It’s an interesting time in fitness. At the same time that we’re seeing a rise in the $30-plus per class boutique studio experience, we’re seeing a dramatic rise in online fitness platforms. Even Tracy Anderson has pushed open the curtains behind her luxury studios with live streaming. But then again, who wouldn’t want a personal trainer, offered at a reasonable price, available whenever and wherever they need it? Nowadays, all you need is an Internet connection to fit in a quick and effective workout. Whether it’s most convenient in between Netflix episodes, while you’re in your hotel room on a business trip, or at home in front of your TV, technology has made it easier for us to have “no excuses” when it comes to working out.
Still not convinced? We turned to the folks at LiveStreamingFitness.com, an online resource offering live streaming fitness classes led by certified trainers and nutritional information and recipes provided by an on-staff licensed nutritionist, to get into the nitty-gritty of exactly why you might want to consider signing up for an online fitness platform. Here’s what they had to say.
1. It’s convenient
Many online fitness platforms provide custom fitness programs, videos, and online resources for members to share their experiences and engage in a supportive online community. But, more importantly, a healthy lifestyle is now available at the touch of a button and living your greatest life is only a click away.
2. It’s affordable
If the convenience aspect isn’t a selling point enough, current gym users may be shocked to see how much they’re actually paying for their gym membership compared to other options on the market.
LiveStreamingFitness.com notes that you can potentially save between $340 and $426 annually on an online fitness platform, when you factor in initiation fees, monthly dues, and annual fees.
3. It’s interactive
Innovative online membership services like Live Streaming Fitness are no longer just a camera in the corner of a gym class, members can directly communicate with their personal trainer before and after classes. Establishing a two-way dialogue improves members’ workouts by making exercise modifications as needed, focusing on users’ target areas and ensuring members are trained whenever, wherever and however works best for them. Additionally, members who miss their favorite class can still access it at their convenience through the site’s On Demand archives. This turnkey service has us asking, who wouldn’t want a personal trainer available whenever and wherever they need support?
4. They serve as a one-stop shop
While online fitness videos are nothing new, live-streaming fitness services are continuously popping up to provide users with the proper training, supportive community, and personalized service they want and deserve. Like many self-improvement services, achieving individual fitness goals is not a one size fits all program.
Online fitness programs serve as a one-stop shop for members offering not only personalized fitness training, but also nutritional information at a cost they can afford. So for those of you who “don’t have time to go to the gym,” “don’t know which equipment to use” or “can’t afford a gym membership,” online fitness programs now eliminate these obstacles and for once, we can all stick to our health and fitness New Year’s resolutions.