What is an Online Personal Trainer?
The revolution happened while we were quarantining. Online Personal Training is here and it will be integral in the future of the industry.
A virtual or online personal trainer is a certified personal trainer that creates a custom workout for you to follow or meets you in an online appointment for a virtual personal training session.
There are lots of online personal trainers and they offer a lot of different services. Be careful you aren’t just paying for a pre planned workout. Many online trainers pick and choose from a library of pre-programed workouts. Choose a trainer that is actually designing every workout just for you.
Learn what your online training options are and how much you can expect to pay for the myriad services offered online today.
Virtual Personal Training
A Virtual Personal Trainer is the equivalent of an in-person personal trainer. In a virtual personal training appointment you meet your trainer in an interactive online appointment. Your virtual trainer is showing you the exercises and sometimes doing them along with you, just like in a fitness studio or gym.
The Veteran’s Association has determined that online personal training appointments are just as effective if not more effective than traditional appointments. Their data shows that clients are more likely to be consistent in their online training program than when they have to meet in person.
A good virtual personal trainer will be able to provide 95% of the fitness population with a workout that is perfect for them.
Comparison is to an in-person personal training session.
- Cost 50% 50% 50%
- Time Commitment 50% 50% 50%
- Transportation 0% 0% 0%
- INTENSITY 100% 100% 100%
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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