Training | POSTED September 10, 2021

Five Reasons You Need A Personal Trainer

When it comes to working out, there are so many different decisions to make. What exercises do you enjoy? What are your goals? What equipment do you want to include? What movements are right for you, and how do you keep your motivation up? It can be exhausting, and you haven’t even started to sweat yet! This is where a personal trainer can help, not only can they help you get fitter, stronger and healthier, research shows that personal trainers are actually the key to changing our attitudes towards working out, and therefore improving the efficacy of our workouts [1]. 
 
Interested? Here are five more reasons you should consider enlisting the help of a personal trainer.

You don’t know where to start

If you’re not an expert (and, let’s face it, we can’t all be experts), you may find it hard to know where to begin. For gym novices, equipment can be daunting and terminology can be overwhelming. (A preacher curl bench has nothing to do with church and a Turkish get-up isn’t as fun as it sounds.) Plus, learning new exercises can be difficult and sometimes a YouTube tutorial doesn’t cut it. A personal trainer can help you get to grips (sometimes literally) with all the equipment you need. They also know what exercises and routines will work best for you and can teach you to do them safely. 

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You want to see results

Maybe you’ve got a deadline (like a competition, fun run or your best friend’s wedding) and you want to kickstart your progress, or maybe you’ve been training for a while but you feel like you’ve plateaued? Either way, the most efficient way to start seeing progress is to get professional advice. A qualified personal trainer can help you set achievable goals, hold you accountable to your workouts and can adjust your training plan as you go, to ensure you’re making progress and getting the results you want. At Ivy Training, we also offer nutritional advice, which can help to supercharge your training. Whether that’s weight loss, muscle building or general wellbeing, we’ve got you covered.

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You have a specific need

Personal trainers are invaluable for people who have specific needs: people with chronic pain, injuries or ongoing niggles, new mums or those suffering from “office chair” back! Unlike cookie-cutter gym classes or training templates, personal trainers can design a training program with personalised exercises that support your individual needs and situations. They can easily modify the program as you go, and offer the encouragement needed to stick with it. 

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You don’t have much time 

Can’t make it to any of the classes at your gym, or only have less than an hour to workout? You can make it count with a personal trainer. Personal trainers can help you get fit and see results in short, intense sessions more efficiently than if you were working out yourself. Plus, as your sessions are usually one on one, you can arrange them around your own schedule – or even bring the training to your house, unlike that 60 minute reformer pilates class you keep missing… 

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You want help to get to the next level

Personal trainers are also a good option for people who want to take their fitness up a notch. You could be a talented runner, who wants to know how to train off the track to boost endurance, or a handstand-loving yogi who wants to incorporate weightlifting into the mix. Or maybe you just want to know some extra moves to add into your regular workout to stave off boredom? We’ve all been there. A qualified personal trainer will be able to introduce you to new equipment and can completely overhaul your workout in a way that helps you reach your goals faster and keeps you having fun. 

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If you’re ready to give personal training a go, get in touch so we can discuss your goals today. 

Resources

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3937569