Hiring a personal trainer/coach is a good thing. We all know that. But can you tell me why? Sure, there are the obvious reasons but there are also a couple other reasons you probably haven’t thought of which may make you reconsider hiring a PT. Here are my 5 reasons to hire a personal trainer:
- They will teach you how to use a gym.
This reason is aimed more towards beginners and those who haven’t spent much time in the gym. For a newbie, the gym can be an intimidating place merely down to the fact that it’s the unknown. A PT can change this very quickly. They’ll teach you how to use the equipment, what movements are effective and general gym etiquette. Once someone new to the gym starts to understand these things the gym becomes a much less intimidating place.
2. They will teach you how to move correctly.
This is the most obvious reason for a PT and one that applies to trainees of all levels. A good PT will teach you how to move correctly for your body type. This is going to help make your training time more effective as well as lessen the risk of injury.
3. They will keep you accountable.
Not many people love going to the gym. In fact, I’ve met very few people who truly love going to train every single time. But we all know it’s healthy and we need to do it. Despite knowing this we all sometimes feel the urge to just give training a skip. Having a PT, and having already paid for your session, can make it that little bit harder to give training a miss. And 9/10 times you’ll enjoy that session anyway.
4. They will give you an unbiased opinion.
Well, they should. You might love running on the treadmill but doing a set of weighted squats will be more effective to help you reach your goals. A PT should find the balance between telling you what you want to hear versus what you need to hear.
5. They will teach you how to train yourself.
This is something that some trainers probably won’t agree with me on but I feel is necessary. A good trainer should teach you how to structure a decent session on your own. Fair enough, beginners do need to lay a decent foundation before being able to run with this stuff, but, once competent, having the ability to create a workout for yourself can be very beneficial.