Article Contributor: Andrew
Because the way we exercise and train over the last couple of years has drastically changed. Social distancing and temporary gym closures has forced us to look at other ways to either start a new fitness program or continue to maintain our fitness in Abu Dhabi.
Although online personal training in Abu Dhabi has been an option for some time now, during the pandemic online coaching has seen huge growth.
More and more PT’s sports coaches, yoga trainers and more are now offering online coaching sessions that can be a good as training face to face.
However, there are of course some drawbacks to training online. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why online coaching might be a great option for you as well as the price of online coaching in Abu Dhabi.
Online personal training in Abu Dhabi didn’t just become an option because of the pandemic. It’s been around for some time thanks to advances in the technology used.
If you have an internet connection, a laptop or a large TV that can connect to the internet then online coaching at home can easily be done by everyone.
The beauty of online coaching is that it can save you money and save you time. We’ll look more at price options below but briefly, a PT can fit more clients in when they work from home which means cost-savings that are passed on to their clients.
Is online coaching the right option for you? The answer here depends on what your fitness goals are. Let’s take a look at some of the goals that can easily be achieved by training with an online coach.
Weight loss is probably one of the main reasons men and women of all ages decide to hire a personal trainer in Abu Dhabi. Because weight loss coaching is provided by so many coaches it’s no surprise that this training goal can easily be incorporated into an online only or combination of online and face to face training program.
How does online personal training for weight loss in Abu Dhabi work?
Many of the HIIT and other cardio exercises that are part of a weight loss training program can easily be done online. Your coach will create a program designed to work hand in hand with changes you need to make to your diet.
Monitoring and progress reporting is part of the process so you will know your online coach is always available to help you with any questions or concerns you might have.
If your goal in Abu Dhabi is to tone up, slim down and work on getting a great summer body an online coach is perfect.
There are many different types of body toning exercises that can be done at home with no need to visit a gym.
Body toning can be achieved with a program that uses body weight training or even items that you already have around the house.
However, it is always useful to have some smaller items of kit around the house but a good male or female personal trainer in Abu Dhabi can provide advice about this.
You might be thinking that you need access to a gym in order to do a great muscle building and strength workout. But, when you hire a muscle building and strength coach this can easily be done online with just a small amount of space.
You will probably need to invest in some equipment like a training bench, barbells and dumbbells but when you compare the price of these to gym access you’ll be saving money in the long term.
Many coaches will have access to their own studio when you can follow them online to do your workouts.
Like all online training programs your progress will be monitored and tips and guidance will be provided.
There are plenty of resources already available for doing Yoga or Pilates online, youtube for example.
However, if you are serious about enjoying the benefits that Yoga and Pilates can provide it is much better to learn from a professional in Abu Dhabi.
Whether for flexibility, strength, relaxation or stretching, only a professional coach can make sure you are doing poses correctly which ultimately means you will get the best out of each session.
When you book an online Yoga or Pilates coach you not only learn correct techniques but you’ll also benefit from knowing that if you have questions or concerns your coach is always available to you.
Online coaching is ideal for seniors. For many seniors in Abu Dhabi mobility is a problem. This means they cannot easily get to, or train in a gym. Online personal training for seniors can help improve mobility, strength and flexibility which helps them remain more independent.
Many people are concerned that online coaching will not provide the same results as gym training or training face to face with a PT.
However, this really depends on your fitness goals. For many people training at home online can easily be done with either no equipment or very basic equipment. Yoga for example just requires a mat to start with. Muscle building and strength simply require some basic weights while body toning can be done by just doing different bodyweight exercise routines.
When you speak with a coach on the UAE Personal Trainers website they will be able to provide you with more information about what kind of kit you might need.
There are many benefits to training online opposed to face to face coaching. During the long periods of lockdown many men and women were concerned with weight gain and general reductions in their fitness levels.
Online personal training really helped to get many people back in shape and continues now. Online coaching has become mainstream thanks for the many available apps that provide video meeting services.
Sometimes it seems there simply isn’t enough time to fit in a gym session. You finish work for the day, have to drive to the gym, workout, take a shower and before you know it a large chunk of your evening is gone.
Booking your online coaching sessions in Abu Dhabi in advanced saves you so much time which gives you more freedom to spend time doing other things like spending quality time with family and friends.
With no travel time involved you simply set aside an hour or so for your fitness sessions. Because you do your training at home no travelling involved.
Communication is easy
Taking your personal training in the gym means there are many distractions. If you use the services of a gym employed PT these distractions can be even worse because you might not be getting 100% of their attention.
When you train at home, online, there are very few distraction for both you and your PT. You get 100% attention, allowing you to focus on your workout.
Wherever you are your trainer is available
Many people hire a PT in Abu Dhabi with a long term fitness goal. For some men and women travel is part of their job which means extended periods away from their gym or their normal fitness routine.
Travel, whether for work or pleasure can interrupt your training and although a couple of days off from time to time isn’t a big problem, when this happens fairly frequently it can cause your workout program to take a negative hit.
The beauty of online personal training is that wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection (in a hotel, private house etc) your coach is available.
Support and guidance always available
Training clients online, whether that’s weight loss, prenatal coaching, muscle building, yoga or Pilates, saves a fitness coach time and resources. This free time allows them to be more available for their existing clients in the form of support.
Basically, using WhatsApp and other online tools they can provide support and guidance as part of your training program when you need to ask a question or need a little encouragement.
If weight loss is your goal, your online coach can even send you weekly meal plan ideas to accompany your training program.
The big question – can online PT in Abu Dhabi save you money?
Generally, training online in Abu Dhabi is a cheaper option but this does depend on the trainer and your own personal fitness goals.
Why is training online generally more cost-effective than training face to face cheaper?
• No travel time or travel expenses. Some coaches will charge you more if your location is outside of the areas they normally cover. This is perfectly normal because not only does it take time to travel to your location but the trainer has to been transport fees too. When the coach doesn’t have to travel the price decreases.
• No wasted time between appointments. Like travel time, it can take a trainer more time to get from one client to another. There are only so many hours in the day so a coach has to factor this in to their prices and their schedule. When training online with clients a coach can book more clients into a single day. More clients means they can reduce their prices and pass this saving on to their clients in Abu Dhabi.
• No gym fees. Some trainers will come to your home but sometimes when you have a specific fitness goal you’ll need access to a gym. However, if you have smaller items of training equipment at home there is no need to visit the gym with a trainer which saves on gym fees.
• Combined training. Face to face and online coaching can be combined which means you still get some face to face sessions and the rest will be done online. Combination training can also lower the price of a PT in Abu Dhabi.
The need for professional, affordable and results-driven online PT has grown over the last few years. Thanks to new technologies and new ways of interacting online it’s now possible to achieve many of your fitness goals without even stepping outside.
Online fitness coaching is now more affordable than every with both male and female PT’s offering great prices, deals and discounts when you train online or a combination of in person and online coaching.