Remember the end of Rocky? Or Hoosiers? Or Miracle? Or Any Given Sunday? Or basically any sports movie that got your heart pumping, your brow sweating, and a couple tears welling up in your eyes?
What do these films all have in common?
Well, for starters, they had a central hero, poised to attain greatness by overcoming insurmountable odds.
And right behind them?
A powerhouse coach to inspire them, believe in them, and push them past what they thought their limit was.
So what can we learn from this? Well, maybe that if you want to become the hero of your own story, you might need a coach behind you — and that goes for your fitness and nutrition goals as well.
Having an online fitness coach or virtual nutritionist can be just the thing you need to get over those plateaus, unproductive thoughts, bad habits, and deep-seated obstacles that might be in your way.
So without further ado, let’s get into five reasons we believe an online fitness or nutrition coach will be the key to your success!
Reason #1: Accountability
For starters, let’s talk about one of the most powerful tools in any challenging endeavor, be it fitness or otherwise — accountability.
It seems like no matter what we’re trying to accomplish, we tend to be the issue that always gets in the way. Sure, we might start out bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but sooner or later the laziness, complacency, and overwhelming inertia set in, and we can’t be bothered to continue.
But when you pair up with an online fitness coach, for example, you’ll always have someone there to answer to, which is a key factor in staying on the path to success.
Reason #2: Awareness
Another all-too-common and all-too-unnecessary reason we tend to fall off the health and fitness wagon is one of ignorance.
That is to say, that we simply do not understand enough of the facts, figures, data, and best practices to succeed.
In fitness, this occurs in the number of times we work out every week, the intensity of our training, the form and techniques we utilize when exercising, the time of day, the calories we fuel ourselves up with — the list goes on.
But when we work closely with a knowledgeable trainer, we can work out smarter, not harder, and get invaluable insights that lead to real progress.
It’s the same with an online nutritionist — how much we are eating, the times of day, the particular diet we’re taking in, and our goals. Falling short in any of these categories can be the reason why many of us have been unsuccessful with dieting.
But with a trained dietician at hand, we learn very quickly not to overlook these important factors and eat in a way that’s realistic, manageable, and healthy for the long term.
Reason #3: Attention
A key difference between working out in a group vs working out with a personal trainer, or similarly watching nutrition videos vs speaking with a one-on-one expert, is the attention factor.
Many of us are seeking that personalized attention to our needs, to answer all of our questions, to make sure that we feel heard, and even to complain when the going gets tough.
After all, a coach is so much more than a guide: they are our teachers, cheerleaders, support systems, even shrinks to an extent.
And getting that individualized, look-you-in-the-eye kind of interaction is another key reason why online fitness and nutrition coaching is so effective.
Most importantly, individual training greatly accelerates your progress timeline because part of a trained professional’s job is to program your workouts specifically to YOU. Your body, your goals, and many other factors involved in your success, such as your daily activities and demands, mental and emotional stress levels, and any injuries or other limitations that all have a significant impact on your performance and progress.
Reason #4: Availability
One positive change that resulted from the COVID pandemic was that we learned how much of our lives can be spent at home, and online. Sure, this can lead to some drawbacks that your coach should be taking into consideration, but one very real positive is that when we commit to online fitness coaching, we can just hop on the computer and get the service we need.
Rather than hopping in the car, wading through traffic, plus fitting into tight deadlines and over-filled schedules, online experts allow us to get in a quick (or not so quick but brutally effective) coaching session anytime of the day.
Reason #5: Affordability
As we can see from all of those famous Hollywood celebrity transformations, having your own personal fitness trainer or traveling cook can come in handy when trying to get healthy.
Problem is, they can also come with a pretty hefty price tag. But with an online fitness coach or nutritionist, the costs are usually a little lower than that of the private bougie trainers you see all over social media asking an arm and a leg (and your paycheck) for a session.
In fact, they’re much more budget friendly — meaning many more people can access this invaluable resource.
And now for our bonus reason you should really try virtual coaching: because Studio SWEAT onDemand happens to offer two of the best coaching programs around!
First, there’s our personal one-on-one fitness and online nutrition coaching that features some of the most knowledgeable, motivating, and just straight up awesome trainers around sharing their unique insights and techniques for a fraction of the cost of other providers. To get started, click here.
Then, we’ve also got a brand new group coaching plan that we just launched: our Next Level Membership! This membership upgrade allows you to access a series of guided training programs throughout the year, complete with one-on-one Zoom sessions, weekly check-ins, and 21 days of customized workouts to help you smash your goals!
Sign up for either of those, and get ready for an entirely new way to get fit, get healthy, and get your sweat on!