"As your trainer it's my job to make sure that you have access to the tools and information that you need to be successful.  That starts now, even before we do!  Please reach out to me with any questions you have about health, fitness, or my services." 

-Brian Day, BS, CSCS

FAQs

(617)794-6796 (call or text)

01

What makes Fitness By Day Online different from internet workout programs, fitness apps, and online coaching? 

With Fitness By Day you workout LIVE with me,  just like my in-person clients do!  That is not true of online programs, apps, or coaches.  REAL online personal training means that I get to know you, your goals, strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, lifestyle, and challenges.  The programs I design and the workouts that we do are created specifically just for you.  When we meet in REAL TIME I'm able to take into account how you are feeling, what other exercise you've done most recently, how you slept last night, when and what you most recently ate, and more.  Also, I'm able to closely watch your form thanks to the high quality video found on any of today's free video chat services.  When I see that there is an improvement you can make or if something doesn't feel quite right to you, we make the necessary changes immediately.  I can adjust your form, exercise selection, even the whole workout just like I do when I'm with a client in-person.  

02

Is online training as effective as meeting in person?

 

Yes.  You will benefit from the same advantages afforded to my in-person clients.  Through my 20 years plus experience I've developed the ability to identify even the smallest changes in form that make each exercise my clients do as safe and effective as possible.  Thanks to the exceptional video resolution offered by today's online video chat services I can see exactly in great detail how you are performing each exercise.   That enables me to guide you through each movement and also clearly demonstrate for you the changes you need to make to get the most from every element of your workout.   

03

Is there anything Brian can't do for me over video chat that he is able to do for his in-person clients?

Yes.  When training clients in-person I take care of the preparation for each exercise.  This includes moving weights around, attaching exercise bands, locating the wandering exercise ball, etc.   My online clients, of course, do need to do those things for themselves.  If you're using exercise machines there are likely seat or range or motion settings that you'll need to adjust, but I guide you in real time making sure that the machines are properly set for you.  Even though I'm not physically there, my clients never have to wonder if they're doing the exercise correctly.  

04

What makes personal training more effective than working out on my own?

 

Having an experienced professional help you get the most from the time that you have to exercise is perhaps personal training's greatest benefit.  For that reason, expert guidance tops the list.  However, accountability is a benefit that cannot be understated.   Your goals are simply standards you've set for your future self.  I'm here, not only to show you how to achieve those goals, but also to hold you accountable to your own commitment to them. 

Your health and physical ability are not only determined by the few hours that you exercise.  They are made up of the numerous seemingly small decisions that you make everyday.  That is why another significant advantage that those working with a trainer have is what we accomplish between sets and between workouts. I'm also here to help you strategize ways to conquer life's the challenges to your health.  This may include, but is certainly not limited to, teaching you quick breakfast ideas, travel food options, how much protein to eat, how to work with fussy eaters in your family, managing friends subconscious attempts to sabotaging your progress (they don't mean to, I promise), eating healthy at business dinners/meetings, injury prevention, hotel workout ideas, desk and car ergonomics, managing screen time through digital wellness, improving sleep, and hydration strategies.   As your trainer I'm here to help guide you and to be your partner in your health and fitness!

05

How often do I need to meet with Brian to get the results that I desire?

The majority of my clients meet with me 1-2 times per week.  There are some I see as often as 4 times per week while others see me only periodically.  How frequently we meet is up to you and depends upon the level of guidance that you desire.  The majority of my clients workout 2-4 days per week including the workouts that they do on their own.   All of my clients  also benefit from a personally designed exercise program that includes video demonstrations that I've created for each exercise so that they always have access to the information that they need, even when working out without me.  

06

How much does online personal training cost?

$50 for 1/2 hour.

$65 for 1 hour.  

07

I like to workout at the gym.  Is online personal training still a good option for me?

Yes.   I have two good solutions for those who train at the gym. 

 

Option 1: We can meet outside of your workout so that I can learn all about you and your goals.  I'll take into account what equipment you have available to you at your gym and create a custom program for you.  We can utilize the video library I've created of free weight, machine, body weight, and small equipment exercises so that you'll know exactly how to perform each exercise. From there we can schedule follow up sessions to discuss how your workouts went, nutrition, lifestyle challenges, and more.  You are also free to take videos of yourself performing any of the exercises and to share them with me.  We can review your form and make the necessary changes together online.  This option is not the same as having me there with you, but you do still benefit from a personal exercise program and expert guidance specifically for you.  

Option 2: You are welcome to take me to the gym with you virtually.  If you are comfortable working with me by cell phone and bluetooth I can certainly make sure that you get a great workout!  

08

How do I choose the right trainer for me?

First, be aware that, to the best of my knowledge, there are no state or federal laws preventing anyone from calling themselves a personal trainer.  You want to be an educated consumer, most especially when it concerns your health.  I suggest looking for the following: 

Credentials:  When hiring a trainer I suggest looking for one with a 4 year degree in a related field (exercise physiology, exercise science, athletic training, etc).  Next, you want to make sure that your trainer has a comprehensive certification. Please be aware there are many personal trainer certifications available that require very little time and no expertise to obtain.   That said, there are some great certifications available and the best are offered by the NSCA, ACSM, and NASM.  

Experience:  More is better.  You want a trainer with a career helping  a large number of clients through a wide variety of both physical and lifestyle challenges.  The best trainers can use their extensive experience to help guide you from where you are to where you want to be.  

Personality:  If you're going to spend hours each month working with someone, you may as well make it someone you like.  Its a good idea to find someone with whom you can enjoy the process.