Are you keen to lose weight or build lean muscle and tone? Have you hit a plateau in your workout or have results in the gym become stagnant? Usually, if you’ve answered yes to one of these questions, the advice would be sign up to a gym and hire a personal trainer to get you back on track to seeing results from your workouts. There is another way.
Online personal trainer sites have been springing up over the past few years; offering tailored, individual advice without the need for expensive gym memberships or time consuming consultations in the gym.
With an online personal trainer you can get in shape or battle through that plateau with a unique program designed to fit your needs. Different sites offer slightly varying services, although almost all promise unique, personalised workouts designed around your goals and lifestyle.
Motivation is so often the key with getting fit or losing weight and, without a personal trainer or friend to regularly keep you going, the will power to keep up a fitness regime can soon waiver. An online personal trainer is an ideal way to combat this and keep your motivation levels high.
The price of having an online personal trainer is often much less than hiring a personal trainer in a gym. The likes of iBodz.com offer their premium membership for just £20 a month; comparable to just one session with a personal trainer in a gym.
The online variety also works perfectly if you work long or unsociable hours or have very little free time. Instead of needing to consult your personal trainer once a week, usually for an hour inside a gym, you can track progress and develop your regimes from the comfort of your own home.
Home gym users are also likely to find using an online trainer beneficial to their fitness programs. As mentioned, personal trainers often operate within a larger gym and, to hire one to come to your house would be very expensive. An online alternative means you can receive all the support and guidance you’ll need to carry on seeing results at home.
The only downside, of course, is that there is no physical person to push you through that last rep or those last few minutes on the treadmill; no screaming gym buff to motivate you to your goals. This is where the online trainer falls down and, whilst there are many benefits to having a personal trainer online, for one to one physical motivation a real life personal trainer will of course come out on top.
Despite this, the online sites do offer one to one consultations over the internet and, whilst there will be no one to actually shout at you, encouragement, motivation and guidance is offered on a personal level, albeit over the web.