Online Personal Training: The Costs and Benefits

Online Personal Training: The Costs and Benefits

Personal Training Online

“I believe the biggest advantage lies in both the affordability and flexibility,” says Tina Reale, who runs the online personal training site Best Body Fitness. “Since the sessions aren’t done in-person, the client can choose the best time to complete the workouts. Plus, clients can choose to do the workouts at home using the equipment they have available. The cost is typically significantly less too. For example, my online training programs cost less per month than most hour-long in-person sessions.”

Yet there’s one important thing that online trainers lack: physical contact. Can you really train someone—check form, provide motivation, and prevent injury—if you’re not there with them? Franklin Antonin, personal trainer, author of The Fit Executive and founder of, says he has to make an extra effort to ensure his clients are getting the workout they want.

Each user gets several custom video workouts that they can do on their own time, including HD video and slow-motion exercise samples.” He adds that clients can reach their trainer day or night via “phone, text, IM, Facebook, Twitter, and more.”

Source: Online Personal Training: The Costs and Benefits | Shape Magazine


If you are motivated to make progress you can make more progress for less money, with more flexibility than someone who isn’t motivated but pays top dollar for in-person sessions with their local trainer. Millions of people are having success right now.

Do you have goals but you can’t seem to reach them? Do you want to work with us but you are not close enough to be able to do personal training in Easton, MA? Online Personal Training is perfect for you.

We even offer a combination in person & online personal training package so you can get all the benefits of meeting with your trainer in person and still keep the flexibility & affordability that you value so much.

Fix Your Upper Back | Arms Up The Wall Stretch

Fix Your Upper Back | Arms Up The Wall Stretch

Most of our recent posts have focused on the major joint of the lower core, the hip joint. The hip is the most important lower body joint not only because it bears so much of your bodyweight, but because it connects so many major muscles together.

The main joint of the upper body is the shoulder joint. While it doesn’t bear the same amount of your body weight as the hip joint, it does tie major muscle groups together. Much like the hip people tend to carry their tension and stress in the muscles surrounding it.

The traps, rhomboids, lats & related neck & upper back muscles are almost always tight enough to cause pain. Pain equals stress.


Are you falling victim to this common stress causing tightness? Find out (& start treating it) by giving yourself this simple stretch test.

Directions: Stand with your back against the wall, elbows up in a “Y” and gently slide them up overhead, then slide down the wall until your shoulder blades pinch together. If you can’t keep your butt, elbows & back of your hands on the wall all the way up and down you probably have muscle tightness in your upper back which is causing you stress.

Pay special attention to where this motion is the hardest, the uppermost part of the range of motion or the bottom?

Success Story | Susan Howe

Success Story | Susan Howe

Since I started, I’ve lost 50 pounds and regained strength and energy that I hardly remember having!

I desperately needed surgery and the doctor told me I couldn’t have it until I lost weight. This was terrifying!

Like many people, I had struggled losing weight for years. Working with this excellent trainer on my nutrition and fitness was the answer to my prayers.

Proud to say I’ve hit my first weight loss goal, am getting the surgery I need and am coming back stronger than ever!

Update: It has been almost a year since my hip replacement surgery and I have gained back all of the strength, balance, stability & range of motion that I ever had! Before starting with Patriot Personal training in Easton, I could hardly stand without pain & now I walk 125+ miles per month, thank you Andrew & Janice!

Susan Howe

Owner, Miss Sue’s Daycare

Sue’s Biggest Accomplishments

  • Lost 50 Lbs so she could have hip surgery!
  • Looked great at her daughter’s wedding!
  • Won the weight loss challenge contest!
  • 1-year post hip surgery she walks 100+ Miles per month!
  • Avoided further hip surgery!

Congratulations Sue, keep inspiring people!

Stretch Your Hip & Back With Your Chair

Stretch Your Hip & Back With Your Chair

Sitting in your chair for too long is the primary cause for tight hips, back & leg pain in today’s sedentary society. Did you know you can use that very same chair that is causing you pain to help relive it?

Here is how to do the chair hip stretch.

  1. Cross ankle over the opposite knee.
  2. Place your hands firmly on the edge of your chair under your butt.
  3. Slowly lower your tailbone towards the ground, gently stretching your hips and loosening your lower back and legs.
  4. Hold for 15-30 seconds (or as long as you can to start).
  5. Repeat on the other side.

Practice this stretch regularly while you are at your desk or when you are at home to reduce back, hip & leg pain.

The Best Single Leg Exercise for Everyone

The Best Single Leg Exercise for Everyone

Having the balance to walk up and down stairs is one of the most functional things you can train your body for.

Still, many Americans out there will struggle with this basic exercise & as a result, it is one of the ones I prescribe most frequently.

Work your legs individually and make sure your balance & stability is on point with step ups no matter what your age is.


Simple, effective & something EVERYONE regardless of AGE or ability should be able to do well. Having single leg stability for walking & climbing stairs is essential to your ability to thrive.

Beginners: start with a low step. One of your stairs, a step stool or an exercise step at your gym.

Try sets of 15 or more per side for a cardio blast!

Athletes: step up onto a chair, bench or box at the gym.

Try to complete as many reps as possible in a two minute period. Try again next workout to improve your score.

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