Five Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

UK Fitness Pro
UK Fitness Pro
· 2 min read
Personal trainer and client working out

From the outside, getting in shape can look simple: 

Want bigger muscles? Lift weights. Want to lose weight? Move more and eat less. 

However, the further you delve into “the lifestyle”, the more you realise there’s more to it than meets the eye. Yes, weights can help muscles to develop, but how heavy should they be? How quickly should the movement be performed? Is the speed the same on the way up as on the way down? 

If you’ve just started at the gym, already you’ll have begun asking yourself questions like these, and you’ll have a hundred more before the end of your first year. But there’s no need to guess what the answers are: by hiring a personal trainer, you can get a professional opinion on all of your questions – as well as someone to assist you in all of the ways below. 

Form correction

Personal trainer helping a client with form

Having a personal trainer show you correct posture and technique is invaluable. They will make sure you’re performing exercises correctly and effectively in order to maximise results and avoid injury. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, you’ll feel confident exercising by yourself, knowing you’re getting the most out of every single rep.

Tailor-made plans

A personal trainer can help to establish an exercise regime

Everybody’s capabilities and needs are different when it comes to exercise. You might have an old injury that needs special exercises or even a phobia that impacts where or how you work out. Experienced personal trainers have seen it all and so are masters at tailoring plans for individuals. They will take time to learn about your preferences, medical history, and goals to create a workout and diet regimen just for you. 

Realistic goal setting 

A personal trainer can help you to set goals

Whether you’re after Hulk-like strength, cheese-grater abs, or just a little toning, you need to be realistic about what it’ll take to reach your goals. A personal trainer can help you to set realistic goals and can tell you how to reach them. Often, they’ll let you know what not to do. For instance, if you want great abs, they’ll likely advise you that it’s not about doing 100s of crunches every day, but more about improving your diet, increasing your cardio, and performing big, calorie-burning compound movements.

Motivation

A personal trainer motivating a client

Consistency is important for reaching your fitness goals, but staying motivated can be hard when you’re exercising alone. Even if you don’t utilise a personal trainer for each session, knowing you’ll see them soon can motivate you to exercise. Additionally, you’ll be motivated to show them any improvements you’ve made since your last session together.

Increased efficiency

Personal trainers can give clients efficient workouts

A personal trainer can ensure you make the most of your time. They can show you routines that burn a lot of calories in short periods of time and can provide guidance on fitting exercise into your life; whether it’s a 5-minute morning routine to do in your living room or a quick circuit at the gym, a personal trainer can help you find ways of keeping your work and family commitments without compromising your health. 

What next?

If you’re ready to get into the best shape of your life and would like a personal trainer to help you, head to the ukfitness.pro home page, enter your location into the search box, then take a look through the list of qualified personal trainers in your area. Once you’ve found one (or a few) you like, send them a message to discuss how they can help you on your journey to be the best version of you!