When it comes to personal training, the name says it all; it's personal. Whether you're trying to build muscle, slim down, improve your overall health, or you simply need some motivation, everyone has their own unique fitness goals and a qualified PT can help you reach them quickly, safely and effectively with a programme that's tailor-made to suit you.
Below are five reasons why hiring a personal trainer is a great way to invest in your health and achieve the results you want.
When using equipment or trying a new workout, a personal trainer can provide the proper guidance you need to get it right. This includes teaching you correct form, understanding how each movement should be performed and which muscles you should be focusing on. No amount of personal research will ever come close to the knowledge you can take away from working with an experienced trainer. Choose to work with the best, and listen to everything they teach you.
Working out isn't something that everybody looks forward to. At times, especially after a long day, it might be the last thing you want to do. Without proper training, it's easy to end up spending an hour and a half at the gym when all that's required is a quick 30-minute session. A personal trainer dedicates all of their attention to your session so that there are no opportunities for you to lose focus or waste time.
Have you ever turned up to the gym with a session plan, only to find that the place is packed and you can't use the equipment you need? Have you ever injured yourself and stopped training altogether rather than safely train around it, simply because you weren't sure how? Have you ever felt absolutely worn out and run down, but tried to get through your plan despite knowing that you haven't got it in you to hit any personal bests that day?
With a personal trainer, even if you turn up on the day of your session with a niggle or complaint, they can help you make changes where necessary to ensure that you continue to make progress without compromising your health or well-being.
When we try something new, it's natural to feel anxious. With a good personal trainer, there is no need to worry or feel intimidated, no need to compare yourself to others in the gym, and no need to fear that you're doing something wrong - your trainer is by your side from start to finish to make sure that you feel comfortable and know exactly what you're doing. The level of confidence that can build is truly priceless.
Having a personal trainer will hold you accountable to your goals, and help you get through every session regardless of how you're feeling that day. It's their job to keep you going and to push you to get the best out of every workout.
Your trainer will track all everything from day one; every weight that you lift, every time you drop body fat and every time your measurements change. There is nothing more motivating than making consistent progress and seeing visible results. Knowing you have someone to answer to, someone who is dedicating as much time and effort to your results as you are, will keep you on track and focused on your goals.