Is online personal training right for me?
Jeremy Mvalo personal trainer and owner of Jeremy Fitness covers the advantages and disadvantages of online training and why it may be right for you to achieve your fitness goals.
As technology makes life more convenient and we are able to order just about anything with the click of a button, you can ask yourself, "why not do the same with online fitness guidance?" I’ve helped people of many walks of life get in shape and reach their fitness goals. From CEOs, post natal moms, athletes and cancer patients, I find true fulfillment in helping people on their path to fitness. I offer online fitness and nutrition programs to empower those who want individually tailored workouts and an accountability partner along the way.
I’ve put together this article to help you decide if online training is right for you. Generally, these programs are good for people who want to live long, feel good, alleviate pain or look great in that bathing suit.
Some of the advantages of online training include:
Programs tailored to your specific needs. With so many workouts and tips available on social media and the internet many people feel like they can do their own research and create their own workouts. In order to truly maximize results, wouldn’t it be easier to work with someone who designs a program to work on your specific needs? Someone who takes into account that knee pain you have anytime you try to squat, or the fact that you’ve tried 100s of ab workouts but still can’t get rid of that muffin top? Online training allows you the opportunity to have a customized program designed to fit your unique goals.
Perks of an expert personal trainer with less of a time commitment. No need to sit in traffic or rush to the gym to make an in person appointment. You still receive expert advice from someone who knows the ins and outs of fitness from the comfort of your own home.
Flexibility to train when works best for you. As life gets busy finding a consistent time to meet for a training session can be tough, especially if you are traveling or have kids. Online training allows you to train when you want to. Programs are designed so that you can do them where you want. If you like a gym then we will customize workouts to do there but maybe you have to watch your son at soccer practice and won’t make it to the gym, we can customize a routine for you to do that day too.
Generally cheaper. No need to pay one on one trainer fees. You simply pay for a monthly package, have weekly check ins and weekly workouts sent directly to you.
While online personal training has many benefits, there are some instances when it may not be right for everyone.
Some disadvantages are:
Online programs work best for someone who is confident in following workout instructions with minimal technical guidance. If you are super new to working out, in person sessions may be better as someone can actively critique your form.
You have to be motivated. You need the commitment to train each day and put in the work. With no one there to yell at you in your face, online training works best for individuals who are driven to meet their fitness goals without face to face interaction.
It can be lonely. If you enjoy working out with a group then online coaching may not be the right fit for you.
I hope this helps you have a better understanding of online training and some key points to consider when deciding whether or not to work with an online trainer. Whatever you do decide, I wish you all the best on your fitness journey.