The Top 4 Benefits of Online Personal Training   

online personal training

The Top 4 Benefits of Online Personal Training   

We offer both in-person training in London and online over the world. As online is becoming increasingly popular, we wanted to share the benefits with you all!

We love offering online personal training to our customers because we see the exact same results as we do with out in-person clients, with added benefits that we are going to go through in this post. Online training is so popular, that even some of our in-person clients in London end up switching to online, or doing both at the same time.

We’re going to cover the top reasons to try online personal training, FAQs, and common misconceptions. Let’s go!


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4 reasons to try online personal training

1. Convenience and flexibility

Online personal training allows you to workout at a time and place that suits you best. You can do your sessions from anywhere, and they require less time as you do not need to travel to or set up in-person with your online personal trainer.

Whether you prefer early morning sessions or late-night workouts, you can schedule your training around your life seamlessly. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for those with busy lifestyles or irregular work hours.

2. Guarantee your perfect personal trainer

With online personal training you are not limited by location to trainers in your local area and therefore have access to a wider range of trainers. When we match you to your personal trainer, we can choose freely, ensuring you find the perfect match for your needs and preferences. This also means you can access trainers who specialise in niche areas that might not be available locally.

3. Cost-effectiveness

Online training is more affordable than in-person sessions. Without the need for the trainer to travel, we can offer even more competitive rates. Additionally, you save on travel expenses and gym memberships, making it cost-effective for you too.

4. Same access to extra support

Just like in-person training, online trainers can tailor programs specifically to your goals, fitness level, and any limitations you may have. This is NOT YouTube, every single session is strictly tailored for you. With regular check-ins and updates, your trainer will adjust your workouts to ensure you’re continually progressing and staying motivated.

Beyond your sessions themselves, whether you’re in-person or online, our PTs will support you with extra informational resources, workouts and accountability check-ins.

Online Personal Training FAQs

Here we are sharing some of our most commonly asked questions about online personal training!

What is the difference between online and in-person sessions?

Both options will take place with one assigned trainer who will take you all the way through your Motivate fitness journey.

  • Online personal training sessions are held over Zoom and are 45 minutes long.
  • In-Person personal training sessions take place at your home, garden or outdoors and are 60 minutes long. We are only able to cover this service in London, so please do use the postcode finder to run a check.

Pricing can be found here.

Can I achieve the same results online as in person?

Yes absolutely! With all of our training plans, you get out of the sessions exactly what you put in. We are going to work you just as hard during your online personal training sessions as we would if they were in person.

With no travel involved, no weather restrictions, and less time required, you may find this to be a perfect solution for you.

Common misconceptions about online personal training

Online personal training is gaining popularity, but several misconceptions might deter people from giving it a try. Let’s debunk some of the most common myths!

You need an in-person training to hold you accountable

One myth is that online training lacks accountability. On the contrary, online trainers often provide more frequent check-ins and support via messages, emails, and scheduled calls, ensuring you stay motivated and committed to your fitness goals.

Most people do not need someone physically there in-person to make sure they show up for sessions. Your trainer can call and text you to make sure you show up.

One of the reasons personal training is so effective is because all you need to do is put your exercise clothes on and show up. Once you’re in your session, all you need to do is follow your trainer’s instructions. Between sessions, your trainer would check in with you via message anyway, whether they’re seeing you online or in-person.

You’ll build a relationship with your trainer much like you would in person, and will want to show up for them!

Online training isn’t as personalised

Many people believe that online personal training lacks the personalised touch of in-person sessions. However, our online sessions happen over Zoom in realtime with your trainer. You are not being sent workouts to do on your own via an app.

You need a lot of equipment at home 

A common misconception is that you need a fully equipped home gym or lots of equipment to benefit from online training. In reality, many trainers design workouts that require minimal or no equipment, focusing on bodyweight exercises or using simple tools like resistance bands and dumbbells.

Although you do not need equipment to get super fit at home, your trainer will make the most of any equipment you do have. If you want to supplement your at-home fitness with some carefully selected pieces of equipment, we recommend that you check out our post on our top 5 home workout equipment choices!

Online training isn’t as effective

While hands-on adjustments aren’t possible, online trainers use video demonstrations, detailed instructions, and feedback via video calls or recorded sessions to ensure proper form and technique.


Online personal training offers a flexible, cost-effective, and accessible way to achieve your fitness goals. It opens up a world of possibilities with access to specialised trainers and digital resources. We recommend you check out our post: why personal training is a worthwhile investment for women.

At MotivatePT, we offer a range of online personal training options tailored to your needs. Our expert trainers are here to support you every step of the way, ensuring you achieve your fitness goals no matter where you are. Ready to start your online training journey? Book your free consultation today!

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