What are the benefits of online personal training?

July 1, 2022 by No Comments

In recent years there have been significant technological advances to the point that personal training services can be delivered online effectively and successfully. While traditional ‘1 on 1’ training still has its place, online will soon be the ‘go to’ solution for most busy people.

Here are just a few of the many reasons online personal training is quickly becoming the best option for so many gym-goers and none:

It is extremely profitable:

If you compare the cost of traditional ‘1 on 1’ training versus online training, the difference is undeniable. Oftentimes, a gym-based personal trainer will charge more for a one-hour session than for a full month of online training. How is it possible for the online trainer to make a living? The answer is twofold. First of all, the online trainer has no fixed overheads like travel costs and gym fees (gyms get a large percentage of all revenue from gym-based PTs, so they have to charge more to the customer). Second, a well-organized and efficient online PT can significantly reduce wasted ‘downtime’ through high-end semi-automated systems, meaning your time can only be spent on what matters – the customer. In turn, the cost savings can be passed on to the customer giving a ‘win/win’ situation.

If you do the math, the cost difference between the two training methods is huge. Based on an average cost of £50 for a one hour ‘1 to 1’ session, an annual outing could be:-

* 2 x 50 = £100 per week (based on the two sessions per week that most personal trainers recommend as a minimum).

* £100 x 52 = £5,200 per year!

That’s a lot of money, and nearly 10 times what most online personal training will cost. Also, if you miss a session, you will have to pay using the conventional ‘1 on 1’ method of training.

Highest choice of trainer:

When choosing a PT, you are generally limited to the trainer at your gym that is available. With online personal training, you can choose the best trainer for your needs, whether you live next door or across the ocean. Online personal training is a competitive market, therefore, as a client, you will benefit from the competition that will drive online trainers to constantly improve the service they offer. Every year, online fitness courses get better and offer customers new and inventive ways to enjoy and improve their health and fitness.

Time and location are not relevant:

When you use an online fitness coach, you have complete control and freedom over your routine. You can exercise anytime, day or night, as long as the work gets done. He can also train anywhere, be it in a gym, at home, in a park or in his office. Your PT is there to work for you and with you, so they will develop a plan that works for you. Online training allows you to have your training program, diet plan and motivation in the palm of your hand on your mobile phone app.

Comprehensive email support:

This is often not taken advantage of when training with a face-to-face coach. Continuous evaluation and accountability have an important role to play in any training plan and good online training can provide this. You would also receive access to comprehensive exercise tutorials and videos on the correct way to perform exercises, which can be performed and perfected without pressure or unwanted attention.

Motivation and Responsibility:

While online training can sometimes involve more self-motivation, your online coach is just a click away. Your online coach will also message you regularly to check on your progress, answer your questions, and make sure you’re completing your workouts.

One drawback sometimes associated with online training is the security factor. While it is true that online training is probably best suited for people with at least a basic understanding of exercises, there are still plenty of options for the online trainer to use. They can provide personalized exercise videos and concise instructions on how to do a specific exercise or workout. Plus, if all else fails, the customer can always message him with questions if he’s not sure about anything. With online personal training, you’ll have 24/7 fitness advice and support, all conveniently controlled from your photo or mobile device.

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