You’re skeptical about this new “online personal training” idea. Well, we’re here to tell you that the benefits of an online personal trainer vastly outweigh the disadvantages. With upsides like the cost-effectiveness and real, trackable results, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give it a shot! Here are a few more advantages, listed in detail, on why all those busy people who say they don’t have time to go to the gym, should stop complaining and get themselves matched up with an online personal trainer.
Work out on your own schedule
Since the workout sessions aren’t done in person, you can choose to workout anytime you like. We’re all busy. You don’t want to have to coordinate schedules with someone who trains in a gym across town, or rush to and from work to get to the gym. Another bonus is that many online workouts contain a lot of bodyweight exercises, which can be completed at home. You’re now in charge of your fitness!
Not everyone can afford one-on-one gym sessions. Especially if you want to train more than once a week, personal training can have a pretty hefty price tag. But most online personal trainers charge a lot less for online training than in-person sessions. In some cases, you might find that an entire month of online training is less than one hour of one-on-one, in-person training. Your investment in your fitness stretches out a lot longer.
How often do you think you would message an in-person trainer? Well, with online training, you can message your trainer at any time. You can do it through the ACT DUTY Fitness personal training app, or you can text, call, Skype, and more. Being online means the lines of communication are always open. You probably get even more attention from your trainer because they are routinely checking in on you through the app.
Access to an Expert
Working with an online personal trainer means they don’t even have to be in the same city as you. You can find the perfect personal trainer suited to your fitness goals and needs–whether that’s olympic lifting, preparing for fitness competitions, or marathon training–and they don’t even have to live on the same continent as you!
Motivation and Accountability
While online training may involve more self-motivation, your trainer is just a click away. And if your online trainer is a good one, they’ll be messaging you each week to check in on your progress and making sure that you are completing your workouts. There really are no excuses anymore!
Now that everything is online, it’s trackable. Want to know if you’ve ever done that many reps, or benched that heavy of a weight before? Your ACTV DUTY Fitness app will tell you if you’ve hit a personal best. Even stats like body weight and body fat percentage can be tracked and viewed on a graph over time.
Skeptics think that the one downfall to online training is the safety factor. To be truthful, online training is probably best suited for people who are a bit more advanced in their fitness, and just need an extra push and some guidance to get in shape. But online trainers can provide custom exercise videos and clear instructions on how to do a specific exercise–and if all else fails, you can always message them with your questions if you’re unsure how to do it. You’ve got support and fitness advice around the clock, and conveniently in your pocket.