1. Not sure where to start
Starting a fitness journey can be very intimidating and overwhelming for some. Especially if you’re new to exercise, that 35-minute online workout you found ended up being too complicated for you, which may lead you to not doing anything.
Personal trainers are there to guide you each step of the way, and to remove any additional worries you may be having. A sit down with a personal trainer can be an eye opener, as their job is to make you comfortable while guiding you towards your goals.
Personal trainers will work with you to put together a customized programme, one that includes the right exercise regardless of your fitness level. They know everything that goes into a complete programme: cardio, weight training and flexibility training. Got a busy schedule? Personal trainers will work with you to figure the best times for you to work out.
2. Personalised workout
As every body is different, there is no ‘one size fits all’ programme. A personal trainer will create a personal training programme that is personalised for every individual’s unique body and goals. Personal trainers will also take into account your current physical condition and medical background, making accommodations to the programme to cater to any injuries you may have. In addition to that, she will also be able to provide nutritional advice, which helps to achieve an overall long-term healthier lifestyle.
3. Not seeing results
Have you been counting those calories and hitting the gym four times a week yet not losing any weight or reaching your desired goals?
If you answered yes to the above, then hiring a personal trainer may be a good option for you.
By having a personal trainer, they will be able to advice you on your exercise regime, examine your goals and teach you how to do other exercises more suited to your body.
When you first begin working with your personal trainer, they will ask many questions (your sleep patterns, nutrition, period cycles) – to answer the big question – WHY you’re not seeing results. A good personal trainer questions and tracks every progress you’ve made, so you can reach those goals!
4. Specific injury and condition
Have a specific injury that you do not know how to work around?
That’s when having a personal trainer comes in handy! Personal trainers work with all kinds of people, many with different injuries such as:
- Chronic injuries
With their experience, a personal trainer will be able to create a programme that works on your target area, without needing to worry about re-injuries occurring.
Just be sure to speak to your doctor beforehand, to get a clearance of exercise!
5. Ensure proper form
Have you been spending a significant amount of time in the gym, yet still unsure of the right technique and form? While YouTube videos, magazines and blogs are a great source of information, nothing beats having a trainer to watch and correct your every movement.
A personal trainer knows and teaches the proper way to perform each exercise. She will demonstrate the exercise and correct any issues with posture and technique. Proper form is important to prevent harm or aggravate any ongoing injuries. It’s also the best way to increase effectiveness of each exercise!