What are the benefits of an online fitness coach?
COVID-19 has brought with it many lifestyle changes and guidelines we should follow to ensure the health of ourselves and our community. Using an online fitness coach at this time is a great way to establish a healthy, active routine while you self-isolate.
Home workouts are a great habit to pick up or develop, especially when you have time on your hands. Not only are the physical benefits numerous and vital for a healthy lifestyle, but during these times of uncertainty, an online fitness coach will help you enjoy the mental benefits of regular exercise including improved sleep, better mental health, and improved mood.
1. Easy access to your online fitness coach
Your online fitness coach is usually more accessible than having to make a trip to the gym. Especially during this pandemic, an online fitness coach is a practical and convenient option.
Your motivation to actually attend the classes and tune in will be greater when you know you won’t have to spend more of your time packing your bag, making sure you have everything and walking, driving or taking public transport to your destination. You can follow your online fitness coach from the comfort of your home or from anywhere else in the world.
Your coach essentially travels with you so you never have an excuse to miss a session.
2. Follow your own fitness journey
An online fitness coach will help you become stronger, healthier, and more confident without feeling the pressure of having to keep up with the group or even getting intimidated by others in the gym.
Getting yourself a coach is always a great option if you’re a beginner, who’s just starting out on your fitness journey or someone who exercises often, looking for ways to stay active at home. Most coaches have coaches, mainly because we spend our days writing programmes so don’t want to write one for ourselves but also because you can’t get that accountability by programming and training by yourself.
3. Socialise in isolation
If you’re feeling lonely in isolation then getting your friends together and using the same online fitness coach is the perfect virtual activity to do together! Your friends will help you stay motivated and continue working out - you’ll even see each other at every session!
Sessions with your online fitness coach will be entirely tailored for you, you can tell your coach the equipment and space you have available and they will programme with that in mind. If you didn’t manage to grab a kettlebell/dumbbell/barbell/rower etc. for your home gym before the lock down, don’t fret, there is plenty of training that can be done utilising your own bodyweight.
Competition is a great way to keep you motivated, so you could get your whole household involved and start an exercise competition with the guidance of your online fitness coach.
4. Overcome your self-consciousness
If you’ve always wanted to go to the gym but have felt too self-conscious, again, an online fitness coach is the perfect option for you.
By beginning your fitness journey at home, you have the privacy to go along at your own pace while committing to a fitness journey and personal health goals that will, ultimately, help you gain more confidence.
5. An online fitness coach provides you with a routine
While in self-isolation, it can be difficult to stick to a routine and make healthy lifestyle choices. When you choose to workout with an online fitness coach, you commit to giving yourself a routine that you can stick to. It also might be nice to have someone else to talk to at the moment.
At HH Training, live, online, guided workout sessions are conducted on Zoom every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This is the perfect incorporation to your weekly routine to make sure you’re staying active, getting enough exercise, and starting your days right!
6. Develop your discipline
An online fitness coach, as previously mentioned, will provide you with all the guidance and help you need but the distance between you and your coach means that at a certain point, you are responsible for your own fitness and motivation.
This will force you to set goals for yourself and feel a satisfying sense of accomplishment when you achieve them. This feeling will help you look forward to achieving your goals while you stay safe at home.
Personal trainers can be very expensive. Yes, it is great to have that hands on approach and form is extremely important when exercising. However, with a few simple assessment exercises and the use of live or non-live video, an online fitness coach can provide you with the same service at a much more affordable price.
This way of training has been forced upon everyone in this current Covid-19 crisis, while you don’t have another option, why don’t you try it out and see if you like it. You might find a reason never to step foot into a gym again!
The best way to get an online fitness coach
HH Training offers great value household rates for live classes that can be purchased by class or as a weekly subscription. Their thrice-weekly Zoom sessions are timed, require no equipment, and are the perfect way for you, your family and your friends to stay active and strong while in isolation. Alternatively, if you are looking for an entirely tailored package, check out our Perform and Peak Packages.