Is Having An Online Trainer Right For You?

Written by Virginia Bain


You've been hearing more and more the term "online personal training" and are curious (maybe even a bit confused): WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK? CAN SOMEONE REALLY ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS WITHOUT HAVING A ONE-ON-ONE TRAINER MEETING YOU FOR EVERY GYM SESSION?

With upsides such as cost-effectiveness, community support, and real, trackable results ... the benefits of online training vastly outweigh the disadvantages.  

Sure, you may be comfortable at the gym, or working out on your own, but if you are struggling to get results or feel isolated in your fitness and health goals, then hiring an online trainer may be just what you need.

Below are some of the many advantages of having an online trainer:

They help you set realistic goals


Everyone wants to achieve their goals straight away, whether they be weight loss, cheese grater abs or Hulk-like strength. But these are not always achievable... and if you don’t hit them, then you may be discouraged and backslide. An on-line trainer will not only help you set realistic goals that you will be able to achieve - if you put in the effort, of course - but they will also be able to keep you on track to hit those goals. For example, if your goal is to achieve a ‘bikini body’ for summer, it’s not just about doing 100 crunches a day for a month to work your abs. It’s about altering your diet to eat the correct foods, mixing cardio and weights to work the right muscles, and setting a timeframe in which this can be achieved.

Flexible Workout Schedule

Since the training isn’t in person, you are able to fit in your workouts at your convenience while still being held accountable. Your coach will work with you and build you programs that fit your current and changing lifestyle. This means home, gym and travel plans.


Not everyone can afford a one-on-one trainer, which in many cases comes with a hefty price tag... especially if you want to train more then once a week. An online Coach will create you a full month of balanced workouts and nutrition plan for around the same cost of 2 one-on-one sessions!


How often do you think you would talk to you in person trainer outside of the gym? With SiS, you are in constant communication with your coach. Our App makes it easy for you to ask questions, get feedback and stay supported. Being ‘On-line’ means the lines of communication are always open, giving you a lot of guidance and support tailored to your needs and personality.

Motivation & Accountability

While online training may involve more self-motivation, your trainer is just a click away. And if your online trainer is a good one, they’ll be messaging you each week to check in on your progress and making sure that you are completing your workouts. Plus you get the benefits of a community; many online trainers like SiS will have Facebook community pages that offer you a platform to connect with like-minded people. This gives you chance to make friends, get support and bond with people that have the same goals, achievements and struggles that you may be experiencing.

Results and Ease

With it all being online, everything is trackable. You get to see exactly how many reps and the weight you’ve done to continue improving! Plus the ease and time saving value of having your program created and ready for you at your fingertips is invaluable!

For a small price, you get to continue working out at your convenience, you are provided with a plan to help you meet your unique goals. You are supported by a coach who is an expert in this field, along side a tribe of likeminded women to cheer you on. Online training is a great choice for anyone looking to feel and look better.


Post by SiS Coach, Virginia

As a full-time Development Manager and mother of two teenagers, Virginia understands the need for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her passion for fitness began 15 years ago as a personal trainer. Since then, she has also gained certifications in holistic nutrition and sports nutrition. Virginia finds strength in being a SiS coach and empowering other women to live like the Power Women they are.


Do you wish you had someone to REALLY support you FULLY to reach your goals through:

  • EXERCISE (specific to your unique life!), 
  • NUTRITION (specific for your unique body and goals!)
  • Accountability and mindset coaching
  • An approach that takes your long term health and lifestyle into account
  • Peer support from other like-minded women?

Through the unique sisterhood of our Sisters in Shape online client/coach community, women are changing. We know that our affordable, balanced and fully CUSTOMIZED approach to helping you crush your goals is what you've been looking for.

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