Is Online personal training for you?

Online personal training is a relatively new industry that allows fitness experts to connect with clients from all over the globe. There are many benefits to investing in an online training program or online trainer. Personal trainers are typically hired when clients need guidance as to what to do, to achieve the results they desire. Certified trainers are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to provide clients with state of the art workouts that are catered to their client’s ability and personal goals. Personal trainers provide accountability to their clients and assure they do not slack on their efforts. They motivate and inspire clients to step out of their comfort zone and provide them with feedback to assure safety and efficiency when exercising. There are many benefits to hiring a personal trainer both in person and online. It is important to note that limitations do exist when investing in an online trainer when compared to an in-person trainer. Below I will list a few of the major pros and cons to help you decide if an online personal trainer is something you should invest in. Your health is in your control, it’s up to you to take the steps necessary to live a life of optimal wellness. Pros of Online Personal Training

  1. Online personal trainers are available 24/7 and can provide answers to your fitness and health related questions from wherever you are.

  2. Online personal trainers are much less expensive than in-person trainers and can help you reach your goals if you are on a budget.

  3. Support from online personal trainers is much more in attainable. Online trainers typically offer nutritional plans with meal assistance and grocery suggestions within their program.

  4. Accessibility is also a plus when investing in an online personal trainer. No matter where you are located, you will get the same attention and support. This is great for those who travel often or those who do not have a schedule that allows them to set specific dates and times to meet each week. You can train at anytime and anywhere for half the hassle.

Cons of Online Personal Training

  1. No physical presence is the most obvious downfall to investing into an online trainer.

  2. No one there to correct your form when exercising.

  3. In-experienced trainers often sell themselves as online trainers because they are unable to attain in person training jobs due to their lack of certification.

  4. Lack of motivator during workout.

Conclusion Although there are many benefits to online training, it is not for everyone. If you are to invest in online training, you should know who your trainer is. Meaning, you should know your trainer is certified and has experience in the industry before handing them your money. You should also be someone self-motivated, so that you and your trainer will be on the same page. I would recommend you train with a partner so that you can be held accountable not by just yourself, but your trainer and training partner. Some trainers may even offer discounted prices for group training because it helps keep clients on track. Online trainers that are good, typically have videos that demonstrate the correct form and posture during the workout that is accessible through an app or on your mobile devices browser. This assures you know exactly what to do and how to do it efficiently. If you are someone who may be interested in online personal training or would like to ask more questions about the subject, feel free to click the contact tab in my navigation bar and set the subject line as “Online Personal Training.” I hope this information helps you determine if online training is right for you. 


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