Should you choose an online or offline personal trainer?

Have you been thinking about hiring a personal trainer? Wondering whether to go online or offline? Well, we’re here to answer all your questions.

Online PT benefits / drawbacks


An online trainer is cheaper, which is great if you’re on a budget and it means that they can work with anyone who has access to the internet. They will charge for their advice but this generally tends to be cheaper than going to an offline training centre or gym where you have classes and equipment at your disposal. You also don’t need any additional travel costs as you do when booking in person.

On top of these benefits, there are no restrictions about what time of day they offer coaching services (unlike most gyms) meaning that people from all walks of life – shift workers, mothers returning to work after childcare duties stop- can find one that suits them best without compromising their lifestyle too much.


One downside however is that you may not be able to get as much time with your trainer. The internet is a great way of getting information but it can’t replace the human touch and this may not suit everyone’s needs.

Also, there will always be times when you have to work through something new without any help from someone who is there with you, it may cause injury in some cases. You might also miss out on personal attention if they’re working with other people too.

Where to find an online personal trainer

There are different ways you can find a virtual personal trainer. One is through Google who has been developing their database in recent years so that at present it’s the largest library of information on anything and everything, or you could look for them via social media sites. It might take some time going around but with patience and perseverance then there will be someone out there to help you reach your fitness goal!

Offline PT benefits / drawbacks


One benefit of hiring a offline trainer is that they are there with you every step of the way, helping and guiding. This means if something goes wrong or you need to do it differently then they can be there on the spot and offer advice so your injury doesn’t happen again. They will also have more time for each person as many people aren’t online at any one point in time which could mean less waiting around for an appointment.


On the other hand, offline trainers have their drawbacks too. For instance, they require you to be at a certain location for the training session and are not available on demand which can make things difficult if you don’t want or cannot get to the gym.

Where to find an offline personal trainer

If you are looking for a more personal, offline experience where you can work out with the trainer one on one and have them there to guide you then it is worth doing some research.

– Ask your friends or family if they know of any trainers in Glasgow that are good. Chances are somebody knows someone who has had an amazing experience working with their local PT.

– Check online communities like Facebook groups (there’s plenty!) and forums where other people advertise services such as ‘personal training’. There’s bound to be something locally that suits your needs!

How much does it cost to hire a personal trainer? 

There are also many different ways of paying, including monthly payment plans and pay-as-you go sessions (only when there’s availability). The option you choose will depend on your budget and what suits your needs. Make sure to do some research before committing!

The best thing to do is ask the trainer about their pricing options so you know exactly what they offer rather than choosing based on price alone. You’ll want a plan that works for both of you – not just them or yourself!

What should you look for in a good personal trainer before hiring them?

Here are a couple of things to consider when looking for the perfect personal trainer:

-Certifications–what are they certified in? The more certifications, the better!

-Experience–how long have they been in this industry and how has that affected their training style? -Personality–is your trainer flexible with different styles of workouts or do they prefer one type over others. Do you get along well and can engage in conversation easily, or is he/she very serious all the time? What’s his/her demeanor like when it comes to working out clients as opposed to just being a workout buddy with them? It may not be easy at first but it will pay off if your personality meshes here!

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