This website is no longer activeHave you ever been curious about online personal training? Online training can be a good choice for people who can't afford or don't have access to a personal trainer. The bonuses include having access to your trainer every day and the cost, which is generally cheaper than hiring a local trainer (anywhere from $70 to $100+ an hour). Plus One Active is just one option for online training. Full disclosure: since writing this review, I've become a personal trainer at Plus One Active.
Plus One Active - a Self-Driven Program
What you don't get with this option is a personal trainer to work with you individually to change workouts, provide new workouts or monitor how you're doing. This would be a great option is you're self-motivated, but want some new workouts to try.
Plus One Active Expert
Communicating with your trainer is easy. You can use the email available on the site and you can opt to receive reminders when a new workout has been posted, or when a workout is due for the day.
The other bonus with this option is the ability to track progress by entering vital stats (weight, circumference measurements, body fat, etc.) on a regular basis and viewing the charts and graphs to show your progress.
- Are familiar with basic strength training exercises
- Are self-motivated, but want added accountability to keep you on track
- Want new workouts on a regular basis
- Don't have access or can't afford traditional face-to-face training
- Are willing to log your workouts and communicate with your trainer through email
Plus One Active is a quality site. It's easy to navigate and use, the set up of the calendar makes it easy to see your schedule and log your workouts and the descriptions of the exercises make it easy to to know if you're doing them right. My only complaint is in logging the workouts with feedback. When logging a workout, you see a 'log it' button at the top of the page. When you click that button, the system logs your workout but, in order to provide specific feedback, you have to go back and log the workout again (this time it says 'log with feedback'). This is confusing...it would be great to have the feedback option from the start.
Other than that, Plus One Active has a good thing going and it's well worth the price.