Why a personal trainer is far more effective than just going to the gym

Today, we will be looking at the benefits of consulting a personal trainer over individual training at the gym ... and there are quite a few.

With the end of the year approaching quickly, many people will be thinking about new year’s resolutions. The most common new year’s resolutions are always fitness and wellness based. However, it doesn’t take long before people to struggle with their goals and grow frustrated as a result. Signing up for a gym membership doesn’t guarantee you any results. But, working with a personal trainer – like the experienced gurus at Adam White Personal Training Studios – can be far more effective. 

Today, we will be looking at the benefits of consulting a personal trainer over individual training at the gym. 

No commitment in standard gyms 

When most people sign up for a gym membership, they are unknowingly throwing money away. A crazy 67% of people with a gym membership never end up using them. This is a familiar story: the new year starts, everyone makes a gym promise to finally get into shape. Some people may end up going once or twice but they eventually fall off once the hype of ‘new year, new me’ has died down. It is hard to get committed to a gym because nothing/no one is encouraging you but yourself.

Personal Trainer comes with built-in accountability

During 1-on-1 training, people are far more likely to stick to the workout schedules that they are set. The personal trainer is counting on you to show up to the gym. The trainer is working exclusively with you and, by design, an accountability system is formed. If you miss a session, your personal trainer will know and hold you accountable for a missed session. This will lead to more frequent workouts and better long-term results, as you commit to a regular workout schedule. A personal training programme has consistency and commitment built-in. 

Overwhelmed by options in standard gyms

Walking into a gym, inexperienced, and perhaps for the first time can be very overwhelming. Gym memberships don’t usually come with a tutorial. You can get intimidated by the number of machines, the numerous weights and racks and seeing everyone doing their workouts can leave a newbie feeling like they are totally out of their depth. Furthermore, if you are inexperienced, you may start working on a regime but not see any results and not be able to ascertain why. With a personal trainer, you can be rest assured that they know what to do, when to do it and how much to do.

Personal trainer comes with guidance for results

PT teaching a client
With 1-on-1 training the biggest benefit is how personalised your fitness plan can be. Your personal trainer will develop a customised fitness training program specifically designed for your body and the goals you want to reach. Every workout and routine is designed specifically for you. Simple gym trips can be a waste of time if you don’t know what you’re doing, a trainer can work on exercises that target muscle groups you need to work on the most. This is more effective and more efficient than standard gym memberships because it is informed training.

Personal trainers can educate 

They are fitness experts who can educate you on all aspects of health, fitness and exercise. Understanding what is required to reach your goals is very empowering and builds confidence. Personal trainers can educate on nutrition, diet, muscle groups and much, much more. Being able to turn to a trusted fitness professional for any questions is far more reliable than diagnosis by Google. Having that level of expertise by your side boosts confidence and gives you a better understanding of your own body.

Personal Trainers help perfect your form

Personal trainers being by your side can help demonstrate the correct posture and technique for a workout. This is invaluable as clients will perform exercises safely and efficiently. Many people are seriously injured every year doing exercises they have not received training for. If you’re a beginner, the trainer will help you find the basics. If you think you know your stuff, the trainer will develop your form and clean up slight mistakes.

Personal trainers become a part of your support network

PT high-fiving a client after workout
A personal trainer is there to improve your overall well being. Personal trainers keep an eye on stress as this affects your eating and, as a result, your performance in the gym. Personal trainers want to support their clients because all aspects of mental and physical wellbeing are important. They become a part of your social and support network and will always temper their advice based on your individual situation.

Personal trainers offer location flexibility

Not everyone wants to work out in a room full of sweaty strangers, or have to wait 15 minutes to use a machine. Personal trainers can bring equipment with them and are flexible with the location they conduct their classes in – whether it be the park or at a private location. For example, Adam White Personal Training Studios is happy to conduct sessions in public parks or in-studio. 

They will keep challenging you

Going to the gym with a friend or a family member may feel comfortable and can be fun but it won’t be challenging. After a while, you may find your fitness routine has plateaued. A personal trainer will take you to the next level and continuously challenge your abilities. They are experts at setting individualised goals and adapting your routine to keep improving, keep strengthening and keep going.

In Conclusion

Adam White PT in the gym
Consulting and booking personal training sessions is far more effective than just going to the gym. Personal trainers are excellent motivators, experts in fitness and wellness and will keep challenging you to keep reaching new goals and heights.

If you’re serious about getting fit, don’t invest in a gym membership you’ll never use. Invest in a personal trainer who will, in turn, invest their time and knowledge in you.

Visit Adam White Personal Training Studios here: www.awpts.com

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