When it comes to health and fitness, we live in Lovely exciting times. There are more choices available, more cost-effective options and it’s become the social norm to train on a regular basis.
Gyms are offering zero contract memberships, 24 hr. access, and super low monthly costs. There’s also a boom in boutique classes that promise to improve your fitness levels and physical health while being easy to fit into your day to day life.
In fact, boutique gyms and classes are working on the assumption that it’s weird to not have them as part of your weekly routine.
The fitness industry has gone so mainstream that it’s the norm to be seen carrying around multiple bags, yoga mats, supplements and prepped meals whilst dropping into various classes a week. Fitness has become a social network for many, with close communities being built around shared sweat sessions.
However, with all the options and all the information available, some may still not be achieving the results they are looking for, or may not be feeling the benefits of their programmes or group exercise sessions.
If like many of you no doubt do, you struggle to make sessions work or find it difficult to make the changes you want to your body or are new to fitness, then maybe you want to consider personal training sessions.
Personal trainers are there to support, coach and guide you to your end target. Whatever you’re training for; competition, weight loss, holiday, wedding, specific event, a personal fitness trainer can plug the gap between classes and training alone.
Personal trainers have studied hard, earned their fitness qualifications and have a greater understanding of how the body works and how to help you achieve your fitness goals. If any of the below points sounds like you, then you should seriously consider some sessions with a personal trainer.
Training hard, tracking your macros, keeping a log of everything you do, progressive overload, adequate rest time. Key components of any good programme. In the early stages, you will no doubt see some progress.
However, over time, you may find that progress stalling, you’ve hit a plateau, your results have actually regressed. Maybe your programme is old and boring and you can’t summon the mental strength to hit the gym. This is when it may be time to seek the advice of a personal trainer.
They can help you programme, fix you form and push you a little bit harder than you might push yourself. A personal trainer can also make it a bit easier for you. They can design your programme, time your rest periods and help you strip the bar and set up your next station, meaning you can focus purely on the training.
In the short term, this takes off some of the pressure of training. In the longer term, it can add real value to your training and see you hitting your goals and exceeding your previous achievements in the gym.