Online personal training gained loads more popularity during the lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. The fitness industry jumped online and personal training sessions were Zoomed into clients kitchen’s, offices, and playrooms.
In its purest sense, online personal training is less about “a PT session”. But more about accessing a personal trainer or coach’s expertise without their physical presence.
Here are 3 reasons why I love online personal training (as much as in-person 1:1 coaching). Plus, why I offer both in my Positive POP programme for pelvic organ prolapse.
Online training is more flexible
You don’t need to book in for a session. If your online personal trainer provides a video or handout, you can simply have this on your phone when you go to the gym.
Do your workout whenever you want! Your online personal trainer or coach should be able to provide exercise progressions and regressions. Plus support and accountability.
You are not restricted by location for your personal training
Whilst it’s amazing to support local businesses, you might find it hard to find someone to help if your needs are specific. My pelvic health approach to fitness is not particularly common within the fitness industry so many of my clients have come to me because they can’t find the help they need in their local area.
Online personal training still offers accountability
Clients often say, “I love the accountability of a personal trainer”. However, online personal training can really help supercharge someone’s momentum to train.
I talk to all my clients about the strategies they can use across any exercise (or activity of daily life). This means they can start to build confidence in their own ability. Plus have the autonomy to make their own decisions when it comes to training, which builds trust in their body again.
This often helps reduce symptoms too!
I use an app to have conversations with my clients. This means they are able to feed back on how their online programme is going. They can ask for more regressions and progressions. Or support if they are struggling to find time for the workouts.
Positive POP hybrid programme
The Positive POP hybrid programme is the best of both worlds. Whilst many personal trainers just offer in-person or online training, this is a special combination of both. This is because I truly believe that being supported through a prolapse journey is really important for my clients.
It combines 2 face to face or Zoom coaching sessions.
These are super useful in:
- getting to know each other
- looking at your tendencies and how they show up in exercise (and how they might be contributing to your symptoms in everyday life)
- finding a handful of strategies that can immediately change your experience of movement and exercise
- uncovering unhelpful beliefs you have around training and pelvic health and gently moving you forward
Armed with your strategies and ability to change your symptoms, we can concentrate on building you an awesome plan that gets you back to the exercise you love. Plus you get coaching support, questions answered, and rants listened to in Voxer app (which is a bit like a walkie-talkie!).
If you are interested in this hybrid online programme for prolapse, you can find out more about Positive POP here
If you have pelvic organ prolapse and Positive POP hybrid sounds right for you, you can book a free chat here