As much as I love using workout DVDs and streaming media, it really isn’t the same as a personal trainer. A good personal trainer can help you focus on your goals, guide your form and create a personalized program that is perfect for you.
I previously worked with a trainer when a package of sessions came packaged in a gym membership. I admit it was productive and I learned so much about exercise. Then when my 5 session package was over, I inquired about the fee and realized it was just out of my budget.
I recently learned about remote or virtual personal training. At first, I was a little skeptical since I thought the in-person form correction was the primary value of a personal trainer. However, now that I have had a chance to try remote training through A Stronger Workplace, LLC, I changed my mind. Sure, the in-person interaction is missing, but it is a convenient, flexible and affordable way to access expert advice and a personalized program!
My Experience Using A Stronger Workplace Remote Personal Training:
My trainer, Megan Hill from A Stronger Workplace asked me to complete a detailed quiz. The quiz allowed me to share information about my goals, my personal stats (age, gender, height, weight, etc), exercise history, available equipment and prior injuries.
Megan Hill is extensively qualified. She is an exercise physiologist with a master’s degree and a certified ACSM Health Fitness Specialist. She looked at my questionnaire and created a well-balanced routine for me.
I indicated that I love dance and yoga and would like to keep some time free for those activities. However, I have seriously neglected my strength training work over the past few months. When I got busy with my blog and off-line work, I kept active with dancing and yoga. However, I find that I get the best results with some strength training — either bodyweight training or weight lifting. To make things worse, I had an accident and suffered a mild concussion which resulted in taking over a month off exercise. So I was basically starting over!
Factoring in my goals and recent injury, Megan created a balanced plan that included 2 days of strength training, two days of optional dance or cardio and 1 metabolic training circuit. She also recommended a dynamic warm up and post-workout stretching routine. The routine is full body, balanced among muscle groups and helps with aerobic fitness, strength, endurance, flexibility and balance! Not counting the warmup and cooldown, the core of each workout is about 30 minutes-ish. So each session is less than an hour. I feel fantastic (but tired!) after the workouts.
She also included a detailed list of tips and advice on exercise intensity to progress each week.
Remote personal training is a wonderful option for busy people. It allows individuals to receive the same professional programming, motivation, and accountability as in-person personal training but without the expensive fees.
Megan sent the program along with links to video demonstrations of the exercises. She also provided helpful nutrition advice. Good nutrition and tips for workout recovery. She is available via email, text, phone to answer my questions. She also offered to evaluate my form via video.
Each Remote Personal Training Plan Includes:
- Personal Training Programs
- Customized based on goals, equipment available, medical/injury concerns, and etc.
- Video demonstrations of each exercise
- Open Communication & Support via phone, text, and Email.
- Follow-ups, feedback, and check-ins
About A Stronger Workplace LLC:
A Stronger Workplace, LLC offers Remote Personal Training – you tell them your goals and the equipment you have access to (dumbbells at home, gym membership, etc.) and they will write you a personalized training program for you to complete on your own schedule. Its the same professional programming, motivation, and accountability as a Personal Trainer without the costly fees!
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