FitOrbit -- Or other virtual training programs?

  • shoelessj

    Posts: 511

    Jun 22, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    Has anyone tried - and had any success with -- FitOrbit, or any similar virtual trainer programs?

    I checked out the site after I saw an ad and the idea is that there are actual live trainers who devise a workout plan for you, as well as nutrition plans, and they are available online for support, but I'm unsure of trainers who are not right there in the gym with you. A friend of a friend swears by the trainer - from another such program - who she has never met in the flesh ... she sends the trainer pictures every week or so to show her how she's doing.

    I've decided I need a personal trainer, at least for a couple months, to light a fire under my ass to get me out of my workout rut, but a live trainer is pricey. This option is cheaper ($40 a month, more or less) but I still have doubts on how successful it can be when the trainer isn't right there in the room with you.

    Any experiences/opinions?
    Thanks.

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    Jun 22, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    I tried just getting more active in general, and eating healthier.

    70b lbs lighter, I can vouch for the success fo that.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jun 22, 2012 9:02 AM GMT
    I wouldn't pay $40 a month for an online trainer.

    My online trainer is youtube.
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    Jun 22, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    I say you're wasting your money. It really isn't rocket science. If you don't know how to do the exercises with proper form go on bodybuilding.com and watch the videos. Routine doesn't even matter imo. As long as your breaking down the muscle effectively without overtraining you're going to see results if your diet is good. Judging by your picture you have good genetics. You'll be fine if you get enough protein while maintaining a calorie deficit.

  • shoelessj

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    Jun 25, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    thanks guys, and thanks for saving me $$.