Online personal trainer

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    Nov 13, 2012 1:53 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever used an online personal trainer or have any positive things to say about it?

    I travel weekly for work and basically live in a hotel room without access to decent gyms. I'm thinking of trying my cards in personalized online training, just not sure the best place to start looking for one.
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    Nov 13, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    I know a good one. David Shutler.
  • Rowing_Ant

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    Nov 13, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    How would that even work?
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    Nov 13, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    I moved to Oregon from Texas last year. I had a hard time replacing my trainer back in Texas with one I was as comfortable with here. So I approached my trainer about doing sessions using Skype. After a couple sessions he said to me, "I didn't think this was going to work. However, it's working out better than I ever imagined." It works well for me too!

    Two things to consider. Make sure your computer has a bluetooth connection and use something to broadcast the voice. I have a Jawbone Big Jambox and it works best for this. It allows me to have clear communication with him. I also use my laptop so I can move the camera around the equipment and give him a better angle. This allows him to see how your spine is when doing back exercises, squats, etc.

    This can really work and works well for me and my trainer. If you want his information PM me and I'll pass it along. He's an awesome trainer that helped me get from skinny to bulked up in a short period of time.

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    Nov 13, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    I've wondered how that'd work too. I have a good friend who used one for cycling and really loved it. But he didn't need interaction during workouts. I'd think it'd be good for nutrition and workout programming but not very good for form and technique. If you're already good on those fronts, I don't see any reason why it'd be an issue; however, there are so many good workout plans online I'm not sure why it'd be worth the money.
  • Matia79

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    Nov 13, 2012 4:01 PM GMT
    I've actually used a couple. Brilliant! Like in r/t, the key is to find one you really mesh with. I recommend Craig Ramsay, Johnny Messina, or Bobby Solorio!
    The trick with online training is you really have to be honest and keep on yourself. You have nobody to answer to but you and keep in mind that if you cheat, you're only cheating yourself. It can be more challenging in that you really have to take the initiative to push, but you can definitely do it!

    Good luck with it!!!
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    Mar 19, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
    i feel as though a personal trainer would just cobble together a no weights, do anywhere, workout. You could probably figure out the same thing on your own, all core muscles and cardio of running about town. Unless the gym has a workout room in which case it is the same as a basic home gym.
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    Jul 12, 2016 1:16 AM GMT
    If you have read enough about diet and exercise and how to plan for your goals and you also are very self-disciplined, I'd say don't bother.
    The only thing they do is provide a diet plan, workout plan, or both, and you follow it and then report in once a week.
    If you cheat or don't do your workouts, your trainer will know and he will get pissed at you.
    Keep in mind you're also helping their IG if your transformation is extraordinary and you allow the trainer to post the pics. They want you to succeed to help boost their brand.

    If you need the hand holding and don't think you can hold yourself accountable, then by all means get one. They're between $75-$100 for 3 months which is very affordable. The down side is, I feel, that it's pretty impersonal, and they don't typically Skype or talk on the phone with you for the price I list above.

    Having a great body comes down to eating like a nutritionist every single day and also working out, with intensity, for 5 days a week.
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    Jul 14, 2016 1:35 AM GMT
    These online trainers and nutrition coaches are scams. All they do copy/paste from other fitness websites and magazines, and tell you it's custom made just for you. This is a huge money making scheme. Don't be lazy. If you're really that dedicated to fitness/nutrition, you can do your own research and develop a real fitness plan for yourself.