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Fitness is a hard thing to be consistent with, if you don’t have someone to help you stick to it. In this post, I’m going to be exploring some reasons to hire a personal trainer. If you’re anything like me, your first thought on this will be of the potential expense of such a move. While it’s true that cost does play a part in the decision to work with a PT, it’s essential to weigh up your financial concerns against the potential benefits of hiring someone to help you get fit.
If you’re thinking of hiring a personal trainer but you’re unsure whether or not it is the right choice for you then this post may help. Although it may feel a little daunting and overwhelming at first, personal trainers are there to help you be the best person you can be when it comes to fitness. It can be an expensive way of staying on of your health, but it’s also an investment.
I’ve used a personal trainer myself and I have to say I absolutely loved working with him. It can take time to find the right fit, but once you do, it can yield fantastic results. I really should get back into it soon!
They might give you some tough challenges to face but at the end of the day, they often know what’s best for you and the goals you want to achieve. With that in mind, here are 4 reasons you might want to consider hiring a personal trainer.
They’ll help you set the right goals and targets
When you first meet your personal trainer, they will help you set some personal goals and targets. This is really useful, especially if you only have a vague idea in mind of what you actually want from your sessions. They will talk to you about the exercise you’re currently doing as well as where you want to be in a couple of months’ time.
Using this information, they will then put together some difficult (yet achievable) goals for you to reach. If you already have goals in mind before you start working with your personal trainer, it’s important you’re letting them know what you want to achieve. If you’re not sure where to start with setting targets, you can check out some of these tips and tricks when it comes to setting your own fitness goals.
They can help you beat bad habits
For me, this is one of the best reasons to hire a personal trainer. My bad habits needed shaking up, fast.
If you have bad habits that you really want to beat, then a personal trainer can often be the best person to turn to. Whether you’re eating too many carbs, you want to quit smoking or you want to cut down on the amount of alcohol you’re drinking, a personal trainer will be able to help you beat all of your bad habits. Or at least, shake you out of the rut you’ve got yourself into.
My bad habit is laziness, in case you were wondering. Aside from rugby, my lifestyle has become quite sedentary, and so working with my PT on a weekly basis really did help to shake my body out of the slothlike state it had found itself in.
Although it may take some time, and a fair bit of effort on your part, remember that they’re professionally trained to help you. For more information, check out how your local personal trainer can help you beat some of your bad habits.
They will help you improve your fitness
The end goal of all end goals, right? Ultimately, the greatest benefit of hiring a personal trainer has to be the improvement you’ll see in your level of fitness. One of the most common and obvious reasons to visit a personal trainer is to improve your health and wellbeing.
Whether you’ve been working out for years or if this will be your first time, they will be able to help you improve no matter what level you’re at. If you’re struggling when it comes to fitness, make sure you express your concerns during your first meeting.
It’s important to talk this through with your potential PT because they need to know where you’re at, where you want to be, and how they can help you get there.
They will motivate you when you’re struggling
Finally, hiring a personal trainer is one of the best ways to stay motivated. Although you may be able to motivate yourself to work out to a certain extent, having a personal trainer will help make sure you’re working out on those days when it’s the most difficult.
It’s not always easy. I remember dragging myself out onto the moor near my house at 7 a.m. one November morning and it was SO cold the grass had practically frozen over. I couldn’t be bothered at all but Jamie (my PT) was able to help me get warmed up and do something to shake me out of my winter slump. It’s not always easy, but it’s usually worth it.
If you’re thinking of skipping a session or missing a class, your personal trainer will help motivate you to go no matter how you’re feeling. Once you’re there, they’ll even have you beating your personal bests. It does really make a difference to have someone there cheering you on while you work out, believe me!
Have you ever worked with a PT before? Or are you considering hiring a personal trainer? What difference could they make to your life? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
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