Remote Personal Training – How does it work?

Remote Personal Training – Skeptical in Washington asks:

Desperately Seeking Slender

The new site design for Desperately Seeking Slender has been up for about 2 weeks now. Some of you have already began to use the new “Dear Desperately Seeking Slender” feature. If you don’t know what I am talking about check this out. One of the newest features of the blog redesign is that it gives you the ability to submit topics you’d like me to discuss or ask questions ( Anonymously if you wish ) that you would like me to answer for you.

It’s awesome! I love it! It appears to be a feature you like too! Because, I’m getting some great topics and questions and I dig this!

Without further ado, I’m going to respond to one of this weeks “Dear Desperately Seeking Slender,” questions.

How does Remote Personal Training Work?

Dear Desperately Seeking Slender,

I saw your recent blog post about The Big Drop Challenge – Bariatric Edition. I’m curious about the entire remote training thing. How does it work? Do you get the same results out of a remote workout as you would an in person workout? – Skeptical in Washington

First, great question!

When I say Remote Personal Training do you instantly go “Huh how does that work?” Join the club! Lot’s of people are unfamiliar with the entire concept and skeptical about whether or not it will work for them. So let’s talk about some of the pros of Remote Personal Training!

Remote Personal Training brings your workout into your home.

It enables you to get that workout in without having to go to the gym and without having to worry about childcare, time traveling back and forth. Additionally, as a result of moving your workout into the comfort of your own space it completely eliminates any fear factor or hesitation factor that might exist when it comes to going to the gym.

Because, let’s be honest here, the gym can be a scary and intimidating place for someone that isn’t already fit.

From the technical side, remote personal training enables you to log into a video chat ( GoGirl Fitness Studio uses Zoom ) and do your workout in a live video environment where the trainer ( that’s me ) can see the client ( that’s you ) on a big screen monitor. You see the trainer on the screen using either your cell phone, table, desktop or laptop computer and from there your workout begins. It’s all very easy!

Remote Personal Training does have a couple big Pros and Cons.

In addition to the pros I mentioned above, remote personal training allows you to workout with whatever trainer you want to from anywhere in the country. No more “I wish I could work out with you.” Because, distance is no longer a factor.

The biggest con in remote training is that in addition to listening to form ques you also have to listen to positioning ques as well.

As an example, if I want to see if your knees are staying over your ankles in a squat, I am going to instruct you to turn to the side when you preform that exercise movement.  But, if I want to see if you are executing a shoulder press correctly, I need you facing the camera.

Remote Personal Training

In a remote training environment the trainer can’t just walk around you to see your exercise execution from the angle that they need to. As a result, you have to move to the angle the trainer needs to see. At first, this can seem a little awkward, but typically you start to learn very quickly which way you need to be facing during which exercises. After that, it’s easy breezy!

Remote Personal Training Simulates Personal Training environments.

As a result, some of your typical scheduling issues and price point obstacles are still present. As an example Remote Group Personal Training simulates Group Personal Training sessions. It offers you a lower price point like the one available to you through The Big Drop Challenge – Bariatric Edition. However, it presents some clients with a scheduling issue. Because, in order to have a Group Personal Training session, you need a group. We schedule those groups at times that most people are available. If those times don’t fit your schedule, then you have a scheduling conflict.

The same thing happens in an in person setting. If you can’t make a 6pm group session, you have a scheduling obstacle. You can address scheduling conflicts with remote training the same way you would with in person training, by choosing to do one on one sessions. However, Group Personal Training sessions are going to range between $10-$35 per session for 60 minute sessions depending on the number of people in a session and the expertise level of the instructor. Where as one on one sessions are going to run you between $35-$45 for half hour sessions. And $65-$75 for hour sessions depending on the expertise, location and availability of the instructor.

Remote Personal Training Results May Vary

Remote Personal Training

The same is true for in personal Personal Training. Results are a result of what you put into each session. As a Trainer I can encourage you to push yourself. But ultimately, that decision is yours. Like any workout you get into it what you put into it. But the potential to achieve the results you want is there whether you are in an in person or remote training environment.

Nine times out of ten an individual doing person training is doing it for one of two reason. First, they need the accountability. Working with a Trainer we have appointments with tends to make us go to the session rather than putting our workout off for later and then not finding the time to do it.

Secondly, they need someone to guide them in exercise selection and execution. If you’re unfamiliar with exercise, knowing what exercises work which muscles, how often to do them and deciphering whether or not your are doing an exercise safely and correctly can be overwhelming.

Remote Personal Training addresses both of these problems.

Why not give Remote Group Personal Training a shot?

The Big Drop – Bariatric Edition 8 Week Fitness Challenge allows you to try Remote Group Personal Training at a low end Group Personal Training price point. You can join The Big Drop Challenge and pay less than $10 per session. Because, I’m offering the Bariatric Community my 8-Week Fitness Challenge at the discounted rate of $239.00.

Now is a great time to try remote personal training. You’ve can snag the lowest price point offered, give it a shot, and see what you think and decide if the remote personal training sessions work for you.

Remote Personal Training with The Big Drop Challenge – Bariatric Edition

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Pandora Williams author of Desperately Seeking Slender is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and Cooper Institute Approved Wellness Coach Trained in Weight Management Strategies. Her training and coaching services are offered exclusively through GoGirl Fitness Studio.

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