We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we’re just starting out or we’ve been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from training, unsure of what they’ll get out of the experience or whether it’s worth the money. Take a look (opposite) at just a few reasons people typically hire personal trainers and see if it’s the right decision for you.
Knowing how to set up a balanced schedule that includes all the activities you need to do can be confusing. The great thing about using a trainer is that I can help you to maximise your time while helping you stay within your own limits so you don’t overdo it. I can also help you set goals and map out a specific schedule so you know when, how and where you’ll fit in your workouts.
If you’ve been exercising consistently for several weeks or months but not seeing the changes you’d like, hiring a trainer may be a good choice. I can look at your current program and eating habits and help you see where you could make changes to create more effective workouts. I can also help you determine if the goals you’ve set are realistic for you.
If you are an experienced exerciser, maybe you haven’t considered working with a trainer. However, it can be a great choice if you need some variety in your workouts. A trainer can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to challenge both your body and your mind. Even if you just do a few sessions or meet every few weeks, you’ll find it refreshing to have new workouts and new exercise toys toys to play with.
If you haven’t set goals, it is easy to slack off on your workouts sometimes, especially when things get tough. A trainer can motivate you to push past those self-imposed limits, encouraging you to lift heavier, go longer and challenge yourself more than you ever thought you could on your own. You’ll find it’s very hard to slack off with a trainer standing over you, telling you to do just… one… more… rep!
Even if your goal is to create your own workouts and exercise by yourself, hiring a trainer for a few sessions can be a great benefit for learning the right way to exercise. This is especially true if you want to learn more about the muscles in your body, the exercises that target those muscles and how to do those exercises with great form. Just a few sessions can teach you a lot about your body and how it works.
Trainers come with built-in motivation. Not only are you investing money into your exercise program… you’re investing time as well. There’s nothing like a standing appointment to get your butt in gear for a workout. Not only that, a trainer provides some accountability so, even when you don’t have a session, you know your trainer will be asking if you did your planned workouts. Just knowing that may make it harder to skip workouts.
If you have any specific issues like arthritis, heart disease, old injuries, etc, working with an experienced trainer (who works with your doctor, of course) can help you find a program to help heal injuries and avoid any further problems. It’s also a great idea to work with a trainer if you’re pregnant and want a safe, effective workout to keep you healthy and fit. Just make sure your trainer has experience with your issues!
If you’re training for a marathon, a golf tournament or some other type of sport or event, an experienced trainer can help you figure out what you need to do to stay strong without taking away from your other training. They can also help create a training program and map out a plan for the coming event. Just make sure they’re experienced in the sport you’re training for because not all trainers do sport-specific training.
Some people know how to exercise and they even know how to do the exercises correctly, but they like having a trainer around for support and supervision. If you’re lifting very heavy weights or need someone to help with partner-type exercises, working with a trainer might be a good choice for you. A trainer can spot you during workouts and help you come up with a good training plan for your goals.
If you would like to exercise at home but either don’t have a lot of equipment or you’re not sure how to use what you have, in-home personal training is an excellent choice. A trainer can show you exactly how to use what you have to get the best workout for you or they can bring equipment with them to give you a great workout. A personal trainer can also make recommendations for any equipment that you may need to help you reach your goals.