Online Training Vs 1-2-1 Personal Training
Written by Andrew Meyer
Personal Training services you won't get online
There are numerous online fitness start-ups. Why? It is required by the rapidly expanding health and fitness industry. Will the emergence of 'online and at-home' training products lead to the demise of businesses such as 1-2-1 Personal Trainers and gym studio classes? Most likely, but only for those businesses that do not grow, instead remaining complacent and believing it will not happen to them. Blockbusters were thinking the same thing. Until LoveFilm and Netflix came along. Blockbusters, rest in peace.
The days of seeing your Personal Trainer on a regular basis just to exercise are long gone. Personal trainers worth their salt provide far more than what can be obtained from an online video. Another article will explain how to locate these Trainers. But, for the time being, consider what you get from 1-2-1 personal training that you cannot get from an online application or coach.
To begin with, working with a 1-2-1 personal trainer provides you with individualised attention and a personalised fitness plan that is tailored to your specific needs, goals, and fitness level. This is simply not possible with an online training programme, which typically provides a one-size-fits-all solution.
Your personal trainer will spend time getting to know you, your fitness history, any injuries or limitations you may have, as well as your lifestyle and schedule, in order to create an effective and sustainable plan. They will also be able to monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments to your plan, and provide ongoing support and motivation.
Working with a 1-2-1 personal trainer allows for real-time feedback and correction, in addition to personalised attention. Your trainer will be able to observe your exercise form, technique, and execution and make necessary adjustments to ensure that you are performing them safely and effectively. This level of feedback and correction simply isn't possible with an online programme that leaves you to your own devices.
But how about the price? Although 1-2-1 personal training is more expensive than an online programme, there are a number of personal training services that you simply will not get from an online programme, making it well worth the investment.
Many personal trainers, for example, provide nutrition coaching, which is an essential component of any fitness programme. They can assist you in developing a healthy and sustainable eating plan that supports your fitness goals, as well as provide ongoing support and accountability to keep you on track.
Accountability and motivation are two other personal training services that you will not find online. When you are only accountable to yourself, it is easy to skip a workout or fall off track. When you work with a personal trainer, however, you have someone who is invested in your success and who will hold you accountable and motivate you even when you don't feel like working out.
Finally, many personal trainers provide a sense of community and camaraderie that is simply not available online. Working out with a group of like-minded people can be extremely motivating and beneficial to your fitness goals. It's also a great way to meet new people and form a support network.
To summarise, while online fitness programmes and apps are certainly convenient and effective for some people, they simply cannot replace the benefits of working with a 1-on-1 personal trainer. Individualized attention, real-time feedback and correction, personalised nutrition coaching, accountability and motivation, and a sense of community and camaraderie are all benefits of working with a personal trainer that an online programme cannot provide. So, if you're serious about reaching your fitness goals, it's worth investing in a personal trainer who can give you the support and direction you need to succeed.