Why hire a personal trainer?

 

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The thought of hiring a personal trainer crosses everyone’s mind differently. Some people feel they are at a high enough fitness level and don’t need one. Others are intimidated by the idea. Whatever the thought may be, there are a lot of reasons why anyone at any fitness level could benefit from working with a professional.

1. Safety

First and foremost, a personal trainer is there to help you learn proper technique and form. Walking through a gym, there are many people swinging weights around without proper technique, just asking for an injury. This is going to set you back from your goals. Your trainer’s goal is to maximize your results using proper form in a safe environment.

2. Goal Achievement

Most people have a good idea of the type of results they would like to achieve. Consulting with a professional will help you break down your larger goals into smaller more realistic goals. Your personal trainer will take into consideration your current fitness level and continue to assess and modify your program as you progress to match your goals.

3. Personalized Program

There are huge benefits in having a program designed specifically for you. A personalized program yields better results because every body is different and truly there is no cookie cutter solution. Your trainer will know a break down of your medical history as well as your current physical condition and be able to make changes to the program as needed to help yield those results.

4. Motivation and Accountability

Often when working out on your own it is harder to maintain motivation. Regular sessions with a trainer give you someone to be accountable to and will enhance your motivation to continue with your work out regime. Even if you don’t work with someone every session, knowing that eventually you will see your trainer will motivate you to follow your program and complete your workouts. You will see better results and even get excited to show them the progress you are making. Your trainer will be so proud!

5. Variety

Variety is the spice of life! Training is no different. Your body is a pretty sophisticated machine and adapts over time. This is the very principal of training. Your trainer will help teach you different training methods so you can continue to progress, see results and avoid hitting plateaus. And also avoid getting bored!

6. Efficiency

Your trainer will be able to get the most bang for your buck time wise. Even if you have to cut a session in half, your trainer will be able to modify your program to maximize your productivity and still achieve your goals in a shorter amount of time.

7. Balanced Components of Fitness 

There are different components of fitness. You may have amazing strength but lack in flexibility and in turn this can be limiting. Even if you are an elite athlete, a trainer will be able to asses the different components of fitness and help you become more balanced overall.

There are reasons why everyone and anyone should consider working with a personal trainer. It doesn’t matter if you have never set foot in a gym before or are an avid gym goer. A trainer can help expand your knowledge, improve your form, and maximize the time you spend training to achieve your goals.

Written by Alexis Mobley, BCRPA registered personal trainer