Can cyberspace really compete with personal one on one training? Would you do it if you thought it would work for you?
With respect to servicing the average client seeking fitness, is personal training really a service that can be effectively offered via the internet? Asked another way, what attribute(s) does in person personal training offer that online personal training cannot. The answer is real time face-to-face interaction. Now that we understand the one real limitation of online training, the next question is if this one attribute really worth the premium session prices that in person personal fitness trainers demand, especially when you factor in the fact that an online trainer can address inquiries via email, forums or telephone if need be within 24 hours. The answer to this question is it depends largely on whether or not a client can afford to pay the premium prices. Chances are that as a result of inflation, many will seek out an effective and viable alternative.
Therefore, it is very likely that there will be a demand and thus a market for online fitness trainers and programs. It’s just a matter as to whether or not a company or trainer can design and deliver a program that delivers results. Needless to say, the program must provide: 1) Good instructions and exercises that can be safely performed, 2) A means to contact and interact with the fitness trainer, 3) Delivery of up-to-date information on new fitness data and trends, 4) Coaching and support and 5) Nutritional information and consultation.Believe it or not, a community of clients pursuing the same goals can be created via a membership site and an online fitness program comprised of all of the foregoing attributes can be provided to those seeking to get in shape by doing safe and effective exercises at a price that is 75 – 90% cheaper than what one would pay for an in person personal trainer.
There seems to be something wrong with this picture…. it’s called “personal” training. So, how personal can a computer really be? Most of my clients come into the gym so that I will push them. Left to their own devices they won’t do the workout.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)