The stereotypical image of the ‘drill sergeant’ personal trainer yelling at their clients is (in most cases!) a long way from the truth. The reality is that your trainer is going to there to guide and support you in achieving the pre-determined goals you have set. A good personal trainer can be an instrumental part of you reaching your health and fitness targets. Below I set three of the reasons why I believe a personal trainer can be invaluable.
Personalised Programme and maximising your workout time.
Everyone has their own targets and goals, and everyone has a different starting point. By having a personalised programme that is tailored to your requirements, and that is adjusted in accordance to your improvements mean that you will never fall into the trap of doing the same routine over and over again. This means that in each session you will be maximising your time (and effort) meaning that the results will come quicker.
Correct technique and injury prevention
A personal trainer will be by your side ensuring that all exercises are done with good technique. The benefits are twofold. Firstly, good technique will mean that you are getting the maximum from each exercise that you do. Secondly, one of the most common forms of injury in the gym is poor technique. A personal trainer will monitor your technique, correcting any areas that can leave you susceptible to injury.
Fresh Ideas and motivation
One of the most common reasons why people stop working out is that they get bored repeating the same routine over and over again. A personal trainer will bring variety to your training, challenging you to try new exercises and constantly encouraging you to achieve new goals. Whether it’s boxing, battle ropes or the Landmine torso unit, a trainer will guide and motivate you every step of the way.