Hahahaha…. isn’t that like asking if computers are going to reduce or eliminate the need for paper?
I only see it as an advantage for Personal Trainers. Here’s why:
1. Accountability. “The reason why I’m here today is because I made a promise to my video game yesterday that I was going to show up.” said no one ever.
2. Interaction, especially social. Video games and machines are only manipulated by the user; there is no true interaction.
3. Safety. How is that video game going to spot you again?
4. Feedback. If I tell a video game I don’t like a particular exercise, it isn’t likely to dive to far into finding out why. Is it because it bothered my knee, I didn’t find it enjoyable, or just didn’t think it was effective? A real trainer can evaluate and make adjustments that aren’t simply based on some pre-set mathematical, artificial formula.
5. Creativity. We all know that Personal Training, like most Health “Sciences” is just as much an art as it is a science! To do both, well that requires a human.