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Webcam Workouts Keep Trainers Connected to Clients

Imagine having a real life personal trainer , ready to motivate you through a customized workout at any time you want in the comfort of your home. For a growing number of people this type of exercise is reality and that means no excuses this holiday season
Imagine having a real life personal trainer , ready to motivate you through a customized workout at any time you want in the comfort of your home. 
For a growing number of people   this type of exercise is reality and that means no excuses this holiday season

Personal Trainer Ryan George is meeting one of his busiest clients in New York City.
Just not the way you might expect.

"Alright, so you ready to workout?  Yeah.  So start with a warmup.  Get up, start jogging in place."

Fadi Zoghby is in his apartment on the other side of town…watching George in real time on his smartphone.
This new kind of virtual workout lets trainers connect with people who don't have a lot of time or don't like the gym.

"It can be done in the park, in the office, at home, anywhere," George says.
Online workouts aren't new. But advances in technology including Skype and Facetime are making it easier and more convenient for more people.

And  trainers don't have to rent space or travel..  so many make it more affordable for clients.  George charges 35 dollars for a 30 minute session.  
"You know it's a lot more convenient for everybody involved."

George admits, not being with his clients in person can make it harder to see and correct mistakes.

But Zoghby says it's far better than an exercise video or app.
"You don't know if you are doing something wrong or something right with an app."

Zoghby travels a lot for work.. and says the best thing is he can bring his online trainer wherever he goes.
Group exercise instructors are also using the web in real-time to teach classes to many students at once.



(Jericka Duncan,  CBS News)


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