In the last few weeks, we have been responding to the spread of COVID-19, taking measures to contain the spread, including, social distancing and working from home. However! With change there is opportunity, so, if you think being housebound will excuse a lack of health and fitness gains over the next few weeks, you’re mistaken! 

Our app houses 1000+ PT profiles, all of which are now offering their services digitally. The popularity of online personal training has been rising rapidly, even before the pandemic hit. This is because, in many ways, it’s exactly like being trained by an expert in a gym: you’re given a tailored programme that you have to fulfil to attain your goals. 

We understand this is an incredibly tough time for many people, so there’s no need to stress yourself out with unrealistic fitness goals if you already have a lot on your plate. However, for those who have found that they’ve got lots more time on their hands but can’t seem to pull themselves away from Netflix box sets, these benefits may have you cancelling your subscription once and for all:

1. Take control of your diary

Having an online personal trainer deliver a workout program to you electronically means that you can access your workout on your mobile devices at any time and in any location – you don’t need to try and sync up with Instagram live times either! This is great for those working busy days at home and trying to squeeze in zoom calls while juggling child care. Video call sessions and live workouts with your trainer can be arranged around your schedule too. 

2. Boost your immune system

Unless you’re unwell, it is now more advisable than ever to exercise to strengthen your immune system. Exercise contributes to overall good health through benefits such as improving circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently to keep your body healthy.

3. 1-2-1 advice with an expert

Rather than be limited to the knowledge base of the trainers at your local gym or those offering free group workouts online, employing a PT means you’ll work with someone with an advanced understanding of your goals and physical ability. Great coaches often have very specific types of clients they’re best suited to working with, given their qualifications and experience. As a client, you can seek out a coach who precisely suits you and your needs, even if they live in a different city.

4. Bespoke plans you’ll actually enjoy

When you first sign up, your PT will arrange a consultation session to ask in-depth questions about you, your goals, and your history with exercise. They will then provide you with a specific plan based around achieving your goals and what you enjoy. They’re used to working with all kinds of demands, so it’s best to be as open as possible. If yoga is your thing and you’re looking to progress your poses, let them know and they’ll build in strength exercises to support your yoga development. If you want to beat your 5k PB, mention it and they’ll include speed drills or rehab moves to ensure your joints are in tip-top condition to nail a sub 25 min. 

5. Re-ignite your motivation flame

Entering a relationship with a PT is a commitment to mentally show up and work with them on improving your health and fitness. This commitment will be a huge motivator for you to follow a structured plan both with training and generally throughout your day at home. Your coach will be there for regular communication, so when your motivation starts to dwindle again, they’ll be on hand to offer plenty of encouragement. As you work with your trainer over the coming weeks, you’ll become more in tune with your body and will find it helps you to create structure during these uncertain times. 

 

We are all trying to fumble our way through this strange ‘new normal’. For many, an exercise endorphin high is the exact mood booster you need to get you through your day, and if you can find anything that makes this situation feel a bit easier it’s worth investing in. So, the only question left is, who’s going to help move the dining room furniture to make room for your new home gym?