Why would you hire a personal trainer? Isn't personal training for athletes or for people recovering from injuries? No - personal training has benefits beyond workouts crafted to improve performance!
Whether you are just getting started in the gym or a seasoned gym-goer with a specific goal in mind, having a personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals quickly, safely, and efficiently. But, how can having one person lead you through workouts help you achieve and maintain the results you've been trying to get for months or even years?
Yes, a great personal trainer will create a plan of effective, compounding workouts to help you see results fast. But, they also have some additional benefits that will make enjoying and understanding fitness possible!
1. Teaching about biomechanics
In a world filled with fitness influencers and online workouts, nothing can compare to the knowledge and help from a qualified professional. Training is a learning experience, and a great personal trainer will work to educate you on how and why your body needs the movement it does.
While you could just quickly lookup a workout on Pinterest to run through at the gym, a trainer will teach you the best movements and progressions based on your muscle preparation and capacity, your stability and control, and your functional patterns. This is how your trainer ensures the exercises are effective for your goals and helps you learn how to exercise properly!
2. Nutrition coaching
Your personal trainer is more than just a fitness coach. They are also great resources about proper nutrition. They use their knowledge of nutrition to teach you how to supplement your diet and how to fuel your body so you can see the results you want! Your trainer can establish guidelines for healthy eating specifically for your nutritional needs, and they can even help you combat the urge to make poor nutritional choices while you're working together. Remember, diet AND exercise are key to reaching your fitness goals.
3. Being a support system
Getting into the habit of regularly exercising is hard and lacking motivation is normal. We are all human (even the trainers aren't always motivated to go and work out every day of the year!) But with regular sessions with a trainer, you can have someone who can help you find motivation on the days where you feel too busy, that can support you through plateaus rather than giving up and getting frustrated, and that will keep a smile on their face and yours. Your personal trainer wants your experience with training to be as fun and rewarding for you as it is for them!
Before you go...
Remember working with a personal trainer still won't provide an overnight solution or instant results, there will still be some work to be done! But if you've been struggling to get the results you want, lacking the motivation to start or keep up with your workouts, or just want to take your fitness to the next level, personal training may be just what you need.
At O2 Fitness, we want to help you succeed and reach your fitness goals. That's why we give all of our members 2 free personal training sessions to use! Click here and sign up to book your first or second session with any of our awesome personal trainers today!