Should I get an online personal trainer?

Brandon Hahn August 20, 2013 Training Articles

You have decided to take the plunge. You’ve sign up for a gym membership, but the trainer wants to charge $50 per hour. While it is worth it, you cannot afford $50 per hour, especially if you need a trainer a few times per week. Well, there goes getting that gym membership. Better luck next year, right? WRONG! It’s time to stop with all of the excuses, and start your transformation. Virtual training is spreading like wildfire, and it’s time you try it out! It’s cost-effective and it works, but that’s not all.

The benefits of online training definitely outweigh an in-person training session. This is not only due to cost, but with the added benefit that trainers can provide info through different means. Let’s check out some of the key benefits to online training!


This is the #1 benefit, and is important to be listed first. An in-person session can cost as little as $30 per hour to more than $100 per hour. If you had to pay that trainer day in and day out, you’d be broke fast. Online training ranges from as little as $9 per month to $30 per month. The savings is incredible, and averages out to less than 10% of the cost of having an in-person trainer.

Ease of access

A trainer requires scheduling. Your schedule needs to match theirs. This is often a difficult task to coordinate, especially on nearly a daily basis. An online trainer is already at your fingertips. Trainers can monitor your progress and offer feedback within minutes. This means that by the time you hit your next workout, you’ve already gotten insight from your trainer. Trainers can also offer motivational tips and other comments via text or video.

Knowledge base

The internet is a vast knowledge base that allows both you and the trainer endless options to offer instruction. You may not know an exercise, but a simple video can help teach you the exercise within minutes. If need be you can pause, rewind, and/or replay the video until you feel comfortable. If the exercise does not work for you, then you can easily ask for an alternative and continue forward!

Virtual training

You may not be able to physically meet your trainer in person, but virtual training is easily accomplished. Let’s say you are stuck on a certain exercise or concept, you can setup a virtual session with the trainer to cover the topic. If time is an issue, the video can be recorded and sent to the trainer. The trainer can then offer insight in a response video. This allows for even more ease of access.

Workout tracking

Training programs have been incorporating workout tracking to allow clients to input their workouts into a database. This allows the client to see their progress and also allows the trainer to tweak anything necessary. This means you no longer have to hand over your exercise card or sheet, then have the trainer look it over. The trainer now has the ability to log and track your data. They can use the info to offer tips that are geared more towards your goals. Losing weight and gaining muscle just got easier!

It’s time to stop finding excuses and start moving! If you are interested in an online training program, there are several top notch programs available. There is also one available through the Athletic Xtreme Website! Yes, it’s an all-in-one package deal at an extremely low price, called FREE! Check it out here!

About The Author

Brandon has been in the fitness industry for over seven years and has trained over 1,000 clients. He has competed in several bodybuilding competitions and continues to improve his physique with hardwork and dedication. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Brandon has the knowledge and skills to get you on the fast track to fitness.