What is online coaching? How does this work exactly? Is online coaching right for you? Can you truly benefit from having an online-coach? And more importantly, is it effective as in-person training sessions? Questions abound,hopefully what follows will help answer your questions, debunk some myths, and help you decide if an online coach is the right option for you. With everyone becoming busier by the day, it’s getting harder and harder to make it to the gym, let alone abide by your personal trainer’s schedule. Online Coaching allows someone at a distant to take advantage of everything a trainer would normally offer on-site members, except at a distance. Online coaching is one of the most cost-efficient and effective ways to benefit from the services of a trainer. Online coaching offers the Convenience of a personalized fitness program from the comfort of your home that is tailored to your specific goals. The biggest advantage lies in the Cost, Affordability, Flexibility, and High Level Personal Accountability. You’ll get fully personalized training plans, fully customized diet plans and unlimited support as you work to achieve your personal goals. In fact, an entire month of unlimited, private and convenient attention from your online coach costs less than you’d pay for just an hour of training at most gyms.

HOW THIS WORKS:

  • Upon signing up as a client, You will be asked to fill up a consultation form online.
  • After reviewing your goals, I shall setup your customized training plans and training schedule.
  • A member login and password will be provided to you which gives special access to your workout plans, watch exercise videos and the ability to track your workouts.
  • Download the app (apple/android) or use the mobile site. Track your progress as you workout.
  • Follow your workout with guiding videos and instructions on the web or your phone.
  • A “Check-in” feature makes you accountable. It also enables me to review your workout, and allows me to monitor your progress online.
  • 24/ 7 e-mail support to keep you on track.
  • 24/7 online access wherever you are in the world

 

WHY ONLINE COACHING?

ONLINE COACHING COSTS LESS

Perhaps the first question asked of any trainer is, “How much?” At a typical gym, personal training usually ranges from Rs 500-Rs 1500 rupees per 30-60 min session. So, if you set up a three-day PT schedule with a typical trainer at Rs 700 for each one hour session, you would spend Rs 8400 for four weeks worth of training. The cost could range as high as twice that depending on where you live, the qualifications of the trainer, and the frequency of your visits. And that is the cost for the training alone. Now what about your nutrition? How much more will that set you back? It can be much less expensive to hire an online trainer to do both your training and your nutrition. Not many people can afford upwards of a thousands of rupees a month to help get them fit. Having an online trainer allows you all the benefits of having a trainer and a nutritionist with much less of the financial burden. A month of online services costs far, far less. It’s a huge difference! And again, this is for both the training and nutritional aspect of your fitness plan.

SCHEDULING YOUR TRAINING

How does the scheduling work with an online coach? Pretty simple. When it fits your schedule to train – go train. This is one of the biggest perks of hiring a coach online; you set your own schedule. There is no need to coordinate your schedule with your coach’s, and there’s never a need to worry about cancellations and having to deal with rescheduling. You can work out as late or as early as you would like because you have the plan and know exactly what you need to do for each workout. If something comes up and you have to change your workout time, you can, with no worries. Since the sessions aren’t done in-person, you can choose the best time to complete the workouts

HIGH LEVEL PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

By now you might be thinking, “Okay, that sounds great but who is going to hold me accountable?” Probably the biggest argument used as one of the biggest concerns of hiring an online coach. People feel that if someone isn’t right there, counting out their reps and pushing them to get on that treadmill, that they won’t be motivated to even get to the gym. There are a couple of tools which I’ve employed to maintain a high level of accountability. The first is, I always have a check-in process. For example, I have my clients send in weight, measurements, and, possibly, pictures every two weeks of them to review so that progress can be tracked and evaluated. This evaluation process serves a dual purpose for the client as it also provides an opportunity for both the client and the trainer to evaluate the effectiveness of the training plan. Training is results driven – do I look better, do I feel better, are my fitness goals being reached – and I will review this progress with you typically every two weeks to continuously customize and refine your plan for maximum results. Finally, never forget, you are paying for all of this! You made a personal commitment to get into the best shape of your life and now you add in the financial commitment to recruit the expertise to do it the right way and that combination should push you to go to the gym and get the most out of your rupee.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS ONLINE COACHING?

Research has concluded that the internet can be just as effective as a therapist lead intervention for aiding in weight loss and changing health related behaviors when provided in a behavioral and interactive interface. Weight loss requires a total system for success. Online coaching provides you a practical and complete exercise and diet plan that’s hand made by your trainer, just for you. No guesswork, no stress, nothing to figure out. The diet plans start with understanding the foods you love, the structure of your days, and the areas you struggle so that a better approach can be designed   The best coach is the one who will do everything in their power to help you be successful. We all prefer to work with compassionate people in real life, and training online should be no different. You have made an important decision in choosing to lead a healthy lifestyle and hopefully you will find that hiring an online coach will provide you with more bang for your buck, more convenience, better access to expertise and better communication in the long run, on your journey to a healthier you!.You want someone in your corner, someone with expertise and answers, and a leader who can help you through all of the difficult asks of getting in shape—so you have to think less and can do more.