The e-coach can be a convenient, less expensive way to get professional guidance towards your fitness goals. But this type of hands-off training only works with certain personality types. Some of us get a little relaxed when there’s no personal involvement. We need motivation just as much as professional instruction.
Telephone coaches are a happy medium for people who need a little bit of personal push to get motivated but don’t have the time or money for weekly personal meetings with a trainer. Telephone coaches may not be able to track your physical results, but they can get a better sense of your personality and what motivates you by hearing you talk about your goals and experiences. Plus, they’ll be able to hear you if you’re eating donuts.