6 ways personal training can help
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Working with a professional can really help you stay motivated and excited about exercise.
Personal trainers help you reach your goals faster, provide encouragement and, most importantly, ensure you’re getting the most from each workout.
So, whether you want to improve your fitness, lose weight or work on your form, here are 6 reasons why personal training can help you reach your fitness goals this year.
One of the best ways to follow through with your intentions is to hold yourself accountable.
If you’ve booked an appointment, committed to a time and paid money you are much more likely to turn up.
Investing in one-on-one sessions is also an investment in yourself. It shows you’re ready to make a real change and prioritise your health and fitness needs once and for all.
2. Support network
A good personal trainer genuinely cares about your feelings and wants the best for you.
Having someone who understands your needs can make working out not just physically rewarding but socially rewarding too.
Most people end up building a friendship with their personal trainer and communicate with them outside of the gym too, helping you stay focused no matter where you are.
3. Faster and better results
The body is stronger than you think, but it’s common for the mind to give up before the body does.
A personal trainer is able to look for specific signs to see whether or not you’re truly fatigued. If they can see you have a little bit more to give, they’re able to give you a boost so that you run that extra mile or finish those last few reps.
The ‘final push’ of the workout is where change happens so it’s important to keep going if you want to see good results.
4. It can be safer
Correct form and posture are some of the most important things to consider when exercising.
Not only is it crucial for avoiding painful injuries, but it can also be the difference between seeing good results and great results.
Each exercise becomes much more effective when performed properly, so having a trained professional to assess your form (and adjust where necessary) takes your training to the next level.
5. Sustained change
The benefits of personal training spread further than the gym.
A good personal trainer educates you on how to stay fit inside and outside of sessions. That way you can continue to incorporate healthier choices at home and in your daily routine.
This helps fitness become a way of life, rather than something that fizzles out after a few weeks or that’s only thought about once you’re at the gym.
6. They keep things interesting
It’s easy to find yourself in a gym rut. The 3km run you do each week or the circuit you’ve been doing for months is mundane and no longer pushes you, but you’re not sure what to do next.
We’ve all been there.
Luckily, a personal trainer does all the thinking for you. They constantly assess where you are, where you want to be, and exactly how to get you there. That usually means introducing a new exercise routine regularly to keep your body guessing and your mind interested.