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working-with-a-virual-trainer-or-coachHave you ever considered working with a virtual personal trainer or online coach?

This is something that is newer in the health and fitness industry, but is becoming popular because you can work with someone to set a plan, get guidance and receive accountability when it comes to reaching your goals. This might be the right choice for you if you have worked out before, but need help setting up a plan and schedule; don’t have the time to meet with someone on a consistent basis at a set location; need help with your nutrition and determining a plan that is right for you or have limited funds to spend on a personal trainer or health coach.

Before you just contact anyone on the internet here are a few things to consider.

What To Look For in a Virtual Personal Trainer or Online Coach

Are they certified? If you want a personal trainer make sure you find one that is certified by a recognized and accredited organization. NASM, CSCS, and ACE are just a few. If you are seeking a health coach to help with nutrition again make sure they are certified to work in setting meal plans and giving you nutritional advice.

Are they timely in getting back with you? If you send an e-mail asking for more information do they get back to you within 24 hours or a few days. When you need to access your trainer or coach with an important question you should expect to hear back within 24 hours. If not try to find someone that will be available to answer your questions and get you your workouts or meal plans in a timely manner.

Do they have a good track record and quality client testimonials? When you are working with a qualified health and fitness professional check their website to see if they have testimonials from previous clients. If not, feel free to ask for a few. It is helpful when finding the right fit for you.

As with anything you invest your money in, it is important to research your trainer or health coach. It is a great way to meet your goals with the support and guidance of a trainer or a coach from the comfort of your own home.

For more fitness advice from Angelena, visit www.angelenamarie.com.

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