6 Benefits of working with a personal trainer

You may be thinking of finding a personal trainer to work with, for a number of different reasons. Such as: 

  • To loose weight
  • To train for a specific event
  • You have hit a plateau
  • You would like a specific program tailored to your goals and needs 
  • You are bored of the gym 
  • You need nutrition advice and guidelines 
  • You have a crazy work schedule 

There are so many benefits of hiring a personal trainer to help you reach your goals, no matter what your motivation may be to get started. In this article we summarise the top 6 benefits of working with a personal trainer

1. Help you with your individual needs and goals

Every person has different abilities and requirements with regards to exercise. You may be recovering from an old injury, be a new Mum returning to exercise or you may have a big event coming up that you want to work towards. Or you may want to improve your nutrition and are unsure where to start.  This is where working with an experienced personal trainers will help you to achieve your specific goals, as a trainer can tailor your fitness program to cater for your individual needs. 

2. Accountability

Have you ever set your alarm with great intentions to get up at 5am the following day to go to the gym, but when the alarm rings you decide to skip the gym and stay in bed instead? This is where a working with a personal trainer can help you to stick to your fitness goals. You will be more inclined to get up when your alarm goes off,  if you know your trainer will be waiting for you to show up. Accountability is key to success! 

3. Flexible training times

You may find it hard to get along to a 5.30pm gym class, due to the fact that you get stuck in work late on a regular basis. A personal trainer will fit into your hectic schedule and train at a time that is convenient for you and your lifestyle. This could be first thing in the morning (hello 5.30am start!), during your lunch break or after work. You decide! 

4. You choose the location

Let's face it gyms can be an intimidating place, especially if you are new to the gym or are facing into the morning or evening rush at the gym. A personal trainer will have training equipment that they can bring to a location that suits you and is convenient for you. This may be at your house, at a local park, at your work, on the beach or at the personal trainers home gym. 

5. Provide nutrition education

Many personal trainers who complete their Certificate IV in Fitness, then go on to do an additional Nutrition certification. This means that they can they help you to achieve your fitness goals by providing you with nutrition advice and guidelines to help get you there. Remember to loose weight it's 80% nutrition and 20% exercise that will help you achieve your specific goals. 

6. Educate you on great form

A personal trainer educates clients on how to perform each exercise, preventing injury while maximising results. A personal trainer will demonstrate the correct posture and technique so that you will get the most out of each exercise and training session. 

Finding a personal trainer

A great way to find a personal trainer is to ask your family, friends and work colleagues, if they are using a trainer that they would recommend to you? This is a great starting point. So what are you waiting for? It's time to find a trainer to help you reach your health, wellness and fitness goals!

Author:  Vanessa Geraghty McGann - Owner & Master Trainer - PTV Personal Training & Wellness Coaching - Scarborough WA.  pt_v@live.com.au.