Do I Need a Personal Trainer?
We all know that exercising as we age is important to help maintain our physical and mental well being. Walking, running, strength training and fitness classes are all great ways to stay healthy and active but have you ever considered hiring a personal trainer?
A personal trainer is not just for those who are training for big events, although obviously personal trainers are amazing for this too, one-one fitness sessions with a personal trainer will be tailored to an individuals needs and goals, often including nutrition advice making them a great option for someone struggling to get fit on their own.
Reach your Goal
If you are trying to get fit but have hit a barrier, maybe feeling like nothing is working anymore or you are unsure if you are doing the right type of exercises, then a personal trainer is a brilliant way to reach your target. Your trainer will be able to work out a bespoke plan for you to help you achieve your goals while making sure you are working all the muscle groups and avoiding risk of injury. Having that scheduled time with your personal trainer will help make you accountable meaning you’ll be more likely to succeed.
Get Ready for an Event
If you are training for a specific event, maybe a run or a charity challenge, then a personal trainer will be a great addition to help you get ready for your challenge. When training for longer events it’s easy to over (or under) train and a personal trainer can help make sure you are training at the right pace. If you are training for a run, cycle ride or swimathon it can be easy to focus completely on cardio exercise and miss out on the all important strength training- a personal trainer will schedule in a good balance of strength and cardio training to make sure you have a well rounded regime.
If you are at the start of your fitness journey you might not feel ready to hit the gym or join a class. A personal trainer gives you accountability and allows you to ease yourself back into exercise without the pressure of worrying how you look to a group of strangers. Just a few weeks of personal training sessions could help you feel confident enough to join a class or venture into the gym. Group classes or crowded gyms aren’t everyone's cup of tea and personal training is a great alternative.
Advice and Support
When you choose to work with a personal trainer you get that extra support you don’t have access to in a group situation or when you work out alone. We have probably all experienced that uncomfortable situation where you go to use an exercise machine with absolutely no idea how to use it but with a personal trainer you will never have that issue. One to one sessions mean your qualified instructor can really ensure you are doing any exercises correctly, they can advise on intensity and explain how you can get the most out of your exercises.
If you would like more information on professional personal training, contact Amanda here. Amanda can also offer you nutritional advice to make sure you are eating a balanced diet that will fuel your workouts and help with your weight loss, fitness goals as well as having a bit of fun!