We all need a little help with exercise sometimes, whether we’re just starting out or we’ve been at it for a long time. Still, there are people who shy away from personal training, unsure of what they’ll get out of the experience, or whether it’s worth the money.

There are a number of reasons people work with a trainer.  Some want an individualised program so they can lose weight or get in shape, while others simply need to be held accountable for their workouts.   Wherever you are in your exercise journey, a personal trainer may be just what you need to take it to the next level.

Here are some common reasons for people working with a personal trainer:

You’re not seeing results

If you’ve been exercising consistently for several weeks or months and aren’t losing weight or reaching your goals, hiring a trainer may be a good choice.

Even though membership at THE FIRM comes with a personalised program, it’s easy to stray from that program, or perhaps not execute it in quite the right way.

A trainer can look at your current training and eating habits, and help you to see where you could make changes in order to make your hard work more effective.

A trainer can also help you to determine if the goals you’ve set for yourself are realistic for you, hold you accountable for your workouts and help you to stay motivated.  You may even find that you are getting results, just not in the way you expected. This is something a trainer may see more clearly from the outside.

You’re bored with the same old workouts

There is no doubt that the basics work best when it comes to changing your body. We at THE FIRM are big believers in that fact. BUT… that’s not to say that you can’t change things up a little in your regime to keep your training interesting and challenging.

If you’re an experienced exerciser, maybe you haven’t considered working with a personal trainer. However, it can be a great choice if you need some variety in your workouts. A trainer can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to challenge both your body and your mind.

A trainer can also introduce new ways to exercise – circuit training, different methods of strength training and different types of equipment you’ve never tried before.

You need to be challenged

If you’re like most people, you tend to slack off on your workouts sometimes, especially when things get tough. A trainer can push you past those self-imposed limits, encouraging you to lift heavier, go longer and challenge yourself more than you would on your own. You’ll find it’s very hard to slack off with a trainer standing over you, telling you to do just…one…more…rep!  You may even find hidden strengths you never knew you had, which can inspire you even more!

You want to learn how to exercise on your own

Hiring a trainer for a few sessions can be of great benefit for learning the right way to exercise. This is especially true if you want to learn more about the muscles in your body, the exercises that target those muscles and how to do those exercises with great form. Just a few sessions can teach you a lot about your body, how it works and how to train it in the most effective way.

You need accountability and motivation

Trainers come with built-in motivation. Not only are you investing money into your exercise program…you’re investing your time and effort as well.

There’s nothing like a standing appointment to get your butt into gear for a workout. Not only that, a trainer provides some accountability. So, even when you don’t have a session booked, you know your trainer will be asking if you did your planned workouts. That awareness may make it harder for you to skip your workouts…

You have a specific illness, injury or condition

If you have any specific issues like arthritis, heart disease, old injuries, etc., an experienced trainer (who works with your therapist, of course) can help you with a program to help heal injuries and avoid any further problems. It’s also a great idea to work with a trainer if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant and want a safe, effective workout to keep you healthy and fit.

You may have your own reasons for considering a personal trainer. Contact us today for further information on our personal training program.