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Guide to online Personal Training

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Zara, Staff Writer

Friday, 5th February 2021

What is online Personal Training? 

Let’s face it - we live in an online world. Whether it’s working, socialising or studying, we’ve proven that it can all be done from the comfort of our own homes. Why can’t we do it with personal training too? 

Online personal trainers deliver workouts on a phone, laptop, or tablet. Like face-to-face personal training, workouts are tailored to help you achieve your goals, the only difference being you can exercise from wherever you want - and at a lower price than hefty gym membership fees. All you need is a webcam and a stable internet connection, and you’re good to go! 

Is online Personal Training right for you? 

Having an online personal trainer means you can access your workouts from pretty much anywhere, making it easier for those who may not be able to get to a gym. Remember to always check in with a health professional before you start any exercise programme to ensure there are no underlying conditions that could negatively affect your fitness plan. 

Online personal training is perfect for: 

  • Busy parents

  • People who hate the gym 

  • Frequent travellers 

  • Those who live in remote areas (or overseas) 

  • People restricted by gym times

Why choose online Personal Training? 

Online personal training is growing rapidly in popularity, and there are plenty of reasons why:

  • It’s flexible - An online personal trainer gives you the freedom to workout from home, saving precious travel time and costs. With the working day getting longer for many, it's no wonder that more and more people are opting for online personal trainers to get in shape. 

  • It’s cheap - online personal training is cheaper than face-to-face personal training sessions because the trainer doesn’t have to factor their own travel costs into the final price. With online personal training, you can also say goodbye to those hefty gym membership fees.

  • It's convenient - We get it, it’s not always easy to fit the gym into an already busy schedule. With online personal training, you can easily fit your workouts around your lifestyle.

What are the different types of online Personal Training? 

Online personal trainers are skilled in a variety of courses. Before planning your sessions, a good personal trainer will have an initial consultation with you to understand what you hope to achieve, matching your exercise plan to this. Whether you are training for a triathlon, looking to perfect your form, or simply want to get in shape, an online personal trainer will tailor your exercise to these requirements.

Here are some of the different types of workouts that online personal trainers can provide: 

  • Weight training 

  • Circuit training

  • Flexibility training 

  • Aerobic fitness training 

  • Resistance training

  • Fat loss 

  • Speed training

How to find an online Personal Trainer 

If you are wondering where to find an online personal trainer, the good news is that it's easier than you think. Why not try asking your local gym? most of them provide these services.

You can also find personal trainers by searching online for local professionals. It's easy to browse thousands of online personal trainers on Bark - just tell us what you're looking for and we'll match you with a hand-picked number of professionals to choose from.

Things to consider when choosing an Online Personal Trainer

Check their credentials

Even if you think you’ve found the perfect personal trainer for you, don’t be fooled if they can’t provide certification. All professional trainers should have recognised qualifications, and be able to prove them.

Ask for an initial consultation

An initial consultation is a discussion between you and the personal trainer so that they can get a better understanding of your fitness goals. It will help give you a feel for whether the personal trainer is the right fit for you. This doesn’t have to be in person - it can take place online too. Most professional trainers will offer this for free. 

You may need your own equipment

One downside of having an online personal trainer is that you can’t take advantage of their shiny new equipment. Based on the type of workout you decide with your trainer, it might be worth investing in some basic equipment. If you’re on a budget, you could get creative with home alternatives. Why not try swapping kettlebells for filled water bottles?

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