It has been estimated that, on average, people spend more than eleven hours per day engaged with some type of media. Therefore, why not take this time and use it to help you get in better shape? How? By utilizing online fitness training programs.

Online fitness programs offer a convenient way to track your progress and they hold you accountable for doing the things you need to do to reach your goals. They motivate you when you’re ready to give up and they are usually relatively inexpensive, if not totally free, which makes them great additions to any fitness routine.

Here are some of the top online fitness training programs to consider:

FitOrbit. FitOrbit offers everything you need to get into top physical shape for a weekly fee that is set based on the length of your membership. They have “real life” personal trainers who you can correspond with as much as you’d like. This person also creates a plan for you that includes customized meals and an exercise routine (both of which you receive weekly). It’s like having your own personal trainer right in your computer and smartphone!

HitchFit. Use HitchFit to meet and possibly even exceed your fitness-related goals and you will have access to online weekly sessions with one of two personal trainers—Micah or Diana—for a one-time fee which is determined according to the plan you choose. As with FitOrbit, your nutrition and exercise programs are completely customized to your individual situation and needs, whether your ultimate goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or both!

Train Online. If you want a free training program that focuses solely on exercise, than this may the online program for you. This site offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced routines designed to help you lose weight, build muscle, and condition your body. Just choose your workout type (single or multiple day), level of difficulty, time (30, 45, or 60 minutes), and goal and you’re good to go!

Have you ever used an online training program? If so, which one and what did you think of it?