all you can think about. But depending on what routine you're following and how fit you are, setting a training session or not could make or break you! Consistency is key because consistency can increase your motivation. Don't believe me? Try it yourself!
One thing that's frustrating to students, especially those who pay high prices for one-on-one personal training, is having to cancel. Most in-person personal trainers now require a minimum of 24 hours' notice or you'll be charged for the session. With online training, you can stop being limited by other people's schedules!
Some online personal trainers offer 100% flexible programs that you can set around your schedule. Maybe you only want to train at home, or maybe you have a split schedule and spend three days at the gym and two at home. Whatever your schedule, you can have a program customized to your training style and goals.
I believe we're all looking for some sort of edge in life, something that can save us time and give us the courage to show our bodies off at the beach. We all want to feel better without pain!
The problem is that some people don’t want to be seen in the gym with a personal trainer, often due to low self-esteem over their body image. Only online personal training provides the privacy of working on your own, at your own pace and in comfort with access to a system that few people can take advantage of.
Group training classes have risen in popularity over the past two years. They've been proven to motivate people to achieve their fitness goals by holding each other accountable, making everyone feel like a team and providing guidance toward a common goal.
The problem with group classes is that they're often overcrowded, so you don’t get the attention or full training you need. Also consider that a group class is basically a “cookie-cutter” program the trainer found online. In contrast, online personal training provides a more personalized way to train. Stop trying to fit in and do the same things as others; you need a program designed for you!
Do you travel a lot, bouncing from place to place for pleasure, work, or family? If so, having a gym membership that you might only use one or two weeks a month doesn’t make sense. Almost every gym in the world has drop-in rates that allow you to train there for the day. Some coaches even provide you with 24/7 access to an online personal trainer, so you can train anywhere you want with someone who's on call to help you.
Let's be honest: if you have an in-person personal trainer, the minute your hour is up, they probably have to rush you out for their next class or client. Some people actually consider an online personal trainer more personal than an in-person one. It all depends on who you decide to work with.
Take full advantage of the technology at your fingertips! Tired of keeping up with all your paper, pens, notes, and programs? Track all your numbers and monitor your progress online! Some online programs even take all the guesswork out of exercising by offering an exercise video library, so if you're streaming, just watch and follow!
Bottom line: there are many advantages of online personal training. There are also advantages of training with an in-person personal trainer. There are great trainers and mediocre trainers, regardless of which type you choose. So when searching for a coach and trainer, follow this guide to help you find the best one for you.
Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, a gym rat, or a frequent flyer, studies have proven that the guidance of a trainer/coach will help you reach your goals faster. There's no doubt my online fitness training system will give you 100% support and guidance!
So if you've been considering working with an online personal trainer, click the link to see how I help women! Start your strength training today!
Have you ever worked with an online personal trainer? How did it work out? Share your experience in the comments below, and if you know someone who could benefit from online personal training, be sure to share this article with them!
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!