Hiring a personal trainer is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. In this post I will take a look at 7 benefits you will get by having a personal trainer. So let’s begin.
1) You learn to become healthy
Sure looking good is a massive advantage of working out, who doesn’t want to look amazing in a bikini or when you take your top off, but to me, that is an added benefit because the main advantage is you learn to become more healthy.
There are many ways to lose weight, for example, 90% if not more are fad diets that do more harm than good. Hiring a personal trainer can help you to learn how you should be eating, how to train to reach your goals and so much more.
A personal trainer also helps you to perform exercises safely. Make no mistake about it, you can easily injure yourself in the gym if you perform exercises wrong. Deadlifts, for example, can be very dangerous when done wrong.
2) Perfecting form
As mentioned above a personal trainer can help you perform exercises correctly which minimises the chance of injury. But not only do you lower risks by hiring a personal trainer you also get to perfect your form. Performing squats with bad form, for example, can lead to injury, but it can also lead to getting fewer muscle gains.
Doing squats for the full range can activate way more muscles fibres than half or quarter squats regardless of the weight on the bar. What does this mean to you? Well imagine working hard and getting no results, your form could be the problem.
Hiring a personal trainer can improve form and results!
3) Realistic goal setting
As discussed in point 1, most diets are fad diets and can, in the long run, make you put more weight on. Hiring a personal trainer can stop this from happening as they can help you set realistic goals which are sustainable.
Forget losing 5 stone in a week, and concentrate on smaller loses over a longer period of time.
2lb a week in fat loss over the space of a few months can make a massive difference. It may not sound much, but why crash diet only to put that weight back on? Dieting doesn’t have to be hard and it isn’t with a qualified personal trainer.
Having someone to kick your ass into shape when you are not motivated can help you reach those goals. How often have you wanted to skip the gym but you have gone anyway and afterwards you have felt great?
A personal trainer can do that for you.
When you sign up to personal training sessions you are far more likely to stick to it than if you go at it alone, not only will you have the trainer on your back but you will have also paid good money to book your session.
5) An unofficial therapist
Therapy isn’t cheap, a personal trainer is in comparison. A personal trainer isn’t just someone to tell you to drop and give you 20, instead they often listen to your life and engage with you.
A personal trainer isn’t just about getting you more muscular, but they’re there to help you and your well being both physical and mental.
Add the fact that exercise releases endorphins which make you feel good and you’re onto a winner.
6) A time to suit you
How many other professions allow as much flexibility as a personal trainer? A personal trainer can help you work out early morning, middle of the day or after work. You really don’t have an excuse to why you haven’t been to the gym when you hire a personal trainer.
7) They challenge you
Having a personal trainer that listens to you and is interested in your well being is great, but having someone who believes in you and pushes you every step of the way is better.
A personal trainer will stop you from stagnating with your fitness regime and will push you to the next level, sometimes referred to giving you a boot up the backside!
So next time you think you can’t do that run (join the Cardiff running club), you can’t lift that weight or you can’t get back to your ideal weight you are wrong, and if you hire a personal trainer in Cardiff like me I will prove it to you.
If you want to hire a personal trainer feel free to get in touch or visit me in Cardiff.