What is a Personal Trainer and Could they Benefit You?

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve hit a bit of a plateau with your training, or finding the motivation to get yourself down to the gym is getting harder and harder, or even if you’re just getting a bit bored with your workout, have you ever considered trying a personal trainer to try and revitalise your workout regime?

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Bespoke training plans

Most Everyone Active centres that include a gym offer Personal Trainer sessions. These can last between half an hour and 60 minutes, depending on what’s best for you and your Personal Trainer will devise a bespoke training plan to help you reach your own fitness goals and will be on hand to make sure you get the most out of each and every work out.

Motivation from your Personal Trainer

They’ll help you do the right exercises, using the correct equipment and using each piece of equipment in the most efficient and effective way possible, meaning it’ll have the most effect with little or no chance of you hurting yourself. All this means you’re much more likely to see the results you crave which, in turn, will help keep you motivated, thereby helping you stay on track to achieving those goals.

Take a look at our top nine reasons to try out a Personal Trainer to help kick-start your fitness regime.

1. You’re not sure where to start

Starting a new exercise regime can be daunting – especially if you’re using equipment you’ve never used before – so choosing where to begin can be extremely tricky. This is where Personal Trainers come in as they know everything that goes into a complete program and they can design that program to help you reach your target and fit it around your schedule.

2. The results aren’t as good as you were expecting

If you’ve been exercising religiously for several weeks or months and aren’t seeing any significant results or getting particularly close to reaching your goals, hiring a Personal Trainer is a fantastic way to get yourself back on track. They can tell you what you’re doing right, but also – just as importantly – where you can improve and how making those improvements will help you get closer to your targets.

3. Exercising independently is your goal

Hiring a trainer for a few sessions can be a great benefit for learning the right way to exercise and set you on the path to exercising on your own and, most importantly, correctly. Ensuring you’re doing your workouts correctly is absolutely vital not only to making sure that you get the most out of each exercise, but also to help you avoid injury.

4. You need to be challenged by a Personal Trainer

If you feel like you’re stuck or you’re ready to take your training to the next level, an experienced Personal Trainer can come up with new ways to challenge you, whether it’s just a one-off or a series of sessions. Their expert knowledge can come up with workouts that will help you toward your targets that you would never have dreamed of.

5. You’re bored with the same old workouts

If you’re a frequent gym-goer, it can be a brilliant choice if you feel like you need to input some diversity into your workouts. It’s easy to fall into a workout rut, by doing the same workouts over and over. Not only is this boring, it can lead to weight loss plateaus, overuse injuries and burnout.

6. You need motivation from your Personal Trainer

Motivation comes from all kinds of places. Whether you want to become healthier, lower your blood pressure, look and feel fabulous for a wedding or fit in a bathing suit, a Personal Trainer can become that added motivator.

7. You have a specific injury, illness or condition

If you have some specific injury or condition, your doctor may want you to exercise. But how do you do that if you’re in pain or working around an injury? That’s where an experienced trainer comes in. Personal Trainers work with all kinds of people and many of them may have specialities that allow them to work with clients with special needs. However it’s important to remember to speak to your GP first for clearance.

8. You’re training for a certain sport or event

A well informed and knowledgeable Personal Trainer can be a huge help if you’re into a specific sport or you’re training for an upcoming event. Whether you’re a runner, golfer or cyclist, there’s almost certainly a trainer out there who can help you up and improve your game.

9. You want supervision, company and support From a Personal Trainer

Some people already know how to exercise and they even know how to do those exercises correctly, but they enjoy having a trainer around for support and supervision. Never underestimate the impact that having someone to support you in your gym-going endeavours can have on your workouts. The simple act of being there to spur you on can help you get the most from your workouts.

For more information on Personal Trainers in your centre, or to buy a Personal Training gift voucher as a gift, speak to our colleagues in centre.

Small Group Training

If a full-on Personal Trainer doesn‘t sound quite right to you, then why not give Small Group Training a go? This is the same concept, except you share your sessions with a small group of people, all of whom have similar fitness goals to you. Our programmes typically last for a duration of six weeks.

Group Training sessions are a great way of staying motivated, reaching your targets, meeting new people and of spreading the cost of Personal Training sessions a little more thinly.

If you’d like to find out more, contact your centre and speak to them about what’s available.