What are the benefits of hiring a personal trainer or coach? That’s for professionals, right? It is not only super goal-oriented athletes who benefit from personal training.
The right fitness coach or personal trainer can help you achieve your fitness goals faster, safer, and more effectively – or gain better results or simply learn to enjoy exercise more than you have ever imagined.
Here are my top 7 reasons why to hire a PT or a sports specific coach and how you can make the most of it.
1. ADVICE FROM INDIVIDUAL EXPERTS
There is no substitute for expert advice from a qualified and experienced professional, especially in a world flooded with influencers and fitness “pros.”
If you are looking for tailored advice and exercises, a PT will be able to provide them, whether your goal is to:
- Become the first person to complete a marathon or triathlon
- Get better at sports
- Train hard
- Utilise your time and effort to the fullest extent possible
The benefits of personal training and expert advice cannot be disputed if you are:
- An injury or the process of recovering from one
- Pregnancy and exercise
- Getting back into shape after giving birth.
2. SAFETY, SUITABILITY, & SPECIFICITY IN PROGRAMMING
It is likely that two people will get different results if they do the same online program.
You get the following benefits from a PT:
- Train with a personal touch
- Guideline and encouragement for trying new exercises and movements
- Your training routine should include a variety of exercises
It is especially important to have safe and appropriate programming if you have any contraindications to exercise, are pregnant or postnatal, or are menopausal.
3. Accountability & Motivation
It is easy to ignore your alarm clock, snooze your workout session or cheat when exercising by yourself. A personal trainer will keep you accountable and motivate you throughout your training program by pushing your workouts to the next level.
4. GET INSPIRED WITH FRESH IDEA
When you get bored with your workout routine, it can be easy to fall back into the same exercise habits. Additionally to affecting your mood and motivation, this is a common reason for training plateaus, which may leave you wondering why you aren’t seeing results from your workouts.
Moreover, if you are ever stuck for ideas, there are several tools that provide you with workout suggestions, such as the FitSpark daily training guide.
You will challenge both your mind and body with a personal trainer’s fresh perspective and new viewpoints. Even after you graduate from your PT program, you can use these learnings and inspiration.
A PT conducts a needs analysis and creates a tailored fitness plan based on their expertise to help you maximise your exercise results in a timely manner, increasing its effectiveness.
In particular, this is useful if you don’t have much time to exercise – like, just your usual full-time job, family and social obligations – and you want to maximize the time you spend exercising. Your time will be freed up for other important things in your life when you work out with a personal trainer.
Personal training is more than simply fitness, which is perhaps one of the less known benefits. As unofficial therapists, personal trainers can be a great source of connection. They will not only help you reach your fitness goals, but also improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
The frequency of personal training will depend on your goals and budget. Don’t be afraid to try it once if you’re not sure.
To maximise your results, great trainers provide nutrition and lifestyle tips, tools and resources. In the long run, you can incorporate that into your journey towards healthy, active living.