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Whether you’re just starting out with a new exercise program or you aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for with your current routine, a Personal Trainer may be able to give you the help you need.
There are lots of different reasons people decide to work with a Personal Trainer, and these are our Top 8. If any of these sound familiar to you, a trainer may be able to give you the help you need and put you on track to achieving your health and fitness goals…
1 You don’t know where to start
If you haven’t had much experience in a gym environment or just with exercising itself, there can be so much to learn that it becomes overwhelming!
Trainers know how to put together a program that will incorporate everything you need for a complete exercise routine.
They can introduce you to the right type of equipment for you, help you choose the correct weights and repetitions, the intensity of your workouts.
A good trainer will also assist you with an exercise schedule and teach you how to maximise the time you’ve allocated.
2 You’re not seeing results
A trainer can examine your current routine as well as your goals and will be able to tweak some of the elements to make them more efficient and effective.
They will also be able to hold you accountable and push you a little harder than you may normally push yourself.
Sometimes people may focus too much on only one element of training such as cardio or lifting weights. A trainer can help design a more balanced routine.
3 You have a specific illness, injury or condition
Some people may suffer from pain or have an injury that they need to work around.
Trainers can communicate with health professionals, like your physiotherapist, and together they will be able to come up with a plan to help you exercise with arthritis, old or chronic injuries, heart disease and diabetes for example.
They can help overcome certain types of pain and injuries and can work with you to improve your balance, stability and core strength.
4 You’re bored with the same old workouts
Everyone needs some variety in their workout routine. For someone who is quite experienced with exercise it can be easy to get stuck doing the same type of workouts over and over again which is boring but it can actually also lead to overuse injuries and even plateaus in weight loss.
A trainer will be able to make your workouts more interesting and fun by helping you discover new equipment, introducing new styles of workouts like High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) and circuit or pyramid training as well as setting new goals for you and pushing you harder than you would normally push yourself.
5 You need to be challenged and get outside of your comfort zone
Just as some people may get bored with the same old workout routine, others may still enjoy it but find that it is much easier than it used to be since they’ve built up their strength and stamina.
In this case, a trainer will be able to help challenge your limits and you may find strengths that you never even knew you had!
They will also be able to get you out of your comfort zone so that you’re constantly improving and achieving the results you desire.
6 You want to learn how to exercise on your own
Even if you intend to exercise on your own at home or in the gym, a trainer can be a huge help before you get started by going through what you want to achieve, what your schedule is like and then tailoring a routine that is specific to you.
You will then understand the best way to target certain muscles, how to perform exercises such as lifting weights correctly to avoid injury, and then you’ve got someone to go back to should you ever need advice or motivation.
7 You need accountability and motivation
Sometimes your own reasons for wanting to exercise and get healthy can be enough motivation for you to stick to a regular workout but when you hire a trainer, there is someone else to help hold you accountable. You won’t want to disappoint yourself or your trainer.
In addition to having appointments to keep with your personal trainer, when you’ve already invested time and money into reaching your goals, it helps add to your motivation and you’re more likely to keep going.
8 You’re training for a sport or event
A personal trainer can be very helpful when you have a particular sport that you want to excel at or an event that you want to train for.
They will be able to give you the right workout and schedule to improve your running, tennis or boxing for example.
A trainer can also help make sure you’re working out other muscles in your body so that the muscles that are commonly used in your specific sport don’t suffer from overuse injuries.
A personal trainer will not only assist you with setting realistic fitness goals and keeping you on track to reach them, they will also help with your overall wellbeing.
If you would like some help choosing the right trainer for you, get in touch. We work with some of the best on the Northern Beaches and can put you in touch with someone that could become your fitness buddy for life!