7 Benefits of Personal Training

Getting in shape can be a daunting prospect when you’re at the beginning of your health and fitness journey, especially after more than a year of lockdowns! I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that we’ve all spent quite enough time alone, and if you’re now attempting to get fitter and healthier, doing it on your own makes it difficult to stay motivated and avoid slipping back into bad habits.

If you’re serious about becoming fitter, and leading a healthier lifestyle, then planning some personal training sessions is highly recommended.

Of course, being a personal trainer with X years of experience, I would recommend this of course – but trust me, I’ve experienced first-hand the huge difference losing weight and eating healthily can make to people’s lives.

I love to see my clients becoming stronger, leaner, fitter…and happier!  So, let me take you through some of the real benefits of having a personal trainer involved in your life.

7 Benefits of Personal Training

1. You’re Accountable

You’re far less likely to take shortcuts or slack off if you’ve paid for a personal trainer. Whether it’s to avoid losing money or because you don’t want to let them down, having a personal trainer to hold you to account is a great way of ensuring you put the work in on those tough days when you really don’t feel like doing it!

2. You’re More Motivated

A good personal trainer will help to motivate and inspire you to reach your fitness goals. If you’re trying to get fitter all by yourself, it’s more difficult to keep your motivation levels up when you’re tired and achy. But a personal trainer will play a big part in pushing you and giving praise so you’re less likely to give up on your goals.

3. You’ll Achieve Proper Form

A personal trainer will show you the correct posture and technique for each exercise, which will reduce your chances of suffering an injury. If you’ve tried and struggled to perform certain exercises on your own, it may be that you’ve actually been doing them wrong all this time, and a PT will help make them easier to perform.

4. You’ll Have Defined Fitness Goals

Many people will start out with a vague idea of what they’re trying to achieve, such as ‘to get fitter’. It may be more specific, like ‘lose 10Ibs’, but even so, you may have no idea how you’ll reach that goal.

A Personal Trainer will not only give you specific and achievable goals, but they’ll be able to set out a plan of how you can get there too, allowing you to see step by step how you’ll reach the end target.

5. You’ll Get a Personalised Workout

Your specific goals will determine the type of exercises you need to do, and this is where your PT will really earn their money! Whether you’re trying to bulk up, slim down or develop a six-pack, your trainer will provide a tailor-made workout that’s specific to you and your target.

6. You’ll Get Proper Nutritional Advice

As the saying goes, ‘you can’t out train a bad diet.’ So many people fall into the trap of thinking they can carry on eating whatever they want if they’re putting the work in at the gym.

Unfortunately, if you want the results this isn’t the case, and a PT will be able to advise you of a meal plan and diet advice to give you the best chance of reaching your fitness goals.

7. You’ll have a Routine

Some people will go to the gym, try hop on a few different machines and then casually stroll out 20 minutes’ later and convince themselves they’ve had a workout!

A personal trainer will maximise the time you spend in the gym, so even if it is just a 30-minute session, you can be confident that it will be a proper workout and a more effective use of your time.

If you’re serious about setting goals and getting in shape, then it’s well worth hiring a personal trainer. Once you’ve done it, you’ll never look back, and you’ll be far more likely to achieve your goals with someone alongside you than you will on your own.