Online Fitness Coaching is a new trend in the Fitness Industry that you may or may not have heard about. Simply, it is a coaching program where a client gets training advice, direction, and motivation remotely from a Personal Trainer mainly through means of email, social media, and phone or Skype calls. This removes almost all of the obstacles clients face when working with a Personal Trainer to maximize their workout and reach their goal. Imagine having a Personal Trainer who will help you with your exercise program, give you instructions on how to do the exercises, and even motivate you through your workouts without the hassle of finding that spot in your busy schedule just to spend an hour with your trainer! You also have the luxury of getting not just a certified, but a qualified Coach to help you. You see, when you go to a gym and look ask for a trainer, the management will only give you the most available trainer to fill in their empty schedule, but not necessarily qualified to help you reach your goals. That is where horrible gym stories with Personal Trainers originate! If you take advantage of the technology of today, you can get a great trainer wherever you are in the world without the hassle and for less cost!
You can get the same expertise, direction, and support that you need to reach your goals from Online Fitness Coaching! However, there are still some misconceptions about remote coaching that makes people think that Online Fitness Coaching won’t work for them. I hope after reading this, you’ll realize how valuable Online Fitness Coaching is and that it is one of the best options you have to help you reach your goals!
Here are the Top 5 Misconceptions about Online Fitness Coaching:
1) Any Personal Training, including Online, is expensive.
Personal Training can be quite pricey. A single session with a Personal Trainer at a local gym would cost at least $40 an hour. At the gym that I work with, a session is only 25 minutes long for the same price! The price goes up depending on the Trainer’s level, qualifications, and the kind of gym you go to. Some Personal Trainers can charge up to $200 an hour! And another thing, the gym where the Personal Trainer works at probably adds cost to their fee like overhead charge, maintenance, membership, and other admin fees. To successfully reach your goal, you ideally want to train twice a week with your Personal Trainer at a minimum. This means that you have to cash out $240.00 to $1600.00 per month just to spend an hour with your Trainer! Of course, there are the reasons for the price and what matters is the value. Ask yourself, ‘Am I making progress? Do I see results? Is my time with my Trainer worth it?’ Now, the good thing about Online Fitness Coaching is that you can connect with a Trainer without the extra costs associated with the gym they work at. The trainer delivers the same advice and expertise for a lower price. Online Fitness Coaching costs at an average of $100.00 per month. This reduction in price is due to the fact that the Trainer obviously doesn’t spend one whole hour with you per session, but instead uses that precious time to make your daily or weekly program, give you updates, answer your email questions, and send you motivating emoticons! Online Fitness Coaching is a very affordable alternative to Personal Training for you without compromising on quality.
2) My Trainer won’t see if I’m doing the exercises correctly or check my form through Online Coaching.
This one is a very reasonable concern – you hire a Personal Trainer mainly to supervise your exercises and workouts to see if you are doing them correctly and efficiently to reach your goal, and that you won’t hurt yourself. How can this be possible if your Trainer is not currently present with you in the gym while you workout? The answer to that is how well you maximize technology to your advantage! With Online Fitness Coaching, your trainer will give you all the information and exercise instruction that you need for your workout to be successful. This includes your daily workout routine, how to do each exercise, videos, and coaching instructions. Your program is updated each week (depending on your trainer’s program), and your trainer is available to you 24/7 with a click of a button! If you have any question that you want to ask your trainer, or if you are not sure if you did the exercise correctly, simply take a short video of yourself doing the exercise or even just write down your concern and send it to your Online Fitness Coach. Exercising is not rocket science, and you will only hurt yourself in the gym if you try unguided and unsupervised stuff that you see from the internet. Online Fitness Coaching maintains that much needed guidance and supervision that you get from hiring an in-person Personal Trainer, for less cost!
3) It’s the same as watching videos through YouTube or DVD’s
During the 80’s and 90’s, aerobics became the trend in the Fitness Industry to promote the pursuit of health and fitness to a large number of people. Aerobics is a form of rhythmic, sometimes dance-like, routine of exercises that aimed to address strength, endurance, and flexibility at the same time. It is usually done in a group class (thereby promoting fitness to more people) and is led by a single fitness instructor. As technology improved in the 90’s, you don’t need to attend a physical class every time you want to do aerobics – you can just buy a video of your favorite fitness instructor like Jane Fonda or Billy Blanks and do the aerobics workout at the comfort of your home! This may be one of the earliest form of Remote Fitness Training where you don’t need to be with a trainer or fitness instructor physically to do an hour or so of exercise. But, remote fitness coaching has greatly improved from that stage. With Online Fitness Coaching you can talk with your trainer about your individual needs and specific goals. You won’t be aimlessly following some awkward and confusing steps, but you will be doing a custom-tailored exercise program that is tailored to your needs and goals.
4) I don’t have access to a gym so I can’t do the exercises my Coach will give me.
The gym is an ideal place for people to go to if they are seeking to improve their physique, reach a higher level of fitness, and reach their goal. But, the gym is not the only place to go to. One of the amazing advantages of Online Fitness Coaching is that you don’t always need a gym to work out! This is great for you if you are staying at home and is busy taking care of your kids, or if you are someone who is always away for a business trip, or if you will be going to a long vacation but still want to keep up with your training. In any case, Online Fitness Coaching gives you freedom because you can train anywhere you are in the world, anytime. Whether it’s your living room, backyard, garage, hotel gym, or any park outside, you can have your training program and exercises custom made to fit your current needs. The program is flexible, so you can have days where you train at a gym, and days you train off and away. This also gives you accountability and motivation because you have less excuse not to work out! Even if you have a scheduled trip, your Online Fitness Coaching program can be modified to be aligned with your schedule.
5) I can do it myself.
Now, you may think that you can easily search the internet, look up exercises and workouts through Google, and develop your own exercise routine. Guess what? you can do that and you can be successful at it! Whatever workout routine you make may work for you for a week or for a few months, and you may even see results, but eventually your body will adapt to it and you’ll need to apply some sort of progression to your workout. You can do it yourself, but whatever result or progress you see will only last for a while. It will take a longer time to get to your goal. Online Fitness Coaching provides expertise in exercise programming, goal setting, and motivational coaching to help you reach your goals faster. There will also be a higher level of accountability because you still have to let your trainer know how you did each workout week, or how you did with your diet for the past days. You see, it’s not about whether you can do it yourself or not, but it’s about the expert guidance, advice, and motivation that you’ll get from Online Fitness Coaching.
Online Fitness Coaching has been in the Fitness Industry and is thriving because it works and people have seen results through this alternative to Personal Training. Train with direction, guidance, and advice from an expert trainer that you can trust! Fitness Coaching for Me provides this opportunity for people to access Personal Training wherever you are in the world, for a fraction of the cost! Try out our Package 1: Novice program for only $7.50 CDN per workout if you want to train 3x a week! Subscribe for four weeks and we guarantee your satisfaction, or you get your money back! Subscribe here or contact us for more information.
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