Should you hire an online Personal Trainer?

Personal Training is a proven effective method to help people achieve their health and fitness goals, benefits of working with a Personal Trainer include

  • Accountability
  • Motivation
  • Expertise and experience
  • Correct form and technique
  • Much faster results than working alone

But with gyms closed now, and fitness options limited, many people are asking the question, what about ONLINE Personal Training? Can online Personal Training give you all the benefits of face-to-face Personal Training, and is it right for you?

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It depends on your answers to the following questions.

How much assistance do you need?

If you are a beginner and you need a LOT of assistance with form, technique, muscle activation, and you need your Trainer to check all your angles to make sure you’re safe and effective, then you will need to spend some really good video sessions with an online Personal Trainer so they know what you need. It’s really important that in the beginning, your trainer can get a good holistic picture of how your body functions, if you have postural imbalance, mobility issues in your ankles, if your knees buckle etc. If you are a bit more experienced, and you have already got the basics down pat with your technique and form, then you might not need so much video attention and might work well with a bit less coaching and assistance.

What is your budget?

If you have already worked with a Personal trainer face-to-face you will already have the budget to switch to online Personal Training during this time. If not, then consider what your budget is, and how many sessions a week you would be needing. As opposed to a cheap generic program you might download, online Personal training is more similar to a face to face meeting, but with the difference of being behind a screen. There are various package options out there, which can include your Trainer watching you train in real time, or your Trainer sending out sessions they have custom made for you and checking in regularly.

How self-motivated are you?

If you’re the kind of person who can happily put yourself through a challenging exercise session without quitting, and if you can easily stick to your commitments as to when and where you are going to exercise – then you may not need the extra support of a Trainer. However, if you are a person who struggles to do their daily exercise, or slacks of a little bit during the session, needs a bit of an extra push to finish that last set, or just needs someone to keep you accountable to show up at a certain time, then an Online PT might be right for you!

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