Training | POSTED April 29, 2024

Do You Need a Personal Trainer?

If you’re looking to start exercising, there’s an important question you’ll need to answer early on in the process. Do I want to try and figure this out on my own, or do I want help? If you decide to go with the first option, great! We’re big proponents of independence and self-efficacy when it comes to health and fitness. However, this route has its challenges, and it’s not for everyone. If you decide that you want some help with your training, that’s also great! This is where personal training can be an incredibly useful tool. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why.

Personal trainng is fun and effective.


Having someone else to keep you on track can make an enormous difference to your adherence. It can be hard to stay motivated, especially when you’re trying to establish a new habit. Outsourcing that motivation to a personal trainer is a great way to make sure your training stays consistent. Accountability is always within reach with our personal training app available for all clients at Ivy Training.


Not everyone is comfortable training around others, which can make joining a gym daunting. Many personal trainers operate out of private facilities, making for a more welcoming atmosphere. Our private studio in Willoughby is a perfect example, open only to clients during their pre-booked sessions.

Personal training helps you to set achievable goals and stay on track.

Achievable Goal Setting

Setting realistic, achievable goals is crucial for success when it comes to health and fitness. Personal trainers are experts in helping people set goals that are both challenging enough to drive results and easy enough to encourage long-term adherence.

Train According to Your Schedule

One of the biggest barriers to exercise is finding the time to do it. This is something we see frequently, as many of our clients are either parents, busy professionals, or both! As personal trainers we strive to remove this barrier by offering flexible scheduling that fits our client’s lifestyles.

Personal training allows you to take advantage of your trainer's expertise.

An Individualised Experience

Nobody has the exact same goals, preference, or lifestyle. Why then would everybody need the same approach to exercise and nutrition? A good personal trainer will tailor their service to meet each individual’s needs, no matter how unique.


A great personal trainer is well educated in the basic principles of exercise, nutrition, and behaviour change. Their expertise will optimise your results by ensuring that you’re progressing in a safe and efficient manner.

Personal training is personalised, private, and gets results.

Final Thoughts

These are just a handful of the benefits that personal training offers. It’s an excellent way to make sure that you’re training effectively from the get-go. If you’re hesitant about training, it offers a safe and welcoming space to make sure that you’re comfortable. Personal training is also completely tailored to your individual goals, lifestyle, and preferences.

If you’re looking into personal training for yourself, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch through this link to see if Ivy Training is the right fit for you!