10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer
Are you just starting out on your weight loss journey, utterly confused by what diet to follow and downbeat by the thought of another hour on the treadmill?
Have you been training for months for the Hastings Half Marathon but can’t quite nail the pace you need to achieve your target time?
Or are you struggling to lose those last few pounds of fat that just won’t shed for that holiday in the sun you’ve got booked in a few weeks?
Wherever you are in your fitness journey, a personal trainer may just be what you need to take that step closer to realising your goals. Here are 10 reasons why you should hire a personal trainer:
There is no better motivation than having someone encouraging you through every rep of every set of every exercise. Exercising on your own is simply not the same, a personal trainer will motivate you to carry on when your mind starts to tell you to give up.
Do you have trouble motivating yourself to go to the gym? What if you knew there was someone there waiting for you?
Do you struggle to resist that packet of biscuits you know are lying at the back of the cupboard? Would you struggle as much if your food diary was due in the next day?
Are there some days when you feel you can only give 60% effort in your workout? Could you give more if someone was watching your every move, encouraging you to do even better than last week’s session?
Having a personal trainer means you are accountable to them, and bad health and lifestyle choices suddenly become less of an option.
At best, bad form can prevent you from making any progress. At worst, bad form can cause a serious injury. Minimise your risk of injury by hiring a personal trainer to teach you good form and safe exercise habits.
Everyone’s body is different. Everyone has different goals. Therefore everyone needs a different exercise programme. A personal trainer will design a customised fitness plan based on your goals, and what your body can and can’t do.
We live in an age of information overload in terms of health and fitness. One click of Google in search of a suitable workout routine can provide thousands upon thousands of results. On the other hand, a personal trainer can guide you on the best path to success, based upon your goals.
Performing the same exercises and routine week in, week out can cause you to become bored and demotivated. Variety is the spice of life, and a personal trainer can provide this by changing routines and alternating different exercises to work the same muscles.
Hiring a personal trainer will help you learn new workouts and routines, as well as facts about fitness and nutrition. This may be useful in pushing you further towards your goal, or may help you develop fitness plans that you can perform on your own.
Whether you are recovering from an illness or injury, a personal trainer with the relevant training can help train you back to full health. Not only this, but a good trainer may also be able to build up your strength to prevent the injury/illness from returning.
Workout outside of a gym
Gyms are not for everyone. Some people find them intimidating. Some people do not have the time to fit in travelling to and from the gym. Some people prefer to exercise in the great outdoors. A freelance personal trainer will provide the flexibility to train away from the gym.
Got a Half Marathon coming up? Not sure how to go about preparing and training for it? A personal trainer will prepare workouts for you that are specific to your event and goal. Workouts will also be periodised to ensure you are at your optimum level for the event.