Are you thinking about getting a personal trainer, or maybe know someone that has a personal trainer? Probably the first thing you associate with when you hear the word ‘personal trainer’ is ‘money’ along with phrases like ‘she must have money’ and ‘how much will that cost?’
Well that’s quite a normal response, personal training after all is something of a luxury, it’s something we ‘could’ live without although something we might ‘want’ and also can be something that we ‘need.
So, do you need a personal trainer?
As a really simple answer, I am going to say YES! unless you didn’t want one or care for the benefits then anyone could benefit from the services a personal trainer can provide. However few people will actually enlist the services of a personal trainer due to cost, time, self confidence or other barriers.
Why a personal trainer, why not the gym?
Most people will believe they can achieve the same results you would gain from hiring a personal trainer by getting a gym membership and although many people can motivate themselves, make themselves regular programmes and stick to their plan, the truth is most of us don’t seem to be able to keep it going. Take the January rush for example, everyone starts with great intentions but less than a month down the line and they have already dropped off the wagon so to speak.
Most gym’s are essentially sales rooms, they have a bunch of high end cardio kit such as treadmills with TV’s in, Cross Trainers, Power Plates and the like. These are all great but the truth is, most of us won’t need or use it, it’s just there to get you to sign the direct debit form.
A personal trainer is a specialist in exercise, creating programmes for use in almost any environment with any piece of equipment, they know exercises inside out and are fully capable of building exercises, sessions and programmes around your likes, space available and your ultimate goal.
You WILL workout
This is quite an important one, many people who attend a gym on a regular basis could probably achieve the same thing in half the time, mainly due to the time they waste while they are there, from fiddling with their iPod to watching the TV, talking to other gym members and sometimes it looks as though these people don’t work out at all. Now, we know people exercise and attend gyms for different reasons and if it’s for social reasons or something else then go for it, however if you have a GOAL, you’ll get more done with a personal trainer because they won’t let you waste time, because it’s both your’s and theirs, and you’ve paid for it, they want you to get the most out of it.
The difference is; if you go to a gym, you might NOT workout that well and if a personal trainer comes to you, you WILL workout. Not only will you workout, it will be a well constructed workout designed to reach your goals, it will be safe and enjoyable and technique will always be corrected.
It’s time to think different, don’t ring round local gyms just Google a personal trainer in your area, that’s where you’ll find them (the ones that want to be found anyway)