Have you ever felt like you weren’t sure what you’re doing in the gym? Or seen someone in the gym do an exercise completely differently to the way you are? Do you lack confidence when you’re in the gym? The gym and exercising can feel overwhelming for many.
Even accomplished, experienced athletes can experience a plateau in their fitness and training. It can feel frustrating when your progress slows down or you stop seeing results. When thinking about hiring a personal trainer you have to consider your time commitment and the financial outlay.
There are so many benefits to having a personal trainer and having extra help with your training and workouts to help you reach your goals.
One of the main reasons why people hire a personal trainer is accountability. If you have a personal trainer waiting for you to turn up to a session and you have invested your money you’re less likely to make excuses than training on your own. Having a personal trainer to help keep you accountable will help remind you of your goals and why you want to exercise, they will help keep you motivated and keep you on track!
2. No more workout boredom
Many people do the same workout routine when they go to the gym, the same home workouts or run the same route every time. This can make your training boring, can increase the risk of injury and can cause a weight-loss plateau. Having a personal trainer will help you change up your exercise routines and help you try new things like trying new equipment. You will also have your own unique personalised plan for your specific goals, with enough variety make to sure you don’t get bored and to keep your motivation high.
3. Smash your goals
Even when you are working hard as you get older you may find that it is becoming increasingly difficult to lose weight and change your body shape. If losing weight and changing your shape is one of your goals then it’s important to build muscle mass to increase your calorie expenditure. A personal trainer has the expertise to help you reach your goals and they know the best exercises for you to focus on in your training. Consider professional athletes benefit from guidance from a personal trainer to get better results.
4. Staying motivated
It can be challenging to stay motivated when you work out alone. Hiring a personal trainer is the best way for you to achieve your goals with an approach which suits you best. With coming out of lockdown you may feel that you’re stuck in a rut, and a trainer can help you progress your training. They know how to push you to reach your goals and you might even surprise yourself with what you’re capable of achieving.
5. Effective and efficient workouts
Do you feel like you spend hours at the gym each week but don’t feel like you’re making much progress? A personal trainer can tailor workouts for you so that you burn more calories in less time, if the amount of calories you burn is one of your goals. A trainer will also ensure that you are performing the correct technique, which is especially important when you’re lifting heavyweights.
6. Have a workout buddy
Some people find working out on their own really boring and having a trainer with you during your workout can remove this feeling. Group classes are another great option too as you’re working with a group of people, and there will always be an instructor to help guide you through the class.
7. Win, win, win!
If you’re training for a specific event like a long distance race or playing sport at a high level then having a personal trainer can be really beneficial. A trainer will know exactly what you should be working on no matter the event you’re working towards or sport you play because they’re experts in muscle movement patterns. Developing a plan with a personal trainer will not only increase your strength and agility but they can also help advise you on when to schedule rest periods to avoid injury.
8. A happier, healthier future
Committing to a personal trainer can be the nudge you need to help achieve your health and fitness goals. They also have a big network of contacts across the health and wellness spectrum and may be able to advise you in finding a good masseuse or a nutritionist if you need more help.
9. Injury prevention
If you’re not performing the correct form or exercising correctly then you’re increasing your risk of injury. A great personal trainer can help you correct your technique to help you stay safe when exercising. If you have an old injury you may be nervous about exercising in case it causes a flare up. A good personal trainer will have the knowledge to work around your old injuries and prevent them from getting worse.
10. Hire a personal trainer!
Now that you have read the benefits of having a personal trainer you may be thinking how can I hire a personal trainer? All Slice of Life members receive a free personal training consultation to talk through your goals and any worries or concerns you may have about exercising! We have great personal trainers ready at hand to help you reach your goals, if you would like to have some more information about personal training please email firstname.lastname@example.org.