You Don’t Need To Be Afraid Of Working With An Online Trainer
Today I’m going to answer some questions and tell you why, from the bottom of my heart, I believe online training is better than in person workouts.
First thing’s first...
Is Online Training as Safe as In Person?
Let's get one thing straight: you don't need a trainer's hands on you to get an exercise right. I've been a trainer for years, in person and online, and I don’t put hands on my clients. I check their form from different angles and I teach them how to independently and confidently correct their own form, without needing me to stand next to them! This means they know how to workout on their own and in other classes without injuring themselves according to what their unique body needs. I would argue it’s more dangerous to be reliant on a trainer’s physical input!
Isn’t More Screen Time Bad For You?
Not when you’re working out! You’re not staring at the screen. Once you've learned an exercise you can do it without a demo - you’re not following along with the trainer (at least not in my sessions). The technology isn’t complicated either, it’s just a video call. Once you find a good spot for your phone or laptop you don’t have to think about it anymore. I can help you with this in a free consult call.
Do I Need a Home Gym?
No. You do not need specialized equipment. We build strength through body weight exercises (especially if you’re away from home) and dumbbells. If you have other stuff we can use that too but we can be as minimalist as you like. All you HAVE to have is a mat.
Here are some of the reasons I trust that online workouts are the way to go:
Why Workouts Are Better Online
Want to work with someone who has taken the time to learn about women like you - who is thinking about the unique problems you may be facing? A 21 year old male client does not have the same needs as a 51 year old woman. At your local gym, you may just get matched with whatever trainer is available. Online, you can get to know a trainer's philosophy and approach and choose the right person for you.
No Wasted Time
A 1 hour session only takes 1 hour! There is no wasted time getting ready to leave the house, driving across town and finding parking, so there’s more scheduling flexibility. Plus you can keep doing other tasks right up to the start of your workout without the interruption of leaving home.
Comfort & Privacy
Don’t fancy working out in front of strangers? Want to talk about personal things without a whole section of the gym hearing you? Don't feel like 'putting yourself together' to leave the house? With online training you don't need to worry if you’re in need of a shower or have gas!
No Wasted Energy
If you’re feeling under the weather you can stay home. You can do an easy session if you’re up for it then go back to the couch. Or maybe you're contagious but feeling fine. With no wasted energy, traveling and dealing with the outside world you don't have to miss workouts.
When you learn how to correct your own form, you gain confidence that you can take with you to any workout. And because you are less likely to miss an online session - you can consistently show up for yourself - reminding yourself that your health and sanity matter.
Consistency & Boundaries
An online workout program helps you get into the habit of making time for yourself at home. You can create a workout space just for you and set some "do-not-disturb" boundaries at home. You get to keep the same trainer even if you travel or relocate a lot so you don't have to keep starting over.
You have an appointment booked in and if you miss it you can’t get that session back, just like in person, and you’re less likely to forfeit when there’s no chance of bad traffic or having to get over the hump of leaving the house.
Here’s how my training works:
My program focuses on getting women into the groove of exercising at home regularly and feeling confident that they are doing the workouts they need to support healthy aging. This is how we start:
It's a breeze to stick to your fitness routine with training that maximizes your time and energy. Online training is not just safe and effective, but it also transforms your home into a 'me time' sanctuary! As you progress, your confidence in your own body skyrockets.
My clients don’t deny that it was nice to be in person but during COVID we went online and never looked back! They still get a great workout in, we still connect human to human and they still get specialized programs and the attention to detail they would get in person.
Stay fit, stay fabulous,
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Clara Depont is a certified personal trainer at www.claradepont.com where she trains women in their 50s and 60s. When she’s not writing blogs on how to stay vibrant, fit and happy she’s traveling in search of a forest or a sexy coastline. You can get to know her best through Weekly Emails, Instagram or Facebook. She is British and lives in New Mexico.
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