Bring a personal trainer into your personal orbit — without leaving your house. With online personal training services from FitOrbit, you get customized workouts, meal plans, even text-messages reminding you to resist that afternoon doughnut, if that's what you need. Better yet, you get nonstop motivation from a real-life personal trainer without paying a prohibitive price. Founded by Jake Steinfeld of Body by Jake fame, FitOrbit helps you meet your 2011 goals, whether they include toning up, losing weight, or breaking bad habits.
Start by taking the trainer match quiz, which asks eight simple questions about you and your fitness goals then gives you the three best matches from FitOrbit's 200 trainers; check out each pro's video to decide who you want to work with. Once you've signed on, you'll get detailed recipes for home-cooked meals and a weekly grocery list, as well as a daily fitness plan that fits your schedule, needs, and available equipment (or not). Want to splurge on a night out? FitOrbit offers an extensive database of menu nutritional info, so you can find a restaurant near you with a dish that suits your needs. Email and iPhone check-ins can keep you on track, but if you stray, your trainer can help you ease back in and increase the intensity of your workouts. "FitOrbit is built for regular, real people," says founder Steinfeld. "It’s a living breathing dialogue between you and your trainer." Those January resolutions are no joke, so don't be shy about hiring professional help.