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Top Online Personal Fitness Training Sites

author image Lisa Mercer
In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.
Top Online Personal Fitness Training Sites
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Several fitness websites offer fee-based online personal training. They may be the perfect solution for someone with no time to get to the gym, or for people who are not comfortable with having someone come to their home. There are also a number free websites that offer exercise plans, fitness and nutrition tracking and community forums. These may be suitable for people who already have some fitness knowledge but require extra motivation. The following sites were chosen for their professional, certified trainers and their ease of navigation.

The Daily Burn

The Daily Burn, also known as Gyminee, offers free and fee-based programs. Users are given a personal "locker room," which allows them access to reviews their fitness and dietary goals. The free program offers you a variety of exercises for your specific fitness needs, as well as nutrition plans and a page to track your progress. You can upgrade to a Pro Plan for $15 for 3 months or $45 a year. This program includes guidance from a personal trainer. The site also sells a Wi-Fi scale that can be linked to your Daily Burn profile.

Gym America

Gym America offers three types of online personal training programs. You can choose between a workout program, a diet plan or a combination of the two. The site offers a 10-day free trial. Membership prices range from $9.99 to $12.99 a month. Workouts and nutrition plans are based on your age, gender, metabolic rate, lifestyle and goals. It has more than 150 animated exercises, as well as user-friendly graphs to track your progress.

Global Health and Fitness

Global Health and Fitness charges $59.99 for a 12-week program. It provides access to your online personal trainer every day of the week. After assessing your fitness goals, your trainer will design a program based on your access to gym equipment, your time availability and your existing strengths and weaknesses. Nutrition experts help you plan your meals. The site provides free software to measure your progress, free access to 176 animated exercises and free online exercise classes in Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and ab training.

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