6 Benefits Of Having An Online Personal Trainer

By JC Deen



If you’ve ever thought of getting an online personal trainer, you might realize this can be a hard decision. Not only because the idea of hiring a personal trainer online could feel odd, but also because it’s really hard to know who’s good, who sucks, and who’s even real (hello to Artificial Intelligence fitness apps).

In all reality, I’ve been doing online personal coaching since 2010, waaaay before it was ever a thing.

Here’s an excerpt from the Forbes online article.

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Here’s exactly why hiring an online personal trainer can be the best health and fitness decision you’ve ever made.

1. With An Online Personal Trainer, You Own Your Schedule

Waking up at 6 am before work for a training session can be tough.

Especially if you’d rather do it midday or after you leave the office. With traditional personal training at a local gym, you’re limited to their hours and availability.

And what’s worse is you might live in an area without access to high-quality training professionals and their facilities. So your results hinge on the prospect of simply not having access to someone who can guide you safely and efficiently to your fat loss and muscle gain goals.

What’s best about having an online personal trainer is you can do your workouts on your own time and wherever you’d like. It’s especially great for those who reside in another country and want access to someone who speaks their native language.

I’ve had countless clients living in countries where English isn’t the primary language, so getting expert personal coaching locally wasn’t even an option.

2. You Get Expert Guidance In Your Pocket

In the digital age, all the answers we need are just a Google search away, right?

Well, technically that is true, but are those answers you find the ones that are best suited for you?

Perhaps you were searching for a fat loss plan and were thinking about doing carb cycling. But what if carb cycling isn’t the best strategy for you?

What if you’d be better off with a simpler fat loss plan that allows you to eat moderately throughout the week and load up one day over the weekend with a carb refeed instead?

It’s common to assume we can find all of our answers by Googling them, but there’s so much bad information on the internet.

It’s easy to get lost in the sea of information, only to become overwhelmed in the process.

With online personal training, especially if you have a good coach to work with, you get the expert guidance you need from your phone or laptop.

Got questions? Your coach will have the answers.

Stalling on your weight loss? Your coach will know why. And he/she won’t be telling you to Google it, unless they suck at their job.

They’ll be able to give you precise advice and instructions to make sure you continue making progress.

3. Lose Weight Without Going To Classes Or Meetings

Another benefit of having an online personal trainer is that you don’t need to go to any meetings or classes. The accountability is built in by having check-ins with your coach, not with a bunch of other people who are struggling with the same problems you are.

Now don’t get me wrong—there’s NOTHING wrong with going to classes or weight loss meetings for support. But what if you can’t carve out that time each week? Or what if you don’t thrive on that type of support system?

If you need more personal help, then online coaching is likely a better fit. Plus, you can easily pick up your phone or utilize email to have a quick chat with your coach instead of waiting your turn to tell the group about your big wins for the week.

4. Get Stronger + Leaner With Customized Workout Plans

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last 5 years, you’ll know that every trainer online boasts heavily their client programs are fully customized to your goals, needs, wants, and desires.

But unfortunately, most of the time, these so-called customized workout plans are cookie-cutter tear-outs from strength and conditioning manuals, training magazines, or the sample workout routine from their personal training certification books.

Training program design is 100% about the individual and where they’re at. If you’re super busy with work and a family, and aren’t getting more than 6 hours of sleep per night, you surely don’t need to be spending 1.5 hours in the gym every day.

And that’s why a majority of my personal coaching clients are training 3-4 days per week, losing fat, and building muscle like clockwork.

Here are a few examples:

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5. You Can Avoid Overpriced Generic Training Plans From High-Pressure Sales People

I don’t know if you ever been in this situation, but it sucks.

You go to a new gym with the goal of getting your crap together and making your health a priority. And then you’re approached by one of the personal trainers at the gym who want to take you through a complimentary workout.

It all sounds good and they likely put you through a difficult, fast-paced workout that makes you sweat puddles.

And then, you’re lured into a room to discuss what regular workouts like the one you just did with a trainer would look like over an extended period.

Within the next 30 minutes, you’re being hard sold a personal training package that consists of three 30-minute sessions per week, working with a trainer you’ve never met before.

And if you don’t buy today, the price doubles and you’ll stay out of shape and forever miserable, so they say.

So in a moment of emotional turmoil, you sign on the dotted line for 6 months of personal training with a trainer who isn’t even present during this meeting.

A few days later, you show up for your first training session only to find out that your trainer is not who you’d ideally want to work with AND you’re stuck with them for the next 6 months.

There is no program written out for you to see so as to get an understanding of how you’ll be progressing over the next 6 months.

It’s all done ’on the fly’ because the trainer hasn’t actually planned anything for you.

And you spend 3 days per week in the gym working with a trainer you don’t like, doing workouts that only make you tired but don’t actually improve your strength or fitness or make you lose weight.

If this sounds harsh, I get it. But I’ve worked in gyms where I saw this happening every single day.

And it’s going on all the time, all over the world.

6. You Get To Learn In The Process (But Only If You Wish)

This is where online personal training is amazing.

Some people want to learn from the best and actually understand the process of training and nutrition.

But others don’t care. They just want results and to be told what to do.

The good news is you can have one or the other or both. It’s entirely up to you.

But ONLY if the personal trainer you choose is well equipped to share the knowledge with yo and willing to share it with you.

Sometimes trainers aim to withhold the ‘why’s and how’s’ for fear of their client learning too much and no longer needing them.

But other times… they just don’t understand or know the reason behind what they’re doing. They just do it because they see others doing the same thing.

In the end, this is 100% about you and your goals.

If you want someone to tell you what to do so you don’t have to think about how to exercise and what to eat all the time, perfect.

If you want to actually learn as you go, and understand why you should train in a certain way, or eat a particular style of diet, then this process can be very educational and rewarding but only if you pick the right online personal trainer.

Build Muscle, Lose Fat, Get Into Your Best Shape Ever.

Fill out the coaching application — it’s completely free. Then let’s have a chat about your goals, and what you’d like to accomplish in the next 6 months.

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JC Deen is a nationally published fitness coach and writer from Nashville, TN. Currently living in the blistering Northeast. Follow me on X/Twitter