Targeted exercise, personal fitness and personal training advice whether you're in the gym or looking for home workouts

Advantages of a Personal Trainer

Have you ever considered the advantages of hiring a personal trainer? For anyone seeking to improve their fitness, working with a personal trainer has many advantages, allowing you to reach your goals quicker and more efficiently than you might do working by yourself.

Have you ever considered the advantages of hiring a personal trainer?  For anyone seeking to improve their fitness, working with a personal trainer has many advantages, allowing you to reach your goals quicker and more efficiently than you might do working by yourself.

advantages of personal trainersMost gyms have access to a network of qualified trainers you can work with, but many people hesitate to talk to them, unsure how using a personal trainer can help them.

And while it is true that in the past, using a personal trainer was the preserve of celebrities or the wealthy, most people now understand that a personal trainer can help just about anyone.

Why get a Personal Trainer?

So what are some of the reasons why you might use a personal trainer?

If you are just starting out:

For anyone new to working out, getting professional help makes a lot of sense.  Having an expert trainer design a program and then work out with you will ensure that you are doing the right exercises and working out properly – this will not only help you to avoid injuries, it will also mean that you get the most from your workouts, reaching your goals quickly.

Motivation:

Personal trainers are experts in motivation – they understand that many people have difficulty sticking to a regular exercise program.  And for many people, simply knowing that your own coach is waiting at the gym to work with you will not only encourage you to show up, but also ensure that once you are there you work hard.

Rehabilitation:

If you are recovering from an injury, working with a trainer can make a huge difference to how you recover.  A qualified professional will be able to design a program to get you back to full health without risk of further injury.

Sport specific: 

If you specialize in a particular sport – from rock climbing to badminton, rugby to basketball – working with a trainer who has experience in that area can speed up your development and ensure that you realize your potential, whether you are a weekend warrior or someone who aspires to perform at a high level. 

Major event:

Finally, if you have decided to take on a major event, such as a marathon or a triathlon, engaging the services of an expert can be the difference between getting to the start line ready to do your best, or breaking down injured before the race even starts.

So in Summary:

It’s easy to find a personal trainer – you could look in the yellow pages, but your best bet is to ask at your local gym, or check with friends or family who might have used one.

You’ll want to meet them first, find out what their areas of expertise are, and see whether you get on – they should inspire you, motivate you, and fill you with confidence both in their skills and your ability to progress.  If you find the right one, you will progress faster than you ever thought possible.

By Ian Duncan

Trainers
PT Courses
Close close

Join over 150k fitness users

Select your areas of interest