Have you ever wondered if you should hire a personal trainer to help you meet your fitness goals? I know when I was starting to think about really taking my fitness and nutrition seriously I went back and forth about whether it would be worth it to hire a trainer or to do it on my own. I've outlined who should work with a personal trainer to reach their fitness or performance goals to give you an idea if it's the right step for you.
Someone Who Is New/Newly Returning to Exercise
If you are unfamiliar with strength training or it's been a while since you've been in the gym, it is super helpful to have someone to guide you or get you started. If you are returning to exercise or just getting started, it's important to start slow and focus on good form so you don't injure yourself by diving in too quickly. A personal trainer can help you get set up, show you proper form and how to use all of the equipment, and even assess your fitness level and make suggestions about programming. You can continue with the trainer or then take what you've learned and implement it on your own from there!
Someone Who Has Specific Performance Goals
So maybe you aren't new to the gym, but you have a specific goal for a race or a specific strength-related performance goal like being able to do a pull-up or being able to squat a certain amount of weight. A personal trainer can help you by showing you which muscles you need to strengthen to reach that goal and help to develop a plan to get you there. Hiring a trainer isn't only for newbies! Even trainers hire personal trainers to do their own programming!
Someone Who Struggles to Stay Consistent
We've all been there, life gets busy, or you get bored with your workouts and you get less consistent with your fitness routine. Having a Personal Trainer there to hold you accountable when you don't feel motivated can be a game changer. They plan the workout and can help to keep you motivated and push you during your workout, so all you have to do is show up and follow directions. The hardest part is getting there and then after you never regret a good workout! A Trainer can help you problem solve and develop a program that you can stick to that fits in your schedule.
Someone Who Is Looking for More Variety In Their Workouts
You've been going to the gym doing the same routine for weeks and you're making progress but you're getting bored with the same exercises. A Personal Trainer can help you change things up and add in different kinds of workouts or even do the same exercises but structure them differently with intervals or supersets so that you're excited about training again. They can help you create a new program so that you continue to make progress with your fitness and performance goals and you get to enjoy your workouts!
There are more reasons to work with a trainer, but here are some of the big ones. Have you ever worked with a Personal Trainer?