October 11, 2018
Workout Advice

Five Benefits of a Personal Trainer

There are many factors about hiring a personal trainer that can seem daunting at first and you might have decided long ago it’s not for you. But if you’re finding that no matter how hard you exercise you’re still not losing weight or achieving your fitness goals, it might be time to reconsider. A personal trainer’s job isn’t to yell at you, despite what some might believe, instead their goal is to help you achieve specific fitness objectives effectively, efficiently, and without injury. They take a holistic approach to your needs, factoring in your dietary concerns and particular exercises suited to your body and capabilities. No app or treadmill can tailor a routine to your body quite like a personal trainer can. Here’s our take on five benefits of having a personal trainer, that will motivate you to give it a go.

You’ll Achieve Results Faster

It’s common when people first begin their fitness journey, to waste time by doing the wrong types of exercise or misusing the equipment. Having a personal trainer to guide you through your fitness routine will help make sure you are targeting the problem areas you want to focus on and are using the right equipment without causing any injury. You might only have 40 minutes for your work out; a personal trainer will make sure you are getting the most out of the time you put in.

Proper Fat Loss and Muscle Gain

If your goal is to lose fat and gain muscle, it can be hard to find the right balance to achieve this on your own. A personal trainer is crucial in helping you achieve this. They will examine your diet and work with you to develop an achievable plan and goal.

Reduced Chance of Injury

Time after time we see injuries occurring because people aren’t aware of the correct form and technique. A personal trainer will teach you the proper methods to use during your workout so you can stay safe and injury-free. This training will also give you the confidence needed to set yourself up for a lifetime of health and fitness.

Keep up the Motivation

When you exercise on your own motivation can be hard to maintain. Regular sessions with a personal trainer create accountability, and once you’ve made an appointment, it can be hard to cancel it. But there’s also something to be said for the praise you’ll receive. Hearing a trainer celebrate your consistency, progress, or even proper technique can be a real boost when you feel like throwing in the towel.

Set Long-Term and Short-Term Goals

Your trainer will set short-term and long-term goals. These are important for helping you stay motivated and setting yourself up for success. Short-term goals include aspects such as losing a fixed amount of weight; toning up specific body parts or increasing the amount of weight you can lift within a time frame. Long-term goals are more about improving your overall health in a year or more and maintaining your fitness goals for a lifetime. You’ll soon see that having a personal trainer isn’t just about losing weight but about changing your whole lifestyle and you’ll be a happier and healthier person for it.

Ian Thorpe Fitness Centre provides many professional and affordable personal trainers. Our qualified personal trainers will support and keep you motivated every step of the way so that you reach your fitness goals sooner. Choose between 30 and 60-minute individual sessions, or save with our group personal training packages. Sign up here and see the difference that having a trained professional on your side can achieve!