In today's fast-paced world, busy professionals and digital nomads often struggle to prioritize their health and fitness goals. With demanding work schedules, constant travel, and a never-ending to-do list, it can be challenging to find time to exercise, eat well, and take care of oneself. This is where hiring an Online Fitness Coach can be beneficial. In this article, I will explore why busy professionals and digital nomads would benefit from hiring a personal trainer.
Firstly, Fitness coach/trainer provide accountability. While traveling and/ or exploring the world, it can be easy to put off exercise and prioritize work-related tasks.
However, with a personal trainer "in their pocket", clients are more likely to show up for their workouts, knowing that their trainer is either waiting for them, or at least will check on them through messaging or a training app.
Having some weekly check-in with your trainer or getting some scheduled virtual live sessions can definitely improve consistency in client's training plan.
Personal trainers can also hold clients accountable for their dietary choices as well and provide guidance on healthy eating habits. This accountability can help clients stay motivated and on track with their health and fitness goals. Whether you are at a conference in Singapore, at a meeting in Rio de Janeiro or traveling Europe while working remotely, your trainer can also help you adjust to the country you are staying in and provide meal plans according to the "cuisine" you have access to.
Fitness coach provide expertise. "We" are trained professionals who have the knowledge and experience to create customized workout plans that are tailored to each client's specific needs and goals. I have personally been training in person clients for almost a decade, giving over 10 000 training sessions to individuals, sports teams...that type of experience allows me to adjust training sessions on the spot, provide tips and advises during follow up and adapt programs to each person needs, fitness level and training history.
Trainers also have the expertise to help clients with proper form and technique during exercises, which, in my humble opinion, is one of the key advantage of hiring a trainer, at least till you get comfortable on your own without constant supervision, in order to reduce the risk of injury.
Additionally, personal trainers role is to provide guidance on which exercises are most effective for achieving specific goals, such as building strength, improving flexibility, or losing weight.
People hire personal trainers because they provide motivation and share knowledge. For busy professionals and digital nomads, it can be challenging to find the time and motivation to exercise regularly.
On top of that, busy schedule, hoping from a plane to another,jet lag ,finding a gym while overseas in between two phone calls, getting enough equipment...can make training more challenging. Which is why having a trainer by your side, that can adapt to your current situation, mood and energy of the day, can be crucial in maintaining an healthy lifestyle.
Online personal trainers provide flexibility. With the rise of remote work and digital nomadism, many people are working from different locations and time zones. However, this should not be a barrier to achieving fitness goals. Personal trainers can provide online coaching and training sessions, which can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This flexibility allows customers to prioritize their health and fitness goals, no matter where they are in the world, no matter where they stay.
For many people, the monotony of a traditional gym routine can be demotivating. However, with a personal trainer, clients can experience a variety of exercises and workouts that are tailored to their specific needs and goals. They can incorporate different types of training, such as strength training, cardio, and flexibility, to keep clients engaged and motivated. Equipment wise, a fitness professional should also be able to provide a solid plan with the tools that clients have access to, no matter how fancy or simple the equipment is.
An important role of an Online "PT" is to provide clients with feedback on their progress, in order to adjust programming and training sessions according to the client's results , feeling, schedule, environment...and also provide mental support and motivation when necessary.
For busy professionals and digital nomads, time is a precious commodity. With a personal trainer, clients can optimize their workouts to be more efficient and effective.
In summary, I would say that, even if it's (obsvioulsy) not mandatory to hire an Online Fitness Coach while being an Digital nomad or a busy professional, there are a lot of benefits from hiring a fitness coach, from fitness guidance & support, including accountability, social connection, time saving...the goal being to get the professional help to keep moving, exercising, eating well, training and living an healthy lifestyle, no matter where you are.