The popularity of hiring an online personal trainer has grown substantially in recent times due to the effectiveness of this service. Online personal training is actually quite different to a conventional, face-to-face personal trainer. So let's go through some of the key differences and benefits to an online PT!
Probably the first thing that comes to mind is money. Hey, we all like to save a few dollars every now and then don't we? Especially if you're on a budget, hiring a personal trainer for $80+ an hour can be expensive! Online personal training provides a high level of accountability and motivation to you without breaking your budget. So, rather than paying for a couple of one-on-one sessions each week with a trainer, you can be accountable to your online professional trainer on a daily basis whilst still minimising your costs.
Whilst on the topic of money, a big misconception about online personal training can be that you don't obtain the same value for money as if you were with a face-to-face trainer. Actually, value is where the true benefits of an online trainer shine through. You can obtain a level of accountability and motivation that you cannot obtain with your conventional face-to-face trainer. During your training session, you may briefly discuss your food intake and your weekly activity levels - but the main focus of the session is to go through an exercise regime. Throughout the remainder of the week, you are left to your own devices. In contrast to this, the online personal trainer doesn't take you through an exercise routine - rather, you are held accountable for your workouts, eating habits and additional weekly activities on a regular basis (not just once or twice a week). It's as if you have nowhere to hide with a professional online personal trainer! Ultimately, achieving significant goals is the result of a consistent approach toward that goal every day - not just one or two "good" hours each week.
Another advantage is that your training isn't appointment based. You don't have to re-organise your life to fit in with your trainer's schedule. You exercise when you want and you can communicate with your trainer at a time that is most suited to you. This can be a big time-saver!
Furthermore, an online personal trainer has the ability to enrich your knowledge by not only explaining concepts in great detail, but also providing references to further reading. In contrast, a face-to-face personal trainer is limited by the total session time and the resources that he/she currently has available on-hand at that location.
As you can see, online and face-to-face personal training provides quite different services. You really need to determine which is most suited to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in finding out more about our Sydney or online personal training services.