Do you consider personal training to be a ‘luxury’? Here are 5 reasons why it isn’t, and why it could be the best decision you’ve ever made.
I don’t know where to start
Walking into a gym for the first time can be daunting. There are a lot of machines you learned how to use in an induction weeks ago, people that are comfortable with the environment and know what they’re doing, and there will always be people there who are fitter than you. How will you know what setting to put the cardio machines on, or what size weights to start with? In fact, do you know what each exercise will help you achieve? That’s where a personal trainer comes in, both in a gym and outdoor environment. They’ll work with you to figure out your goals, look at your strengths and weaknesses and build you a bespoke programme.
I need a kick-start
Find it tough to push yourself? You’re not alone. Getting yourself out of bed on winter mornings, or out at night time after a long day of cold, dark weather can be a struggle. It might even be that you’ve worked your way into a gym-slump where you’re not motivated or pushing yourself in the right way anymore. Sessions with a personal trainer will get your body working and moving again, soon you’ll be hooked and love the feeling of pushing your boundaries. Chances are, you’ll see the benefits and feel the changes fast!
I'm bored at the gym
Same equipment, same classes, same programme. It can lead to pure boredom and a lack of motivation to keep going to the gym or working out. Personal trainers have some nifty tricks up their sleeves, using machines and equipment in a totally different way to get your blood pumping and enjoying your workouts again. Personal trainers can often have preferences or specialities, so it’s worth looking up what they are and finding one that specialises in an exercise or fitness that peaks your interest.
I have a goal, but not sure how to reach it
Goals can be anything from marathon training, hiking holidays, getting ‘ski fit’, all the way through to muscle gain, weight loss or bodybuilding competition training. It’s true that there’s a wealth of information out there to support and advise you, but working one on one with a personal trainer ensures that programmes are set especially for you and your body. It’s also handy to have someone there to push and motivate you if you ever need that extra helping hand.
I need help recovering from an injury
There’s nothing more frustrating than an injury preventing you from daily activities, especially if you’re usually an active person. Going back to the gym or exercise on your own can be risky and lead to further injury from over-compensating or doing more damage to the injury itself. Work with a personal trainer that understands your injury. They’ll build exercises around the injury site but also work with you to strengthen and repair any damage that has been done.
If you can relate to any of the above, search for your personal trainer by specialty and location on Oneshoo.