I often get met with laughter when I say to people I prefer to work with clients as an online personal trainer rather an in-person personal trainer but allow me to explain some of the benefits I feel you get when working with an online personal trainer.
The biggest benefit of working with an online personal trainer is the freedom to work out when you want and also where you want. You don’t need to keep to your PT schedule and you can workout at the gym that is near to you so you don’t need to get a taxi, 5 buses and walk for an hour before you even get to the gym. Any decent online personal trainer will ask you where and when you like to work out and will build your program around that you quite simply cannot get this with in-person sessions. Also as a side note, any personal trainer that cares about his clients should offer a mobile personal trainer service as well.
When you work with an online personal trainer you will often find they have closed groups on social media (Here is ours) that are dedicated to online personal training and other clients of the online personal trainer so when working with an online personal trainer you immediately become part of a community you often get with in-person sessions.
A number of my clients have very specific needs in terms of the programs they want to be created which is another point to working with an online trainer a lot of people don’t realize. No longer are you constrained by the skill levels at your gym? It is nearly impossible not to find an online personal trainer that does not specialize in whatever goal you are trying to achieve. Be it training for an ultra-marathon or training to climb Everest I can say with a degree of confidence there is an online personal trainer you can work with without the need for them to be geographically near you.
In this world of globalization (fancy word meaning the world) and connectivity no longer can a personal trainer online think about working with people in their local gym they need to become more and welcome the chance to help and work with a lot more people.