Personal Training offers immediate adaptations to your bodies needs, motivation and entertainment. Virtual Personal Training offers the same things but more remotely, you need to call your trainer and ask questions. Personal Training requires an appointment where Virtual Personal Training can be done on your schedule. Personal Training can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars per year, where Virtual Personal Training a whole year will cost under $450.
Many people are unaware that Virtual Personal Training even exists or they picture themselves Skype-ing at their gym on their laptop. Virtual Personal Training consists of a meeting usually about 15 minutes or less and you can do it during your commute. The workout is designed based on your phone meeting and a questionnaire you fill out, then it is sent to your smartphone where you can look at the video, picture and instructions as you go. Adjustments to the time, intensity and any issues you may have are made based on your feedback and then updated. The better virtual personal training programs also provide proactive weekly support and We Fit U takes it a step further by offering a trainer hotline for immediate response to your needs. With so many clubs having no help after the initial orientation other than hiring a personal trainer, virtual personal training offers a cost effective option.
Knowledge and motivation can be the difference between success and failure in your workout. I met a young man yesterday at the health club and he wanted to know how I got so strong. Initially taken back by the compliment, I told him the secret isn’t in protein shakes or miracle drugs — it’s in consistency.
Knowing how to train and being consistent with it is paramount, but most people don’t understand how to organize their exercises. People may not know what exercises are for what body parts, often confusing exercises for their lats as arm exercises. It isn’t unusual to be at the gym and watch a woman spend set after set on the inner thigh machine trying to slim her thighs. This won’t work because what she really needs is to raise her metabolism and reduce her overall body fat — the inner thigh muscle just doesn’t have enough metabolic punch.
There are thousands of books on the subject, but most have a great picture on the front cover and the buyer is basically buying that cover photo, hoping that if they do what is in the book they will end up with that body. I understand the appeal of a fitness book. They are inexpensive, they usually have some sort of a routine and once you buy it you throw it on the shelf and forget about it. It isn’t that these books have no value or are wrong in their prescription. They can serve a purpose and may help some, but the diets and routines are not tailored to suit the goals of the reader.
In order to design a proper routine, trainers need to know the goal, the time available, the equipment to be used, what previous experience exercising they have, any injuries and what expectations the client has. This is where Virtual Personal Training comes in!
The design of your workout is so important to whatever your goal is, be it weight loss, flexibility, or getting stronger. The design of your workout can be the difference between success and failure.
The young man I met at the health club needs to work each muscle group 3 days a week. That means if he is doing body parts (chest, back, legs, shoulders, biceps and triceps) each area should get exercised 3 times a week. Virtual Personal Training is a conduit to your personal trainer and is the most convenient way to use a personal trainer.
It is like having your trainer right there, sitting in the sweat soaked arm band holding your smartphone! This is an app, but it is an app that connects you to a real personal trainer who is in your corner. We have even created a hotline to give you one more way to get answers to your questions. Additionally, we text, e-mail or call you to get you into the gym, Virtual Personal Training is about giving the most support for the least money. Not even half the cost of a single session with a trainer.