If you are a beginner to exercise or need a shakeup from your usual regime, investing in a personal trainer (PT) may be what you need.
Working with a PT is a great step towards achieving your health and fitness goals regardless of where you are in your health and fitness journey, here are our top reasons why.
- They Are Your Chief Motivational Booster
PT’s live and breathe motivation. If you are feeling tired, unmotivated, or flat your PT is here to encourage you every step of the way.
If you’re a fresh face to the gym scene it may feel like you don’t know where to begin. Booking in with a PT is a great way to introduce you to the gym as well as boost your confidence and exercise knowledge.
Not only this but having a PT is also a commitment. Knowing you’ve booked in for a session each week will help you maintain motivation with your weekly exercise.
- They Will Hold You Accountable
A PT will help you set weekly goals to work towards and check in with you regularly to see what you’ve done throughout the week to achieve these.
Knowing that you have someone checking in on how your tracking will help you stick to your program in and outside the gym.
- They Will Push You Past Your Limits
It’s not uncommon to slip into the comfort zone when doing the same exercise regime for a while. In this zone, we often don’t see results because we aren’t working as hard as we could (or should).
A PT will break you out of your comfort zone, helping you to challenge yourself to keep improving and achieve some new personal bests.
- They Will Teach You Proper Form
Learning proper techniques is critical in ensuring you get the most out of your workout. Performing exercises incorrectly can also put a strain on the wrong muscle groups and increase your chances of injury.
A PT will examine your movements and help you improve your form to maximise your progress and help prevent potential injuries.
- They Will Help You Develop and Achieve Goals
Before your PT first session, they will help you decide your Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely (SMART) goals.
Your trainer will use your SMART goals to develop a personal program, specifically for you. Developing SMART goals is a sure way to set realistic expectations for yourself and progressively work towards your fitness goals. These goals will change over time as you continue to progress in your fitness journey and your PT will adapt your program accordingly.
- Yes it Costs, But…
These reasons are the great things that investing in a PT can do for you. Nothing is free but investing in your health is priceless.
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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are entirely an opinion by The Body Factory or representative thereof and do not take into account your individual health, circumstances or needs. For personal guidance, you should contact us or other qualified fitness or health professional.