10 Reasons to Work with a Personal Trainer
10 ways a Personal Trainer can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals
From helping you reach your fitness goals to figuring out how to exercise safely with a chronic condition, learn the top 10 benefits of personal training and why it could be one of the best investments you'll make in your overall health and well-being.
Why should I work with a Personal Trainer?
It’s a common question we hear often, so we’ve put together the top reasons for having a Personal Trainer onboard.
1. Get professional training from a fitness expert.
Habit’s Personal Trainers are highly qualified and have academic and practical experience of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, how to develop exercise programmes and prescribe them, sports technologies, and many other physical and mental health disciplines.
Personal Trainers offer far more than just the technical expertise for a workout in the gym. They act as your coach and are on your side, able to motivate you, offer a confidence boost, and understand the ups and downs of your journey.
2. A Personal Trainer motivates and challenges you.
Most of us work harder in the presence of others. Having a trainer by your side can provide the encouragement, energy and motivation you need to jumpstart your routine. A trainer can also help you set goals, create a plan to accomplish them and celebrate the day you reach them.
Just getting started on an exercise programme might be your first hurdle. Or perhaps you are bored with the same old routine. Or, maybe, you know you could do more but you’re not sure how to achieve that next level of fitness? Your Personal Trainer can challenge you to move to the next level and stretch your abilities.
And whilst you might be tempted to skip the occasional workout, it’s much more likely you’ll turn up if you have made an appointment with your PT, which brings us to point number 2.
3. A Personal Trainer helps you stay the distance.
Be honest. How many fitness programmes have you started with great enthusiasm only to let them to fall by the wayside a few weeks later? If so, you are definitely not alone.
A Personal Trainer can make all the difference, providing you with the right plan and the motivation to stick with a programme and stay the distance. If you find it difficult to stick with a programme, a Habit Personal Trainer can hold you accountable and help you overcome all the excuses you might use to avoid your commitment to exercise. It’s a lot harder to skip the gym when you know someone is waiting for you.
4. It’s called Personal Training for a reason.
It’s personal. And that matters. Our levels of motivation, ability and needs are all different. You may have physical or mental challenges to overcome and your Personal Trainer can help with both, setting you up with a tailored programme. Exercise is beneficial for preventing or managing many common chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. However, exercising with a medical condition requires additional precautions.
A knowledgeable trainer with experience training clients with chronic conditions can design a program that ensures your safety and provides a positive exercise experience. If you are dealing with injury or pain, your Personal Trainer can work closely with one of Habit’s physiotherapists to design a programme that’s right for you, and to monitor your progress.
5. A Personal Trainer helps you to avoid injury.
If you are new to exercise or find that some movements are painful, it is worth hiring a trainer to be certain that you are moving in a safe and effective way. Taking the time to learn proper exercise techniques can improve your results and prevent annoying injuries which may set back your progress.
6. A Personal Trainer can adapt a programme as you age.
Our bodies change as we age. Perhaps the exercises you used to do no longer work with your body, or maybe you have stopped seeing results. A trainer can help you adjust or adapt your program as you age, which will allow you to maintain functionality and strength.
7. Habit Personal Trainers can offer sport-specific training.
Do you want to run your first 5K or prepare for a backpacking trip? Looking to shave some strokes off your golf game? If you have a specific goal in mind or an event you want to enter, enlisting the support of a Personal Trainer will make sure you get across the finish line in good shape.
Your trainer can design a fitness program specific to your sport, which will improve your performance and reduce your chance of injury during the event(s). They can help you set realistic targets and support you every step of the way. Let them know what your aspirations are. They will be delighted to share in your success. Also, be sure to ask our customer care team about strength and conditioning training with our sports physios.
8. Get one-to-one time and attention, crafting a plan that’s just for you.
When it comes to fitness, everyone is different. Your unique body mechanics, experience, goals, fitness level, likes and dislikes can guide your trainer in creating a plan that is specific to your needs. With a programme that fits, you are more likely to maintain the habit and see results.
9. Personal Trainers offer a body of knowledge.
Fitness can be confusing. There is a lot of information to sort through. Eat this, not that. Cardio before or after strength training? A Personal Trainer can help remove the guesswork so you can put all your energy toward accomplishing your goals.
Being an expert in good form, posture and exercise technique means your Personal Trainer can coach you on how to exercise correctly, which is critical for both achieving your goals and avoiding injury. Your trainer can also help you to discover credible sources of information and provide direction to enrich your lifelong fitness journey.
10. Working with a Personal Trainer can be a lot of fun.
Believe it or not, exercise can be enjoyable. A savvy Personal Trainer can make exercise both effective and fun. Group or buddy training can be a great way to increase enjoyment, make exercise social and attain the services of a trainer for a cheaper rate. Simply working with a trainer who you like and respect can be enough to provide you with more gratification from your workouts.
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Olaf Stenzel is a Senior Personal Trainer at Habit Health + Fitness in Wellington