What is a Hybrid Personal Trainer?
Online & In-Person
Hybrid Personal Training is a cost effective way to get the weekly volume of workouts you need from a professional fitness coach.
The hybrid personal trainer is a very useful sub-segment of personal training and is evolving as more people learn how to host and join online appointments. Consistency is key in reaching your fitness goals. Having a personal trainer that can meet you online and in-person not only reduces the cost of larger fitness packages, it ensures greater success because simply meeting is easier and less time consuming.
Reaching your fitness goals requires that you are consistent in your workouts. Long breaks due to busy work schedule or vacations can take it yo-yoing toll on your workout program. Your hybrid personal trainer can train you in-person when you’re at home but see you online when you are away. This means that you can travel as much as you like and not miss a workout.
Maybe you don’t want to re-schedule your whole life around your workouts. Finding a hybrid trainer means that you can workout when the urge strikes you. Online personal training appointments means that your trainer can be on call. I conduct my online PT sessions from home and it only takes a couple minutes to set up. If a client of mine wants to workout at 2:30pm and I’m not already in another session, it’s no problem.
A Hybrid Personal Trainer combines online personal training appointments with in-person fitness training.
There are many people that won’t work out unless someone holds them accountable. Enter the personal trainer. I have created a ton of programs to reduce the cost to my customers, providing a supplementary aerobic schedule, giving them a workout of bodyweight HIIT exercises they can do at home, etc. But they will only do the workout when they have scheduled the appointment with me. Seeing a trainer 3 times a week or more for 45-60 minutes a pop can be expensive. Que the virtual personal training appointment. An online appointment can be as short as 15 minutes and could be a quick HIIT workout then sending you on a 30 minute walk or a 15 minute run. These shorter, supplementary virtual appointments still keep the client accountable but cost a lot less than 45 minutes in person.
Training online isn’t better or worse than in-person, it is different. It makes you use a different set of fitness tools and flex some different grey matter. There’s not a lot of time for chit-chat in an online appointment so they move fast and I often use more basic equipment like kettlebells, bands and bodyweight exercises. My virtual personal training appoints by nature are just different than what I do in-person and are a great change up in my client’s programming.
There’s something about training in a studio and meeting a client online at their office or home that makes the sessions more personal. The professional relationship between a client and personal trainer is often strong, simply because your trainer is providing one of the most important things in your life; health. It’s not an invasive type of personal that I am talking about here, it is more of just a complete understanding of your client’s situation and you feel like, as a trainer, you are able to better meet your client’s needs when you get a glimpse of their work and home life.
Hybrid Personal Training
- Combines in-person and online appointments into one package or monthly cost.
- Less expensive than an in-person package of an equivalent number of sessions.
- Easier to meet your trainer on a consistent basis.
- Great for an upredicatble schedule
- Can be indoors or outdoors, weather and internet connection permitting.
Comparison is to an in-person personal training session.
- COST 50% 50%
- CONVENIENCE 100% 100%
- CONSISTENCY 95% 95%
Virtual Personal Training doesn’t require traveling to your trainer or the cost of them traveling to you. 30 Minutes a day is all you really need to improve health and without the burden of driving, parking and changing in a gym or studio, virtual personal training makes 30 minute a day workouts more available and time-cost effective.
If your virtual personal trainer can record the workout, you can repeat it multiple times before your next meeting. This makes virtual personal training even more cost effective and consistent.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you have a computer and a decent internet connection, that is all you really need.
Simple & Effective
1. Private Appointments
Meet your trainer in an interactive online appointment with only you and your personal trainer.
Your Virtual Trainer can record their instruction for you to repeat in between live sessions.
3. Cost Effective
Appointments are generally 50% of the cost of in-person appointments. Made more cost effective when you count gas, time and gym membership dues.
Virtual Personal Training is growing into a huge industry in the next year. In previous years, poor internet connections and lack of understanding how to log into online meetings made progress slow. Now that virtual appointments have become commonplace, people are searching for a virtual personal trainer more frequently. Most of us have gained some weight since the lockdowns have started and will need accountability and professional direction to get back on course to a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you meet your trainer online before you purchase any costly packages, you want to know that they have the actual technology to hold a quality session. Also, you want to determine that your online trainer will be able to provide you with the right intensity in the online format. It is a skill than not everyone has acquired.
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