The Benefits of Personal Training
A Personal Trainer can provide a wide range of benefits that will help you achieve your goals, improve your mental health, and give you specific guidance on exercise, lifestyle, and nutrition.
Read on to learn more about these amazing benefits and why it can be one of the best investments you can make for your health and fitness.
Personalised Exercise Prescription
One of the first benefits most people experience when they work with a Personal Trainer is the bespoke exercise plan they receive.
Everyone in the gym is different; however, most people follow a programme they found online, wrote themselves or got given by a friend.
A Personal Trainer will help you design a programme based on factors including your exercise experience, medical history, injuries, and biomechanics.
This personalised programme can help you achieve your goals faster, whether for fat loss, muscle gain, or simply improving your overall fitness levels.
Another great benefit of working with a Personal Trainer is having someone to be accountable to for your progress towards your goals. When you have someone expecting you to show up for your workout, it definitely increases your motivation to go to the gym!
Your Personal Trainer can also provide encouragement and motivation to help you push through challenging workouts, which can be especially useful when you are struggling to achieve your goals.
If you’re a beginner or intermediate level exerciser, one of the biggest benefits you will see when you work with a Personal Trainer is learning proper exercise techniques.
The benefit you will get from an exercise exponentially increases as you start to improve your technique, as well as injury risk going down.
Personal Trainers are trained professionals with the experience and knowledge to help you learn, master, and adapt exercises to maximise your benefit.
As you progress, your Personal Trainer will also be able to show you newer, more challenging exercises to keep your sessions fun and engaging.
In addition to the wide range of physical benefits of working with a Personal Trainer, working with a Personal Trainer can also positively impact your mental health.
Exercise has been shown to reduce stress and improve overall mood, and having someone to workout with can make the experience more enjoyable.
Personal Trainers can also guide you on nutrition and lifestyle habits which can help improve your overall health and wellbeing.
When you workout on your own, it can be easy to let your workouts slide, not push yourself as hard as you know you should, or become discouraged by slow progress.
With a Personal Trainer, you’ll have someone by your side to keep you progressing towards your health and fitness goals.
Lifestyle & Nutrition Interventions
As you may know, your sessions at the gym are only a small part of achieving your goal, whether for fat loss, muscle building, sports performance, or better health.
Changing your nutrition and lifestyle habits outside of the gym can hugely impact your progress, and our expert Personal Trainers will be able to adjust your habits to help you achieve your goals faster.
These may include:
- Increasing your daily activity levels, such as your total daily step count
- Monitoring your hydration levels
- Improving your eating habits and tracking your daily calorie intake
- Giving you ways to improve your exercise adherence
- Helping you to find ways of including your loved ones in your fitness journey
Fitness Testing & Body Composition Analysis
Finally, an often forgotten benefit of working with a Personal Trainer is their ability to track your progress in more depth than just checking the weight on the scales.
Our Personal Trainers are trained to use a wide variety of fitness tests and body composition analysis to check the following:
- Body fat levels
- Percentage of muscle tissue
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Flexibility and range of motion
- Blood pressure and resting heart rate
- Muscular strength
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR – how many calories you burn at rest)