We are living in a time where everything you need is right at your fingertips. Thanks to technology and the internet, it’s completely possible to survive without leaving the house. You can get anything online. Your weekly shop, prepared meals, an education, a date. And now, thanks to video calling software like Skype and Facetime, you can use a personal trainer without leaving the house. Despite the convenience of our modern world, becoming a recluse is probably not the healthiest option for you. Face to face interaction with other humans is underrated these days. But for those of us with hectic schedules, personal training online can be life-changing.
The benefits of remote fitness training are numerous. Not everyone has the time to travel back and forth to the gym several times a week. Most people have other responsibilities. Whether it’s rushing your kids from A to B, cramming for uni exams, or a busy week at work, remote fitness training dramatically cuts the time you need to dedicate to the gym. You can do it anywhere that has an internet connection and available space. This means that work breaks can now become gym breaks, and the hour it takes your kids to get ready for school can now be the hour in which you get your summer body.
You might worry that the quality of training won’t be as good over Skype as if it was in real life. This is a legitimate concern but most personal trainers are equally capable of monitoring technique and exuding motivation over Skype. As long as they can see you and hear you, they will know what to do to help you get the best results. They have the knowledge and training to keep you safe while being miles away. This cuts out a lot of excuses for not training. No longer will the ‘I don’t have time’ excuse fly, nor will the ‘I’m away at the moment’ excuse work. The convenience of remote training can provide that extra push you need to go head-on into a workout session, without the little voice in your head holding you back from your goals.
Sometimes, going to the gym is fun because you go with friends and catch-up while getting fit. You may think that being unable to go to the gym will mean you’ll have to miss out on the social aspect of it. But Skype also has group video calling. It allows you to benefit from a personal trainer, anywhere you want, as a group. There can be several people on one call, all in different locations. This makes the whole experience more enjoyable for you and may provide a much-needed distraction from any hard workout tasks at hand.
All you need to enjoy the benefits of one-on-one or group Skype coaching sessions is an internet connection and a computer with a webcam. Wear your usual gym attire, and if you want to, you could benefit from purchasing weights, a fit ball, and a mat. But these are not compulsory items to take part in Skype workouts. To find out how Skype training sessions work at Pro-Balance, contact our team today. We would be more than happy to show you the ropes.