Hiring a personal trainer could be one of the best decisions you ever make. A good coach will help you to speed up your progress, which means you’ll get the results you want far quicker than completing your journey alone.
Of course we understand that not everybody wants their own personal trainer, lots of you reading this will be able to do it by yourself – thanks to lots of amazing online resources, and free information! If you can do it alone – then go for it! We wish you the best of luck.
That said lots of people hire a personal trainer because they want quicker results, accountability and for somebody to take out the guess work for them. There are many merits to having an expert keep track of your progress (check this out). For example most personal trainers have: experience, knowledge, expertise, motivation, nutritional plans, recipes workout plans, to name but a qualities/resources that can help!
Whether you’re looking to hire a personal trainer in Sheffield, Manchester, London, Tokyo, Paris, or the USA – e.g. a personal trainer in Nashville (or anywhere else, for that matter). There are lots of reasons why people seek professional help form a personal trainer, which include…
1. A Personal Trainer Knows What You Need
You may have a specific goal i.e. to lose 20lbs in weight! That’s awesome, however where do you start? Is it with the diet? or exercise? or both? what diet should you follow, and what exercise program is suitable for your current level of fitness?
These are difficult questions to answer unless you have the knowledge and experience of a veteran personal trainer. A good coach will take the guess work out of your training program, and save you hours of time scrolling the internet.
It’s likely if you don’t hire a personal trainer that you will end up following a workout program that’s either too easy, too hard, or not relevant for your current level of fitness. A good coach will know exactly what you need and be able to instruct you on the best course of action.
2. A Personal Trainer Will Push You Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Working out is hard, you have to push yourself past your limits! It can be extremely tough motivating yourself, knowing how hard to push and also understanding your own limits. This is when you need an expert to guide you…
A good personal trainer will help motivate you, giving you positive pep talks to get you fired up. It’s also reassuring to have an expert watch over you, to make-sure that you are doing the exercise(s) correctly but also to make-sure you’re pushing yourself hard enough (without overdoing it!). A PT with lots of experience will know exactly how hard to push you, so that you are out of your comfort zone but not out of your depth!
In order to get great results you have to work hard and it’s one of the main reasons why people hire personal trainers – because they know a PT will push them harder than they can push themselves.
3. A Personal Trainer Can Help Track Your Progress
It can be hard to know whether you are improving or not. Ok, there are obvious signs such as looser fitting clothes (if weight loss is the goal) or tighter fitting t-shirts if getting bigger arms is the goal!
That said it often takes time to see changes, at least 1-2 weeks, and to achieve amazing results it could take 3-12 months. It’s therefore important to have a personal trainer track your progress throughout your journey to make-sure you are making improvements. A good personal trainer will be able to this in numerous ways e.g. body fat testing, fitness test, measurements, before and after pics, etc.
4. A Personal Trainer Can Help You Plan Your Diet Routine
Most personal trainers are in really good shape. They are fit, healthy and athletic, and not only know how to train but also how to eat. Eating is one of the key fundamentals and one of the things that most people struggle with. Whilst lots of people are aware of healthy, nutritious foods, it can be hard to know what to eat, and how much to eat.
It also depends on your goals, for example if muscle building is the goal you will need to eat more calories, if fat loss is the aim, then you eat less. A good personal trainer will be able to figure out how many calories you need to achieve your goals. They will also likely design you a custom meal plan, one that suits your goals, and also food preferences.