Personal training is one of the most effective ways to guarantee your fitness goals. When it comes to health and fitness we are often our own worse enemy. We get in our own way from making those small choices that help us keep on top of our health and fitness, whether that may getting in that workout you ‘should do’ or avoiding that food you ‘shouldn’t eat. It is precisely because many of us find it challenging to prioritize our health and fitness that personal training is an incredibly popular tool to help people reach their goals. In this article, we explore exactly why personal training might be the exact service you need to get from where you are to where you want to be!
PT takes the guesswork out of your training:
In this day and age, you can find exercise routines in abundance, particularly through various websites and apps. Finding a workout program is easy. The information and content around exercise are everywhere. The how is not the challenge when it comes to PT. It is the ‘why’. Why should you do certain exercises over others? how many reps should you do? Is this exercise too advanced? Is this exercise Safe? The list goes on. Trying to work out what is right for you can be incredibly overwhelming. Working with a personal trainer takes all the guesswork out of training. This in turn means you can proceed with your training with the confidence that the exercises you’re performing are exactly what you need!
PT ensures exercise is safe:
So you’ve decided it’s time to take action, it’s time to start exercising and it starts today. You type HIIT training into Youtube press play on the first video you see and you’re away. Unbeknown to you, the exercises are too advanced for you, your body isn’t ready for them and you end up getting injured. You’re now back to square one and out of action for days perhaps weeks. A personal trainer specializes in providing you with real-time feedback on your exercise form and technique. Ensuring you have full confidence that the movements you are performing are safe and aligned with the best technique. This dramatically decreases the risk of making the wrong move and ensures you can stay on track with your exercise regime without taking two steps back due to injury.
PT helps you stay engaged:
Personal trainers understand that feeling motivated and engaged in a workout and more broadly an exercise program is a key factor in your overall success. Exercise can be challenging enough without feeling as though your regime is monotonous and mundane. Personal trainers are experts at providing you with a wide variety of effective exercises and training strategies to keep you locked in and engaged from session to session.
PT helps stay accountable and motivated:
According to Ryan Bartlett – founder of Functional For Life – Mobile Personal Training the most common reasons people reach out to him is due to a lack of both motivation and accountability. According to Ryan, most people are after a ‘spark to get them kick-started with their fitness’. Having someone to answer to a week in week out when it comes to staying committed to an exercise program and eating a healthy diet can make an enormous difference in the likelihood of someone achieving their desired health goals. Personal training is not just about the exercises you do it is about the overall guidance and support from the PT throughout the training journey.
Is Personal Training for You?
In this day and age, we are all very fortunate to have easy access to workout ideas and exercise programs. However, if you have been struggling to find the motivation to make a start if you’re unsure of exactly what you need to do when it comes to reaching your health goals, personal training could be a great option for you!