In researching competitors and fitness and nutrition software for my personal training business, I am noticing more online personal training solutions both in terms of competition and software offerings. So I am naturally curious, are personal trainers are doing more work with their clients online versus in person these days?
I have been doing some Skype training for many years now. But I prefer in person training than any type of online/Skype training. I offer Skype training so I can reach new and existing clients who either live or travel to other places. Over the years I have develop a good system that works for me when I train someone via Skype. Skype training is not for everyone and at the same time not every trainer can offer this service effectively either. Between the two types of services, I will always choose the in person option because to me that is true personal training. As far other types of online training such as writing a program and send it to someone whom I have never met I think it’s not that great of a service/option. Many things can go wrong with this and at the end I don’t think the client gets the full effect of personal training (in my opinion this is not personal training). Personally I wouldn’t pay someone to write up a program and send it to me when I can do some research on my own online and/or get an app for free or for $1 and have the same effect/outcome for a fraction of the price. The same goes for nutrition.