Whether you’re just getting started with your fitness journey or you’ve been training for years, having a personal trainer is always a great investment. Over the last decade, the role of a personal trainer has greatly expanded from just counting reps to cover almost every aspect of your fitness journey.
Here are 5 reasons why you should work with a personal trainer.
1. They can create a workout program that is specifically designed for your body
No two fitness goals are exactly the same. Some people want to lose weight, while others are looking to build muscles, improve their athletic performance or improve their overall health.
This is where a personal trainer comes in.
A personal trainer will take the time to find out exactly what you are training for, your current level of fitness and medical history, how often you are able to train, and lots of other information to create a workout program that is tailored just for you. In fact, your first meeting with a trainer is usually about just getting to know you with very little training involved. You may feel this is time-consuming and unnecessary but remember – a trainer cannot train you if they don’t know you.
2. They help keep you accountable
Let’s face it — when working out on your own, you are always more likely to skip a session, sleep in instead of doing a morning workout, or just give up completely. While it might be okay to skip your workouts once in a while, doing it all the time will create a habit that can be difficult to break out of.
Of course, a personal trainer cannot force you to come to the gym but they can remind you of why you started and give you a reason to show up. For example, if you know a friend is coming to meet you for lunch, you will be less likely to cancel no matter how tired or busy you are.
3. They make sure you are working out safely
There are plenty of workout videos on YouTube and while most of these exercises may not be wrong, they may also not be right for you. A workout program for a bodybuilder who has been exercising for years is unlikely to be the same program that a trainer will use for someone who is just starting out.
In addition, it is very difficult to learn how to work out just from watching videos alone. Every exercise consists of many smaller steps all of which need to be done correctly to avoid injury and to give you the result you desire – even if the exercises may look simple like a push-up or a squat.
In this day and age where anyone can be an influencer and therefore an authority on fitness, the value of a personal trainer comes not just from teaching you how to do an exercise correctly but in giving you feedback when you do it wrong.
4. You can learn from their experience
As someone who works closely with hundreds of clients each of whom has different goals and bodies and challenges, a personal trainer is uniquely positioned to share with you not just their own experience in working out, but also the experience of all of their clients.
If something is not working for you, talk to your trainer and you will soon find that you are not the only person facing this situation. Of course, we all have that one or two friend who enjoys working out and with whom we can talk to about our challenges, but in comparison, there is a lot more value that lies in the wisdom of the crowd – and the bigger the crowd the more the wisdom.
5. They make fitness enjoyable for you
One of the main reason people stop working out is not because they don’t have time or they have other more important things to do but because they no longer find it enjoyable.
Personal trainers know when you are getting bored and when it is time to switch up your program and they will usually know you well enough to choose exercises that you will enjoy – or at least those that you do not dislike intensely.
Training with another person can also make your workouts more engaging and fun. You can chat and laugh while resting but make no mistake – your trainer will always have his eyes on the clock to keep your break time within the right limit so your workout can be as effective as possible.
OVER TO YOU
At Life n Fitness, we have a full team of qualified and experienced personal trainers. To find out more about how you can work with your very own trainer, just send us an email at [email protected] or leave your contact details below and our friendly team will be in touch shortly!