Getting back in shape often involves a level of commitment most people can find difficult to muster on their own. That is why they may consider signing up with a fitness trainer that can help.
The problem occurs, however, when they look at the cost of a typical fitness trainer. Especially if they plan on working out several times a week. In the past, that would usually mean they just worked out by themselves. Nowadays, it may mean they hire an online fitness trainer instead. After all, with so many benefits to using an online fitness trainer instead of one offline, it is no wonder so many people are now using them.
The training you need at a price you can afford — The biggest advantage of using an online fitness trainer is that the cost is so much less. Where an offline trainer can be $60 to $120 an hour, which really adds up if you use them several times a week, an online fitness trainer is much less. In many cases, you can spend in a month with an online fitness trainer what you would spend in just a few days with one that is offline.
The flexibility — If you hire an offline fitness trainer, you will rarely be able to get the flexibility you might need. This is due to most trainers needing you to schedule sessions weeks in advance, and then show up for the ones you scheduled. If you cancel a session, you will usually still have to pay for it.
With an online fitness trainer, however, you are given a training course and then allowed to go at your own pace. That means if you suddenly need to postpone a fitness session, or move it to another time, you can do so without incurring any cost.
You will not be watched — One thing that puts many people off hiring a online fitness trainer is the thought of being watched every time they exercise. With one that is online, however, they never actually see you working out. Instead, they give you a fitness program to follow, send you links to videos of exercises you can do along with your regular program, and then leave you alone to do them.
All you have to do is report back every week or two with a report about your progress.
Access to a trainer more easily — One thing that is very inconvenient about having a trainer offline is that they can usually only be asked questions during a session. That means you could have to wait a week just to get a quick answer to an exercise question you have.
With an online trainer, however, they will usually be accessible for far more hours, and can often answer any questions you have with a short email. As you will also have access to other clients training with the same trainer via an online chat room, you may have access to other people that can help you as well.