ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
It’s no surprise that we are at a point where online personal training services can be successfully and effectively delivered with the convenience of a mobile app.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that for most people, their life revolves around their mobile phone. From social media apps to apps that help you organise your life, there is something for everyone.
Don’t get me wrong, one-to-one sessions still have their place but online personal training is a perfect solution. Especially for those who live a busy life.
Why do you think online personal training is becoming a top choice for so many people? Here are my thoughts…
IT’S COST EFFECTIVE
It’s no secret that one-to-one sessions can get expensive. Most gym based trainers will charge more for a one hour session than they would for a whole month of online training.
Why is this?
The answer is fairly simple. An online trainer has no fixed overheads like travel and gym fees and they can be more effective with their time. This means that they can focus their time and energy on what matters – the client.
As a result of this, the saving can be passed onto the client so it’s most definitely a win-win situation.
If you look at the cost differences between the two methods it becomes obvious. If I was paying £35 for a 1 hour session and had two sessions per week, my yearly outgoing would be:
2 x 35 = £70 per week
£70 x 52 = £3640 per year
That’s a huge amount of money and almost 10 times more than most online personal trainers will cost.
THERE IS A WIDER CHOICE OF TRAINER
When you’re looking for a personal trainer a lot of the time you are limited to someone at your gym. Or even someone who freelances in your local area. With online training you get to choose the best trainer for your needs. It doesn’t matter if they live next door or the other side of the world.
Online training is a very competitive market and as a customer you’re the one who’ll benefit the most from this…
You benefit from the competition that constantly drives online trainers to improve the services they offer and the prices.
YOU HAVE CONTROL OF YOUR SCHEDULE
Ever been in a situation where you want to book a session at the best time for you but the other person isn’t available?
Yep, me too!
Well, when you’re using an online fitness trainer, you have complete control and freedom over your routine.
You can workout whenever you want and you can workout wherever you want. If you live a busy life, what could be more perfect?
Online training also allows you to have your fitness plan, diet plan and motivation right there in the palm of your hand.
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SUPPORT
It seems funny when you think about it but customer support is not something that is taken advantage of when training face to face.
Continuous assessment and accountability plays a large role in any training plan and a good online training app should provide this.
Through your online training you should receive access to thorough exercise tutorials and videos. These will show you how to perform the exercises correctly.
EXCELLENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND MOTIVATION
Online training requires a lot of self-motivation but it is important to remember that your online trainer is only a click of a button away.
Your online trainer will also be messaging you on a regular basis to check in on your progress, answer any questions that you have and make sure that you are completing the workouts.
One negative that springs to mind when it comes to online training is the safety factor. When you have a one to one session with a trainer they will be able to observe you completing the exercises and make corrections to ensure that you are doing it correctly.
With online training, you are relying on following the custom exercise videos and instructions provided so it is advisable to complete the workouts in front of a mirror so that you can see what you are doing.
If you are struggling with anything, remember to contact your trainer to discuss any concerns you have.