What is Online Coaching?

Online coaching is a revolutionary concept that brings the expertise of a health professional, personal trainer, and/or nutritionist online. The great thing about online coaching is the concept that you don’t just have a professional for one hour a week, you have the support and expertise of one all year round.

Online coaching is exactly like being trained by a personal trainer – One that’s worth their weight in gold. You’re guided through a structured programme to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. Using an online coach allows you to receive so much more expert advice and support for a fraction of the cost of a personal trainer. The only thing you don’t get when using an online coach is the personal trainer physically being with you each time you workout.

The benefits of hiring an online coach outweigh those of using a physical personal trainer (if you find the right one). There are a number of online fitness coaches on the internet offering their expertise, some good, and some bad. Online coaching has presented people with a platform that works for both the fitness trainer and the client.

Generally, an online coach will provide you with an exercise programme via email or even an app. They will also supply you with a food plan – No fitness trainer is legally allowed to provide you with a food plan. Along with this they will also keep you motivated with regular check ins.

The ‘Take Control’ programme provides you with the structure and support needed to take control of your health and achieve your goals. I focus on coaching you rather than dictate. Following someone else food and exercise plan is boring and unsustainable. The sustainable way is one that allows you to decide the next step with the support of an online coach. You’re in control and my programme presents you with options to allow freedom and choice.

Below I have gone through the many benefits of online coaching.

Access to an expert around the clock

One of the biggest benefits of an online coach is you have instant access to a highly qualified fitness professional whenever you need them. If you’re unsure of anything then you simply get in touch with them. This helps clients at times when they need their coach the most. If you’re feeling unmotivated then you get in touch. Unsure about what you could possibly make for dinner, get in touch. An online coach is a problem solver and they are just the click of a button away.

It’s cost effective

If someone wanted to train with me in person then it would cost them £50 for a one hour training session. If you were to train for just one hour a week, that would mean a cost of £200 per month. Thats a big cost for 4 hours of training and advice. Online coaching is much more cost-effective as you receive so much more, for a fraction of the cost.

As well as receiving much more through an online coaching service compared to a personal trainer, it is more affordable. Not everyone can afford one on one personal training sessions. This is part of the reason why I created Oliver James Coaching. I wanted to help everyone and unfortunately one on one personal training is out of many people’s budget.

Using an online coach allows your investment in your health and fitness to stretch out further. The price of the programme isn’t much more that the cost of 4 hours of training and advice. It include a lifelong membership to our community is a one off fee. Instead of 4 hours of support you receive lifelong support.

On-going support

The beauty of the world-wide web is you have access to your ‘Take Control’ programme with the click of a button, no matter where you are in the world. My programmes are accessible on your smart phone or your laptop. As long as you’re not living at the North Pole then you have access. It’s there for you 24/7, meaning that you can fit your lessons in at a time that’s practical for you.

With many of my online clients travelling a lot with work, or rushing around after their kids; committing to a specific training time can be difficult. Having access to their programme and the community ensures they can receive help whenever they need it. If they were training with me in person, they would have to cancel the appointment and miss a coaching session.

Freedom of location and time

Part of my online coaching service is online support. When working you’re way through the programme, you can ask a question with the click of a button. I also host weekly Q&As to the community to ensure that there is no confusion. The amount of support you receive is unlimited, even after you’ve completed the programme.

All of these additional benefits are built-in to the cost of my ‘Take Control’ programme. This ensures you receive personal attention and support throughout your health and fitness journey.

Personally the support from myself is crucial to ensuring you receive the best results possible. Having a coach helps you stay on track towards achieving your health and fitness goals. With online coaching you can message me at any time. Being online means the lines of communication are always open.


Some people may view online coaching as self motivation as their trainer is not with them physically during each workout. Personally I find online coaching to be much more motivational. The reason for this is because of the various points mentioned during this article. This includes the perfect structure, ongoing support, and access to your trainer anytime.

Another motivating part of online coaching is you’re joining a community. This community involves others who are on their own health and fitness journey. You will be invited to the Oliver James Coaching private Facebook group where you can discuss and share your journey with others.

Overall thoughts on online coaching

Hopefully this blog post has clearly identified what online coaching is, and the many benefits of signing up to the ‘Take Control’ health programme. Online coaching is the future of health and fitness, as it helps people much more than physical training, at a fraction of the cost. It provides you with the convenience working through it at your own pace. This is perfect for those of you who are striving to take control of your health in a busy world.

I specialise in helping my clients take control of their health, allowing them to achieve amazing results, and keep them for the rest of their life. The Take Control programme guides you through a step by step process which makes achieving your goals look much clearer.

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