When you think about investments, you might not be thinking about investing in your health.
However, hiring a personal trainer is just that – an investment in your health and longevity.
Beyond the investment, there are many reasons to hire a personal trainer that extend beyond your age, gender, or physical abilities.
These are universal truths about the role of a PT in your physical and nutritional health and good enough reasons to hire a personal trainer.
1. Partnership of Accountability
A personal trainer has the responsibility to help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals.
There are two roles of accountability in this relationship.
First, you as a client have the job to take your trainer’s advice and work towards achieving our goals.
However, a personal trainer has the responsibility of creating a program that meets both your physical needs and your goals in strength and weight. It is this professional relationship of shared accountability that helps you stay on track.
It is a lot harder to miss a workout and take too many ‘cheat days’ in a row when you have someone who has dedicated time and is willing to help push you out of your comfort zone.
2. Expertise and Personalization
A personal trainer will customize your workout based on your personal goals, strengths, and even your weaknesses.
Trainers understand that everybody has different histories, injuries, and bodies.
We specialize in offering modifications and progressions that give you a challenging workout for your unique body.
The personal and personal trainer is there for a reason. Our job isn’t just to cheer you on – we design workouts that meet your goals.
Also, you can rest assured knowing that we will correct your form because proper form means you’re working out efficiently. Also, when using the correct form, you are targeting the muscle you hope to work.
Therefore, having a personal trainer’s expertise will help ensure your workout is effective and gets you the results you want rather than spinning your wheels and not making your gains.
3. Gym Intimidation
One of the reasons people do not enter the gym or stick with a program is because of intimidation.
There is a lot of equipment in the gym, and there are many people who seem to know what they are doing.
It is often challenging for a newbie to walk into the gym and start working out.
When this happens, often new gym-goers will stick to what they know, and often what they know does not lead to the realization of their long-term goals. Because of this, visits to the gym become more and more infrequent.
However, a personal trainer is going to guide you through the gym beyond just a tour.
You will learn and become confident about what each piece of equipment does, how to use it, and why the equipment will lead you to your long-term goals.
4. Minimizing Injury
An injury can undoubtedly derail your fitness efforts, and some injuries are preventable.
A poorly constructed workout routine can increase the possibility of an injury. Also, once you become injured, it’s challenging to get back on track again.
A personal trainer will guide you on how to use gym equipment correctly to help prevent injuries. Plus, as mentioned already, your physical form and posture while performing an exercise make a difference with both the movement’s effectiveness and your likelihood of getting hurt.
Improper form and posture can lead to injuries as much as improper use of equipment.
A personal trainer is educated on all aspects of form, gym equipment, and can guide clients to make the most of their workout safely.