What Is Online Personal Training?
Online personal training is new to the fitness industry. Personal training can be very costly and many people would like a personal trainer. This is one area where online training may help many individuals. Another aspect to look at is how much time a person has. It may be hard to schedule an hour with a trainer but you could workout at home.
I mentioned cost earlier, in most cases a training session in person can range from $25 to $100.00 an hour or more. With online training you may pay $20.00 a month or less. When choosing an online training site there are some things to look for no matter the cost.
The first thing is to look for credentials on the website. You want to find someone who is certified through a national organization such as The Amercan Council On Exercise or The American College Of Sports Medicine. You also want to look for someone with experience. Training online is different then in person so find someone who can really articulate exercises well.
Next, is the actual product the site is trying to sell you. Yes, you are buying personal training but how is your program being delivered to you. Look for a program and a trainer who will still keep you accountable for your workout.
Just because it is an online program does not mean that you are alone. You should be able to reach your trainer with any questions or concerns you may have.
Make sure that you are given your exercises in a clear and concise manner. You should be given a detailed explanation and a video demonstration of your exercises. If you are having any trouble your trainer should be able to use Skype to help you. Please ask for help if you are unsure about how to perform any of your exercises.
Motivation is another concern with this new form of training. Having an online appointment may help with this problem. Your trainer should have an accountability plan in place if you miss your workout.
Goals are also important and must be established in the beginning of your program. Goals help to give you and your trainer a direction to go in. There are different ways to design an exercise program that will help you to achieve the look you want. Please be very specific with what you are looking for.
I hope this article has helped you to understand online personal training better. It is not for everyone but it can help many people find a more affordable way to obtain a personal trainer.