So you’re considering to hire a personal trainer but still feel lost about what to expect to gain from this “extra” service.
Let me break it down for you. Let’s start with the “why”, why do you need a personal trainer. I can think of so many occasions where a trainee could benefit from this service, the list is long. Let’s name a few:
- As a beginner, you are lost in the gym area, are unsure of how to train, what to train, how to start, how to execute exercises safely, how do the machine work etc.
- Every gym has floor trainers but, we all know, you can’t get enough guided help from them so you still remain in that lost situation.
- Without a custom made training plan, you end up losing motivation after a while since you can’t see much of a progress. You might even quit the gym (we don’t want that).
- As a beginner or even intermediate gym-goer, you’ll soon realize training randomly isn’t going to take you far. So, you’ll get convinced that you need a special plan designed for you own goals, targeting your own needs, your weak areas, your preferred areas to work on. The most important thing in training is TARGETED training. You need to address your goals.
- Also, a good, or even the best, plan on paper may not be YOUR fit. This is where the PT’s role comes in. Having you on a plan that suits your lifestyle, your schedule, your energy levels is the key to long-term success.
- Not to forget, it is very important to enjoy your training sessions. This means, your PT should know how to customize your training plan in order to find a balance between 1)working for your goals AND 2) creating a joyful experience at the gym, respecting your taste in training.
- Other more specific cases like: training for strength, training for size, for bodybuilding competition or powerlifting competition, require very specific & tailored programs. Having a coach for support & guidance becomes a necessity.
These are just few examples of where and why a PT coach is needed.
Lastly, I must mention the following: not every one has the self-motivation or discipline to show up at the gym & workout alone.
So beside the coach’s professional guidance on workouts, some need that extra emotional-push. The presence of a coach next to them who will provide the needed motivation is priceless. Some tough love is never harmful 🙂
The accountability you get from a PT will be the “make-it or break-it” deal in some cases. Without that liability connection, the trainee would skip their workouts most probably.
I sometimes find myself in need of a coach to yell at me & push me to go harder at the gym.
As you can see, having a PT will make your journey smoother & guaranteed. Ask for help when you need to.
Progress will keep you going. To see progress, you need to be guided and put the required effort.
It’s just easier done with a supervision than totally alone 🙂
If you have any questions, as usual, please send me an email & I would love to help you.