Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer online?
An online personal trainer can help you to set smart fitness goals, and develop an evidence-based plan to achieve them. They will program the appropriate exercises for you based on these goals, your time, ability level, and access to facilities or equipment. All from the comfort of your own home!
Should I hire an online personal trainer?
If you don’t have access to, or don’t prefer, an in-person fitness professional to consult with, an online personal trainer can be an excellent resource to coach you toward your fitness goals.
How do I know if online personal training is right for me?
The best way to determine if online personal training is a good fit for you is to try an initial consultation! This will usually involve an informal discussion with the personal trainer to chat about your exercise history, any medical or health considerations, and your goals. From there, you can decide whether to move ahead.
How do I make the most of my online personal training program?
The only thing an online personal trainer can’t do is do the exercise for you! Like a doctor, the job of a fitness professional is to prescribe what the safest, most effective thing to help you will be. The trainer will be there to instruct, motivate, and support you – but the most effective program is the one you stick to consistently.
Will an online personal trainer help me lose weight?
An online personal trainer can certainly help prescribe the most appropriate exercises to facilitate weight loss. An online trainer may also assist you with basic nutrition principles and advice to help you achieve your goals.
Are there any drawbacks to online personal training?
One disadvantage of communicating with your personal trainer online is that they won’t be with you in person during your actual training, either to physically alter your technique, or to spot if you are pushing yourself too hard with a difficult exercise. That being said, they will write your program, and instruct you accordingly.
How does an online fitness coach correct my exercise form?
An online coach will correct your form either by viewing your training live in an online session, or by asking you to film yourself performing certain exercises from several angles. Some trainers have access to software that can help them analyze this footage. They can then help you correct your technique in subsequent sessions.
How much on average do personal trainers cost?
The cost of an online trainer can vary greatly, depending on your needs. Simple written programs can be relatively inexpensive, while multiple video conference sessions per week will incur higher costs. On average, you’ll save money compared to in-person trainers.