There’s a market for everything. Some people may use video games, apps, podcasts, and other technology in place of in-person training. It’s convenient, and it’s more affordable than training.
I’m optimistic, and I don’t see this completely replacing in-person training. There can be a lot of expert advice integrated into a virtual training program, but there will always be clients and potential clients that may need the extra push and accountability.
I’ve had a number of friends who have told me they’ve joined a local gym that offers digital trainers or that they’ve downloaded an exercise program, but have confessed to being too unmotivated or lazy to go to the new gym or even open the smartphone app…the consumers still need us.