BENEFITS OF HIRING A PERSONAL TRAINER
You’ve decided you want to get fitter or lose weight. But where do you start?
There are so many options available. From the gym to running and boot
camp to yoga, the fitness world is yours to explore. There are benefits and
downsides to all and a lot of it comes down to what you enjoy. If you struggle
to stick to your exercise regime or you have a specific goal in mind personal
training might be the way to go. A good Personal Trainer will help you reach
What is a Personal Trainer?
A personal trainer is an individual trained and certified to coach individuals to
become fitter and healthier. You should ask a personal trainer about their
qualifications before hiring them. The industry is not regulated and anybody
can call themselves a personal trainer. If you want to make sure, ask them if
they are registered with REPS or CIMSPA, both will only register individuals
with recognised qualifications. Look for someone who has a minimum
qualification of Level 3 Personal Training. If you are after weight loss an
additional nutrition qualification would be useful and if you have an underlying
health condition lookout for an Exercise Referral qualification.
Top 6 Benefits of Working With A Personal
1. Setting and Achieving a Goal
Before you begin working with a personal trainer you will need to decide
your goal. Do you want help to lose weight? Do you want to feel fitter or
perhaps train to be able to run a marathon? A personal trainer will
create an exercise and nutrition plan that will ensure you meet your
specific goal. Without a personal trainer, it is easier to let your exercise
plan fall by the wayside, to work less hard when you are a little tired, or
even just give up on your goal. A good Personal Trainer has extensive
knowledge of goal setting (and achieving!) as well as habit creation.
2. Motivation and Accountability
You could decide to get fitter by going for a run or to the gym every
second day and if you are