We’re often asked if getting a personal trainer is worth it. In short, yes it is. But why?
A personal trainer comes with tons of benefits for people with absolutely no gym experience and people who have been training for years. They do come with extra costs, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth it.
In this blog, we’re going to be going through the benefits of hiring a personal trainer – we hope it helps you to make your decision.
Get personalised help
Everyone is different. We all have different physiques, needs, body types, goals and abilities. When you hire a personal trainer, all of the advice, tips and workouts you get will be completely tailored to you.
You’ll be able to find personal trainers that will be able to help you with strength training, weight loss, proper form, and much more, depending on your goals.
Your PT will put together a training plan for you to help you reach your short term and long term fitness goals as you go along your fitness journey. They’ll also help you set realistic goals which are really important.
You may want to get down into the splits, lose 3 stone or gain 3 stone by the end of the year. Is that realistic? Your personal trainer will give you clarification.
Increase your motivation
We’ve all been there. It’s 6 am and you want to turn your alarm off. Or it’s raining outside and you’d rather stay cozy on the sofa.
Sometimes it can be hard to motivate yourself to workout. But getting a personal trainer is a really effective way to boost your can-do spirit!
It’s a similar motivation to having a gym partner, but more so because you’re paying for your personal trainer! This is a great option for those of you who drag their feet when it comes to working out.
Reduce your risk of injury
If you’re inexperienced at working out, one of the benefits of a personal trainer is that they can help you avoid injury.
Injuries do happen at the gym – or even when you’re working out at home. The great thing about having a personal trainer is that they’ll be able to help you exercise safely, telling you when you need to rest, how you need to position yourself when you exercise and helping you with your technique.
Help you get into working out
If you’re a complete beginner, hiring a personal trainer is a great idea.
It’s difficult to know where to start when you first hit the gym scene. A personal trainer will be able to help you figure out what exercises and equipment you’ll need to reach your goals. They’ll be able to tell you how often you should train and what you should be eating, as well as answer any questions you have regarding just about anything!
Break through plateaus
Even the most seasoned gym goers experience plateaus in their motivation and their results. A personal trainer can help you break through those plateaus and come out the other end even stronger.
Get into better habits
You may choose to hire a personal trainer to get yourself into better habits. These habits could be your body’s form and positioning when you work out, getting into better safety routines when you work out, and realising the importance of fitness for your overall health and wellness.
Training appropriate for medical conditions
If you have any medical conditions, whether that’s a physical disability, heart problems or something else, a personal trainer will be able to help your train appropriately. You should always check with your PT before you hire them if they have experience or knowledge in helping people with your specific medical condition.