Do I Need a Personal Trainer?

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)
 
Check out our service areas to see if we have a trainer near you and if not, try out our Online Personal Training service delverd from our expert personal trainers.

Professional Mobile Personal Training

We come to you, at your home or local park

Want to lose weight, tone up or drop a dress size, yet not a fan of the gym? Our professional personal trainers are fully mobile, they’ll bring all the equipment needed, ready to deliver your bespoke exercise programme tailored to your likes & dislikes. Whether it’s to lose weight, tone up, run a marathon or simply get in shape, personal training can help you achieve your goals. 

You’ll get access to our on-line training app, this is also where additional workouts will be provided for you outside of one to one training sessions, your sessions are managed through our on-line booking system and you’ll be able to schedule, check up coming sessions and check your account at any time. After you FREE initial consultation your trainer will provide you with a unique Health MOT score from the assessments taken at the consultation. This report is provided free regardless if you choose to continue your personal training journey or not.

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Your First Personal Training Session “The Consultation”

Starting your journey in personal training might seem like a daunting thing to do, you’re unsure of the process, what happens in the first session and what to expect from personal training in general. Good trainers and all Kiss Fitness personal trainers start the personal training process with a FREE personal training consultation, at Kiss Fitness we also include a free health MOT report on your current health from the assessments taken during the initial consultation, your first session. 

I hope to provide some insightful information on what to expect from your consultation. Although before your scheduled consultation with your trainer you might be feeling nervous & apprehensive, you do not need to worry. This will be an exciting time taking your first step into better health, better fitness and developing lifestyle changes to improve quality of life.

Your First Session, The Consultation

This is a crucial part of understanding your goals, current health, well-being and nutritional habits. The consultation process is an informal discussion where the trainer will collect specific information from you to build your training plan that’s suitable for you. 

The only form you should have to fill in is a PARQ form or Pre Activity Readiness Questionnaire; this is an industry standard and outlines and current or past health & medical issues the trainer needs to be aware of. The first session is an opportunity for you to meet your trainer, break the ice and learn more about personal training and what the trainer can do for you.

For the most part, there is rarely any physical training within a consultation, that does depend on the trainer however with Kiss Fitness we first evaluate the client’s responses before deciding upon exercises & fitness tests. There will, however, be health assessments, body stats & body measurements to complete the consultation, this can also include stretching based assessments.

The trainer will inform you of the type of clothing to wear, for most consultations, this needs to be something comfortable that’s easy for you to be measured, weighed and perform good ranges of movement for any stretching tests.

After completing the consultation, if you decide to start your personal training journey, you will be asked to sign an informed consent and terms & conditions for personal training.

Your FREE Health MOT Report

At Kiss Fitness, our trainers provide a free Health MOT report with all the results from the consultation assessments and a unique score identifying your current health. This is an excellent tool for gauging future progression and looking back at where you started. 

It’s worth noting that if you are not taking up personal training with a Kiss Fitness personal trainer, you might not get a free health report.

The difference between a Taster Session & a Consultation

The consultation should not be confused with a taster session for personal training; they are very different so check to see what you are signing up for or have booked before the session. 

Taster Session

A taster session for personal training is usually a short 30 to 45-minute session at a significantly reduced rate or sometimes free. Expect to have a basic workout with your trainer, get a little sweaty, out of puff, have fun and gain an idea into what future training session could include.

These sessions are designed to introduce prospective new clients to personal training, giving them an actual taste of what to expect. This type of session will generally involve signing a necessary disclaimer as you have yet to have a comprehensive consultation. Consultations should always follow a taster session; it will be impossible for a trainer to accurately plan your training without detailed consultation.

Punch Pads & Boxing Gloves

Punch pads are excellent for releasing tension and getting a fantastic aerobic and functional workout that will seriously engage your core. Using punch pads and gloves your trainer can teach and take you through simple and advanced routines for an all over body workout.

Simple yet highley effective, focus pads and gloves are light and portabable yet provide a dynamic functional workout that burns carloies, improoves hand eye cordination and is great fun.No brainer why it’s in our Mobile Personal Trainers toolbox.