DO I NEED EQUIPMENT FOR ONLINE CLASSES?
yoga mat, towel is all you need to start, and everything else is just an "aid" or "boost" to the workout.
Text in italic = optional items, that may be useful for extra kick in the class, but not absolutely necessary to get started.
PT - best to discuss with me, as it depends on your purpose of session goals and pre existing issues (if any), minimal things can be purchased through decathalon/else where.
HIIT - yoga mat & towel. resistance band/loop, weighted object, sliding disks.
TRX 30 - securely anchored TRX & yoga mat.
CMFS - yoga mat & 2 thick towels. chair, firm pillow, 2 yoga blocks, a resistance band, massage ball/tennis ball**
DS.R - yoga mat & 1 thick towel. 2 yoga blocks, yoga strap/belt, a resistance band**, massage ball/tennis ball*
Breath Work: depending on which class it is, coffee/water/whiskey, you may need a mattress/yoga mat/chair a small pillow/yoga brick.
WHAT MODE OF ONLINE APPS?
VIDEO APP OPTIONS:
- GOOGLE MEETS.
- WHATSAPP VIDEO CALLS.
Personally I prefer Whatsapp video calls, followed by "Goggle meets" as it tends to have better connection, clearer sound, less lag and static on all devices.
Zoom seems to be laggy lately on my side.
MY SPECIALIST ASKED ME TO START WORKING OUT. SHOULD I START WITH GROUP OR PT?
It depends on your medical issue specifically, and what the risks are. Get in touch with me through WA, & we can arrange a discussion. If you are a low risk type client, you are likely suited to join the group classes. However if you are medium-high risk it would be best to do 1:1 PT, or be on the side of err and not do training at all (rare but I have turned down or referred clients out if it would not be in their best interest to do the type of training I offer just yet).
Some cases I need to talk to the specialist(s) that handles your case with your permission, so we can team up and help you better, to maintain health, safety as best possible. We care about your long term wellness.
more attention to details between trainer and students (more as the student to teacher ratio decreases)
adjustments can be made with some physical aid for those who need to be shifted into a position or alignment with a tiny nudge.
real time feedback - visual, sound.
unforeseen traffic to and fro locations can delay both yourself and trainer.
less possibility of injury if both client and trainer are careful, communicative, alert & aware.
often you pay a premium because of the traveling cost.
you can't take me with you on a trip.... BUT you have the option of online training sessions during those times.
build connections by being around actual humans not on screens.
if student or trainer gets ill, we might play "ping-pong" and each get ill if not careful.
ONLINE (everyone on video)
need internet, and a device (laptop/tablet/mobile) that has an operating camera & audio.
Real time feedback
feedback/alerts are available to student and trainer in form of: audio & video
less likely to get injured than "live" online classes.
attention to form and technique can be seen by trainer, to keep you safer.
cost effective, as no travel time is needed to get to a location.
Sick with the flu? You can't pass it to me, I can't pass it to you. :)
Can be almost set up anywhere you go - globally.
build connections by adding faces to the people who have joined the class in real time.
"LIVE"-ONLINE classes (one way video)
need internet, and a device (laptop/mobile/tablet) that has working audio.
not exactly real time training. It's only real time when the video is "live", so if you miss it, you are following a prerecording.
no real time useful feedback can be given in real time as trainer can't see you, nor hear you.
it assumed that you can do the class perfectly with one way video & audio cues, and can't correct you or help you out individually.
can be watched anywhere you go - globally.
most interactions will be one way or through means of delayed comment replies.
unfortunately more likely to get injured if you are new or unaware of your form or ways to adjust that would be safer for you.