Online Personal Training is still new. I get a lot of questions about how it works so I’ve put together some answers for you guys. If you think of more questions, shoot me an email!
What is Online Personal Training?
Online Personal Training is the ability to workout on your own time, with an expert leading you in the right direction. You choose when you want to workout and where, while your coach gives you a workout plan that fits your needs and goals. Each week, you will have a set number of individualized workouts to complete. Your coach is there for any questions or concerns you may have along the way, and all new movements will be communicated via video so that you know exactly what you need to do every day.
How do you communicate with your coach?
Workouts are communicated through an online portal called Fitbot. Both you and your coach will be able to see your workout schedule, and you can update your coach on workout times and progress there. Outside of the portal, you will be able to talk with your coach through either phone, email, or Skype. How often you talk with your coach is up to you. Your coach will check in at least once a week to make sure you are on track, but if you prefer to keep to yourself outside of that you may.
What are the workouts like?
That depends on you. Everyone is different and each person has different goals. The CrossFit methodology is beneficial for anyone, but the way it is implemented can be adjusted from person to person. Runners will need different workouts than lifters, and grandma will need a different routine than the high school football player. Your goals and abilities are acknowledged, and your workouts are tailored to fit you.
What will my workout schedule look like?
There is a lot of flexibility available when working with an online coach. Depending on your membership tier, you could be working out three days a week or five. Your workouts will be scheduled on specific days, but you have the opportunity to complete it at any time that day.
Do you get rest days?
Yes! The body needs rest. Rest days will be scheduled, as well as active rest days. Active rest days still incorporate some sort of movement, but it is light. These kinds of days are designed to keep your blood flowing to facilitate recovery.
How much equipment do you need?
Not much. You can do a lot with a couple of dumbbells or kettelbells, a jump rope, and a place to run. Anything else will just add to the fun!
Who is your coach?
Ashley Stewart is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She has been training athletes since 2016 and helps everyday people become better versions of themselves. You can learn more about her here.