Online fitness coaching? The concept sounds pretty bizarre to say the least right? How is it possible to actually train online? Train without your coach there pushing you to the very edge of your endurance, getting you to squeeze the extra reps out that if you had been alone you probably would not have done, or the last set either.
WHAT IS online coaching?
In a nutshell, online coaching is when you receive your fitness and nutrition coaching from a fitness or nutrition coach online. Usually through training videos provided on a fitness app or online dashboard managed by your coach.
Once you have found coaches that you feel are the right fit for you, made contact and discussed exactly what your goals are and what your personal needs and limitations are your coaches can set about writing you a program and working with you to reach your goals.
Online fitness and nutrition coaching is like having a coach, without the face time. There are many online coaches out there. Some offer a hybrid service, which is a mixture of face to face and online sessions.
To keep things simple, I am only going to talk to you about the pro’s and con’s of 100% online coaching as this is what we offer at Fearless Movement Co and where our experience and expertise lays.
There are just a couple of limitations that we have come across when it comes to getting online coaching.
Motivating yourself during your session
Your coach won’t be by your side to push you during your session. This means that there is no one there to stop you cutting corners except yourself. You are responsible to giving your all each session.
For some people this isn’t a problem, it is exciting, a chance to challenge themselves. They can easily motivate themselves to work their hardest. For many people though, it can be tough. Training by yourself may seem boring, it might feel hard to be motivated or stay consistent.
The good news is, we know this. We have spent time with our online clients, listening to them, learning from their experiences with what has worked best for them and what has not so that we can understand exactly what you can expect as you progress through your training with us. You can feel confident knowing that we are there with you each step of the way. You are not alone in your training, on the days when you are pumped for your session or on the tough days when you just spent an extra hour battling your kids to get them to bed or when you would rather sit down and have one or several glasses of wine instead. We have your back on all the days that you need it.
Are you doing it right?
You might not know if the exercise you are doing is right, even after watching our training videos. This can be especially tricky if you are new to fitness and struggle to feel exactly what your body is doing or where your parts are supposed to be.
I have had the opportunity to train many people and almost every person I have helped has felt that the movements they are doing don’t feel right or normal when they first start. This is common. It is often because you are moving in ways that you are unfamiliar with. Learning any new skill can be very awkward to start with.
We have spent many hours researching and testing the best ways to assist you just incase you find yourself in this situation. We have chosen the 3 most effective ways to help you know if you are moving right. Our most popular option is filming short clips of yourself performing the exercise that you are having challenges with and sharing it with us on your personalised google drive folder that we set up with you when you join our crew.
Yes, it may feel a bit confronting to film yourself to start with. We understand that not everyone enjoys being on camera as much as I do. If this is the case, our second option allows us to correct your movements from pictures of the exercises you are performing. Last but not least we can provide a skype/facetime/whatsapp session with you and discuss your form face to face.
With all bases covered, you can rest assured that we are always going to be able to help you get the most from your training with the best form.
The positives of online coaching far outweigh the negatives, and I’m not just saying that because online coaching is our thing.
More access to your coaches
Because you are online, you get much more access to your coach then you would if you were receiving face to face sessions.
Think about it. Even if you were getting 3 PT sessions a week, not only would this be super expensive (we will get to that point next) but you would only be seeing your coach for 3 hours a week max.
With online coaching you get access to your coach ANY TIME that you need them. You have the ability to contact them and ask questions about your training session, the program they have given you, any feed back you have received, your nutrition including diet recommendations, meal prep and recipes, a post they made or what you’re wearing… maybe not that last one, but definitely everything else.
The convenience of training in your own space
It can be hard enough trying to organise yourself and your kids for an outing at the best of times, let alone trying to fit in an extra trip to a gym or training studio so that you can get some exercise in to your day. Not to mention how intimidating a gym can be. Add to this the costs involved with a gym subscription, putting your kids in creche and paying extra for a trainer and by this point your stress levels have probably skyrocketed and it all feels way too hard to achieve.
Online training lets you train from the convenience of your own home, park or where ever you feel comfortable. We love working with our crew to find the best ways their training can fit into their lifestyle. We know everyones routine is different.
Whether it is a short session in the morning and a short session in the evening, a full session after the kids have gone to sleep or even during your lunch break. We know that the more flexibility you have, the easier and more enjoyable it is going to be for you to actually hit your daily goals.
Your session becomes your very own mini break and for 30 minutes of the day, you can simply focus on you. Your health. Your fitness. Your happiness. When you have the opportunity to do something that it is going to improve you and help you reach your personal goals, it is also going to have an incredible impact on the health and happiness of your WHOLE FAMILY.
You save time
Along with the convenience of training wherever you feel most comfortable, online training also saves you time. You don’t need to spend time organising pick ups and drops for the kids, traveling to your gym studio or coach or waste time trying to plan when you can even fit in your session + travel.
The only time you need to take is when you jump in to your comfortable training clothes, find your perfect space and get started with your session. It almost sounds like it couldn’t possibly be that easy. The simplicity that online training allows for makes it the perfect way for busy mums to take care of themselves.
Online coaching is cost effective
If you have ever looked into the cost of having private sessions you will know they can be pretty steep. With a single 45 minute session starting around $65 it is not necessarily the most cost effective option available. On top of tis is the costs involved with traveling to and from your training and let face it, transports costs whether it is public or private are not getting any cheaper.
The beauty of online coaching is that you receive MORE TIME and MORE SUPPORT from your coach each week without having to pay higher rates for it.
What does MORE MEAN?
- FULLY INDIVIDUALISED fitness sessions
- Form corrections and guidance
- PERSONALISED nutritional coaching and advice
- Continuous encouragement and support
- Regular blogs/videos and group discussions on topics relevant to you
- Connection to an entire community of like minded badass mums to help you celebrate your wins and achievements
- You get 2 COACHES JUST FOR YOU when you train with Fearless Movement Co
- You get ALL of this for just a fraction of the cost of face 2 face sessions
You become part of our community of badass mums
You become part of a community. Social media for all of its short falls, gives your coach the ability to create a group where you can connect, share, encourage and offer support to all the other people that also work with your coach.
It is hard to believe that there is actually a group of Badass Lesbian Mums out there all connecting, sharing and becoming friends all while getting fit and being frikkin awesome role models for their kids, but you better believe it. Not just that, we want YOU to be part of it too.
Your coaches are part of your community
Fearless Movement Collective is queer owned and operated. Lizzay, your nutrition coach is an out and proud lesbian woman while Bowie, your fitness coach is Non-Binary. This means you won’t have to explain your lifestyle to us, worry that your coaches may not understand your experiences, pigeon hole your family or even worse make each session uncomfortable because they lack exposure to what it is like to live within the LGBTIQ community.
We are proud of our identities and we are proud to support our community, especially our badass lesbian mums. We strive to build a strong community that supports all of our brave mothers and their families on their fitness and nutrition adventures.
So there you have it. You don’t need to guess at what our online coaching may involve anymore. If you have any other questions or would like to join our 2 week trial, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us on our website or Facebook