Are you considering hiring an online personal trainer? Here are 4 questions you need to ask yourself first to determine if this is the right option for you.

The popularity of hiring online personal trainers is rising quickly. In many ways, it’s like being trained by an expert in the gym: you’re given a fully tailored workout programme and food plan, but the difference is that you can do it all on your own time and from the comfort of your own home.

To make this as personalized a process as possible, working with an online trainer begins with a one-on-one consultation, during which you and your personal trainer will discuss your:

  • Specific fitness goals (eg. building muscle or losing weight)
  • Fitness level and how long you’ve been exercising
  • Medical history, including any injuries
  • Workout preferences (eg. what equipment you prefer, which setting you like)

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Is Working With an Online Personal Trainer Right For You? 4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

For many people, the idea of working with a personal trainer is attractive: you get customized workouts and meal plans, expert coaching, and there is zero guesswork involved. But the truth is that not everyone has the time or money to spend working with a coach one on one.

Luckily, many personal trainers are offering their services online now, either through Skype, e-mail, or even online training platforms, such as JALP. This allows individuals to receive the one on one coaching they require, but in a more affordable and flexible manner.

HOWEVER: Every individual has different fitness needs and wants, and a unique workout personality, so before you opt for working with an online personal trainer, here are 5 questions you MUST ask yourself first:

1. How Much Do You Want to Spend?

One of the biggest selling points of working with an online trainer is the cost. Personal trainers who offer exercise advice and support in real-time via an online platform don’t need to provide a facility or commute, and can therefore offer their services at a much lower rate.

Tip: When selecting an online trainer, it’s very important to choose one who will give you adequate attention. You should be able to discuss your goals, limitations, and injuries with them. Without this complete assessment, you’re putting yourself at risk for injury and poor results.


2. How Much Instruction Do You Need?

From a technique aspect, online training is better suited for individuals who already have some experience with exercise and form. If you’re new to fitness, then having a trainer in the gym with you, helping you perform exercises from different angles and giving you real time feedback is a level of instruction you need, and which you can’t get from online training.

Still want to try online training? Some coaches can do an excellent job of instructing their clients from a distance. Just be sure to find a personal trainer who cares and checks in with your progress, as well as tweaks your workout program based on your changing needs.

3. What Motivates You?

Your needs and preferences are critical when you’re deciding how to train. After all, if you don’t complete your workouts, it doesn’t matter how good they are. Before deciding on online personal training, you have to be honest with yourself and know what has or hasn’t worked for you in the past.

  • Do you need constant accountability and encouragement? Then this can only truly come from working with a personal trainer in the gym.
  • Do you like to workout in your home and motivate yourself? If so, they you can get everything you need from weekly check-ins with an online personal trainer.
  • Are you someone who becomes motivated by like-minded people? Then you may want to consider in gym or online group challenges.


4. What Does Your Day to Day Schedule Look Like?

Do you have a hectic day to day schedule, or one that constantly changes? Online personal trainers can create workouts that you can perform anywhere, be it the gym, at home, or even outside. This means you have a greater amount of flexibility and you aren’t locked into working out according to your trainer or gym’s schedule.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our online personal training programs, and how our fitness team can help you achieve all your weight loss and fitness goals in quick, safe, and sustainable manner, visit our gym at 217 7 Ave SW Calgary, AB, T2P 0X1.

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