It’s no secret that having your own personal trainer can help you get better and faster results than you could have achieved yourself. But the cost of a personal trainer can be high. In recent years, there have been some attempts to create a sort of personal training experience using the Internet. No service seemed to simulate this experience very well as they usually relied more on technology than on human interaction. FitOrbit seems to be different.
What FitOrbit does is connect you, the person who wishes to lose weight, get fit, improve physical fitness, or get better at sports, with your own personal trainer. This isn’t a simulated trainer or a computer software, but an actual, live, certified trainer.
How FitOrbit Works
You begin the process by choosing your own trainer. You can pick one from the many available through the FitOrbit system or just take the FitOrbit trainer quiz. I took this quiz a few days ago and it made a lot of sense. By answering several questions about yourself and your goals, the system suggests several trainers who seem like a good fit. You choose the one that’s right for you.
For instance, you state your current fitness level, your goals, any specific body parts you wish to work hardest, the activities you like doing, and those you hate doing. All this comes into play when selecting the right trainer for you.
I particularly like how you get to choose the type of personality your trainer needs to have and his or her trading style. For instance, you can choose a trainer who practices “tough love” and trains you in a bootcamp style. Other trainers have a more mellow style. You get to choose. You can also read a short CV of each trainer, see their areas of expertise and pick the one that best fits your goals.
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After you have your trainer lined up, you actually begin to do the work. By your preferences, goals, and lifestyle details that you inputted to the system (nothing too personal), your trainer now creates a personalized program for you. This includes a daily workout plan and a daily meal plan. It is up to you to follow what your trainer prescribes.
The FitOrbit site allows you to keep a detailed account of all your activities: which exercises you do from the program and how and what you eat. You’re accountable for this and it’s important to keep track of how you’re doing. Your trainer can then make adjustments in your future daily plans based on what you did, or did not do.
Support is also available in many forms from your trainer, through special supporters on the site, to other users of FitOrbit like yourself. You can make connections, get in touch with other people, so on and so forth.
Here’s a short video which shows how it works:
As you can see, this is a pretty simple to use interface with many available options.
Fit Orbit Pros and Cons
- An easy to use system.
- Personal fitness and nutrition plan based on you and your needs and goals
- Support by a personal trainer
- Affordable. Plans begins as low as $9.99 a week
- Very flexible, can fit practically every lifestyle and preference
- Working with a personal trainer can yield excellent results
- It does take some work to keep track of your progress on the site
- Trying it out for 1 week is $29.99 which can be a bit too much. Longer duration plans are priced in a much more affordable way.
- Doesn’t teach as much about nutrition as books or online programs do
FitOrbit is an impressive service. I like how they give you tremendous control over the entire process, how you get to choose your own trainer, and how the plan that this trainer creates for you is updated and tweaked continuously. Indeed, I believe that practically every goal can be achieved with such a service.
However, you are taking on a commitment here: you will need to use this site on a daily or semi-daily basis to keep track of what you’re doing, to get feedback, and to generate future plans. This is something that not all people would enjoy or stick to. Just make sure this is something you want. If so, then this can be a great way to change your looks, feeling, and fitness levels.