You may be considering getting help to achieve your health and fitness goals, and looking into getting yourself a personal trainer. Many people may see the price of personal training sessions and think they are expensive. This is understandable but there are many advantages to getting yourself a good personal trainer. By taking a look at the reasons why people may need a personal trainer and what a P.T. can do may make the price tag seem better value for money than you first thought.
Why would you want or need a personal trainer and what can they do for you?
1. You are not seeing results from your current training. A trainer can look at your current exercise and dietary habits and help you make changes in order to achieve your goals effectively.
2. You don’t know what to do or where to start. They can help you determine goals, hold you accountable and motivate you. A personal trainer can give the knowledge needed to carry out complete and effective routines to achieve your goals. This knowledge is something you can potentially use for the rest of your training life and habits that will stay with you.
3. You find your current workouts boring. They can give you fresh ideas or reignite your interest in healthy living and training effectively to achieve the body that you want.
4. You want/like to be challenged. Motivation is extremely important. For example within a session if you have a trainer pushing you to do that extra rep and spotting you in a safe manner if you are lifting weights, the chances are you will get pushed harder than if you had trained by yourself. This in turn should also help give you greater strength and more confidence in your own abilities.
5. You want to learn and have the ability to work out on your own but lack the knowledge to do so. Once you get given this foundation of knowledge it gives you the freedom to be confident that you know how to start.
6. You need accountability and motivation to stay on track. You are much less likely to skip a workout if you have an appointment with a trainer, this can help you get into the routine of training making it easier to carry on if you stop having regular P.T.
7. You have a specific illness, injury or condition that needs to be addressed in some way. Training can be focused depending on the needs of the client. An injury or area of weakness can be focused on and improved.
8. You are training for a sport or event. Training can be designed to focus upon performance goals to achieve in a particular sport or event.
9. You want supervision and support while you train. Having someone able to observe and step in when needed whilst you train is useful as this is safe way to learn and check technique. Even with mirrors there can be certain techniques that can be difficult to pick up on by yourself, a good P.T. will constantly be checking and adjusting your position when necessary.
10. You want to be able to work out at home but need guidance in order to do it safely and effectively. A trainer can design and show you how to execute home workouts. Once again, gaining the knowledge to carry out workouts effectively.
Having a personal trainer can mean different things to each individual. Where one person may be looking for a long term training mentor, others may just need a few sessions to keep them motivated and on track with their health and fitness goals. Knowledge is the key component to training and achieving results. There are many training packages available, personally I try and tailor them to an individuals needs. By offering different session lengths, the option of training with a friend so you can share the cost and being flexible helps make it more affordable for all. You can book a FREE consultation to discuss your requirements further.
Vicki is a Personal Trainer, Coach and Swimming Teacher with the aim of helping others achieve their health and fitness goals.