Whether you’re from Haslingden, Rawtenstall, Waterfoot, Bacup or even Burnley, we are sure you’ve run into a personal trainer at some point.
You may have seen them in your local gym, you may have heard from friends who have used them in the past, and you may think you fully understand what they do, but let’s run through what benefits hiring a personal trainer can bring you.
We’re not just talking about any old trainer who takes sessions at the gym, we’re talking about the highly qualified, specialised PT’s who are completely independent and are solely operating as a personal trainer.
Planning your path to success
Personal trainers are there to help you understand what it is you want to achieve, and refine your goals accordingly. Just having a vague idea about what you are hoping for is unfortunately not enough.
Your PT will take your ideas and turn them into specific targets to aim for. They will also use this information to create a road map that will have bite-sized chunks, and mini wins, for your path to success.
Workouts Catered to You
Professional trainers use your defined goals to create exercise plans that are entirely specific to you. Having a plan like this will ensure your efforts in training are completely maximised and you’ll find that your results are achieved quicker than if you were following a general plan created by yourself.
Your PT will use their extensive knowledge and experience to design your programme, and will take into account physical abilities, current condition, previous exercise experience and medical history. Once you have a workout plan that has been tailored to you, you can use this at any point, even when you’re training alone.
Verbal and Visual Instruction
Have you ever heard the saying monkey see, monkey do? Well this happens to be one of the best ways for you to learn your new skills. Your PT will verbally explain and visually demonstrate how to carry out your planned exercises, correcting any mistakes from the very start.
Starting out with the knowledge on how to correctly exercise, puts you in a much stronger position than if you were to go it alone. You can then take this knowledge and apply it to your workouts at home, in the gym, and whenever you are not with your trainer.
Your Motivation Machine
One of the biggest battles around, and almost every gym-goer will agree, is pushing yourself to keep going. Your body loves it when you take life easy, and you’ll find you’re your own worst enemy when it comes to getting ready to hit the gym.
Over time your motivation will take a knock from time to time, your PT will knock down mental barriers you put in place when needed. Not only this but they will be there to help you track your journey and help you understand, and recognise, how you have improved.
Having this third-party insight will help you create your own motivation when your morale starts to dwindle.
Holding You Accountable
Committing to anything new is generally difficult, well at least up until your body falls into a routine. A new workout plan is no exception. Having a personal trainer on your side means you have more structure in your new-found routine, and they will hold you accountable for your actions.
This means if you happen to fall off the wagon, you’ll have someone there to kick you in the butt and put you back on the path to success. Your trainer is your carrot and your stick when you need them most, they will give you the best chances when you set out to achieve your goals.