How can an Online Trainer Help me?

The Caddee Specialists can be booked as online personal trainers – coaches, nutritionists and motivational speakers all in one!

The trainers’ primary job is education. A good trainer should give you everything you need to know to make exercise a safe, beneficial and permanent part of your lifestyle.

They bring value through knowledge, variety, motivation and, most importantly, accountability. Nothing’s more important than that. That’s half the effort.

Having time aside to communicate with your trainer makes a statement that body health is a huge priority in the Caddee members’ life.

The decision to join Caddee is an empowering one. Putting a dedicated health expert in your corner can net you invaluable expertise and support for devising a smart workout strategy, overcoming emotional and physical roadblocks, and getting the results you’re after. Additionally, the Caddee team offer an honest and encouraged participation by calling members, support forum enrolment and offering program updates.

Like all services and industries, the levels of skill, expertise and experience can vary wildly, colouring member perceptions of the profession as a whole.

Finding the right online trainer is essential. You get a partner and co-conspirator in helping you achieve your goals. Goals which can make members feel stronger and more confident.

Prior to your first program design, discuss your objectives with your trainer so that he or she can come up with an appropriate plan to achieve them.

That process may involve some assessment drills. If you’re out of shape or haven’t worked out recently, your trainer may recommend an initial period of training designed to help you build a fitness base and avoid injury. That’s a good thing, because it will make all your subsequent workouts more effective. But right from the beginning, you should see the connection between the plan your trainer has laid out and the goals you want to achieve.

Everything you do should be moving you toward your goal — whether that’s improving your cardio output, your golf game, increasing your strength, pre or rehabbing, losing weight or all of the above.

During the first few sessions, pay attention to how well you and your trainers program sync up. Do you understand what they’re telling you to do? How well do you communicate with one another? Do you feel motivated or punished by their feedback?

People have very different learning styles and motivational preferences. Some Caddee members want to understand the science behind every movement. Others just want someone to demonstrate how it’s done. Some members appreciate a little ‘tough love’. Others want a gentler, more understanding approach.

The important thing is voicing those preferences to your online trainer so that he or she can respond.

A good trainer will also be open to answering any questions or concerns. If something isn’t working for you, or you hit a plateau, the trainer should be adaptable and work with you to adjust the routine.

Eventually, all training relationships come to an end — ideally, for the happiest of reasons: The member has achieved his or her initial goals, has successfully integrated exercise into his or her lifestyle, and no longer feels the need for a Caddee trainer.

Perhaps there’s another chapter in store — refresher sessions, next-phase objectives, and/or sports-specific training.

For some members, a limited package of training sessions is all they want at the moment. Other clients are in it for the long haul, and they like the ongoing accountability, variation and motivation.

If you’re spending valuable time and money on online training, you deserve to get great results. And a lot of that depends on you. We asked some of the Exercise Specialists what they wish more of their members would do in the name of great fitness outcomes, and here’s what they said:

  1. Respect the stopwatch. There’s a reason your trainer is specifying 30- or 60-second breaks between sets and asking you to hold the intensity of cardio intervals for specific durations. Adhere to that timing, and you’ll see far better results.

    Be mindful of timeframes; rest periods and exertion efforts are monitored to enhance results. Adhering to theses specific guidelines will ensure your goals are achieved.

  2. Clean up your eating. No amount of working out can hide the evidence of a lackluster diet. Follow your trainer’s nutritional advice, make the switch to more whole, natural foods, and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.

    Clean up your eating. No amount of working out can hide the evidence of a lackluster diet. Follow your trainer’s nutritional advice, make the switch to more whole, natural foods, and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.

  3. Don’t fib! Your trainer will have a hard time managing your program and results if you claim to be exercising more or eating better than you really are. Be candid about what you’re willing to do — then let your trainer be frank about the results you can expect.

    Be Honest! Be honest with yourself and be honest with your trainer. The truth will allow your program to be managed in accordance with your daily training and eating habits.

  4. Trust your trainer. It’s OK to ask questions about why you’re doing certain exercises, but in the end, you either trust your trainer’s expertise or you don’t. Arguing can waste time and undermine the dynamic of your relationship, causing frustration for you both.

    Understanding set tasks is important. Ask your trainer why you are being asked to perform certain exercises to realise the benefits and reduce hesitation.

  5. Get good sleep. Your fitness recovery and progress hinge on adequate sleep, and so does your available energy for workouts. Being exhausted drastically limits the potential of your sessions

    Rest! Sleep is an essential part of a wellness program; your fitness recovery and progress hinge on adequate sleep, and so does your available energy for workouts. Showing up exhausted drastically limits the potential of your sessions

  6. Speak your truth. Online trainers can be intuitive, but they’re not mind readers. Tell them how your body feels, and how your motivation is faring, so they can tweak your regimen based on your feedback.

    Keep your trainer informed, tell them how you feel, how your motivation is faring. This will allow your regimen to be adjusted accordingly.

  7. Put your heart into it. If you really want to get healthier and fit, bring that attitude to your training sessions — and to your willingness to change your life. Enthusiasm breeds success.

    Put your heart into it. To accelerate your healthy lifestyle be willing to participate enthusiastically… enthusiasm breeds success.

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