November 18th, 2021
What is the difference between Virtual and In-home personal training?
The Similarities Between In-Home and Online Personal Training
First off, all of our trainers are screened and vetted. We take great pride in knowing we hire some of the best trainers in the industry. They all have a passion for fitness and truly care about you and your success. You can trust all of our trainers to work with you, guiding you that much closer toward your goals.
Also, we’re going to let the cat out of the bag on this one: You get to use our equipment no matter whether you’ve joined in-home or online personal training with us.
If you’re doing in-home personal training, our trainers bring the equipment to you at the start of each session. When you sign up for virtual training, we send the relevant pieces of equipment to you, so you don’t miss a beat. From towels and loop bands to sliders, you get all the tools you need for success.
Most importantly, in both cases, our trainers guide you through each and every exercise. While with virtual training, our trainers can only see a 2-dimensional image of you, you still receive that one-on-one and live component. Our trainers help with the refinement of your form, demonstrate new exercises, and ensure everything is safe and correct. You can also project the image of your trainer onto your T.V. or computer monitor, making it easy to see any exercise demonstrations.
So, What’s the Difference?
By now, you might wonder, “What exactly is the difference between these two types of training then?”
The truth is that there isn’t a lot.
At the same time, you might find online training more suitable if you travel often for business or head up to the cottage for weeks at a time. Online training offers much more flexibility when it comes to location than in-home personal training.
This also means that you might determine our virtual training more appropriate for you if you’re concerned about COVID, you don’t want to bother with cleaning your front hall, or figuring out what to do when your house is getting renovated. Whatever the case may be, online training is much less intrusive when compared with in-home training.
On the other hand, in-home training offers the ability for your trainer to view your form and exercises in person. Your trainer can also ensure you don’t drop any weights by offering to spot you for specific exercises, as well as help you with certain stretches.
Yet, for online personal training, you get to do different versions of these exercises. Since your trainer isn’t right by your side, they direct you to stretch with the towel yourself or use a wall for a certain exercise instead.
Lastly, virtual personal training is much more cost-effective, making it an easy choice for many individuals.
Which Should You Choose?
This all comes down to your personal preferences and needs.
In both cases, you get an accountability coach and a fitness and health expert working with you to help you achieve your goals. Online personal training offers more flexibility for location. Meanwhile, a personal trainer at home provides you with more refinements in person.
At Nielsen Fitness, we’re committed to your goals just as much as you are. If you’re ready to sign up for a personal trainer at home or virtually, contact us today to apply for a complimentary fitness assessment and first workout today!