Online coaching is the "next big thing" in the training world. I've been doing it for over a year, using this program, and a few tricks of my own. (Don't worry, this isn't a link to my site, this is some screen shots of the program used): http://fitnessgenerator.com/screen.htm
And many other trainers are offering online coaching either in addition to, or instead of, live sessions.
But I'm (obviously) not exactly sure what Coaches Staley or Waterbury do, though I'm certain it's top notch and no-doubt effective. Some trainers may just e-mail programs, some may follow up with phone calls, I've heard of others actually mailing clients 45-minute videotapes of the workout to do.
Ideally, live 1-on-1 training will probably be the most effective, since you'll have immediate feedback, motivation, and technique instruction/correction. But with the right coach (and that absolutely includes Staley and Waterbury), online coaching can definitely produce the same results.
Not true. While that's probably the biggest concern with online work, As I said above, using the Fitness Generator program, in addition to personalized technique comments, clients can get a mini-video of the movement to be done, so they can get a beter visual idea of what to do. See the above workout guy.
I'm glad you said that and not me because it goes to prove my point that it is obviously rubbish. Any time I see the words "next big thing" I always know to turn my back to the wall because someone is going to try and bend me over and give me a long slow one.
That last statement is even more ridiculous than the ones preceding it. I've been coaching online for 9 years and continue to till this day and it's a joke. It doesn't come anywhere near being in anyway as effective as real 'coaching'. I know you have your business plan and dreams of internet fortunes to be made but please don't promote that sort of garbage here without expecting to be called on it.
To the guy that posted this question. Go get yourself a real coach.
Hey, you're calling Brock Lesnar 'rubbish'? He was billed as The Next Big Thing. Point taken, man. I chose my words poorly.
Well, it's a good thing you still do it then, isn't it.
Call me out on whatever you want man, cool. I was offering my opinion and first-hand experience. Last I heard, that's rarely a bad thing. But I think the point has been made, and everyone's agreed, that live training is preferred. But my point was that under proper and ideal conditions, online training can be effective. That's my 2 or 3 cents worth. Done.